Tune-up for the game against Chinese Taipei to be held on November 7 - Kasahara is to be a starter in the first game
November 6, 2018
SAMURAI JAPAN Top Team was Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome and, on November 6, performed Official practice of approximately two hours with game with Chinese Taipei of ENEOS SAMURAI JAPAN series coming the next day.
In addition, Official press conference is held, too, Manager Atsunori Inaba and HUANG KAN-LIN director, catcher Takuya Kai (SoftBank) and infielder CHEN CHUN-HSIU (Lamigo) of series MVP of the two countries are attendance. We talked about ambition for game.
At first for Chinese Taipei which developed excellent game as for Manager Inaba in the past "have Japan come because of one game, and thank. We show respect saying we think that we can be improved each other by fighting against team which can become rival of Tokyo Olympics and "we have such a game call 黃 director and thank. Domestic season was just over and there were many good players of condition and said growth of players, we expect.
After that, Manager Inaba "faced a lot for the active play era, but there are a great many high-level players. We braced ourselves saying we think whether there was not gold medal of Tokyo Olympics when we did not beat this rival team.
In addition, both players who accomplished outstanding performance in domestic series of the two countries "at first is defense. We wanted to do lead that could lead team to victory (Kai) and talked about enthusiasm with (Chen) who "level of Japanese pitcher was high, but prepared well, and wanted to do good play" powerfully each.
And, in the forerunner of both teams, it was announced that it was CHIANG CHEN-YEN pitcher (unification) and confrontation of both young people left arm SAMURAI JAPAN Shotaro Kasahara pitcher (Chunichi), Chinese Taipei. SAMURAI JAPAN is place that wants to make a start having good good omen at "2018 ALL STAR SERIES" of the start on 9th.
Comments by Players
Shotaro Kasahara pitcher (Chunichi)
"We were informed the first departure one week ago. As it is played first game, good flow wants to be brought. As the other party is prosperous state of baseball, it is impression to be of high quality. (as for the strain) though we think that we will do tomorrow (laugh) still all right now"
2018 ALL STAR SERIES
Overview Players Ticket Broadcast Schedule
Thursday, November 8 18:00
Giant 6-9 MLB All-Star team
Friday, November 9 18:30
SAMURAI JAPAN 7-6 MLB All-Star team
Saturday, November 10 18:30
MLB All-Star team 6-12 SAMURAI JAPAN
Sunday, November 11 19:00
SAMURAI JAPAN 3-7 MLB All-Star team
Tuesday, November 13 18:30
MLB All-Star team 3-5 SAMURAI JAPAN
Wednesday, November 14 19:00
SAMURAI JAPAN 6-5 MLB All-Star team
Thursday, November 15 18:00
MLB All-Star team 1-4 SAMURAI JAPAN
Thursday, November 8, 9th Friday, 10th Saturday, 11th Sunday Tokyo Dome
Tuesday, November 13 Mazda Stadium
Wednesday, November 14, 15th Thursday Nagoya Dome
SAMURAI JAPAN, MLB All-Star team
ENEOS SAMURAI JAPAN series 2018
Overview Ticket Players
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 18:15 game start (going to open at 16:15)
SAMURAI JAPAN 5-6 Chinese Taipei
Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome
SAMURAI JAPAN, Chinese Taipei