Masataka Yoshida (Boston) rattled the opposing battery with his tenacious performance.
Yoshida went 0-for-3 with a walk, two strikeouts and a hit batter while starting in left field against the New York Yankees in the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., on Nov. 11 (KST).
Although he didn’t get a hit, fans applauded his persistence at the plate.토토사이트
He struck out in his first at-bat in the first inning and flied out to center field in his second at-bat in the top of the third.
In the top of the fifth inning, with the team down 0-1, he drew a walk to load the bases.
The highlight came in his final at-bat. In the top of the seventh inning, down 0-2, he faced a 14-pitch at-bat against reliever Wandy Peralta. After enduring three straight sinkers to the body, Yoshida saw two straight sliders and a changeup. A full count. From there, he started to cut. He fouled off back-to-back changeups, then fouled off a falling sinker. I fouled off another changeup and a sinker for nine straight pitches. It was now a 14-pitch game. Peralta’s slider sailed outside, and Yoshida eventually grounded out. Peralta smiled wryly.
Yoshida signed a five-year, $90 million contract with the Red Sox. In 57 games this season, he is batting .305 with seven home runs, 33 RBIs and a .381 on-base percentage.
Yoshida’s 14-pitch game surprised even opposing Yankees media outlet Talkin’ Yankees. “Yoshida’s at-bat was a master class,” he applauded.