‘KKKKKKKKKKKKKK’ Yamamoto’s strength, 125 pitches, 13 strikeouts, complete win… 1st place in most wins – 2nd place in ERA – 2nd place in strikeouts

July 8, 2023 0 Comments

 Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes) of Nippon Professional Baseball threw 125 pitches and won the game completely. 

Yamamoto took the mound as a starting pitcher in the match against the Seibu Lions held at Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan on the 8th, striking out 13 in 9 innings and becoming the winning pitcher with 5 hits and 1 run. A 5-1 win for Orix. 

1st in the league with 8 wins this season, the average ERA was lowered from 1.89 to 1.79. With 94 strikeouts, he chased after Sasaki Rocky (107), who led the league. The Orix lineup supported Yamamoto’s victory by scoring 2 points in the 2nd inning, 2 points in the 3rd inning, and 1 point in the 5th inning.

In the first inning, the lead batter Tonosaki Shuta was treated as a floating ball in left field with a 150km fastball. Sōsuke Genda strikes out on a swing. Suzuki handled it as a first baseman ground ball with a forkball.

In the second inning, Nakamura threw three forkballs and struck out three pitches. McKinnon was sent out on a walk, but the shortstop grounded to 2nd and 1st base. He allowed a right-handed hit to Sato, but the inning ended when the runner on first was tagged out at third.

In the 3rd inning, he committed a three-way offense with 8 balls. He got two outs with a left fielder’s fly ball and a second baseman’s fly ball, and struck out.

In the fourth inning, he struck out Genda with a 150km fastball on the ninth pitch and allowed Suzuki a shortstop infield hit. Nakamura struck out with a 155km fastball, and McKinnon was treated as a foul fly by the second baseman.

In the 5th inning, the inning ended with a tripartite strike, a strikeout, a fly ball to the second baseman, and a strikeout. In the 6th inning, pitcher pinch-hitter Kaneko struck out on a swing and Tonosaki struck out looking, striking out 3 batters in a row.

However, after throwing a 149 km cut fastball to Genda, he allowed a left double. The first forkball (145 km) thrown at Suzuki went high, hit the ball in a timely manner, and allowed the first run. Against Nakamura, he finished the inning with a floating ball in left field with a straight ball in the middle of the 153km 4th ball from 3 balls.

He finished with a three-way exit with 7 balls in the 7th inning. He handled three batters with a shortstop ground ball, a shortstop fly ball, and a shortstop straight hit. 90 pitches through the 7th inning. In the 8th inning, Yamamoto ended the inning with a powerful “KKK” pitch against three batters.바카라사이트

Yamamoto, who threw 106 pitches through the eighth inning, also appeared in the ninth. Genda got 2 outs with a shortstop grounder and Suzuki a 3rd baseman fly ball. He allowed a hit to left field to Nakamura. Against McKinnon, he struck out with a forkball on the 125th pitch and ended the game. 

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