Softbank’s shocking 11th consecutive loss in 54 years when Lee Dae-ho pitched the first pitch
To make matters worse, I meet the youngest perfect ace in Japan
The Softbank Hawks of the Japanese professional baseball league, where Lee Dae-ho threw the first pitch this year, fell into an 11-game losing streak.
Softbank suffered a 3-4 walk-off defeat against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine Stadium in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on the 23rd after a neck-and-neck race to the 10th inning of extra time.
Softbank, which scored the first run with Kai Takuya’s one-run double in the top of the second inning with one out and a full base chance, was immediately reversed when Sato Toshiya hit a two-run double in the bottom of the second inning. In the top of the sixth inning, Williams Astudillo’s two-run home run again, but in the bottom of the sixth inning, Yamaguchi Koki hit a tie-breaking solo home run. In the end, Chiba Lotte laughed in the game that led to extra time. With two outs and a full base, Yasuda Hisanori hit a walk-off hit to end the long game.
Soport Bank lost 11 consecutive games due to the defeat. Japanese media Full Count said, “Softbank lost 11 consecutive games for the first time in 54 years. “It is the first time that Softbank has lost 11 consecutive games since 1969 when it lost 15 consecutive games,” he said
Full count said, “I took the lead with Astudillo’s two-run home run in the sixth inning, but here, manager Hiroshi Fujimoto’s operation to replace the pitcher caused a reverse effect. Starting pitcher Bando Yugo, who threw only 81 pitches until the fifth inning, was changed to Taura Fumimaru. Taura struggled to catch the two batters, but Ryosuke Otsu, who followed, allowed a tie-breaking solo home run,” he said.
The team’s atmosphere also subsided due to the shocking consecutive losses. Japanese media Nikkan Sports explained the atmosphere after the game, saying, “Softbank’s losing streak does not stop,” adding, “Fujimoto, who appeared with a firm look after the game, refused to be interviewed, saying, “I have nothing to say today 안전놀이터
Softbank, which had been leading the Pacific League, lost 11 consecutive games and fell to third place in the league (43 wins, 2 draws and 39 losses).
To make matters worse, Chiba Lotte announced ace Sasaki Loki as a starting pitcher on the 24th. Sasaki, who emerged as an ace representing the league by achieving the youngest perfect game in Japanese professional baseball last year, is also active in 12 games (79 innings), 7 wins, 2 losses, and a 1.48 ERA this season