A strong wind of 17m per second raged, but it threw 161km per hour.
Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander Roki Sasaki (22) pitched five scoreless innings against the Softbank Hawks at Chiba Marine Stadium on the 5th. He gave up only one walk and no hits through the fifth inning. He pitched dominatingly, striking out 12 against 17 batters. He struck out 80% of his 15 out counts.
This is Sasaki’s most strikeouts in a single game this season. Up to this day, he recorded 50 strikeouts in 32 innings, which is the overwhelming first place in both the Perth Peak League and Central League. Last season, he struck out 173 in 129⅓ innings.
At the beginning of the first inning, a strikeout parade began with one company and first base. WBC (World Baseball Classic) Japan teammate 3rd Kensuke Kondo struck out on a swing. In 1B2S, Kondo’s bat pierced the air with a forkball that fell down a low course. He then struck out 4th Yanagita Yuki on a full count with a fastball outside at온라인카지노 161 km/h on a swing.
In the top of the second inning, lead batter Ryoya Kurihara, number 5, induced a forkball, and Willians Astudillo, number 6, induced a miss with a slider.
Sasaki, who struck out two out counts in the top of the 3rd inning, struck out 3 to 5 opponents in a row in the top of the 4th inning. After one death in the top of the 5th inning, he struck out two batters in a row and passed the mound in a 0-0 tie.
Perhaps because of the strong condition, the maximum speed was only 161 km. In the previous game against the Orix Buffaloes on April 28, he threw a 165km/h lightspeed ball four times. It is the same speed as the highest velocity recorded by Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) in Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.
According to Japanese media, strong winds of 17 meters per second blew from the center fielder to the catcher at Marine Stadium that day. It was a difficult environment for the pitcher to catch the ball. Due to the influence of the wind, the fall of the forkball was large. A ball like magic came out. Marine Stadium is adjacent to Tokyo Bay and is a stadium that is heavily influenced by wind.
The game ended in a tie in the 12th inning.
Sasaki played in three games, from the Nippon Ham game on April 6 (6 innings, 1 hit and no run), to Orix on April 14 (7 innings, 1 hit and no run), and to Softbank (7 innings, 3 hits and no run) on April 21. He pitched 20 consecutive scoreless innings.
He had 8 hits and 3 runs in 7 innings, faltering slightly in the early stages against Orix on April 28. From the 5th inning of this game to the 5th inning of this day, he recorded 8 consecutive scoreless innings. On this day, he lowered the average ERA from ‘1.00’ to ‘0.84’ with a good pitching without a run.