Six games were played in professional baseball on the 31st, and Hiroshima and Softbank won the opening six consecutive games.

Pacific League

▼ Lotte vs. Softbank, Softbank won 3 to 1.


Softbank took the lead in the 3rd inning with Yanagita's timely and Akira Nakamura's timely two-base, and added 1 point in the 8th inning with Taisei Makihara's timely.

Pitcher Ozeki, who is from training and is in his third year as a professional pitcher, showed a good pitching of 1 goal in the middle of the 7th inning and won his first victory as a professional starting pitcher.

Softbank has won the opening six consecutive wins for the first time in 20 years.


Lotte was unable to hit the line and lost four games in a row.



▼ In Orix vs. Rakuten, Rakuten won 1-0.


Rakuten broke the equilibrium with a timely hit by Ginji Akaminai in the 9th inning, 0-0.

Pitcher Nishiguchi, who held down eight times, won his first victory of the season, and pitcher Yuki Matsui made his second save.

Rakuten has won four straight games.


Orix hit six hits, surpassing Rakuten's four, but failed to score and pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano was hit in the ninth inning.

Orix has lost five games in a row for the first time in two years.



▼ Nippon-Ham vs. Seibu, Nippon-Ham won 6-2.


Nippon-Ham took the lead with Asama's No. 1 two-run in the second inning, and scored in the third inning with Kondo's timely two-base.

In the 5th inning, which was pressed by one point difference, Go Matsumoto scored an additional point with a timely hit.

Starting pitcher Tateno won his first victory of the season with two goals in five innings.

The relief team connected with no runs, and Nippon-Ham stopped the losing streak from the opening with 5.


Seibu's winning streak stopped at 4.

Central League

▼ Hiroshima vs. Hanshin, Hiroshima won 3-2.


Hiroshima scored a tie in the 5th inning, chasing 2 points, and Uemoto's timely, and in the 6th inning, the new foreigner McBroom won in a timely two-base.

The second pitcher, Atsuya Horie, won his first victory of the season.

Hiroshima is the first six consecutive wins in the opening season to reach the team record for the first time in 29 years.


In Hanshin, starting pitcher Akiyama was not tenacious, and the team's worst opening 6 consecutive losses.



▼ Yakult vs. Giants, the Giants won 6-3.


The giant was the first in a timely manner by Kazuma Okamoto four times.

In the 6th inning, Maru expanded his lead in a timely manner with 2 points, and in the 9th inning, he added 3 points due to an opponent's error.

Pitcher Hotta, the first pitcher to pitch for the first time in a professional pitch, won his first victory with a good pitching without any goals in the 6th inning.

The giant has won three straight games.


Yakult played four double plays and lost three games in a row.



▼ Chunichi vs. DeNA, DeNA won 1-0.


DeNA scored 1 point in the 9th inning, 0-0, with a bases loaded with 1 out, and won 1 point between Yamato's third goro.

Starting pitcher Hamaguchi scored his first victory of the season with a good pitcher who threw eight innings, scored no goals, took six hits and seven strikeouts.

DeNA has won three straight games.


In the middle of the 6th inning, starting pitcher Matsuba pitched well with no runs, but there was no support from the batting line.

Chunichi has lost three games in a row.

Giant Kenshin Hotta returns from right elbow surgery and wins for the first time as a professional

Giants Kenshin Hotta, who has returned from surgery on his right elbow, won his first professional victory in the game against Yakult today, which was his first pitching.



In his third year as a professional, 20-year-old pitcher Hotta joined the team from Aomori Yamada High School in the first draft, but in April of that year he underwent surgery to rebuild his right elbow ligament and was trained off. have become.



This season, he started camp with one army, continued to appeal in actual battles with a fastball exceeding 150 km, received high praise from the leaders as a future ace candidate, and ruled to be able to participate in the game of one army last month. I have signed a contract with a registered player.



In the game against Yakult held at Jingu Stadium on the 31st, Pitcher Hotta started for the first time as a professional pitcher, and showed tenacity while giving out runners like every time with a change-up saying "It was very good" to a fastball with growth. rice field.



Among them, the 4th inning with a 1-point lead was a pinch of 1 out, 1st base and 2nd base, and Yakult's 4th player Munetaka Murakami was double-played with a change-up.


In addition, in the 6th inning with a 3-point lead, 2nd in the scene of 1st base and 2nd base, Nori Aoki was the center fly, and Tetsuto Yamada also took a strikeout with a change-up and got through the pinch, and was a professional with no runs in the 6th inning. I won my first victory.



Pitcher Hotta said, "I was nervous and throbbing at one mound. Coach Kuwata said before the game," It's more important to stick to the runner than to hold it at 0 points. " I was calm even with the runners, and I was able to stick to it. "



Regarding his first victory, he said, "I'm glad I got off to a good start as a professional baseball player." Was tightening.

DeNA "Go to the next base even by one"

DeNA aims for "baseball that goes to the first base and gets one point" from the camp, and tries team batting that is conscious of hitting the base and aggressive base running aiming for the next base, and gets one point with few hits. We have been trying to penetrate the tactics to rob.



In the game on the 31st, in the 9th inning with no goals scored by both teams, Shugo Maki, the lead player, sprinted to hit the ground ball to make an infield hit, and then made a bases loaded with a dead ball. did.



Yamato, a 17-year veteran who was sent to a pinch hitter in this scene, hit a ground ball to the third, but head-sliding on the first base and avoiding double play, one point was scored during this time, and DeNA was one pair. I won 0 and won 3 consecutive wins.



The efforts we have been aiming for from the camp have paid off, expanding opportunities with a few hits and always aiming for the first base from young to veteran.



DeNA has now achieved a total of 3 wins and 3 losses, returning the winning percentage to 50%.



Director Daisuke Miura suffered six consecutive losses from the opening of the season last season, his first year in office, and at the end of April he lost a lot with 6 wins, 21 losses and 4 draws, so it was the first time in his second year. The winning percentage is 50%.



Director Miura said, "I can't hit every time, so it was the best way for the team to win by connecting all of them and winning one point in this kind of game development. We will continue to fight with the whole team." Was there.

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