“I was able to win with the best teammates.”
The Japanese baseball team won 3-2 in the final match against the United States at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida on the 22nd (Korean time), rising to the top for the first time in 14 years since 2009. Also, following 2006 and 2009, he achieved his third feat.
Following Shohei Otani, Roki Sasaki, who is considered to be the next player to lead Japanese baseball, also smiled. Sasaki recorded 3.2 innings, 2 hits, 8 strikeouts and 1 run against the Czech Republic in the first round (own), and 5 hits, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs in 4 innings in the semifinal match against Mexico.
Sasaki said, “It’s amazing. He had some difficult pitching in the semifinals, but I think he was blessed with the best teammates and was able to win.”메이저놀이터
“We had a lot of good players. Thank you so much for cheering me on from the Tokyo Dome where the first round was held.”
Sasaki is regarded as the ace responsible for the future of Japanese baseball. Sasaki made headlines by achieving a perfect game on April 10 last year. At that time, Sasaki was recognized for striking out 13 batters in a row and striking out 19 in one game.