Widely regarded as the one of the top sluggers of the new generation, Lamigo Monkeys left-fielder 朱育賢 (Chu Yu-Hsien) achieved his career 99th, 100th hit with a solo homers in the top of 6th and 8th inning. However, going deep twice in a game didn’t bring the victory for Lamigo Monkeys, as they dropped the game 7-11 to Chinatrust Brothers, ending the series against Brothers at Taichung Intercontinental baseball stadium with 1:2.
Video of Chu cracking his first homer in the top 6th. Pitcher: 林煜清 （Lin Yu-Ching)
Video of Chu’s 2nd homer of the night – career 100 hits. Pitcher: 周磊（Chou Lei)
Before entering last night’s game, Chu was in the hit-less slump after his solid performance in the first 2 weeks of the season. He confessed that he is facing some problems, yet he mentioned the bating coach 曾豪駒 (Tseng Hao-Ju) built up his confidence and suggested him to focus more on the basics – his plate discipline.
It’s good to see Chu has a lot more confident in his swing and hitting his way out of the slump with 2 homers in a game tonight. So far in the 2017 season, Chu cracked 4 homers and has an IsoP at .326 which put him in the top 5 in the league.
A little about 朱育賢 (Chu Yu-Hsien)
Chu Yu-Hsien was drafted in the 7th round by Monkeys in 2015. With the string of freak-injuries that puts majority of the primary starting players on disabled list in the beginning of 2016 season. The rookie was given the opportunity to be in the starting lineup.
The power hitting rookie had an outstanding 2016 rookie season. In 91 games he delivered a .341/ .449/ .614 performance along with 19 homers and 70 RBI. It is quite possible we’ll see Chu exceeding his 2016 records in 2017 season.