Japan’s WBC national team raises mound pitch… Power on before Softbank

The pitching staff of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Japan national team, which conducted the first convocation training, quickly improves their condition.바카라사이트 In the first two warm-up games, every pitcher in the entry is expected to pitch.

The Japanese national team, led by head coach Hideki Kuriyama, had its first training session on the 17th at San Marine Stadium in Miyazaki, Japan. All players, except for the four major leaguers staying at the US camp, gathered and warmed up lightly.

Japan, which is gradually increasing the intensity of training, will go into practice mode on the 25th and 26th through practice matches against the Softbank Hawks. It is judged that it is not too much to fight because the players have already started to build up their bodies early in preparation for the WBC, and have been playing in their respective team’s camp before joining the national team.

According to Japanese media reports covering the national team’s training, Masato Yoshii, pitching coach of the Japanese national team, announced that he would put all pitchers in a two-game match with Softbank to check pitching conditions.

Japan selected 15 pitchers, the most ever, for this tournament. Including major leaguers Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) and Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), outstanding pitchers such as Roki Sasaki (Chiba Lotte), Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes), and Shota Imanaga (Yokohama DeNA Baystars) are lined up.

Among them, 14 pitchers, excluding Ohtani, who is staying in the US spring camp, will pitch in the game against Softbank. This is to quickly grasp the condition of the current pitchers through actual matches and determine their positions.

Meanwhile, after the evaluation match against Softbank, the Japanese national team will play two consecutive matches against Chunichi Dragons at Vantelin Dome in Nagoya on the 3rd and 4th of next month, and move to the Kyocera Dome in Osaka on the 6th and 7th to play the final two evaluation matches against the Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes.

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