Yoshinobu Yamamoto of Orix and Nobuhito Morishita of Hiroshima will be appointed as starting pitchers at the Olympic Games.

The two made adjustments for the upcoming match on the 24th.

Director Atsunori Inaba has told that pitchers Yamamoto and Morishita will pitch as starting pitchers at the Olympics.

The two will be pitching for a warm-up game against Rakuten on the 24th in Sendai, a training camp.

22-year-old pitcher Yamamoto won nine wins in the first half of the season, with an ERA of 1.82 and 121 strikeouts, both of which are the top of the Pacific League and are expected to be the starting pitchers.

On the 23rd, he threw about 15 balls against Softbank catcher Takuya Kai with a bullpen and talked about ball distribution.

On the other hand, 23-year-old pitcher Morishita has won 6 wins so far and has a stable record with an ERA of 2.29.

Pitcher Morishita, who practiced pitching with a bullpen on the 21st, played catch in the outfield after training with a rubber tube, and threw a straight or changing ball with the opponent standing to check the feel.

The Japanese national team will play a warm-up game in Sendai City on the 24th and 25th, and will face the Dominican Republic in the first Olympic Games at the prefectural Azuma Stadium in Fukushima City on the 28th of this month.

Yamamoto "I want to prepare to win a gold medal"

Pitcher Yamamoto said, "I'm in good shape and I think I'm doing well. I'm able to pitch fairly well with a bullpen. I'd like to try various things assuming a foreign batter in the warm-up game. I wish I could get the performance of. Anyway, I want to prepare to win the gold medal. "

Morishita "If you believe in the defense behind you and throw your own ball"

Pitcher Morishita said, "The condition is not bad. I'm glad I was thrown with a bullpen as usual. Don't worry too much, just believe in the defense behind you and throw your own ball. Keep it at zero. Will lead to the victory of the team, and I think it will give momentum. "