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[9/7/2013] Hanshin Tigers: Shintaro Fujinami MVP of the Month press conference

by on Sep.07, 2013 @ 3:41 am, under NPB

Daily Sports has posted portions of Shintaro Fujinami's MVP of the Month press conference.

You won the award.  How do you feel?

I am happy and I am honored to receive the award.  I will continue to do my best.

What are your thoughts on the MVP of the Month award?

I think it is an award that goes to the player that works hard and performs well.  Up until this year, I worked to be at my best during the summer.  I think that may have stuck with me.

You joined Nomi and Messenger and got the team the award four months in a row.

I was just the last one to get it.  It was good of Nomi and Messenger to keep it going.

Is there are a game that sticks out for you?

If I had to pick one, it would be the Chunichi game.  I was able to make good pitches and there was talk about being the first in a number of years.  And it was an honor to be linked to such a great player.  I would like to do my best to get even a little closer [to him].

What was it that allowed you to record a 1.09 ERA [in August]?

There was nothing specific that I changed, but I felt good.

What about September and the Rookie of the Year Award?

[I am not thinking about] the Rookie of the Year award and things like that.  I just want to carefully focus on each game, one at a time.  If that results in an award, I would of course be happy...

What would you like to accomplish in the remaining games?

There are not a lot of games remaining, so I want to do what I can and make each game count.

Source: Daily Sports 9/6/2013