The Japanese professional baseball ‘dream showdown’ has been concluded.
Finally, the ‘164km monster’ Loki Sasaki (21) and ‘Japan’s ace’ Yoshinobu Yamamoto (24) face each other.
Chiba Lotte and Orix announced Sasaki and Yamamoto respectively as starters for the match between Chiba Lotte and Orix held at Jojo Marine Stadium on the 14th.
This is the first time Sasaki and Yamamoto face each other. The Japanese professional baseball world is in a frenzy over the big match.
On the 6th, his first appearance since the World Baseball Classic (WBC), Sasaki recorded the highest distance of 164 km against Nippon Ham, and became the winning pitcher with 1 hit and 11 strikeouts in 6 innings.
Yamamoto also became the winning pitcher with 2 hits, 6 strikeouts, 2 walks and no runs while throwing 85 pitches in 6 innings against Softbank on the 6th. After that, in the first appearance, a confrontation between the best pitchers took place.
In the meantime, a confrontation between the two was expected several times, but it did not come to pass, such as the order of appearances being out of order.
Sasaki jokingly said, “I don’t like it because I won’t be able to win” against Yamamoto.
It can be said that it is a difficult match.
They are known to be close like brothers, calling them by their nicknames and communicating with each other. In the WBC semifinal match against Mexico, Yakult Murakami, who scored the final hit, was sprayed with a sports drink on top of the head카지노사이트.
It is a confrontation between Sasaki, who achieved a perfect game last year, and Yamamoto, who recorded a no-hit, no-run.
It can be said that it is difficult to say who is better.
It is also true that there is an analysis that Yamamoto, who has a lot of experience in big matches, has a slight advantage. Yamamoto is evaluated to have grown one step further by going through the Japan Series for the last two years in a row.
The advantage of Sasaki is that the matches are held at the home stadium. Sasaki’s career ERA at Jojo Marine Stadium is only 1 point. He is a pitcher who was particularly strong on the home field.
Indeed, attention is focused on what kind of results will come out of the face-to-face confrontation between the best pitchers in Japan.
Already, there is even an analysis saying that more than a no-hit, no-run can be achieved.
Super interest is focused on who will be laughing.