Ichiro Suzuki’s struggles at the plate have adopted him to Japan.
Ichiro went hitless in three at-bats on Sunday when his Seattle Mariners beat the Yomiuri Giants 6-four in an exhibition recreation forward of their MLB season-opening collection towards the Oakland A’s.
Ichiro arrived in Japan hitting just .080 in spring training this season and couldn’t escape with successful before a near-sellout crowd of 46,315 at Tokyo Dome.
Even earlier than the game began, Ichiro gave the gang a thrill, signing autographs down the third base earlier than a throng of followers desperate to get a glimpse of the forty five-yr-previous star who’s enjoying right here for the first time since 2012.
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He made a positive operating catch up towards the wall in deep proper subject in the first inning, flashing signs of the defensive prowess he has displayed throughout his profession.
Cameras flashes lit up the stands when he strode to the plate for his first at-bat within the second however he hit a fly ball to left-middle subject.
He grounded right into a pressure out within the fourth and grounded out once more within the sixth earlier than being changed in proper area by Braden Bishop.