Braves' Jorge Soler starts World Series Game 1 con il botto

Soler ha preso due palle diritte dal lanciatore titolare di Astros Framber Valdez quando ha lanciato un piombino di 93 miglia orarie in profondità al campo sinistro per il suo primo fuoricampo della 2021 postseason. La palla ha viaggiato 382 feet over the big left-field wall at Minute Maid Park and got Atlanta off on the right foot with a 1-0 inizio.

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Atlanta Braves' Jorge Soler celebrates his home run during the first inning of Game 1 nelle World Series di baseball tra Houston Astros e Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Ott. 26, 2021, a Houston.

Atlanta BravesJorge Soler celebrates his home run during the first inning of Game 1 nelle World Series di baseball tra Houston Astros e Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Ott. 26, 2021, a Houston. (AP Photo / Eric Gay)

According to the FOX broadcast, Soler became the first person to hit a leadoff home run in the top of the first inning of Game 1 in World Series history.

The 29-year-old slugger has only appeared in five games throughout the entire postseason between the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers and the National League Championship Series against the Los angeles dodgers.

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Atlanta Braves' Jorge Soler hits a home run during the first inning of Game 1 nelle World Series di baseball tra Houston Astros e Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Ott. 26, 2021, a Houston.

Atlanta BravesJorge Soler hits a home run during the first inning of Game 1 nelle World Series di baseball tra Houston Astros e Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Ott. 26, 2021, a Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

He’s been 2-for-15 before the Valdez home run with five strikeouts. He was on the COVID-19 injured list for the last game of the NLDS and most of the NLCS. He expressed some remorse for not being with the team and not being vaccinated. He was added back to the playoff roster on Thursday.

I feel way different now. I feel bad about it, and I’m going to get a shot as soon as I can,” Egli ha detto, attraverso MLB.com.

I feel really bad not being with the team. I really missed not being here,” Ha aggiunto.

He was expected to play the designated hitter role in the American League ballpark.

Atlanta Braves' Jorge Soler celebrates his home run with Freddie Freeman during the first inning of Game 1 nelle World Series di baseball tra Houston Astros e Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Ott. 26, 2021, a Houston.

Atlanta BravesJorge Soler celebrates his home run with Freddie Freeman during the first inning of Game 1 nelle World Series di baseball tra Houston Astros e Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Ott. 26, 2021, a Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Braves ended up putting another run on the board when Austin Riley scored Ozzie Albies with a double later in the inning. Atlanta took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the frame.

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