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‘Pitcher 4 crowns’ for 2 consecutive years Yamamoto added victory in 3 games and 23 days, 1 run in 6 innings against Chiba Lotte

Orix Buffaloes ace Yamamoto Yoshinobu (25) added a victory in three games. On the 29th, he started against the Chiba Lotte Marines at Kyocera Dome in Osaka and recorded 4 hits, 6 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings. It was his second win in 23 days after his first win against the Softbank Hawks on the 6th, his first game of the season.

He got off to a rough start. In the top of the first inning, the lead batter Daiga Hirasawa walked. A 154km/h fast ball thrown from a full count fell into a low course outside the strike zone. The first fastball thrown from first base with one out went to the middle of the strike zone. Chiba Lotte No. 3 Seiya Inoue hit the ball and made it a timely double with 1 RBI.

He gave up hits in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings, and walked the leadoff batter in the 6th, but sealed it without a run. After Yamamoto was demolished at 2-1, the bullpen allowed one run in three innings.

Orix hit the ball in the reverse game at the end of the 3rd inning, trailing 0-1. He scored 2 runs with 3 hits in a row from the lead batter.안전놀이터 In the bottom of the 6th inning, the lead batter scored two consecutive hits and a sacrifice hit to score an extra run. Orix won by a score of 3-2. In an interview after the game, Yamamoto said, “Thank you to the relief pitchers who protected me.”

In the last two games, I threw well, but I couldn’t win.

On April 14th, in the Chiba Lotte away game, he had a starter match against ‘monster pitcher’ Sasaki Loki (22). 6 innings 1

He gave up a good pitch, but was defeated by Sasaki and became a losing pitcher. In this game, Sasaki threw a perfect pitch with 1 hit and 11 strikeouts in 7 innings, and Chiba Lotte won 2-0.

On the 22nd, against the Seibu Lions, I was not in normal condition. He gave up 11 hits and gave up 3 runs in 7⅓ innings pitched. It was a pitch that fell slightly short of Yamamoto’s stature, but he had a quality start plus (6 or more starting innings, 3 earned runs or less). On this day, the Orix lineup only scored 2 points. He received no help from the batting line and became the losing pitcher.

Yamamoto is the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball, planning to advance to the major leagues after this season. He led the team in wins, earned run average and strikeout percentage for the second year in a row. He won 4 pitching crowns for the second consecutive year and received the Pacific League MVP and Sawamura awards. In the WBC (World Baseball Classic), he contributed to the championship as a starting pitcher along with Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Ageles), Yu Darvish (37, San Diego Padres), and Sasaki.


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