July Monthly MVP DeNA and ORIX Awarded for both categories August 7 15:45
The July baseball MVP of professional baseball was announced, and the pitcher category of the Se League was defeated by DeNA, and pitcher Yasuaki Yamazaki was awarded for the first time in professional fifth year.
In July, pitcher Yamazaki raised the league's top seven saves and marked a win of 1 win and 2 hold, and continued to pitch stably with a defense rate of 0.75.
Also, on July 17th, the 15th person in history has achieved 150 saves, the youngest in history of 26 years and 9 months, and this season has been active in raising the league's top 25 saves by 6th.
In the SE League batter category, DeNA Lopez is also the second recipient. In July, each team scored 8 home runs and 28 runs in the league, and hit 2 full home runs to support a strong team with strong batting.
This is the first time that a DeNA player has won a prize in both the pitcher and batter categories since June 1999 in the predecessor Yokohama period.
On the other hand, the Pacific League was awarded by ORIX players in both categories.
In the batter category, Masataka Yoshida, who was in his fourth year, won the first award. The batting average was 30%, 5 minutes, 7th base, and 21 points were the top in the league.
In the pitcher category, the top three players in the league were listed, and the third-year pitcher Taisuke Yamaoka, who lost 37 strikeouts from the top, was awarded for the first time.
It is the first time since March / April for Ototoshi to be selected by ORIX in both categories.
DeNA Yamazaki "Thank you around"
Yasuaki Yamazaki, who won the first prize in professional 5th year, said, “I want to thank the people around me because it is not my own results. Every year, summer was a big key, so it was good to have a good influence on the team at this time.” I was talking.
And last month, about the achievement of 150 saves, the youngest in history, after looking back, "I was in good condition and standing on the mound," I want to prepare well. "
DeNA Lopez "I'm glad to contribute to the team"
Lopez, who won the second award, said, “I ’m really honored and happy to be able to win with my teammates. It was good. "
He said his aspirations for the future battle, “Not only the summer but every game is important, but it will become more important than the first game.
Orix Yoshida "Performance that is good throughout the season"
ORIX's Masanao Yoshida, who won the first award in the fourth year of the professional, said, “I'm happy. Although there were few games in July, I was able to concentrate and enter after the all-star game was over. I thought that doing my best on the 1st led to a good direction and contributed to the victory of the team. "
For the rest of the season, I was keen to say “I want to do good batting throughout the season because I think there is a need for batting according to the situation as well as home runs”.
ORIX Yamaoka “Mysterious Feelings”
ORIX's Taisuke Yamaoka, who won the first award in the professional third year, said, “It ’s a strange feeling that I do n’t know why I won the award. I feel it is done. "
Regarding the award winning fielders and pitchers since March / April 2017, Orix said, “I am very happy that the fielders have helped me this time, so I am very happy to receive the double award.”
For the rest of the season, I was eager to say, “I haven't given up on the A class yet and want to win the team by pitching myself to be the best in Japan”.