“When I look back at last May, I think I hit really well like crazy.”

KIA Tigers Socrates Brito started as center fielder No. 3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match against Kiwoom held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 20th and scored 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 home run, 2 RBIs and 2 runs.

KIA won a thrilling 3-2 victory with Socrates’ final home run. Socrates hit his 5th home run this season and achieved multi-hits in 3 consecutive games. The batting average for the season rose from 0.284 to 0.290.

After the game, Socrates said, “It seems that the swing that was good in the past is coming back now. If I keep doing this, I think many good results will follow.”

Last year, Socrates was roaring in May. He showed off his batting average of 0.415, 5 home runs, 28 RBIs, and OPS of 1.146 in 26 games. Socrates is also marching high in May of this year. He has hit three home runs and two doubles in his last five games.

Socrates said, “When I look back at last May, I think I hit so crazy well back then. I’m not sure if I’m at the pace I was at last May, but I want to continue doing well as I am now.” It seems that the tension has eased a little more. There will be better results.”

Last month, Socrates stayed with a batting average of 0.278 OPS and 0.714. Recalling the cause of the sluggish performance, Socrates said, “Opponent pitchers throw a lot of balls that come below the strike zone. I think I did,” he pointed out.

KIA is waiting for the resurgence of Socrates and Hwang Dae-in, the center of the team’s attack. Hwang Dae-in is also having a better May than April. Socrates said, “It seems that a good atmosphere is created by laughing, chatting, and joking with each other. We must work hard on what we have to do as much as possible.”

With the victory on this day, KIA achieved 4 consecutive wins, and confirmed the weekend 3-game winning series. The ride with NC Dinos (20-18) and Doosan Bears (20-1 draw 18-loss), tied for 4th place, is only 0.5 games 안전놀이터.

Socrates showed his team first spirit, saying, “I don’t care much about personal records related to numbers, such as home runs. I want to lead the team by helping the team as much as possible, even if it is small.”

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