“I wanted to finish with three straight strikeouts.”

Loki Sasaki (22), the “monster pitcher” of the Chiba Lotte Marines, blocked one inning with no runs. He recorded one hit and two strikeouts as a starting pitcher in the Pacific League in the first game of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) All-Star Game held at the Nagoya Dome on the 18th.카지노

Sasaki passed the mound to Orix Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25) after the first inning. Two of the best pitchers in Japanese professional baseball recreated the relay fights shown by the Japanese national team in the WBC (World Baseball Classic).

Sasaki ranked first as the starting pitcher in the Pacific League in this year’s All-Star fan vote. Yamamoto, who lost first place to Sasaki and took second place, took the last train through a ‘plus one vote’.

Sasaki struck out two left-handed batters, Takumu Nakano (Hanshin Tigers) at the bottom of the first inning and Shogo Akiyama (Hiroshima Carp) at the second. I caught Nakano with a pokeball in 1B2S and Akiyama with a slider in 1B2S. He pulled out a swing with a breaking ball that fell on a low course.

3 Sheldon Noisy (Hanshin) was blocked at bat. A full count match followed. On the 6th pitch, a fast ball of 161km per hour went into the middle. It was the best restraint of the day.

Sasaki (left) and Yamamoto took the mound in the first two innings of the first game of the All-Star Game on the 19th, recording one scoreless inning each. Sasaki and Yamamoto, who participated in last year’s All-Star Game as Pacific League All-Stars. Sports Chosun DB
Noisy hit the ball and connected it with a heavy hit. Sasaki ended the inning by treating Yusuke Oyama (Hanshin) with a ground ball to the third baseman in the second out and first base.

18 pitches in 1 inning, scoreless.

Sasaki jokingly commented in an interview after the pitch, “He tried to strike out in a row, but he couldn’t, so he was upset.” He said that the slider that struck out Akiyama was a pitch he learned from Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres) during the WBC.

Sasaki made his first mound as a starting pitcher in Game 2 of last year’s All-Star Game. Last year he allowed one run on three hits in one inning without striking out, but this year he faced Central League hitters relatively comfortably.

Yamamato took the mound in the second inning following Sasaki, recording one inning, one hit, one strikeout, and no runs. Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten Eagles), Suyoshi Wada (Softbank Hawks), and Sachiya Yamasaki (Orix) climbed the mound in the 3rd to 5th innings and pitched scoreless innings each.

The Pacific League All-Star team got five hits in the first inning against Central League starting pitcher Shoki Murakami (Hanshin).

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