WBC

ビスケット・コメント/Biscuit Comments

2023年3月22日

WBC

昨日の準決勝戦、7回裏に侍ジャパンの4番吉田が右手1本でライトポールに3ランを打った。

これがすべてのドラマの始まりだったと思う。

その後、8回表エース山本が打たれる。2点取れられて万事休す。

ところが、8回裏しっかり犠牲フライで1点を返す。

負けているのに、日本人の多くは勝つ可能性を信じていたと思う。

大谷の雄たけび2ベース、吉田のフォアボール、代走周東、そして村上。

今大会不調の村上は、すごいプレッシャーだったと思うが、それ以上にメキシコのクローザーは全く余裕がなかったと思う。

March 22nd, 2023. Tuesday.

In yesterday’s semifinal of WBC, in the bottom of the 7th inning, Yoshida, the 4th batter of Samurai Japan, hit a 3 run homer to the right pole with a right hand.

I think that was where it all began.

After that, Yamamoto, the ace pitcher of Japan gave up two hits in the top of the 8th inning. 2 points were stolen to Mexico. All was going to be over.

But Japan got 1 point back by a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Although we were behind, I thought many of the Japanese made sure to win this game.

Whoop Otani hit a double, Yoshida drew a walk, Shuto substituted Yoshida as a pinch runner. The next batter was Murakami.

I guessed Murakami who was in a very bad condition during this WBC would be under a ton of pressure. The Mexican closer would be much more stressful than he.