On the 29th, Softbank’s Ukyo Shuto infielder decided to steal two games in the first match against Lotte at the PayPay Dome, setting a new record for 12 consecutive stolen bases in Japan. Tetsuya Iida, who won the stealing king at Yakult in 1992 and was a coach at Softbank until last year, is amazed at Shuto’s stealing technology. He explained that it is not possible for other players to get off to a start from the speed from the second step or a fast count.
Interview / Commentary2020.10.30
Tetsuya Iida, who won the title of the stealing king in 1992, said, “The fastest I’ve seen in baseball life.”
■ Softbank 4-3 Lotte (29th, PayPay Dome)
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On the 29th, Softbank’s Ukyo Shuto infielder decided to steal the first two games against Lotte at the PayPay Dome, setting a new record for 12 consecutive stolen bases in Japan. Tetsuya Iida, who won the stealing king at Yakult in 1992 and was a coach at Softbank until last year, is amazed at Shuto’s stealing technology. He explained that it is not possible for other players to get off to a start from the speed from the second step or a fast count.
The moment Shuto decided to steal, the former stealing king was also surprised. “I know I’m going to run, but it’s great to succeed. I can’t stab even if the pitcher is restraining me or the catcher has a floating butt. I have to go to base and put a player on the front base. For example, stealing cannot be done by oneself. Given such difficulties, I think Shuto is the fastest man I have ever seen in baseball life, “he praised his baseball skills.
Where is the greatness of Shuto’s stolen base? Mr. Iida analyzes that the speed to get on top speed is the best.
“I started running and got to the top speed in a few steps. When I was active, I was about 5 steps. It’s hard to reach the top speed right from where I stopped. After that, I can reach the base quickly and slide. I’m getting better. I think I’m lighter in weight, but I’m sick of my leg rotation and leg strength. “
Until Shuto appeared, the fastest runner among Mr. Iida was former Hanshin Tigers Norihiro Akahoshi. Mr. Akahoshi has a big lead, and it is a distance that ordinary people can not return. Furthermore, there was a terrible thing that “when the lead is big, I am conscious of going home, but I do not feel it.” Mr. Iida also has a good reputation for running ability, such as deciding 33 stolen bases at Yakult in 1992 and winning the stolen base king, but only words of compliment appear on Shuto’s running base.
There are other things Iida is looking at. It is the count that Shuto starts running. The stolen base when the record was achieved on that day was also the second ball.
“Even if the ball is the first or second ball or the ball type is straight, Shuto goes. Normally, I read the ball distribution and make a start when counting the changing balls, but Shuto does not think about the ball distribution. I’m going to steal a base in good condition. I hope I can get off to a good start. I’ve come to the point where I don’t have to think about pitching. Sometimes I may hesitate if I get out. I’ve been successful all the time, so my thinking hasn’t changed. I can’t believe it anymore. “