The two-time winner with the most RBIs and most hits shook his head.
Yokohama Bay Stars’ starting second baseman Shugo Maki (25) hit a career high in his third year as a professional. He was the only player in both leagues this season to exceed 100 RBIs. He appeared in all 143 games, batting . Ranked first in RBI, tied for first in hits, third in home runs, and fourth in batting average in the Central League.메이저놀이터
In particular, he was strong in chances, putting runners in scoring position and scoring .305.4. Even though Yomiuri Giants fourth hitter Kazuma Okamoto (27) hit 41 home runs and became the third home run champion, Maki had 10 more RBIs.
Maki played as the starting second baseman for the Japanese national team at the WBC (World Baseball Classic) held last March. Veteran Desto Yamada (31) has emerged as a key player after struggling.
Since he is the best ‘clutch hitter’ in Japanese professional baseball this season, his fall baseball slump is noticeable.
1st and 2nd points of the Central League Climax Series First Stage against Hiroshima Carp held at Hiroshima Mazda Stadium on the 14th and 15th. Yokohama, ranked 3rd in the league, suffered two consecutive losses to Hiroshima, ranked 2nd, and was eliminated. Maki, who played 4th and 2nd base in both games, recorded 1 hit in 9 at-bats and no RBIs.
In the first game, he left empty handed three times with runners on base. He was out in the top of the first inning on a pitcher’s ground ball with two outs and runners on second base, a fly ball by a second baseman on first base with two outs in the top of the third inning, and a foul fly by a first baseman on first base with no outs in the top of the sixth. The remaining two at-bats were strikeouts and foul flies by the first baseman. No hits in 5 at-bats.
In this game, Yokohama led 2-0, but suffered a walk-off hit in the 11th inning and lost 2-3.
The first at-bat in the top of the second inning of Game 2 was a fly ball to left field. He hit his first hit in the top of the fourth inning with one out and a runner on base. He hit a left-handed hit to continue the opportunity with one out and runners on first and second base, but Yokohama was unable to score a point due to a missed follow-up hit.
The third at-bat in the top of the sixth inning was also disappointing. He retired with a fly ball to right field with 2 outs and 3rd base on base. The last at-bat in the top of the 8th inning was a fly ball by the shortstop.
Yokohama lost 2-4, ending fall baseball in the First Stage for the second year in a row.
It is a season of regret. In an interview with Japanese media, Maki said, “There were some shortcomings last year and this year as well. Next season,
“I will use my experience to win,” he said.
The level of concentration is different between the regular season and fall baseball.