Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox), who contributed greatly to the victory of the Japanese World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, was literally blown away. In one week, he raised his batting average by more than 10%.
On the 26th (hereinafter Korean time)바카라사이트, Yoshida started as a left fielder and batsman 4 in the 2023 major league Baltimore Orioles away match held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and played an active role with 2 hits, 1 walk and 1 point in 4 at bats, He led the team to an 8-6 victory.
It didn’t start well. In the first at-bat of a chance to score with one out and 1st and 2nd base in the first inning, Yoshida pulled Baltimore starter Kyle Bradish’s first pitch 94.3 mile (about 151 km) high fastball with all his might, but recorded a double hit that led to second baseman-shortstop-first baseman. I couldn’t save the chance to take the first place.
However, Yoshida’s bat burned from the second at-bat. Yoshida took the lead in the top of the 3rd inning, leading 3-0, and scooped up Bradish’s 3rd low-dropping curve to get a hit that landed in front of the left fielder. Afterwards, Yoshida contributed to the run by stepping home to Jaron Duran’s grand slam home run.
Yoshida did not score, but completed the multi-hit game by scoring another hit in the third at-bat without a runner in the top of the 4th inning. Afterwards, Yoshida bowed his head with a hit in the fourth at-bat in the 7th inning, but got a walk in the last at-bat in the 9th inning and showed off the ‘three on base’ game.
Prior to this season, Yoshida, who signed a large contract with Boston for 5 years and 90 million dollars (approximately 120.2 billion won) and stepped on the major league stage, produced hits, RBIs and runs in the first game of his debut, and drew the first arch in the fourth game. stopped the start However, after taking a short break due to a thigh injury, his batting feel noticeably declined, and his season batting average plummeted to 0.167. However, Yoshida, who completely shook off his injury, is showing a great figure recently.
Yoshida recorded a multi-hit game against the Minnesota Twins on the 21st and hit two home runs in one inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 24th. And the hot feeling continued until the 26th. Yoshida recorded 12 hits and 9 RBIs in 24 at-bats in the last 6 games, significantly raising his batting average from 0.167 to 0.278 in a week. The word ‘overpay’ has disappeared.
What is the background of Yoshida’s sudden improvement? According to Japan’s ‘Tokyo Sports’, there was help from assistant hitting coach Luis Otis. Otis’ assistant hitting coach humbly said, “I’m just supporting their practice,” but added, “Yoshida has a great Japanese-made swing. I did it,” he explained.
Recently, the sense of hitting has reached its peak, but Yoshida is surprisingly calm. According to ‘Sponichi Annex’, after the game ended on the 26th, Yoshida reflected on himself, saying, “In the first at-bat, a good ball came, but I hit the top of the ball.” said.