Yasushi Tao (68), a former director of professional baseball Rakuten and an OB of the Hanshin Tigers, updated the YouTube channel on May 19, 2022, looking back on the Hanshin-Yakult match held at Jingu Baseball Stadium on the same day and complaining about the defense of the Hanshin Tigers. Presented.
Teruaki Sato (Photo: BFP / Afro)
“It was an error that made me feel a little lonely.”
In the game, Hanshin got 1 point in the 5th inning and 2 runs in the 7th inning. Starting pitcher Gunkel (30) made a match with 4 hits and 1 run in the 6th inning, but the hit line was only 4 hits and he suffered a shutout loss of 0-3.
On this day, Hanshin recorded three missteps. Short from the first 2 deaths 1st and 2nd base, Takumu Nakano (25) fumbled the grounder of catcher Yuhei Nakamura (31) and widened the pinch with 2 deaths full base. Gunkel struck the trailer and had no goals, but it was a mistake that could lead to the opening goal.
In the 7th inning, when 3rd baseman Teruaki Sato (23) processed the safety bunt in the scene of 2 deaths and 1st base, the throw to the 1st base was big and it became one bound. The first base runner survives to the home while the ball moves around the foul ground. Sato threw a bad ball to first base in the eighth inning, recording his second misstep on that day.
Mr. Tao recalled about Nakano’s first misstep, “It’s a short ground ball. Nakano fumbled an ordinary easy ground ball and made an error. It was an error that made me feel a little lonely.”
Regarding Sato’s missteps, he said, “I made two of the same bad throws. I was worried about this.” I had a strong impression of that, but I felt that these two throwing mistakes would have a slight impact in the future. “
“When it comes to low-score battles, these errors are fatal.”
He added, “These three errors are embarrassing professional errors.” He added, “I have to do something about it. The pitchers continue to pitch steadily. Don’t do it. “
Hanshin has recorded the worst missteps in the league for four consecutive years, and strengthening defense has become a major issue. On this day, it became a painful black star who dropped the game due to a goal from the defensive disorder.
Mr. Tao pointed out that “in many cases, such an error can be fatal when it comes to low score battles,” and “I feel that the only way to solve this is to practice,” he said. I want you to work on it. “
From the 20th, the team will face a traditional battle with the giant at the Koshien Stadium.