Kyoda marks two consecutive hits after returning to the 1st army
■ Chunichi 4-3 Giants (18th, Vantelin Dome)
On the 18th, Yota Kyoda infielder of Chunichi participated in the starting lineup in the giant game held at the base in “No. 8 / Yuutsu” and played an active part in 4 at bats, 2 hits and 1 stolen base. He has returned to the 1st army after resuming the league, and is showing signs of hits and recovery in two consecutive games. Hiromasa Arai, a baseball critic who has served as a hitting coach at Orix, Softbank, and Hiroshima, said, “The timing is better than before.”
On this day, Kyoda hit the right front at the first at bat, which was greeted with no death on the first base in the second inning, and also hit the middle front at the third at bat, which was greeted at the beginning of the sixth inning, and succeeded in second stealing. The two hits he released became a valuable hit that led to a goal, and he played an active part in offense and defense, such as showing a light grab handling even in defense.
This season, he couldn’t overcome the blow of the task from the opening, and mistakes were conspicuous in terms of defense, and the player registration was canceled on May 5. Regarding the batter form before the relegation of the 2nd army, Mr. Arai said, “Before, I stepped on my right foot early and waited for the ball. Then the waiting time was too long and I could not have a time. It was difficult to batting on, “he recalls.