There were no aftereffects from the World Baseball Classic (WBC). Rather, from the first mound of the season, great pitches poured in.
Orix Buffaloes Yamamoto Yoshinobu started on the 6th (Korean time) in the 2023 Japan Professional Baseball Softbank Hawks home match held at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan, recording 85 pitches, 2 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings. I got my first win of the season.
In this year’s WBC, Yamamoto marked 8 strikeouts and no runs in 4 innings against Australia in the Group B group stage, and in the semifinal against Mexico, 3 1/3 innings, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs, leading Japan to win. After this season, Yamamoto, who is aiming to advance to the major leagues through the ‘posting system’, poured out everything in the WBC, but could not find any aftereffects.
Yamamoto literally ‘overwhelmed’ against the Softbank lineup, which was on the rise to the point of running for five consecutive wins with a fast ball and a forkball of up to 158 km. Yamamoto broke off a three-way start by tying up Softbank’s top lineup, which led to Shuto Ukyo, Kondo Kensuke, and Yanagita Yuki, who ate a pot of rice in the first WBC.
The first crisis was twice, but I passed it well. Yamamoto hit Ryoya Kurihara in the second inning and gave up a walk to Akira Nakamura. However, he used a forkball as a winning shot to Seiji Uebayashi and Kenta Imamiya, striking out consecutively and marking no runs. And in the 3rd inning, Softbank hitters were once again tied up in a tripartite offense.
The Orix lineup scored 4 runs at the end of the 3rd inning, putting strength on Yamamoto’s shoulders, and Yamamoto caught all 3 out counts with ground balls in the 4th inning. And in the 5th inning, Softbank batters 7-9 were neatly turned around. With an ample number of pitches, Yamamoto got on the mound in the 6th inning and completed his mission by striking out two and ending the inning. 토토사이트
On this day, Softbank was unable to overcome the mound of Orix, who was on the WBC team. After Yamamoto went down the mound, Udagawa Yuki (1 1/3 innings, 1 run) and Yamazaki Soichiro (1 inning), who played in the WBC, locked the back door, and Orix put the brakes on Softbank’s 5-game winning streak.
According to ‘Chunichi Sports’, after the match, Yamamoto said, “I really wanted to win today because I lost yesterday. I went to the mound with the mindset to win.” revealed
In the KBO League, So Joon Sohn (KT), who played in the WBC, was sluggish with 9 runs (9 earned) in 2⅓ innings in the first appearance, and then was canceled from the first team due to a forearm sprain, and Chang-mo Koo (NC) also gave up 6 runs in 4⅓ innings (6 earned), Yun-shik Kim. (LG) is sluggish with 2 runs (2 earned) in 1 inning and is not showing off their skills. However, in Japan, the aftereffects of WBC cannot be found.
On the 6th, Yamamoto marked 6 scoreless innings based on a maximum of 158km, Sasaki Loki (Chiba Lotte) scored 6 scoreless innings with a 164km fastball and 148km fork, and Takahashi Hiroto (Chunichi) also won all with 1 run (1 earned) in 6 innings. has been harvested Moreover, the day before, Hiromi Ito (Nippon Ham) also pitched 5 scoreless innings. He seems to have a reason for his winning streak.