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NPB: Katsuya Nomura post-game comments from 7/3/2009

by on Jul.04, 2009 @ 1:57 am, under NPB

Some comments from Katsuya Nomura after his team dropped it's fourth straight game.


You're going to make me talk after a game like this? Isn't that punishment? I don't even know what to do talk about.

What did you think of Tanaka's pitching?
He gave up a home run to a home run hitter in the 8th because he threw a hittable pitch. When the ball flies that far, it's the pitchers fault. The winds of change.

Was it a problem in pitch selection?
I have no idea what they were thinking out there, but they were probably overdoing it.

You relied on speed in the 5th to score a run...
Because we can't hit, that's the only way for us to score. That's us doing our best.

But more than that, giving up the go-ahead run after a game-tying home run was the problem. There was some bad luck involved, but because he was leaving the balls up, the balls were dropping in between the fielders.

Throwing off-speed pitches down is what you're supposed to do. You're only going to get hit when you throw them up in the zone. He's not thinking enough about location. When I looked at the replays on the screen in the outfield, even when he was getting people out, he was throwing too many pitches down the middle. And the wind helped him out a couple of times. That's the difference between him and Wakui.