“I threw a forkball and it moves like a slider.”
It feels like Daisei (Yomiuri Giants), who is considered the finalist for the Japanese WBC (World Baseball Classic) national team, threw an unfamiliar ball. I felt a clear difference in the feel and standard of the official Japanese professional baseball ball.
Japan’s Chunichi Sports reported on the 1st, “Daisei, who was selected for the WBC national team, entered the bullpen pitching on the first day of the Yomiuri Miyazaki camp. He threw 20 pitches with the WBC official ball.”
After pitching, “I still have a feeling that I’m not sure myself. There are some balls that go in well, but I don’t feel that I’m handling them well. Also, the forkball falls like a slider. (In this case), rather than adjusting, those balls I will throw it as I live,” he said.
Daisei had already prepared for the WBC official ball in an evaluation match against Australia in November last year. Still, he seems to feel a completely different feeling from the balls he has thrown so far.
Daisei is a special rookie who debuted in the first team last year and immediately finished Yomiuri. He recorded 1 win, 9 hold points and 37 saves in 57 games. He had an earned run average of 2.05 and a WHIP (on-base per inning) of just 0.89.
Japan’s coach Hideki Kuriyama was asked about the closer on the 26th at an announcement of the final 30-man roster for the WBC national team. 스포츠토토
Coach Kuriyama said at a press conference on the 16th, “I don’t know if this is the right answer, but I thought this composition was the best.” Then, when asked about Dai Sei, he said, “Looking at last year’s season, I got the feeling that the ball has power and doesn’t run away even on days when it looks bad.”
After his participation in the WBC was confirmed, Daisei said, “I am proud to be able to fight wearing the uniform of the Japanese national team. I will prepare thoroughly to complete the task entrusted to me and enter the tournament.”