11 out of 12 hits since the transfer Sadness Homerun King’s reversal
Japanese hitter Tsutago Yoshitomo (30. Pittsburgh Pirates) in Major League Baseball is exploding his slugging power after the transfer.
Tsutsugo started the game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on the 6th (Korea time) as a right fielder twice and hit home runs in two consecutive games.
In the top of the first inning, he hit a 127-kilometer outside change-up by Cubs starter Davis and fired a large home run over the left fence of the back screen. It was his second consecutive game and his seventh homer of the season.
He added a walk following a home run. His performance was one hit, one RBI and one walk in four at-bats.
Tsutsugo, in particular, is continuing its long-shot march after the transfer. Of the 12 hits, 11 were long hits. He had seven home runs, one triple, and three double hits.
Tsutsugo made his big league debut in the Tampa Bay Rays last year with his performance as the home run king of the Japanese league. However, he was notified of the release with a batting average of .197 (31 hits in 157 at-bats), eight home runs, 24 RBIs, and 27 runs scored by OPS.708.
Although he had a chance to extend his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers this year, he only batted .155 (16 hits in 103 at-bats) with seven RBIs and seven runs and .451 OPS, and moved to Pittsburgh on August 16.
He hit a solo home run in the ninth inning of an away game against the St. Louis Cardinals on the 17th. Since then, he has been adjusting to the Major League by showing off his strong hitting power.
Pittsburgh were neck-and-neck but kneeled 8-11, losing six consecutive games.