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Giants hope Luis Matos improves his approach

The one from Bobures was lowered in recent days to Triple-A after gradually lowering his production

In San Francisco, it was expected that Luis Matos would be able to take over starting center field due to Jung-Hoo Lee's injury and that his offense would be close to what the South Korean displayed in the early stages of the season.

And in fact it was like that and even better for a while. However, in his first 10 games since being called up to the big team on May 12, he hit .342 (41-for-14) with two home runs, 17 RBIs, a .357 OBP and a .918 OPS. . However, that robust production was fading away little by little, leading to a relegation to Triple-A Sacramento.

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Given this, the manager of the La Bahía team, Bob Melvin, explained that it may be due to a focus problem in the strike zone.

“Obviously, he did great things here, his bat was as hot as possible for a while,” the 62-year-old helmsman told the San Francisco Chronicle in recent days and in statements reported by Alexander Mendoza of

“But it slowed down since then. We talked about it, it's about identifying better pitches to hit. At first he was getting good pitches. He didn't let them down. But he fell into a hole, maybe he became too aggressive, reducing the (strike) zone.”

Subsequently, in his next ten games he could barely hit .125 (40-for-5), with no extra-base hits, only two runs at the plate and an OPS of .288.

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