An ambush appeared in front of Orix Buffaloes ace Yamamoto Yoshinobu (25), who is aiming for four gold medals for three consecutive years. Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander Atsuki Taneichi (25) brought Yamamoto down to third in strikeouts. On the 10th, he started against Orix at Chiba Marine Stadium, recording 4 hits and no runs in 7 innings and his 9th win of the season. Taneichi, who added 7 strikeouts, surpassed Yamamoto and rose to second place in strikeouts in the Pacific League.메이저사이트

By the 10th, Taneichi struck out 123 and Yamamoto struck out 118. Chiba Lotte’s ‘monster pitcher’ Sasaki Loki (23) is still in first place with 130, but he was out of power at the end of July due to a side injury. Taneichi and Yamamoto competed for first place in strikeouts, and it became a two-way match.

Taneichi struck out the Orix lineup, which was the first in the league.

He passed the first inning with a tripartite, and in the top of the second inning, he struck out lead batter No. 4 Nakagawa Keita on a swing. After recording the first strikeout, Yuma Dongu hit the 5th and Yuma Mune hit the 6th in a row. He struck out 7th Leandro Sedino and 8th Noguchi Tomoya from 1st, 1st and 2nd bases. In the top of the third inning, he struck out four batters in a row, including Genya Wakatsuki in the ninth and Ryo Ota in the first.

His strikeout ability this season is better than Yamamoto, the best pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball. Taneichi pitches 102 innings, striking out 10.85 per 9 innings, while Yamamoto is recording 115 -9.23. All 3 games in the second half

Neichi caught 18 innings – 16, and Yamamoto caught 21⅓ innings – 15.

Yamamoto has been the dominant pitcher for the past two years. In 2021, he went 18-5 with an earned run average of 1.39-206, strikeouts-0.783, and in 2022, he went 15-5, -1.68-205 with a strikeout-0.750 win rate, winning the quadruple crown for the second consecutive year for the first time ever.

With Sasaki leaving due to an injury, the team is on a winning streak this year as well. It ranks first in most wins (11 wins), ERA (1.57), and win rate (0.733) excluding strikeouts. Taneichi is a strong dark horse who will stop Yamamoto from winning four gold medals for three consecutive years.

Taneichi is a classmate of Yamamoto who started his professional life in 2017. He surpassed 8 wins in 2018, posting the most individual wins in a single season against Orix.

Taneichi participated in the All-Star Game on July 19-20. He allegedly chatted with right-hander Trevor Bauer of the Yokohama Bay Stars, who was a Cy Young Award winner at the time. It is said that he was asked about conditioning when starting mainly at short intervals. Japanese starting pitchers typically pitch every six or seven days, and Bauer follows the major league’s five-man starting rotation.

Chiba Lotte is competing for the lead with Orix. Recently, the ride has been held in 6 games as it has been stagnant. Before the game against Orix on the 10th, they had 2 wins and 6 losses in 8 games held in August. During their 4-game losing streak, Taneichi started and led them to a 3-1 victory. I made a good fight at a very important point.

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