Yasushi Tao (68), a former director of professional baseball Rakuten and an OB of Hanshin, updated the YouTube channel on April 28, 2022, explaining the Hanshin vs. China-Japan match held at Koshien Stadium on 27th, and Hanshin.・ I questioned the usage of Teruaki Sato (23).
Director Hanshin Yano (Photo: Afro Sports)
“Third player Sato is very good”
Hanshin got 1 point in the first time, but took 1 point each in the 2nd and 3rd innings and turned around. In the 5th inning with a 1-point lead, Kento Itohara’s infielder (29) had a chance of 1 death, 2nd and 3rd base, and a 3rd-base runner added 1 point on his way home. As it was, he defended the lead of 2 points and won 3-1.
Starting pitcher Yuki Nishi (31) showed a strong throw of 5 hits and 1 run in the 6th inning, and the relief team followed this with the Chunichi Dragons from the 7th inning to no score. In the 4th inning with timely zero, he won the second straight victory with a reversal due to the pitchers’ struggle while enjoying triple play.
In the video, Mr. Tao questioned the seven defenses with a two-point lead. Director Akihiro Yano (53) appointed pitcher Alcantara (29) instead of starting pitcher West. In the defensive team, Sato on the 3rd base entered the light, and Itohara on the 2nd base was on the 3rd base. And Ryuhei Obata (21) was appointed to the second base.
Mr. Tao said, “The table of the 7th inning. Here, the Tigers are in the form of defensive consolidation where they are leading 3 to 1, but I am putting a question mark on this,” he said. Expanded.
“Itohara replaces Sato who is protecting the third. And I bring Sato to Wright. I am doing it by bringing Obata to the second, but I think that Sato of the third is very good. So, do I have to take it to the outfield? I feel like that. “
“Sato couldn’t get the ball he could get.”
He added, “I haven’t seen many changes in the position of the 4th batter on the way.” “I want the batter named Sato to be the immovable 4th. And to the immovable 3rd base. From that point of view, let’s change the defensive position because we are winning. It seems to me that changing the defensive position is also defensive and solidified. It is not solidified. Unexpectedly this is dangerous. It’s in a defensive position. “
In addition, Mr. Tao harshly commented on Sato’s defense eight times. 2 In the scene without a dead runner, the hit ball shot by Chunichi Abe Toshiki infielder (32) got on the wind and passed over Sato’s head to make a double. Hanshin 3rd pitcher Atsuki Yuasa (22) did not allow the next batter to score, but it was a scene that could lead to a goal.
Mr. Tao said to Sato’s play, “Sato couldn’t get the ball that he could get.” “This is usually an error. It can’t be helped to be called an error. I think it’s a complete error, but I think this is an error. The scorer made it a hit. “
Mr. Tao, who led Rakuten in 2005, gave his personal opinion on the seven defense changes from the director’s perspective.
“I would replace the second Itohara player with Obata. And I would put Shimada in the outfield. I think that’s all I need to do. Is it necessary to take Sato to the outfield? Sato’s outfield I’m worried about my defense. I’m still worried when I look at today’s defense. I felt that again. I want Sato to fix it in the third. That’s the feeling. I don’t feel like that. “
The team, which marked the sixth win of the season with two consecutive victories, will meet Chunichi at Koshien Stadium on the 28th and will challenge the leader and giant at the Tokyo Dome from the 29th.