Masataka Yoshida (30, Boston)’s streak of hits has increased to 15 games. He showed off his true face in front of his idol, Bryce Harper (31⋅ Philadelphia).
On the 6th 메이저사이트 (hereafter Korean time), in the match against the Philadelphia Phillies held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Yoshida started as the second left fielder and recorded 1 hit and 1 run in 4 at-bats. The team won 5-3, and Yoshida continued his 15-game hitting streak.
Yoshida’s hits came out three times. Yoshida, who had been withdrawn with a grounder to first baseman in the first inning, continued the chances of first and third base safely by hitting a right-handed hit from first base safely in the top of the third inning. Boston later scored an extra point on Justin Turner’s grounder from third base. Yoshida, who went to third base on Jaren Duran’s second baseman grounder, stepped home when Kike Hernandez left-handed hit.
After coming out as the leadoff hitter in the top of the 5th inning, he retired with a grounder to third base, and even after appearing as a leadoff hitter in the 7th inning, it was only a grounder to shortstop. However, in the top of the ninth inning, he appeared as a runner on second and went on base after being hit by a sand ball in his right calf. He walked normally to first base, but was replaced by pitcher Alex Verdugo for protection.
This day was a meaningful day for Yoshida. Yoshida admired Harper from his days in Nippon Professional Baseball. During his Oryx days, he wore number 34, Harper’s Washington uniform, and even named his dog Harper. In Boston, David Ortiz wore number 34 and is now wearing number 7 as he has been retired.
Through the North American sports media ‘The Athletic’, Yoshida said, “It’s a real honor to play against Harper. After surgery, it usually takes about a year to rehabilitate, but he returned much faster. I know it’s hard to come back because I’ve experienced injuries, so I really admire that part.” “Harper is a really good hitter and swings the bat aggressively and hard. I watched him from his rookie days at the Washington Nationals and always admired his playing style.”
Currently, Yoshida is performing an activity comparable to the idol’s rookie days. He currently has a 15-game hitting streak, and in the last 5 games, the batting average is 10 hits in 21 at-bats, and the batting average is .
Boston continued its seven-game winning streak with Yoshida’s performance. Ahead of this season, Yoshida signed a five-year, $90 million (119.4 billion won) contract with Boston through the posting system. Even at the time of his contract, overpay controversy continued, but successive performances clearly prove that it is not overpay.