Yakult Swallows’ ‘1m67’ left-hander Masanori Ishikawa (43) won his 185th career victory. On the 10th, he started in an away game against the Seibu Lions in the interleague (exchange match), and pitched well with 3 hits and no runs until 2 out in the 6th inning. He faced 20 batters, giving up one walk and striking out two. With 74 pitches, he won two games in six games this season. On May 10, he won his first win against the Hanshin Tigers, and added a win in a month.스포츠토토,
Born in January 1980, Ishikawa is 22 years old, the oldest player in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He won 22 consecutive years from 2002 to this year. If you add 15 wins, you step on the 200-win height in total.
With the victory on this day, he won 28 interleague wins, and again became the pitcher with the most wins in exchange matches. The previous day (9th), left-hander Suyoshi Wada (42) of the Softbank Hawks won his 27th win in an exchange match against the Yomiuri Giants, and regained first place in one day.
In the first inning, he turned three batters from 1 to 3 in a row, and then gave a double to the left fielder in the second inning to the lead batter, No. 4 Watanabe Gent. The changeup at 109 km/h, which entered the course high in the strike zone, was correct.
On the 10th against Seibu, catcher Nakamura hit the winning run in the 4th inning. Photo source = Yakult Swallows SNS
The next hitter, Seiji Kawagoe, struck out and sighed. Then, after catching Watanabe who tried to steal, he walked Shinya Hasegawa. Next, Taji Hiranuma Shota was treated as a ground ball to the first baseman, and the inning passed.
After that, the game ran smoothly. The 3rd and 4th innings were blocked with a tripartite offense, and a double was given after one death in the 5th inning, but the follow-up batter was blocked. After two deaths in the 6th inning, Shuta Tonosaki got a left-handed hit and passed the mound with a 1-0 lead.
Yakult, which continued to lead 1-0, won 2-0 with Tetsito Yamada hitting a timely hit with 2 outs 1st and 2nd base in the top of the 9th inning.
There are many fastball pitchers who throw mid-to-late 150km/h. However, there is a pitcher who throws a fastball in the early 130 km/h range. Ishikawa steals hitters’ hitting timing with a variety of pitches, including sinkers, sliders, cut fastballs, curveballs, and forkballs. The seasoned beauty of a veteran is alive.
Aoki hit a two-run homer in the first inning of the interleague match against Rakuten on the 3rd. Photo source = Yakult Swallows SNS
In Nippon Professional Baseball, there has been no pitcher with a total of 200 wins since Masahiro Yamamoto (Chunichi) in 2008.
While starter Ishikawa pitched well, 41-year-old veteran outfielder Norichika Aoki helped the senior. In the 5th-Left fielder, in the bottom of the 1st inning, the opponent’s No. 1 Genda Sosuke hit the left fielder by sliding and catching the ball. .
At the beginning of the 4th inning, when the score was 0-0, he chose a walk after 2 hits. He got on base after a game that was cut to 7 pitches and scored the winning run when the follow-up hitter hit the right time. Takatsu Shingo Yakult director said, “Like Ishikawa, Aoki has a unique presence.”
Born in January 1982, Aoki is the best veteran of Japanese professional baseball fielding. The 43-year-old oldest pitcher and the 41-year-old oldest fielder led the team to victory. Yakult, which is aiming for the Central League championship for three consecutive years, has succeeded in “out of last place.”