2 hits including a home run in the WBC Finals, Yomiuri Okamoto’s surprise hit-hit first place, but batter 4 hit home run-RBI ‘0’

The fourth hitter is the No. 1 hitter with no home run or RBI.

Kazuma Okamoto (27) of the Yomiuri Giants, who served as the starting first baseman for the Japanese national team in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), had three hits. On the 7th, in the Hiroshima Carp game held at Matsuda Stadium in Hiroshima, he played as 4th and 3rd baseman, got 3 hits, and went on base in 4 consecutive at-bats.메이저놀이터

He retired on a foul fly to right field in the first inning, then picked a walk in the third. Afterwards, he hit in three consecutive at-bats. He hit to the right in the 5th inning and hit to the left in the 7th and 9th innings.

5 at-bats, 4 at-bats, 3 hits, 1 walk.

After recording 3 hits against the Yokohama Baystars on the 3rd, he had his second 3-hit game of the season. Since the match against Chunichi Dragons on the 2nd, he has hit in 6 consecutive games.

The batting pace is very good. In seven games, he recorded 11 hits in 26 at-bats, a batting average of .423, three balls on four balls, an on-base percentage of .483, and a slugging average of .538. As of the 7th, it ranks first in Central League batting-hits and first in on-base percentage. 3 doubles out of 11 hits.

However, there are no home runs or RBIs. The batter in the preceding batting order is not in scoring position. He also went 0-for-4 in 5 scoring positions. Two of the three hits against Hiroshima on the 7th came with one out and no runners, and one came from one out and second base.

Okamoto is a slugger who became a full-time starter in 2018 and hit 30 home runs for five consecutive years until last year. In this span he hit 164 home runs. From this season, he took over as captain.

At the beginning of the season, the cohesiveness of the batting line decreases. Against Hiroshima on the 7th, he scored 11 hits and lost 4-2. 3 wins in a row followed by 3 losses in a row. 3 wins and 4 losses.

In the previous two games against Yokohama, they suffered consecutive losses. Coach Tatsunori Hara said through the Japanese media after the game, “The center line should hit.”

Key shortstop Hayato Sakamoto (35) recorded no hits in 20 consecutive at-bats. 3rd Maru Yoshihiro (34) is recording 2 hits in 26 at-bats (1 home run) and a batting average of 7.07 in 7 games since the opening game.

Okamoto is one of the key players in the WBC Japan championship. He played as a first baseman rather than a third baseman, his main position. He played a big role as a first baseman, giving third base to Murakami Munetaka (23, Yakult), a monster hitter who hit “56 home runs.” He took charge of No. 6 under the cleanup trio, batting . 3.3 with 3 runs, 2 home runs and 7 RBI.

Okamoto had two hits in the first round group match against Korea. He had two hits, including a one-run home run, in the final game against the United States.

During the WBC, a good hitting feeling continued into the league. Even though he consistently produces hits, it is difficult to laugh because of the team’s batting line.

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