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The Pittsburgh Pirates' first baseman lived through a historic month of May: 46 hits and 31 RBIs. Now is the focus of the world of the Great Tent
Leer en español: Josh Bell: el hombre del momento en el béisbol de las Grandes Ligas
What Josh Bell has done is not only have an outstanding season prior to the All-Star Game in the Majors, to be held in July, but he has recorded a historic performance for his offensive work, placing himself alongside the greatest of the great tent.
The 26-year-old buccaneer began his powerful offensive production in May with relevant numbers that have him today as the sixth best hitter in the old circuit and the third best slugger with 18, after his 46 hits and his 32 RBIs in the third month of competition. Venezuela's El Universal highlights that Bell shared the top in the big show with 12 homers and was among the first five on average (.390), on-base percentage (.442), slugging (.797) and OPS (1.238).
But one of the most attractive events is that he achieved a record with the Pirates in reached bases (94), being the highest amount for any batter in the month of May, since the 102 of Willie Mays, in the year 1958. He also emits the Diario de Caracas that Bell became the third player in the history of the National to connect at least 12 doubles and 12 homers in a month, accompanying nothing more and nothing less than Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson, who achieved it in July. 1961
A significant contribution from this big league is that his hourly average on the speed of his hits is 94.6 miles, placing him second in the Big Show currently, just below Joey Gallo of the Rangers.
Issues the Al Bat portal that Bell tied the 2006 Jason Bay record in homers in the month of May. His 23rd extra base in the fifth month of the year left him one of the club's mark for any month, belonging to Paul Waner. And is that Bell reached at least 40 extrabases before the end of May. This is reflected in the 12up.com web portal showing that the last player to achieve such a feat was Edgar Martínez, hitter of the Seattle Mariners, with 43 in the 1996 season.
Highlights the specialist sports portal that Bell was a real hitting machine with strength included, as he had a .345 average and a 10-game losing streak that left him with hits in 29 of the last 30 games.
Reinforce the feat of Bell the portal of ESPN that exposed the following "The two singles of the first base of 26 years left him with a total of 94 bases in May, the greater quantity reached by a player in any month in the 138 years of history of the Pirates franchise. Bell hit .389 in May, with 12 homers, 12 doubles and 31 RBIs "they point.
In addition, the portal specializes in sports that the last player with so many total bases in a month was Giancarlo Stanton with 98 in August of 2017. Of the 12 home runs connected by Bell in the month, two ended up in the Allegheny River, which made the first baseman of 26 years in the first player to send two hits to the water since the PNC Park opened its doors in 2001
Bell, 26, was on the lead in the Major Leagues with 46 hits and 31 RBIs. In addition, he shared the top in the Grand Tent with 12 homers and was among the first five on average (.390), on-base percentage (.442), slugging (.797) and OPS (1.238). So far in June, its production has decreased a little, but it has already consolidated in the top ten of the best hitters of the old circuit so far in the 2019 season. Can you keep up with that rhythm by playing for a team with few chances of classify? Time will tell.
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