Nippon Professional Baseball’s Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes) allowed the first push-off walk in his professional debut. He threw 111 pitches to record a quality start victory. 

Yamamoto took the mound as a starting pitcher in a game against the Softbank Hawks held at Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan on the 13th, and recorded 5 hits토스카지노, 2 walks, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6 innings (111 pitches). The team’s batting line exploded and won 8-3, recording the third win of the season. 

After one out in the first inning, Akira Nakamura hit a double in the middle of the month, but he overcame the crisis by striking out Kensuke Kondo on a grounder to second baseman and Yuki Yanagita on a swing. 2nd inning with 1 strikeout and 2 fly balls.

The team batting line scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning and went ahead. However, he faltered after getting two outs by striking out three times in a row. After two outs, he was hit in a row and became first and second base. Kondo walked out and the bases loaded, followed by a walk to push Yanagita out on the 5th pitch for the first run.

It was the first push allowed by Yamamoto, who debuted as a pro in 2017. Then, Kurihara Ryoya hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner and allowed a 3-3 tie. The ball that fit the body came out and the crisis with the bases loaded again continued, and the center fielder finished with a floating ball. He threw 42 pitches in the third inning alone.

Yamamoto, who finished the 4th and 5th innings consecutively with a triple-death, was driven to the 1st and 2nd bases with a ball and a hit after a shot in the 6th inning with a 4-3 lead. Unlike the 3rd inning, he struck out and grounded without a run.

Yamamoto threw 111 pitches and was responsible for 6 innings, and Orix won 8-3 with 2 runs in the 6th and 2 runs in the 8th. 

According to Japanese media, after the game, Yamamoto said, “As a starter, I was able to do the minimum. It wasn’t bad from the first inning until I gave up a run. I think I can throw a better ball.” 

In 2021, Yamamoto recorded an average ERA of 1.39 with 18 wins and 5 losses in 26 games and 206 strikeouts, and in 2022, he recorded 15 wins and 5 losses in 26 games with an ERA of 1.68 and 205 strikeouts. He won four titles in wins, earned run average, strikeouts, and winning percentage for two consecutive years, and won the Sawamura Award given to the best pitcher for two consecutive years.

This season, he is a little sluggish compared to last year with an average ERA of 2.35 and 43 strikeouts in 6 games, 3 wins and 2 losses. He ranks fourth in earned run average and third in strikeouts. Sasaki Rocky (Chiba Lotte) is making a big success with 3 wins in 5 games, an undefeated average ERA of 0.84 (1st place outside the field) and 50 strikeouts (1st place in the league). 

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