Yakult Swallows Murakami Munetaka (23), who had fallen into extreme sluggishness, is showing a gradual recovery in May.
On the 21st, in the Yokohama DeNA Baystars match against the Yokohama DeNA Baystars, which was held at Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Murakami started as a 3rd baseman and recorded 2 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 1 run and 1 walk. Yakult recorded a 3-3 draw.
Last season, Murakami, who broke the record for the most home runs by a Japanese player and achieved a triple crown by recording a batting average of 3.18 li (155 hits in 487 at-bats) in 141 games, 56 homers, 134 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.168, played at the World Baseball Classic held in March. In (WBC), he also led Japan to the championship with a batting average of 2.3% (6 hits in 26 at-bats), 1 home run, 6 RBIs, and an OPS of .826 in 7 games. He got off to a good start, hitting a two-run home run in the season opener as well.
However, Murakami subsequently fell into a shocking slump and had the worst April. He had a .541 OPS with 1 home run and 10 RBIs in 24 games. Murakami, who suffered the worst slump, is showing signs of recovering little by little in May. He recorded an OPS of .948 with 5 home runs and 12 RBIs in 16 games with a batting average of 2.7 and 4 Lee (17 at 62).토토사이트
Japanese media Full Count said, “Murakami hit Imana Shota’s 8th pitch, 151 km/h, outside fastball, with whom he played for the WBC national team, and hit the ball into the crowd on the left side of the central display board. Murakami was sure of a home run the moment he hit. Against Imanaga, this is the second home run of the season since the last 5 days,” he said, welcoming Murakami’s rebound.