Yakult Swallows Murakami Munetaka (23) hit a home run in overtime to provide an opportunity for a rebound.
In the match against the Hanshin Tigers held on the 25th at Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Murakami started as third baseman 4 times and recorded 3 hits, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 2 runs and 1 walk in 4 at-bats. Yakult lost 4-7 after extra time.
Yakult lost 4 runs in the top of the 10th inning. However, Murakami did not give up and hit a solo home run. It is the season 8 home run. Tokyo Sports, a Japanese media, said, “We are losing by 4 points, and there is no runner in the 2nd company in the atmosphere of defeat. Murakami, who entered the 5th at-bat, perfectly pulled Yuta Iwasada’s 8th pitch slider and inserted it into the upper right corner of the crowd.”
Last season, Murakami, who recorded a batting average of 3.18 li (155 hits in 487 bats) and 56 homers and 134 RBIs and an OPS of 1.168 in 141 games in 141 games, recorded the most home runs by a Japanese player and achieved a triple crown. Lee (35 hits in 157 at-bats), 8 homers, 26 RBIs, OPS of .767, shows no impact from last year. However, he is gradually recovering, recording a batting average of 2.9 7 Lee (22 hits in 74 at-bats), 6 home runs, 14 RBIs, and an OPS of .983 in 19 games in May. 스포츠토토
Despite Murakami’s home run, Yakult lost after an extended bloody battle and fell into a seven-game losing streak. It is the record for most consecutive losses in a season. Even though Murakami hit a home run, he couldn’t laugh because his team was losing. Tokyo Sports said, “There was no laughter as the score gap was still 3 points. However, Murakami showed a shot that could lead to tomorrow,” he commented.
Murakami said, “Because there are fans who support me until the end, I focused and entered the bat. I am leaving the away game now, but I will try to win,” he said of his impressions of the game.