Victory flew by a home run, suddenly 159 km when faced with a crisis… Geeky Bauer Fails Again 2 Wins
Yokohama DeNA Baystars geeky pitcher Trevor Bauer continued the home run jinx.
Bauer started the 2023 Japan Professional Baseball Chunichi Dragons game held at Vantelin Dome in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan on the 27th and recorded 7 hits (2 homers) and 7 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings. Bauer showed off his eight-color pitch by mixing a fastball with a maximum speed of 159 km/h, cutter, slider, changeup, curve, and knuckle curve.안전놀이터
Bauer, who recorded 1 win, 2 losses and an ERA of 8.40 in 3 games after advancing to Japan, achieved his first quality start on this day since his first appearance against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp on the 3rd (7 innings, 1 run). Bauer ended his 7-run slump in the last 2 games in a row, but allowed a total of 7 homers with a home run in all 4 games.
After two outs in the bottom of the first inning with a 2-0 lead, Bauer threw a 135km cutter driven into the center on the fifth pitch to Hosokawa Seiya and hit a left-handed solo shot. He recorded a three-way offense in the second and third innings.
Bauer, who overcame the crisis with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases in the 4th inning, gave up a left-handed hit to Kosuke Wakai after 2 outs in the 5th inning, but turned Yuki Okabayashi into a ground ball to the second baseman. However, after one out in the 6th inning, Bauer hit Hosokawa again with a superior solo shot and allowed the score to tie 2-2. This time, the 130km slider went into the middle, and it narrowly crossed the fence.
Bauer ended the inning with a roar by knocking Takuya Kinoshita out with a floating ball in left field in the sixth inning crisis with 2nd out and 1st and 2nd bases. Bauer, who had a maximum speed of 155 km through the 5th inning, overcame the crisis by showing off his superpowers by suddenly throwing 158 km and 159 km fastballs in the last Kinoshita at-bat.
After the team canceled a chance with two outs loaded in the top of the 7th inning, Bauer was replaced by JB Windelken. Bauer had to be content with lowering his ERA from 8.40 to 6.86.