A lot of races in the first time were greatly affected. Seibu lost 3 consecutive losses on the same card in the game against Softbank (Pay Pay Dome) on September 14, 2022. The difference extended to 3 games, and it became a situation where even one game could not be abandoned to victory from behind.
Tomoichiro Sumida, the left-hander of Dora 1, started the game. Until this match, they had a big loss with 1 win and 9 losses. I wanted to win no matter what, but I got hit hard every time I lost control of the ball.
Even if the defense rate is not bad… 10 consecutive losses in the quagmire
In the first inning, he was hit by Yukyo Shuto and Daiki Mimori in a row, and when Kenta Imamiya decided to give a sacrifice hit, Yuki Yanagida was hit by a pitch and the bases were loaded with an out. Before he could catch his breath, he was caught in a pang, and Sumida’s expression stiffened. If Despaigne hits a timely two-run double, Softbank’s batting line momentum can’t be stopped. Taisei Makihara, Tomoya Masaki and Akira Nakamura gave 4 consecutive hits and gave up 5 points. I regretted having recovered from 6 consecutive innings from the 2nd to the 7th innings without points.
Sumida loses 10 in a row, breaking the team’s worst record with 5 goals in the 7th inning. I made a disgraceful 10-game losing streak for the first time as a Pacific League newcomer. In the match against Orix (Belluna Dome) on March 26, which was his professional debut, he got off to a great start with his first professional win with a seven-inning good pitch, but after that he fell short of victory.
There are many games without batting support, and the content is not so pessimistic. That’s probably why director Hatsuhiko Tsuji is giving it a chance. Looking at the match card, the Orix match has 1 win and 1 loss with an ERA of 1.89 in 3 games, and the Softbank match has 0 win and 2 losses with an ERA of 2.79 in 4 games. An overall ERA of 3.75 isn’t a bad number either.
No doubt this is good material as a future left-arm ace. Can Sumida overcome this ordeal?