It was confirmed that the level of baseball in the Czech Republic is not easy. However, he confidently faced Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) and showed awe.
The Czech Republic was defeated 2-10 in the Group B match against Japan at the 2023 World Baseball Classic held at Tokyo Dome, Japan on the 11th. For the Czech Republic, which won a dramatic 8-5 come-from-behind victory against China the previous day (10th), it was difficult to overcome the wall of Japan.
But the Czechs did their best. 토토사이트They also scored the first goal against Japan, the strongest team in Group B. After treating the bottom of the first inning as a tripartite offense, the bottom of the second inning was also passed without a run. Japanese starter Roki Sasaki’s fastball that exceeded 150 km produced a solid hit, but his ability to cope with breaking balls was poor. Eventually, the gap widened.
But for the Czech Republic, facing the strongest team was a rare experience. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, when the Czech Republic took the lead against Japanese national team member Roki Sasaki, with one out and second base, Czech starting pitcher Satoria threw three sliders and curveballs in a row to strike out three pitches. It was a rare scene in which the best hitter on the ground was struck out by a pitcher on the periphery of baseball. Even Ohtani would be embarrassed.
Czech starter Satoria, who struck out Ohtani on three pitches, said “If I had a chance, I would love to get Ohtani to sign”, describing it as a memorable moment of his life.
Although Ohtani struck out on three pitches, the Czechs are looking at value beyond performance. The Czech Republic will play the 3rd match against Korea on the 12th. From Korea’s point of view, in a situation where we have to catch the Czech Republic, we have to consider the number of cases of advancing to the quarterfinals after doing our best against an opponent with formidable power.