The Softbank Hawks fell into a 12-game losing streak after suffering a shocking end-game loss in two consecutive games. He took the first place against the ‘Perfect Monster’ and lost, but now he meets the Japanese ‘Ace’. It is a mountain beyond a mountain.온라인카지노
On the 24th (hereinafter Korean time), Softbank suffered a shocking defeat by 1-2 in an away match against the 2023 Nippon Professional Baseball Chiba Lotte Marines held at ZOZO Marine Stadium in Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
The club, which used the name Fukuoka Daiei Hawks until the 2004 season, changed its name to Softbank Hawks when Softbank took over the club after the season ended. After Softbank took over the Hawks, the club failed to ascend to the Pacific League throne, let alone win the Japan Series for the 4th season, and failed to maintain its status in the last days of Dai.
However, in 2010, in the second year of coach Koji Akiyama’s appointment, he won his first Pacific League championship, and the following year, he won the league title as well as the Japan Series championship title, reborn as a full-fledged strong team. It was from 2014 that Softbank hit its heyday. Softbank won the Pacific League-Japan Series championship in 2014, the last season of manager Akiyama’s appointment, and kept the ‘throne’ for two consecutive years even after the start of the coaching system in 2015, Kimiyasu Kudo.
Softbank came down ‘for a while’ from the championship position, such as finishing second in the regular season in the 2016 season, but took the title of the Japan Series championship for a total of 4 consecutive years in the 2017-2020 season and established itself as the best team in Japanese professional baseball. In particular, in the process of winning the Japan Series four times, Softbank was strong enough to rise to the top spot after finishing second in the regular season twice.
However, looking at recent moves, Softbank’s ‘dynasty’ seems to be coming to an end. Softbank finished the regular season in 4th place in 2021 and stayed in the’B class (4th to 6th in the league)’, and last year ranked 2nd, but could not win the championship title. And this year, they are in 3rd place with 43 wins, 2 draws and 40 losses. The problem is that this year, while the flow was not bad, it fell to third place.
Softbank is mired in a 12-game losing streak, starting with a three-game series against Rakuten Golden Eagles on the 7th, and all kneel in the match against Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, and Chiba Lotte Marines. Nevertheless, it maintains 3rd place, 2 games away from 2nd place Chiba Lotte, and 8 games away from 1st place Orix, which shows how fast it ran at the beginning of this season.
In particular, after losing 11 games in a row at the end of overtime on the 23rd, Softbank coach Hiroshi Fujimoto refused to interview reporters. According to Japan’s ‘Full Count’, coach Fujimoto said, “Isn’t today okay? No (今日はいやろ、Nashi)” and left the stadium, and ‘Full Count’ said, “I refused to interview the reporters.”
The 12-game losing streak on the 24th was close to the worst. Softbank succeeded in scoring from the first inning against Chiba Lotte’s ‘monster’ Sasaki Loki, raising expectations for an escape from losing streak. Softbank had a chance to score in the 2nd and 4th innings based on ‘mobility’, but a decisive shot did not break out. Still, Softbank succeeded in taking a narrow lead of one point to the ninth inning with a solid mound. But the problem was episode 9.
Softbank put closer Roberto Osuna on the mound to end the game, with shocking results. Oh Soo-na came from a special finish with 155 saves in the major leagues, including winning the title of “save king” with the Houston Astros in 2019. At the start of the inning, Osuna got off to an uneasy start with a double from lead hitter Gregory Polanco, but in the process of catching the next two batters, he even erased the runner on second base.
In the bottom of the 9th inning, when the defeat was growing, Chiba Lotte put forward Katsuya Kakunaka, a 17-year-old pro, as a pinch hitter with two out on first base, and it became a ‘God’s move’. After Oh Suna caught a strike with a 151km fastball, she threw a second 152km fastball on a similar high course.
Softbank’s 12 consecutive losses are the first in 54 years since the Nankai era in 1969. At that time, Nankai recorded 15 consecutive losses, the club’s longest losing streak. The problem is that Softbank’s escape from losing streak is not easy even in the game on the 25th. Softbank will have a head-to-head match against Orix, and Japan’s ‘ace’ Yamamoto Yoshinobu will sortie.
Yamamoto is a player who is about to advance to the major leagues after this season, and has won four pitching awards in the 2021-2022 season, MVP in the regular season, and Sawamura Award, the best pitcher in the league. His performance this season is still the same. Yamamoto appeared in 13 games and recorded an average ERA of 1.74 with 9 wins and 3 losses.
In the game on the 24th, even though they scored the first point against Sasaki, they suffered a shocking turnaround defeat. Will Softbank be able to escape from the swamp of losing streak against Yamamoto on the 25th?