While we are already in the middle of the season, Yuli Kuriel He hasn’t put up positive numbers on offense, something that is extremely dangerous because at 38 years old and living out the final year of his contract with the Astros, it could put him in a very complicated free agency.
After winning 12 of their last 15 games, the Astros faced the Angels, a team they had beaten nine times this year, but they started aggressively and scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning.
In the top of the fourth inning, with the match up 3×0, Kyle Tucker opened the inning via a walk off Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, and after Alex Bregman bunted, he was able to steal second base. A key step in achieving race.
Already with a man on second and one out, Yuli Kuriel was able to get a two-and-two count and Sancti Spiritus’ man was able to push the ball the other way before a straight shot was hit over 98 mph in the high zone. A band with a hard roll opened the plate doors for Tucker to hit effortlessly.
It was Yuliski’s 26th RBI of the season and 408th of her career, and in addition, she reached her 801st career victory, putting herself eight away from tying Yasmani Crandall for the all-time record of 23rd in Cuba. In terms of motivations, he is seven away from tying Yasiel Puig at 23 in precisely the same position.