Munetaka Murakami, No. 4 of professional baseball Yakult, who has been stagnant for seven games before the 56th home run of the season, which is the most for Japanese players, will face the DeNA match held at Jingu Stadium on the night of the 24th.
With the team's magic number for winning the championship being "4", attention will be focused on whether they can win the direct confrontation with 2nd place DeNA and advance to consecutive league titles.
Murakami hit the 55th home run on the 13th of this month, lining up with the season's record for Japanese players set by Sadaharu Oh in 1964.
However, in the next 7 games, he has 2 hits in 22 at-bats, no home runs, and a batting average of 00%, 9 minutes and 1 rin.
The team with the magic number "4" to win the championship will face 2nd place DeNA on the night of the 24th at their home ground, Jingu Stadium.
During the batting practice before the game, Murakami was hitting powerful balls as usual.
On the night of the 24th, Murakami has 3 hits in 15 at bats this season, with Shinichi Onuki of DeNA, who is expected to start in the lineup, 2 of which are home runs.
The team whose magic number is "4" lost in the first card match on the night of the 23rd, out of the three straight head-to-head matches. .