As the limited-class ace was shaken, the team began to drag. Darvish Yu (37, San Diego Padres) was in trouble.
Darvish scrambled as a starting pitcher in the second round against Korea in Group B in the first round of the 2023 WBC finals held at the Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo on the 10th.
The start was perfect. In the first inning, Darvish grounded Tommy Edman and Kim Ha-seong, and tied Lee Jung-hoo with a floating ball in left field. In the second inning, Darvish struck out Park Byeong-ho on a swing, blocked Kim Hyun-soo with a ground ball from first baseman, and Park Kun-woo with a fly ball from right fielder, recording a three-way offense.
However, he had a nightmare in the next inning. In the 3rd inning, Darvish was hit by a double in the middle left by Kang Baek-ho, the lead batter, and allowed Yang Eui-ji a two-run home run. After that, he caught Choi Jeong and Edmon with fly balls in succession, but Kim Ha-seong was sent out due to a third baseman error and became second base with two outs, and Lee Jung-hoo hit right at the right time. He only scored 3 runs in 3 innings.메이저놀이터
Darvish’s mission was up to the third inning. On this day, Darvish recorded 3 runs (2 earned) in 3 innings (48 pitches), 3 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and was unable to do his part.
Despite Darvish’s sluggishness, Japan scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and succeeded in turning the game around 4-3.