26th shutout loss this season, two throwing errors overlapped in the 6th inning to provide the final run
■ Yakult 1-0 Hanshin (18th, Koshien)
On the 18th, Hanshin lost 0-1 against Yakult at their home ground, Koshien. With his 26th shutout loss of the season, he joined CS contenders Hiroshima in 3rd place. Baseball critic Toshihiro Noguchi, who was active as a catcher for 4 teams including Hanshin and Yakult for 21 years during his playing days, reflected on giving up the winning run due to a throwing error, saying, “We I can get the obvious out.”
Six times Koshien was wrapped in a sigh. Nakano made a second throwing error on the grounder that Shiomi hit in the leadoff, and went to second base. Yamazaki’s sacrifice bunt was then thrown to first base by Fujinami, allowing the opening run. In the 8th inning, when the batting team was chasing 1 run, he created an opportunity to say goodbye with 1st and 2nd bases with 1 out, and 1st and 2nd bases with 2 outs in the 9th inning, but he did not score any runs. He suffered the 26th loss of the season, the team’s worst renewal.
Mr. said Noguchi on the 6th inning error that allowed the last point, “The last point was Fujinami’s throwing error, but this day it was about Nakano’s error. It’s not a difficult situation, it’s a situation where you can play easily. Scenes like that. I’m going to be afraid of making mistakes in the future,” he notes.