Darvish and Yamamoto will battle it out in South Korea

Japanese pitchers Darvish Yu (San Diego Padres) and Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Los Angeles Dodgers) will battle it out in South Korea.

MLB.com reported on Thursday (July 24) that Darvish is ready for the Gocheok Series in Seoul. Darvish’s season ended prematurely last August due to an elbow injury, but he has been preparing in string training with the goal of making the Opening Day roster.

Japanese media are also paying attention to Darvish’s preparations. If all goes well, we could see Darvish and Yamamoto take the mound on the same day as opponents. Yamamoto, a four-time Nippon Professional Baseball ace, signed a 12-year, $325 million deal with the Dodgers in the offseason.

San Diego and the Dodgers will open the Major League Baseball season next month with a two-game series at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on April 20 and 21. This will be the first time a Major League Baseball regular season game will be played in South Korea.

It will be the 12th country to host a Major League Baseball game and the fifth time Seoul has ever hosted a Major League Baseball regular-season opener overseas, joining Monterrey, 안전놀이터 Mexico; Tokyo, Japan; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Sydney, Australia.

One reason for the interest in the Seoul series is the presence of a number of Korean and Japanese baseball stars. San Diego has Kim Ha-seong, Go Woo-seok, and Darvish. The Dodgers have Ohtani and Yamamoto.

Ohtani won”t be on the mound this year due to elbow surgery.

He’ll focus on hitting. Of the two, Yamamoto is expected to make his major league debut at Gocheok Dome on Opening Day. If Darvish is ready to go, the Gocheok Dome could see two of Japan’s top pitchers take turns on the mound.

“At this point, my goal is to be ready to pitch in Korea,” Darvish said. I am preparing with the aim of being ready before my team goes to Korea,” said Darvish.

Japanese media outlet Nikkan Sports reported, “Darvish has been practicing pitching with the goal of pitching in the opening game. Will it be against Yamamoto of the Dodgers?”, Nikkan Sports reported with interest. “If all goes well, San Diego is expected to start Joe Musgrove and Darvish in the first two games of the series in South Korea,” Mae said.

Darvish is a veteran ace with a 103-85 record and a 3.59 ERA in 266 career major league games (1624⅓ innings). 카지노사이트 추천 Yamamoto is 70-29 with a 1.82 ERA and 922 strikeouts in 172 games (897 innings) in Nippon Professional Baseball, becoming the first pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball history to win four pitching titles in three consecutive years and the Sawamura Award and Pacific League MVP for three consecutive years.

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