Shohei Ohtani, who advanced to the finals on his first World Baseball Classic (WBC) stage, expressed his overwhelming feelings and determination for the finals.
On the 21st (hereinafter Korean time), Japan held a semifinal match against Mexico at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA, in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).온라인카지노
On this day, Japan was blocked by the Mexican mound until the middle of the game and was drawn 0-3, but after showing concentration at the end of the game, Japan won a thrilling 6-5 come-from-behind victory.
Ohtani stepped up as the leading batter in the ninth inning, trailing 4-5, and hit a massive double to set the stage for a comeback. Ohtani hit a double and cheered loudly from second base.
Afterwards, Masataka Yoshida’s walk gave Japan a chance to run first and second base safely, and thanks to Murakami Munetaka’s finishing double, Japan completed a come-from-behind victory.
After the game, Ohtani said in an interview with Japanese media, “I expected Murakami to hit the base as soon as I got on base,” and “Murakami made a really good swing at the end.”
In addition, Ohtani said, “I want to be a relief pitcher in the final match.” I will do my best until the end.”
Ohtani’s relief appearance in the final could be of great help to Japan’s ability, which is evaluated to be inferior to the United States in terms of objective strength.
On the other hand, the 2023 WBC has completed a matchup that will bring the highest box office hit ever. In the final, Meryl Kelly of the United States and Shota Imanaga of Japan will face off in the starting match.