◆ Suddenly, the ball spring
Due to the problem of the new coronavirus, the professional baseball world is still in a state of arranging for the start of the season. Although no specific opening date has been announced, the exit of the tunnel is steadily approaching.
As the pace of spreading the infection gradually slowed and the release of emergency declarations progressed nationwide, the Japanese professional baseball team confirmed the guideline sought to “start the season after mid-January” after a meeting of representatives of the Baseball Team on The Day of The National Baseball Team. Commissioner Saito also said that the specific schedule was “a minimum condition for the cancellation of the declaration of emergency”, but said, “If it is lifted, I believe that we will be able to inform you of the schedule and other matters as soon as possible.”
If you believe the word “after the middle of June”, it is possible that the months have already expired. If you replace it with the usual calendar, each team will gradually move away from the camp area, and it will be about the beginning of March when the open game becomes full-fledged all over Japan.
For the opening day, which is finally approaching, attention is paid to the “opening pitcher” of each baseball team again here. I want to look back on the pitcher’s announcement or the announcement of the opening pitcher in some way.
This time, we will take up Hiroshima, who are ranked second in the S.League last season.
◆ From Sasaoka to Kenta Maeda and Ryo Ose
Hiroshima, who have changed from the glory of winning the league title, missed out on a class last season. This season, under new coach Shinji Sasaoka, it will be a battle to aim for the top of the league again. The new coach nominated Ryodaichi Ose, the main pillar of the grand pole, as the opening pitcher. It is said that it had told the person in question from the time of the end of last year very much.
Last season he was his first starting pitcher and won the game. He struggled throughout the year as an ace, scoring a victory in consecutive years and recording a league-leading finish. He was also selected as one of the first fans to win the All-Star Game, and has now grown into one of the best pitchers in the league.
He has been making good progress so far this spring, throwing four games and 17 innings in the opener to finish well with a defense rate of 2.65. On The 22nd, he participated in a combat-style practice at Mazda Stadium, and although he was a teammate, he was able to practice with a more combat awareness.
In the early seven years since he started as a pro, the pitching staff, including draft-ranked rookie Nobuhito Morishita, are getting more and more players below him. In what is seen as a steadfast ace from around him, he showed ace seramame behavior, but still leaves numbers and leads the team to victory. It’s not an easy job, but there are many things you can ask for your number 14.
Can a new coach who once pulled carp as an ace a man with his own hands? Keep an eye on Ryo Ose, who plays the core of the new carp.
▼ Hiroshima, the opening pitcher of the season here
2010 (○) Kenta Maeda[28 Tries 15 Wins 8 Losses 2.21]
Kenta Maeda in 2011[31 tries 10 wins, 12 losses 2.46]
Kenta Maeda in 2012[29Tries14Wins7Losses1.53]
2013 (●) Barrington[28Tries11Wins9Losses3.23]
Kenta Maeda in 2014[27Tries11Wins9Losses2.60]
Kenta Maeda in 2015[29Tries15Wins8Losses2.09]
2016 (●) Johnson[26 Tries 15 Wins 7 Losses 2.15]
2017 (●) Johnson[13 Tries 6 Wins 3 Losses 4.01]
2018 (○) Yusuke Nomura[20 tries 7 wins 6 losses 4.22]
2019 (○) Ryodaichi Ose[26Tries11Wins9Losses3.53]
2020 (forecast) Ose Ryodaichi[2nd consecutive year]
◆ Ryodaichi Ose
Pitching: Right pitching
Height/weight: 187 cm / 95 kg
Birthday: June 17, 1991
Background: Nagasaki Nichidai High School – Kyushu Kyoritsu University – Hiroshima
[昨季成績] 26 tries (173.1) 11 wins, 9 losses, 336 defense 3.53
[通算成績] 171 Tries (783.0 times) 52 wins, 35 losses, 341 Defense 3.38