Major League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer (Yokohama DeNA) won his first complete game in Nippon Professional Baseball. He threw a whopping 128 pitches and recorded the win, defending the victory by one run.
Bauer took the mound as a starting pitcher in the match against the Yakult Swallows held at Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan on the 7th and recorded a complete victory with 4 hits, 7 strikeouts, 3 walks and 2 runs in 9 innings.안전놀이터
Yokohama won by one point, 3-2 thanks to Bauer’s complete pitch. Bauer recently won 5 consecutive wins and recorded a season record of 6-2 and an average ERA of 3.53.
Bauer continued to do a tripartite with 3 infield ground balls in the first inning, and a tripartite with 3 fly balls in the second inning. However, after one out in the third inning when the score was tight at 0-0, he became second base with two outs and a sacrifice bunt, and was hit with a timely hit by top hitter Namiki Hidetaka and conceded the first run.
Bauer was hit by lead batter Santana in the fourth inning, but Murakami Munetaka got out with a straight hit to shortstop and allowed a walk. In the crisis of 1st and 1st base, he prevented the third baseman with a floating ball and second baseman with a ground ball without conceding.
The 5th episode ended neatly with a tripartite retreat. Yokohama tied two opponent defensive errors and two hits in the 5th offense, which was trailing 0-1, and turned it around to 3-1.
Bauer walked the lead hitter in the 6th inning, but Yakult 3rd through 5th hitters all struck out on a swing. No. 3 Santana had a low slider, No. 4 Murakami had a knuckle curve, and No. 5 Osna finished with KKK with a 156km fastball. It received applause from the Yokohama home fans.
The number of pitches reached 97, ending with a tripartite throw in the 7th inning. Bauer, who was on the mound again in the 8th inning, got two outs and walked Kotaro Yamasaki. Following this, he even allowed two bases to be stolen. He was beaten 3-2 by one run after a timely hit by Santana from 2nd out and 2nd base.
It was a match against Murakami at 2 out 1 base. Bauer struck out three pitches with a 156km fastball, 142km changeup, and 132km knuckle curve, and roared from the mound.
Bauer, who threw 118 pitches through the eighth inning, climbed the mound in the ninth inning as well. He got two outs with a fly ball in right field and a strikeout on a swing, and threw a 154km fastball on the 128th pitch to Hideki Nagaoka, winning a complete game with a fly ball in left field.
Bauer won 5 consecutive wins, continuing a quality start in the last 7 consecutive games with a 2-run complete game on the day. The 6 wins of the season are tied for 5th in the Central League. 8 wins for 2 people, 7 wins for 2 people. His 76 strikeouts were fourth in the league. It seems that the adaptation to Japanese baseball is over now.
Japan’s Nikan Sports said, “Bauer took a break on the 4th and won the mound. He led the come-from-behind victory with a super-heated fight throwing 128 pitches, the most since advancing to Japan.”