George Springer (34, Toronto Blue Jays) is showing off a good sense of hitting in the demonstration game with a home run in three consecutive games.
On the 13th (Korean time),안전놀이터 Springer started as the designated hitter in an exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies held at Bay Care Ballpark in Clearwater, Florida, USA, and recorded 2 hits (1 home run) and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats.
Springer opened fire with a double in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning, and in his second at-bat in the top of the third inning, Springer pulled out a solo shot that went over the middle fence from opposing starter Bailey Falter.
It was the third home run in this exhibition game and the third in a row. Springer, who reported his first home run in the exhibition game against Atlanta on the 10th, drew an arch in three consecutive games, including against Baltimore on the 12th and against Philadelphia on the same day.
In the third at-bat in the top of the 4th inning, he withdrew with a fly ball to right field. Later, in the top of the 6th inning, he was replaced by pinch hitter Andres Sosa at the plate.
In Springer’s demonstration game this year, he is recording a batting average of 0.280 (7 hits in 25 bats), 3 homers, 8 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.028.
On the other hand, Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi also continued pitching a scoreless pitch in the demonstration game.
Kikuchi, who took the mound as the starting pitcher that day, allowed 4 hits and 4 walks in 2.2 innings, but with 4 strikeouts, he pitched a scoreless pitch and became the winning pitcher.
Kikuchi pitched 9.2 innings, 6 hits, 13 strikeouts, no runs and an average ERA of 0 in 4 demonstration games this year, raising expectations for his performance this season.
Toronto won 8-3 on the day, winning its 10th win (6 losses) in this exhibition game.