The sports that even the 160km genius ace perfect pitcher, gave up in a day,
Chiba Lotte Marines Sasaki Loki (21) revealed his experience of failing to swim.
Sasaki, who received a lot of attention by spraying fastballs of more than 160 kilometers per hour since high school, built up his body in his first year as a professional player and did not play any official games. Last season, he recorded three wins, two losses and a 2.27 ERA in 11 games (63 innings), showing his potential.
Sasaki has fully unleashed his potential by recording 5 wins, 1 loss and a 1.70 ERA in 11 games (74 innings) this season. He has achieved the youngest perfect game in Japan’s history and ranks first in the two major leagues with 105 strikeouts. He is now excluded from the first-team entry for rest.
Sasaki, who has emerged as the ace representing Japan, is drawing keen attention from many fans. Japanese media Tokyo TV revealed Sasaki’s feelings through an interview with Sasaki, where figure skater Honda Marin was the MC.
Sasaki told Honda, “I think it must have been hard to get a lot of attention from a young age. How did you get through it?” Honda said, “When I was young, I didn’t know I was scared and I wasn’t nervous in the game. The results were good, so there was no burden. However, when I received more attention than my grades, I thought a lot about it and thought I wanted to live in the countryside.” Sasaki said, “I’m in the same situation. I don’t get nervous at all because I concentrate during the game. “I’m not nervous at all on the mound, but I’m more nervous before the game,” he said with a smile.
Asked about the memorable words among the advice around him, Sasaki said, “I heard that the pitching coach said, ‘It’s better to believe in his senses more,’ and it left a deep impression on my heart.” Thanks to him, I was able to play with confidence.”
Sasaki, who has shown genius talent since childhood in baseball, did not have much good memories in other sports. Asked about his experience playing other sports, Sasaki said, “I’ve swam once. But I got scolded from the first day and quit,” he jokingly replied 파워볼사이트
As for his hobby, Sasaki said, “I don’t have much time to enjoy my hobby because I have to go to an away game or take care of my body. I hate reading and I like games, but once I start, I fall in love and can’t stop, so I’m not doing it. I’ve never been to a singing room.”