Japanese major leaguer Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox) successfully made his major league debut.
On the 31st (Korean time), in the opening game against the Baltimore Orioles in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Yoshida started as a 4th hitter in left field and recorded 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 4 at-bats. The team lost 9-10.
Ahead of this season, Yoshida, who signed a contract with Boston for 5 years and 90 million dollars through the posting system, showed the team’s expectations by starting as the fourth hitter from the opening game. Yoshida responded to expectations with multiple hits and broke his first start easily.
After two outs in the bottom of the first inning with the score 1-1, Yoshida retired with a ground ball to second baseman in his first at-bat in the major leagues. In the 4th inning, trailing 1-5, he reached base with a hit ball from 1st out and 3rd base. 토토사이트
At the end of the 6th inning, when the score was 2-8, the 1st and 2nd bases were hit by the 2nd baseman, and a timely hit was struck in front of the center fielder. In the meantime, second base runner Raphael Devers stepped home. Yoshida finished the game with two hits by hitting a right-handed hit with one out and first base in the bottom of the eighth inning. He also scored on Christian Arroyo’s one-run double.
In the ninth inning, with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, Yoshida pursued 8-10, and hit a ground ball in front of the shortstop on a full count against Felix Batista. In the meantime, second base runner Alex Verdugo scored and chased by one point. However, the team lost intact 9-10.