Murakami Munetaka, the home run king of Japan’s professional baseball last year, who was suffering from severe sluggishness, came down from the 4th batter’s seat. 토토사이트
Japan unveiled its starting lineup for the match against Italy in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) quarterfinals held at Tokyo Dome on the 16th.
On this day, Japan had Lars Nutba (center fielder), Gensuke Kondo (right fielder), Shohei Otani (designated hitter), Masataka Yoshida (left fielder), Munetaka Murakami (3 baseman), Kazuma Okamoto (1st baseman), Shugo Maki (2nd baseman), Genda Sosuke (shortstop) Guy The starting lineup was formed with Takuya (catcher).
Murakami, the home run king with 56 home runs last year, is in a severe slump with 2 hits in 14 at-bats and a batting average of 1.443 in the group B round of this tournament. Head coach Hideki Kuriyama had fixed Murakami as the number 4 hitter despite his sluggish performance, but made a change in the quarterfinals, a desperate one-game tournament.
The starting pitcher is Ohtani, who doubles as a pitcher, and is expected to double as a pitcher in this tournament.
Italy, led by Major League Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza, has Salvatore Frerick (left fielder) Nicky Lopez (shortstop) Dominic Fletcher (right fielder) Brett Sullivan (catcher) Vinnie Pasquantino (first baseman) Miles Mastroboni (second baseman). The starting lineup consisted of Vito Fricia (designated hitter), Ben DeRugio (center fielder), and David Fletcher (third baseman). The starting pitcher is Ryan Castellani.