‘Maximum 163 km’ batter broke bat, but monster pitching season worst 4 runs steel plate… First home run of the season

June 18, 2023 0 Comments

Nippon Professional Baseball’s monster pitcher Sasaki Rocky (22) collapsed with the most runs this season with his first home run. 토토사이트

Sasaki pitched as a starting pitcher in a game against the Yokohama Dena Baystars held at Yokohama Stadium in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on the 18th. 

He was sluggish with 6 hits (1 home run), 7 strikeouts and 4 runs while throwing 96 pitches in 6 innings. Substituted in the 7th inning, trailing 1-4, is in danger of becoming a losing pitcher. Daily Sports, a Japanese media, said, “Sasaki allowed the worst four runs this season.” 

In the first inning, Yokohama’s top batter, Sekine Taiki, tried to bunt the first pitch, but it was a miss. Even on the second pitch, he got into a bunt stance and withdrew the bat as the ball came in. Eventually, the first baseman grounded out. After that, Sasaki struck out in a row and ended with a three-way strikeout. He grabbed the count with a fastball of up to 163km, threw a forkball with a deciding ball, and turned it into a false swing.

In the second inning, he threw a 160km fastball to lead batter Shuko Maki, and allowed a double that hit the left fence. With a ground ball from second baseman, he became 1 out and 3 base. 2 outs with 1st baseman grounding out, at this time the 3rd base runner jumped into the home and blocked the run with a tag out. The 3rd inning ended neatly with a strikeout, a fly ball in left field, and a strikeout.

In the 4th inning, lead batter Sekine walked on the 10th pitch. With a sacrifice bunt by the third baseman, he became 1st and 2nd, and with a ground ball from the 2nd baseman, he became 2nd and 3rd. Afterwards, Maki allowed a hit to the left to tie the score 1-1.

In the 5th inning, the leading hitter hit and a sacrifice bunt made him 1 out and 2 base. As the bat broke with a 160km fastball against Yuta Gyoda, the pitcher took two outs with a straight hit. In the 2nd base and 2nd base, he set up a pinch-hitter Austin with a 144km forkball and a looking strikeout.

It was the 6th crisis. He was hit by lead batter Sekine. The follow-up hitter, Taishi Kusumoto, swung the first pitch, and the runner on first base succeeded in stealing second base. I tried to bunt, but it was a foul. He caught a looking strikeout with a 161km fastball. The next batter also struck out with a 160km fastball, swinging and missing.

However, after throwing a first pitch slider (144km) against Maki at 2 out 2 base, he hit a left triple and allowed 2 points. He threw a 159km first pitch to Toshiro Miyazaki, but allowed a two-run home run that went over the right fence. It was the first home run allowed in nine games this season.안전사이트

The score was 1-4. He was replaced by a bullpen pitcher in the 7th inning. 

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