“Waste at bat”, “Nothing to praise” Japan, bubbling over complete defeat in practice
The Japanese WBC (World Baseball Classic) national team was completely defeated in a practice game. The content was not good to say that it was just a loss that came out of the preparation process. Along with the criticism of the game management, the fact that he could not show his strong pitching power at all was the subject of criticism.
Japan lost 2-7 in a practice match against Chunichi Dragons held at Vantelin Dome in Nagoya, Japan on the 3rd. They recorded 2 wins and 1 loss in practice matches including Softbank on the 25th and 26th of last month, but this loss caused more than one loss. come.
The hitters scored only two runs on six hits, and three of the five pitchers gave up runs. Starter Shota Imana (DeNA) allowed 1 run in 3 innings, and Shōsei Dogo (Yomiuri), who came out as the second pitcher, scored 2 runs in 3 innings. The third pitcher and the only professional left-handed bullpen pitcher in the Japanese national team, Yuki Matsui (Rakuten), failed to last even one inning and collapsed with four runs in ⅔ innings.
Japan’s Sponichi reported after the game, “Criticism arose on social media about whether or not to give a batting seat to a supporting player.” Japan’s two main outfielders are major leaguers, so they cannot use their normal power in the game that precedes the WBC official evaluation match.
Instead, ‘helpers’ are being fielded, and it has been pointed out that it is meaningful for these players to take the plate. Hiromi Ohka (Chiba Lotte) came out as the runner-up in the 6th inning and struck out in the 8th after failing to steal a base. Mannami Jusei (Nippon Ham) only grounded the second baseman in the ninth inning. 먹튀검증
Masataka Yoshida (Boston) hadn’t joined yet, and Las Nutba (St. Louis) was unable to play, so these helpers were an inevitable choice on defense. However, the team did not apply any special rules in the practice game even though the hitting feeling was not good. This contrasts with Korea’s national team’s pitcher facing the national team’s hitter in order to restore players’ real sense of the game.
Former director Furuta Atsuya, who was in charge of commentary, said bitterly, “There is nothing to praise. The content was not very good.” He said, “It’s not the game flow I expected. I think it’s a game with a lot of points for the coach to reflect on. It’s a team that expected pitching power, but there are a lot of goals.”
Coach Hideki Kuriyama said after the game, “We have to make a game that can be won even if we give points. A task is a task. We need to check it quickly.”