Masataka Yoshida of the Boston Red Sox had the best day ever, hitting two home runs in one inning and writing new history for the club.
On the 24th (hereinafter Korean time), Yoshida started as a left fielder and hitter 4 in the 2023 Major League Milwaukee Brewers away match held at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and scored 2 hits (2 home runs) in 4 at-bats토토사이트, 6 RBIs and 2 runs. It exploded.
Yoshida, who entered the major leagues after signing a six-year, 90 million dollar (approximately 119.8 billion won) contract with Boston prior to this season, struggled with a batting average of 0.167 until the game against the Minnesota Twins on the 19th due to the aftermath of an injury. However, he succeeded in raising his batting average to 0.231 by swinging a fire bat in four consecutive games, starting with a multi-hit on the 21st.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that this day was truly a ‘one man show’. Yoshida got off to a good start in the 1st inning, scoring the first run with a sacrifice fly from a chance to score with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base. And in the second at-bat in the second inning, he added another run with another sacrifice fly.
In the third at-bat, Yoshida’s bat, which had stopped hitting, exploded in the 8th inning. Right after Justin Turner’s home run, Yoshida hit Milwaukee’s Matt Bush’s 4th pitch curveball right after Justin Turner’s home run, and hit a solo home run that went over the right wall. The second arch of the season with a back-to-back home run.
The activity did not stop at one time. In the top of the 8th inning, when the score was 8-4, Yoshida went to bat once again, and this time, he pulled the slider on the inside of the 4th pitch of the changed pitcher, Javier Guerra, and hit a home run that went over the right wall once again. Hitting two home runs in only the eighth inning, Yoshida had his first multi-home run game in the major leagues.
Boston defeated Milwaukee 12-5 thanks to Yoshida’s 6 RBIs. And in the process, Yoshida made a record. According to Japan’s ‘Chunichi Sports’, the Boston player hitting two home runs in one inning was the fifth record in 15 years since David Ortis, who entered the Hall of Fame in 2008 with a career record of ‘541 home runs’.
Significant records did not stop here. According to the media, it was the first time in Boston’s 123-year history that he had 6 RBIs in one game in 17 games of his major league debut. ‘Chunichi Sports’ said, “So far, the club record has been achieved by 9 people in the past with 5 RBIs. The most recent was Will Middlebrooks on May 7, 2012, and the other is Ted Williams, the god of batting, on May 4, 1939.” .
Yoshida, who had hardly been able to find a sense of hitting in the aftermath of the injury, was perfectly revived and spent an unforgettable day rewriting his club history.