’13G 0.167 → 14G 0.403′ Yoshida’s standard of metamorphosis

It is not strange even if he has two faces.

Masataka Yoshida (30), a Japanese outfielder playing for the Boston Red Sox of the American Major League (MLB), is on the rise. He started in left field twice in the 2023 MLB home game against the Toronto Blue Jays held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on the 5th (Korean time) and burned hot with 3 hits, 1 home run and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats. The team also went on a 6-game winning streak with an 11-5 record.

Yoshida drew an arch from the first at bat in the bottom of the first inning. With no runners, he caught Kevin Gaussman’s fastball with a perfect swing and fired the 6th gun of the season that went over the center fence. On the 3rd, a cannon exploded two days after a home run against Yusei Kikuchi of Toronto.

Then, at the end of the second inning, a right-handed hit from 2nd and 3rd base, and at the end of the 4th inning, a left-handed hit from third base, not only earned an RBI, but also recorded the second three-hit game of the season. His season batting average rose to 0.317 (33 hits in 104 at-bats) 바카라사이트and his OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) reached 0.948. Batting average and OPS are 7th and 8th in the American League, respectively. No matter what anyone says, it is Yoshida who has been reborn as the center of Boston.

It’s an unbelievable metamorphosis. Ahead of this season, he signed a 5-year contract with Boston worth 90 million dollars (approximately 119.5 billion won) and set foot in the United States. In 13 games played from the opening day to the 19th of last month, he tasted the humiliation of hitting only 0.167 with 8 hits, 1 home run and 6 RBIs in 58 at-bats. Yoshida was enough to win the batting title twice on the Japanese stage, but the big leagues were evaluated as being too heavy and cold eyes that it was a bubble contract were lined up.

The reversal came suddenly. The multi-hit against the Minnesota Twins on the 21st of last month was the start. Since then, Yoshida has been on a 14-game hitting streak until today’s game. Among them, more than multi-hits reached 9 times, and 5 home runs were poured out.

In his 14 games, his batting average reached 0.403 (25 hits in 62 at-bats). 18 of his RBIs are also showing off his potential to score more than one point per game. It is a miracle that a 10% hitter becomes a 40% hitter in an instant.

Boston, smiling at Yoshida’s performance, took a breather even in the American League Eastern Division, where strong players are lined up. With 6 consecutive victories, the season was 19-14, ranking third after the Baltimore Orioles (21-10) in second place. The first place is the Tampa Bay Race, which runs with 26 wins and 6 losses.

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