Could it be that Murakami Munetaka (Yakult), who bowed his head from home run king to strikeout king, prepared an opportunity for a rebound. He recorded an RBI with a timely hit in 10 games, and a strikeout in 12 games. 토토사이트
Murakami recorded 1 hit, 2 RBIs and 1 walk in 2 at-bats in the last game of April against Hanshin on the 30th. He scored an RBI for a long time and did not strike out a single one.
In the first inning, he picked out a low outside ball well from 1st and 1st and 2nd bases, and reached base with a walk and a chance to load the bases. The follow-up hitter, Santana, was unable to score due to a double stroke. In the 3rd inning, with 1 company, 2nd and 3rd base, he hit Hiroto Saiki’s 144km fastball vigorously, but it became a floating ball in left field. Still, he scored the first run on a sacrifice fly.
Murakami set the Japanese record for the most home runs in a single season last year (56) and took home run, batting average, and RBI three crowns, but there was not a single sacrifice fly. It was a record-breaking record. It was a sacrifice fly that came out 677 days after the Hiroshima match on June 22, 2021.
Following Murakami’s sacrifice fly RBI, Santana hit a two-run homer to open the lead to 3-0.
Murakami hit a timely hit to the left in the 5th inning with 2 out and 3 base leading 3-0 and ran away to 4-0. It was a timely hit after 10 games since the game against Chunichi on April 18. Yakult won 4-2.
After the game, Murakami commented on the timing of the batting, saying, “Something very good came out due to sensory problems.” The Japanese media said, “Murakami contributed to the team’s victory without striking out in 15 days (after 12 games) after the match against Hiroshima on April 15. He has no home runs in his 15th game, but he is definitely starting to show signs of resurgence.”
Murakami, who recorded 6 hits in 18 at-bats (a batting average of .333) in the first 5 games of the opening season, has 7 hits in 65 at-bats and a batting average of 10.8 in the last 20 games. As for the season performance, he participated in 25 games and recorded a batting average of .311, .265 slugging percentage, and .575 OPS with 2 home runs and 12 RBIs. His 39 strikeouts are league leading. He recorded 23 strikeouts in the last 11 games before recording no strikeouts in the Hanshin War on the 30th.
Due to the severe hitting slump at the beginning of the season, it is difficult to add hits, let alone home runs. He is 30th out of 31 Central League hitters who have filled regulation plate appearances. Teammate Hideki Nagaoka was in last place with a 1/25.
Yakult will have a match against Yomiuri at the Tokyo Dome on the 2nd. Pitcher Shōsei Dogo (Yomiuri), who participated alongside Murakami in the World Baseball Classic Japan team in March, will be the starting pitcher.