Yomiuri’s biggest bad news, ‘Home Run King’, suffered a 3-month injury
A major bad news broke out for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese professional baseball league.
This is because Nataka Sho (34), who was leading the home run, suffered a serious injury while running base.
Nakata suffered a muscle tear while running to second base in a match against the Yakult Swallows held at the Tokyo Dome on the 4th.
As a result of examination at a hospital in the province on the 4th, it was diagnosed that the muscle on the back of the right thigh was torn. From the 5th, he joins the rehabilitation group right away.
In the bottom of the second inning, after hitting a double that landed on the left field, he ran to second base and slid to second base as if he fell.
Nakata called time and called the coaches.
After chatting for a while, I borrowed Abe’s shoulder and limped toward the dugout. Okoe was appointed as the main runner.
In place of Nakata, outfielder Takayuki Kajitani (34) was promoted.
Nakata, who mainly played 5 times, maintained a good performance with a batting average of 0.301 in 28 games, 7 home runs, which was the sole leader in the league, and 15 RBIs, which was tied for 3rd.
He has been the RBI champion, but he has never been the home run king. This year was seen as a very good opportunity. It is because I have a good personal pace and have used the small Tokyo Dome as my home stadium. 스포츠토토
However, muscle damage is an injury that inevitably leaves a gap for at least 2 months and up to 3 months. He was forced to miss a significant part of the season.
If Nakata leaves, Yomiuri will be unable to avoid a large power vacuum. It can also be a burden to raise the ranking that has been hit by the bottom.
Yomiuri is in 4th place with 13 wins and 15 losses. However, since there is only a 0.5 game gap with Hiroshima in 3rd place, Class A (3rd or higher) is in sight.