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NPB: Katsuya Nomura post-game interview from 6/11/2009

by on Jun.11, 2009 @ 10:44 pm, under NPB

There aren't very many of you today. I wonder if fewer come when we win. I know. You guys must all be hoping that we lose. I was today's hero (smiling). It was my decision to start him today and it was my decision to take him out... Sorry guys (smiling).

Yes, fire away!

So Tanaka was able to stop the team's losing streak...
Didn't I just say that it was me. (crowd laughs)

The losing streak started with Tanaka and it seemed as though he was really focused on winning to break it...
If that's the case, then I wish he would have thrown to the end. Starters don't finish with 80 pitches, but rather 120 to 130. Other starters throw that much even when they get hit. But I guess it's all my fault.

On the jam in the 8th...
Not to surprising. I figured we'd be ok even if they tied the score.

In the middle of all that, Aoyama did a great job...
Today's hero really should be Aoyama. I was talking about how amazing it would be if we only gave up 1 run that inning.

Hiraishi was in the starting line-up for the first time this year and collected 2 hits...
That was a bit of a surprise. But once the scouts catch up on what he's capable of doing, I'm sure it won't be as easy for him. The adjustments he makes after that is what makes a player a pro.

On the botched squeeze play...
They read that play pretty well. Squeeze plays are really tough.

You stopped the losing streak. Now it's a matter of getting back on track...
Tomorrow's a day off. This team goes on losing streaks, but not on winning streaks. That's one of the things we need to work on if we want to become a good team.

0 comments on “NPB: Katsuya Nomura post-game interview from 6/11/2009

  1. knucklehead7

    Nomura doesn’t disappoint. From the looks of the box score, Aoyama did a great job of bailing out the team, and it was nice to see Nomura leave him in there to finish the ninth, too. Thanks, as always, for posting this.