Yoshida ML, the WBC RBI king proved the value of Boston’s fourth batter worth 116.7 billion won in his successful debut
Masataka Yoshida (30, Boston Red Sox), who led the Japanese national team to the WBC title, made his major league debut successfully.
Yoshida started as the fourth left fielder in the opening game of the 2023 Major League Baseball against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 31st (Korea Standard Time). He went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored. He showed why he signed a five-year, $90 million (116.7 billion) contract.
The main player of the WBC Japanese national team, the fourth batter, and the RBI king with 13 RBIs. Yoshida met Baltimore starter Kyle Gibson in the bottom of the first inning when he was tied 1-1. He turned to a ground ball to second base after a seven-ball changeup at the full count 토토사이트추천
Yoshida got on base with a hit ball in the bottom of the fourth inning with one out and third base, trailing 1-5. Failed to score. In the bottom of the sixth inning, trailing 2-8, he hit a 91-mile high-fast ball with two pitches against left-hander Keegan Akin with no outs and runners on first and second base to score an RBI single. His first hit in Major League Baseball was a timely hit.
Yoshida’s performance continued. In the bottom of the eighth inning, trailing 4-10, Brian Baker’s first 95-mile four-seam hit to right field. Christian Arroyo’s two-run double over the left field also scored. He scored his first major league goal.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, trailing 8-10, he hit Felix Batista’s 97-mile four-seam with one out and runners on first and second base and hit an ordinary ground ball to shortstop. The shortstop stepped on second base and threw it to first base, but he threw a bad pitch. He even had a chance to turn the tables, but Boston lost 9-10 due to a failed follow-up