It is a perfect fight with a different class.
Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander Sasaki Rocky (22) pitched an overwhelming pitch against the Orix Buffaloes. As a starter in the home game held at Chiba Marine Stadium on the 14th, he had a strikeout parade with a light-speed ball of 163km/h. He gave up only one hit through the seventh inning, striking out 11 and giving up no runs. He is 2 games this season, 13 scoreless innings, and an earned run average of ‘0’.
Orix is the opponent team Sasaki achieved a perfect game last year.
The three-way march started from the beginning of the first inning. The first pitch thrown against No. 1 Chano Tokemasa hit 160 km/h. After catching Chano with a standing strikeout, he returned No. 2 Gonzalez to third base with a missed swing. Then, against No. 3 Tomoya Mori, a high outside fastball thrown from 2B2S took 162 km. Maury’s bat cut through the air.
Then, in the top of the second inning, he struck out four batters in a row, including Yutaro Sugimoto. He caught Yuma Mune in the fifth with a ground ball to the second baseman, and struck out Keita Nakagawa in the sixth with a swing and miss again.
The third inning was over in an instant. He struck out 7th Masahiro Nishino on a shortstop grounder, 8th Genya Wakatsuki, and 9th Ryo Ohta with a miss swing.
In the top of the 4th inning, he struck out 1-3 again. Orix 1-3 batters struck out for 2 consecutive innings. In the beginning of the 5th inning, 4 to 6 were treated as criminal hits. 1 to 5 innings in a row with a triple strike. He struck out 10 of 15 out counts.
The perfect streak was broken in the top of the 6th inning. Nishino allowed a walk in the 7th, and Wakatsuka got his first hit in the 8th. Sasaki treated two batters in a row with one out, second and third base. Sasaki then closed the 7th inning with a three hitter and completed the mission.
Chiba Lotte scored 1 run with 3 hits in the bottom of the 4th inning against Orix starter Yamamoto Yoshinobu (25). Yamamoto gave up 5 hits and 1 run in 6 innings and passed the mound. 9 strikeouts.
Sasaki and Yamamoto,메이저놀이터 the main players who won the World Baseball Classic (WBC), made their first appearances side by side on the 6th and won. Sasaki had 1 hit, 11 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings against the Nippon Ham Fighters, and Yamamoto had 2 hits, 6 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings against the Softbank Hawks. In the first match from the WBC representative, Sasaki won.