The Softbank Hawks, who were considered favorites to win, lost again. 11 consecutive losses fell into the pit. It is the team’s most consecutive losses in 54 years since 1969. They are approaching the team’s all-time record of 15 consecutive losses, set in 1969.
Softbank suffered a 3-4 end loss in the 10th inning overtime against Chiba Lotte held at Jojo Marine Stadium in Japan on the 23rd. With this, Softbank fell into an 11-game losing streak since the match against Rakuten on the 7th.
In the top of the 1st inning, Softbank lost chances to score on 1st and 2nd bases with hits and walks, center hitter Yanagita Yuki hit second baseman grounder, and fourth hitter Nakamura Akira missed shortstop grounder out.
In the top of the second inning, after one out, he scored 1 run with Kai Takuya’s shortstop grounder in a chance to hit 3 consecutive hits. However, right at the end of the second inning, Chiba Lotte got 3 consecutive hits after 2 outs and allowed a 1-2 reversal.카지노사이트
In the top of the 6th inning, Softbank’s lead batter Nakamura went on base with a left-handed hit, and then foreign player Astudillo hit a come-from-behind two-run homer over the left fence to turn the game around 3-2.
The joy of the come-from-behind was short-lived, and in the bottom of the 6th inning Chiba Lotte tied the score 3-3 with Kouki Yamaguchi hitting a solo home run.
In the top of the 7th inning, Softbank had a chance to get the bases loaded with 1 run and 2 walks, but missed the opportunity to run away with a fly ball and a ground ball.
Softbank prevented a crisis with one company on first and second bases at the end of the 7th inning, a crisis with one company on first and second bases and two outs loaded at the end of the eighth inning, and at the end of the ninth inning with one company and first and second bases and two outs loaded without a run. However, in the bottom of the 10th inning of overtime, he got 2 outs due to a foul fly by the first baseman in a crisis with one out and bases loaded, but was defeated after being hit by Hisanori Yasuda.
Japanese media Full Count said, “Softbank has recorded 11 consecutive losses in 54 years. I lost by ending the 10th overtime. Coach Fujimoto refused to hold a press conference after the game, saying, ‘I have nothing to say today’.”
Softbank, which competed for first place in the Pacific League with Orix and Chiba Lotte in early July, fell behind with an 11-game losing streak, falling behind Orix in first place by 7.5 games and Chiba Lotte in second place by four games.
Meanwhile, Softbank will challenge Chiba Lotte’s ‘perfect pitcher’ Sasaki Loki to escape from 11 consecutive losses at the same place on the 24th. Sasaki has started 6 games at Jojo Marine Stadium this season and is recording 5 wins, undefeated ERA of 0.35.