Two on-base performances, including a two-run home run against Atlanta… 0.231 batting average
Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox), who is about to make his major league debut, hit his first home run in the last demonstration game before the opening.
On the 29th (Korean time), in the 2023 Major League Baseball exhibition match against the Atlanta Braves held at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, USA, Yoshida started as the 4th hitter and left fielder, going 1 at bat (1 home run), 1 walk, 2 RBIs and 1 run. recorded 토토사이트
Entering his first at-bat with two outs and second base in the first inning, Yoshida kicked up opponent starter Charlie Morton’s second pitch and connected it with a two-run home run that went over the right-middle fence.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, he picked a walk from 1st out and 2nd base and succeeded in getting on base for 2 consecutive at-bats. Yoshida dropped out of the game after being replaced by pitcher Rob Lefsnyder.
Refsnyder is a Korean player, and selection was discussed at the WBC along with Tommy Hyeonsu Edman (St. Louis Cardinals). Refsnyder, who was put in as a major runner that day, played an active part in the at-bat afterwards with 1 hit and 1 walk in 1 at-bat.
Yoshida, who played for the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese professional baseball until last year, entered the major leagues after signing a five-year, $90 million (approximately 116.9 billion won) contract with Boston during the offseason. At the beginning of this month, he was selected for the Japanese national team and participated in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) and enjoyed the thrill of winning.
Yoshida, who had not been able to participate in many demonstration games due to his participation in the WBC, played in four consecutive games after returning, and saw the ‘hand taste’ of a home run in the last game.
As a result, Yoshida’s performance in demonstration games became 6 games, 13 at bats, 3 hits (0.231), 1 home run and 2 RBIs.
Boston lost to Atlanta 5-7, ending the exhibition game with a record of 14 wins and 14 losses. They are ninth out of 15 teams in the Grapefruit League.