“It’s Japan’s Berry Bonds” Yoshida is unusual, even ML’s longest game streak this season
Masataka Yoshida (30, Boston Red Sox)’s rise in hitting is unusual. Before he knew it, he reached a batting average of 30%, and an on-base percentage of 40% was just around the corner. He also reached 0.900 OPS.
On the 4th (Korean time) at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, Yoshida started as the left fielder for the second time in a home game against the Toronto Blue Jays and hit 2 hits in 5 at-bats (1 double), 2 RBIs and 1 run. 13 consecutive hits and 3 consecutive multi-hits.
Yoshida withdrew with a heavy hit in the first two at-bats in the first and third innings. He got on base in his third at-bat in the fifth inning when his team was trailing 0-2. After a full count, he hit Alec Manoa’s 6th pitch changeup. The third baseman who caught the ball committed a throwing error and lived on first base. Afterwards, Yoshida, who advanced to third base with Justin Turner’s double, stepped home when Triston Casas hit just in time.
And he pulled off a hit in his next at-bat. In the bottom of the 6th inning, when the team turned 5-3, with 1 out and 3 base, Anthony Bass, who had changed pitching, hit an RBI infield hit, continuing a 13-game hitting streak. The 13-game hitting streak is the longest hitting streak in the major leagues this season.
It didn’t end here. He also produced long hits. At the end of the 7th inning, when the team was ahead 6-3, with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base, he attacked Trevor Richards’ fast ball and hit 1 RBI double. With this, Yoshida recorded a 13-game hitting streak and 3 consecutive multi-hits.
Boston won 8-3 amid Yoshida’s performance, and ran a five-game winning streak.
Yoshida, who recorded multiple hits, recorded a batting average of 0.303, 5 home runs, 21 RBIs, 18 runs, and an on-base percentage of 0.391 OPS of 0.906 in 26 games of the season until this day.
Until the middle of last month, Yoshida fell into a sluggish hitting. His batting average stayed in the 10% range, and he didn’t even come out with long hits. Compared to that time, he is truly a complete metamorphosis.메이저사이트
According to Sports Kida, an American media, fans are giving compliments to Yoshida, such as “Japan’s Berry Bonds”, “I will play MVP with Ohtani”, and “a special existence”.
Interest is focused on how far Yoshida’s rise will continue.