The Japanese national team, which went to the WBC (World Baseball Classic) in 2023 with the strongest power ever, lifted the championship trophy in three competitions. After winning the 1st and 2nd consecutive championships in 2006 and 2009, they reached the top in 14 years. Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), Rocky Sasaki (Chiba Lotte Marines), and Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes) built the strongest starting lineup and played a big role.안전놀이터
Ohtani, Darvish, Sasaki, and Yamamoto fulfilled their responsibility by starting in the first round against China, Korea, the Czech Republic, and Australia. Ohtani and Darvish played as starters and relief pitchers in the quarterfinals against Italy, and Sasaki and Yamamoto in the semifinals against Mexico. Darvish and Ohtani made relief mounds alongside the United States in the final, contributing to the championship.
Could it be because of the aftereffects of WBC that I was worried about? Three of the four main pitchers of the Japanese national team were injured. Following Sasaki and Ohtani, even Darvish was out of action due to injury.
The San Diego team announced on the 29th (Korean time) that Darvish was placed on the injured list on the 15th due to right elbow inflammation.
Darvish started against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 26th and was replaced after giving up 5 runs on 6 hits (1 home run) in 4 innings. He suffered his 10th loss (8 wins) of the season.
In August, the pitch fell a lot. 3 losses in 5 games without a win, ERA 4.66. There are only two quality starts (6 or more starting innings, 3 earned runs or less) out of 5 games.
No specific future dates have been announced yet. Some American media predict that if San Diego’s downturn continues, Darvish may not pitch for the rest of the season.
San Diego is fourth out of five teams in the National League West. The chances of advancing to the postseason are slim. Darvish signed a new six-year, $108 million contract in February, ahead of the opening of the WBC.
Last week, ‘Superstar’ Ohtani was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow. He has been very active in pitching, but he will only play as a hitter for the rest of the season. He has not yet decided whether to have surgery or not, but he may have another operation on the same area following in 2018.
Prior to Darvish and Ohtani, Sasaki was out of action due to an injury. Sasaki, who started against the Softbank Hawks on July 24, recorded 4 hits and 1 run in 6 innings before being replaced. He threw 93 pitches and passed the mound due to left flank pain.
The following day, the Chiba Lotte team announced that Sasaki had been diagnosed with muscle damage in his left flank. While taking ample rest under the management of the club, he has been on the mound, but that is the case.
He was 7-2, 1.48 ERA, and 130 strikeouts in 13 games. Sasaki has this
I started pitching recently, a month after I got out of Korea.
All three players suffered injuries in the second half. Many baseball experts suspect WBC sequelae. He explains that getting in shape faster than usual to compete in the tournament and starting pitching led to an injury.