Lotte restarts Szawamura’s first pitch is a perfect pitch September 8 at 11:44 p.m.
“I’ll never forget the cheers. From now on, I’m going to do my best for the Marines.”
Pitcher Takuichi Sawamura answered the hero interview with a refreshing expression.
He showed his determination to start again as Lotte’s pitcher.
Pitcher Sawamura, who played for the Giants for more than nine seasons, came in first in the draft.
From the first year, he won 11 wins and won the Rookie of the Year award, and in his sixth year he won the title with the most saves.
In a team that is required to win as an ally of the ball world, there are sometimes no results, and dethough it has received severe criticism, it has been on the mound as a mainstay for many seasons.
He has defended 6.08 in 13 games this season. I also experienced the fall of the three armies of humiliation. The opponent of this exchange trade was a 24-year-old young infielder, and there was a big difference in the performance in one army.
On the morning of the 8th, Pitcher Sawamura said goodbye to his teammates at the Giants’ two military facilities and said this at Lotte’s press conference, which began just before 1 p.m.
“There’s nothing to look back on. I think I’m here because I want to be there, so I want to be a part of the team. That’s all there is to it.”
The opportunity to prove that thought came soon. Six innings of a one-goal lead against Nippon Ham on the night of the 8th at ZOZO Marine Stadium. When there was an announcement in the field of pitcher Sawamura as the third person, there was the most applause of the day from the stand.
Szawamura’s uniform with the number “57” was not in time for the game and went up to the mound with the batting pitcher’s number “106”.
It doesn’t matter, he struck out three in a row with a fastball of more than 150 kilometers and a split that fell sharply. Overwhelmed the batter. After his first appearance at Lotte, Pitcher Ssawamura calmly looked back on what he called perfect.
“I don’t think we’ve got a result in one game yet, and I’d like to make an effort to make the players, coaches, coaches, front desks and fans involved in the Marines feel good about it.”
Coach Iguchi Shihito, who pitched immediately after joining the team, evaluated the pitching of Pitcher Sawamura.
Directed by Iguchi
“The atmosphere of the stadium has changed completely. I think I’ve had a really great team-mate. I’d like to use it again if I have a chance in a better place.”
Lotte chases top-placed Softbank by 0.5 games.
When asked if he would continue to pitch in tough situations, Ssawamura concluded:
“I’ve experienced it myself, so I hope I can express my experience on the mound. It’s a team sport and I’m not the only one, so I can’t help it for a second for the people who support me.”