Darvish Yu (37), 온라인카지노 a key pitcher for the San Diego Padres of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), pitched for the first time in the bullpen ahead of participation in the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic).
The Japanese baseball team, led by coach Hideki Kuriyama, had a second team training on the 18th. The national team is training together in Miyazaki.
What caught my attention in the second training session was Darvish’s pitching in the bullpen. According to local media reports such as Nikkan Sports and Full Count, Darvish threw 35 balls.
Darvish uses fastballs (fastballs) and sliders, which have a lot of movement, as his main weapons. The Japanese national team uses ‘Trackman’.
As Darvish pitched, several Japanese pitchers sat behind the catcher and watched his pitch. Roki Sasaki (22, Chiba Lotte Marines) also filmed Darvish’s bullpen pitching scene with his mobile phone.
Sasaki said, “They were all great pitches. He couldn’t just watch the breaking ball and filmed it.” Yomiuri Giants Togyo Shousei also lost his words, the media reported.
Sasaki’s pitching caught the attention of MLB scouts. Last year, he succeeded in the ‘youngest perfect game’ against the Orix Buffaloes, and was active with an average ERA of 2.02 with 9 wins and 4 losses in 20 games.
Sasaki threw a total of 37 pitches while coach Hideki and Los Angeles Dodgers president Andrew Friedman watched. Rumor has it that President Friedman praised him as “a pitcher with the best talent.”
After completing bullpen pitching, Sasaki said, “I was nervous because so many people were watching. He heard from senior Darvish that ‘Slider is getting better,’” he said.