Was it a bit careless? Or was it because it was live pitching that he relaxed and threw it? Yu Darvish (37, San Diego Padres), pitcher of the Japanese national baseball team, was hit with a home run by a junior giant during live pitching.
In general, live pitching is often done with the hitter standing, telling them the pitch, and setting the number and intensity. According to Japanese media such as Nikkan Sports and The Digest, Darvish threw a total of 24 balls against 5 batters in the national team training held in Miyazaki, Japan on the 21st.
Darvish drew a miss on the first pitch from Munetaka Murakami (23, Yakult Swallows), who entered the first at-bat, but Murakami picked up the fastball he threw on the 4th pitch, and the ball went over the fence in the middle and drew an arch. After that, Murakami also recorded a hit to the left along with an infield grounder in the second at-bat.
In addition, against Takumi Oshiro (Yomiuri), Kensuke Kondo (Softbank), Kazuma Okamoto (Yomiuri), and Shugo Maki (Yokohama), only Kondo allowed hits. 바카라사이트
Darvish entered Japan on the 15th and has been digesting the first training of his national team. After his training, he said leisurely, “The ball was driven into the middle. I was surprised to see him hit it in one go.”
Darvish is considered as a promising pitcher to start in the WBC Group B 1st round match against Korea, which will be held at Tokyo Dome, Japan at 7:00 pm on the 10th of next month.
Murakami Munetaka is a young Japanese giant with a batting average of 0.318, 56 homers, and 134 RBIs this season. He is also a player who is strongly accepted to advance to the major leagues in the future.