Even though it’s hot, it’s too hot. Boston Red Sox outfielder Adam Duvall (35) has an extraordinary sense of hitting.
On the 9th (Korean time), Duval started as the 5th batter in center field against the Detroit Tigers in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Comerica Field in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Duval, who withdrew from the left fielder’s floating ball in the first at-bat, showed off a full-fledged sense of hitting in the second at-bat. In the top of the 3rd inning, when the team was leading 6-0, Garrett Hill’s high sinker was kicked up from first base, and he hit a two-run home run over left-center to make it 8-0.
Without stopping, Duval hit a double in the left field as the lead batter in the top of the 8th inning when the team was ahead 9-2. Afterwards, he also succeeded in scoring on Alex Verdugo’s one RBI and timely hit. In the last fifth at-bat, he hit a double again with no runners on the first run and scored. And he homered on Raimel Tapia’s two-run home run.메이저사이트
Duval’s final performance was 3 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored. He helped the team win 14-5.
During the off-season, Duval signed a free agent (FA) contract with Boston for up to 10 million dollars (approximately 13.1 billion won) per year. From the spring camp period, Duval showed a pleasant sense of hitting. His batting average was 0.255 (13 hits in 51 at-bats), but his slugging percentage, including four home runs, was 0.558.
After entering the regular season, Duval is even hotter. He had 14 hits in 7 games through the 9th, of which 10 were long hits (5 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs). He has a 1.138 slugging percentage and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.683. He was also the first in Boston history to record at least eight extra-base hits and 14 RBIs in his first seven games.
“I’m not a patient person, but I’m focused on what to do,” Duvall said in an interview with Boston’s local media ‘Mass Live.’ I had some long hits, and I will continue to spin the bat (as now).”
On the other hand, thanks to Duvall’s performance, Boston’s two consecutive victories ran fast. The season record is 4 wins and 4 losses.