‘Future MVP’ J-Rod turns down interview after hitting 30-30 Why?
Future Most Valuable Player (MVP) Julio Rodriguez, 23, of the Seattle Mariners, explained why he didn’t share his feelings on reaching his first 30-homer, 30-double season.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on Wednesday (July 13) why Rodriguez didn’t share his feelings about going 30-30 the day before.
“I couldn’t comment on something good (for myself) when our team wasn’t doing well,” Rodriguez said, according to the report.
Seattle lost 6-8 in 11 extra innings against the Los Angeles Angels on April 12. They gave up Rodriguez’s 30th home run of the season in the 10th inning. Four straight losses.
A situation where every game is crucial, especially since Seattle is currently in the middle of a tight American League West race.
Rodriguez did join the first 30-30 club in this game, but he refrained from commenting on it during the team’s loss. Showing maturity beyond his 23 years.
Seattle followed that up with a two-hitter against the Los Angeles Angels on the 13th, winning 8-0 to snap a four-game losing streak. Rodriguez spoke out after the team snapped the losing streak.
Rodriguez also went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, an RBI, and a run scored in the win. Seattle is now in third place, 1.5 games behind the division-leading Houston Astros.스포츠토토
Rodriguez, in his second year in the majors, was batting .289 with 30 home runs, 98 RBI, 93 runs scored, 170 hits, a .343 OPS and an .848 slugging percentage in 138 games this season.
He won the American League Rookie of the Year last year and was named an All-Star for the second straight year. That’s enough to make him a future MVP.