It’s been a long time since I hit the Giants game on the 13th…
Hanshin 2-1 Yakult (28th, Jingu)
Closer Munetaka Murakami of Yakult pitched in the Hanshin (Jingu) game on the 28th with “4th and 3rd base” and ended up having no hits in 3 at-bats. With this, he has not hit a home run in 11 games since he hit No. 55 in the Giants game (Jingu) on the 13th. The team lost 1-2.
Before the game, he had 10 games and 44 innings without any walks. Against Hanshin starting pitcher Masaru Ito, in the first at-bat with no runner dead in the second inning, the fourth hit a curveball from the 1-2 count and flew to left. In the second at bat with two kills and first base in the 4th inning, a high fastball 145 km from 1-2 strike out and fell down. In the 3rd at bat with 2 deaths and 2nd base in the 6th inning, he avoids reporting, and a boo also occurs from inside the venue. Even in the 4th at bat in the 9th inning, he dropped down to an 0-2 hit to Iwasaki’s slider.
From the game against DeNA (Jingu) on the 25th, which decided the league championship, he ended without any hits in three consecutive games.
(Full Account editorial section)