May 9, 2023

Yoshida Named AL Player Of Week; Has Not Yet Swung & Missed This Month

Masataka Yoshida was named the American League Player of the Week.

In six games, Yoshida batted .480/.519/.800 for a 1.319 OPS. Two doubles, two home runs, eight runs batted in. Zero strikeouts. In fact, he has not swung at and missed a single pitch in May.

Of the 90 pitches he has seen this month:

Called strike     23
Swinging strike   0
Ball               36
Foul                5 Hit by pitch        1
In play, out       13
In play, hit 12

Yoshida leads the Red Sox in average (.321), getting on base (.403), and is second in slugging (.536). He has the team's best OPS (.939). And his hitting streak is currently at 16 games.

The Red Sox (21-15) are in Atlanta (24-11) tonight.


allan said...

As if on cue, in his second at-bat tonight, Yoshida swings and misses three times.

allan said...

As if on cue, Yoshida goes 0-for-5.

Paul Hickman said...

And we enter into the books, another case of the Commentators Curse !!!