There are three more to go until 40 home runs. The Yomiuri Giants’ fourth batter, Kazuma Okamoto (27), hit his 37th home run of the season. He hit a one-run home run in the top of the fifth inning against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama Stadium in Kanagawa Prefecture on the 3rd. It was a home run that followed one run at 5-7.
The swing has been sharp lately. He returned from rest due to COVID-19 and operated the cannon for three consecutive games. He hit home runs in every game from the first day to the last day of a three-game weekend series against Yokohama on the 1st. It is his third homer in three consecutive games this season. 온라인카지노
In the bottom of the fifth inning, he was the leadoff hitter. Opposing pitcher is right-hander Daita Miyagi. With the ball count of 2B1S, a 147km/h fastball came into the middle of the strike zone. He didn’t miss the ball and hit it to the left stand of Yokohama Stadium. He hit 12 home runs in August, but he hit 3 home runs in September.
He said, “I thought about getting on base as the first batter, but it was fortunate that it was a home run.” In the previous two at-bats, he recorded a double to the right field and struck out swinging. After hitting home runs, two at-bats were struck out with a fly ball to right field and a swing.
Following Okamoto’s home run, Yomiuri tied the score at 7-7 in the top of the eighth inning. In the top of the ninth inning, with two outs and runners on first and third bases, Kadowaki Makoto hit a timely RBI and hit eight times. 7, won by one point. He is cruising to become the third home run king with 40 home runs.
Okamoto hit 31 home runs in 2020 and 39 home runs in 2021, topping the Central League’s home runs. In 2021, he tied for first place with Murakami Munetaka (23), a monster hitter of Yakult Swallows.
He has surpassed 30 home runs for six consecutive years from 2018 to this year, when he became the main player. This year, he set his goal of 40 home runs, exceeding his own record of 39 home runs in a season.
Okamoto hit 200 home runs for the 114th time in Japanese professional baseball history on the 1st. On the same day, Yomiuri coach Tatsunori Hara ordered Okamoto to “go for 500 and 600.” No. 4 in Yomiuri