Outfielder Aoki Norichika (41), of the Yakult Swallows in the Japanese professional baseball league, was replaced by a ball thrown by a pitcher 토토사이트 in the head against the Hiroshima Carp on the 26th. In the top of the seventh inning, trailing 3-5, Hiroshima’s second pitcher Ryōji Kuribayashi’s fourth fastball of 154 kilometers per hour hit Aoki’s head.
At that moment, Matsuda Stadium in Hiroshima was in silence as if it had poured cold water on it. Aoki, who had collapsed for a while, was carried off on a stretcher. He was immediately taken to a hospital for a thorough examination.
It is said to be the seventh time in his career that Aoki, a right-handed left-handed hitter, has been hit by an empty ball. The previous six times were hit by a ball thrown by a left-handed pitcher. Kuribayashi is the first right-handed pitcher.
Fortunately, it was not a major injury.
Aoki hit a three-run homer as a pinch hitter against the Yokohama BayStars at Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo on the 28th.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, trailing 1-3, one out and runners on first and second base. Coach Shingo Takatsu made a winning move. He put up a pinch hitter Aoki in the ninth pitcher Sisnid’s at-bat. He took a break on the 27th and played in two days.
In the ball count 1B1S, Yokohama left-hander Katsuki threw a fastball in the strike zone
When Aoki hit a come-from-behind three-run home run in the sixth inning of the match against Yokohama on the 28th, Murakami and Takasu, who were in the dugout, are showing signs of complaining. Photo source = Yakult Swallows SNS
be driven to. Aoki didn’t miss the ball and pulled it into a superior home run.
His third homer of the season. Takatsu’s pinch-hit operation was successful. Aoki said, “I’m fine. “I tried to concentrate at bat,” he said.
Aoki, a 41-year-old veteran, scored 1,000 points with the home run.
With Aoki’s three-run homer, Yakult turned the game around 4-3. If I had kept the lead, it would have been a great story, but the bullpen collapsed.
At the top of the eighth inning, Yokohama’s No. 4 Maki Shugo hit a timely double to center field to return the game to square one. With two outs and third base, pinch hitter Yamato hit a timely left-handed hit to turn the game around. Yakult right-hander Shimizu Novoru, who took the mound in the eighth inning, failed to stop the Yokohama centerline.
Yakult, who suffered a 4-5 1-point come-from-behind defeat, lost five consecutive games. It is in fifth place, 1.5 games ahead of the “Last Place” Chunichi Dragons. He started with the aim of winning the championship for three consecutive years, but he is getting farther away.
Born in 1982, Aoki is the oldest player in the Japanese professional baseball league this year. This is the 1923th homerun in his career
Get on. Aoki was the only Japanese professional baseball player to achieve 200 hits in a season twice. He hit 202 in 2004, his second year, and 209 in 2010. Last season, he had only 55 hits, but this year he has 49 in 65 games.