Finally, ‘Super Ace’ comes out.
Orix Buffaloes’ ‘monster pitcher’ Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25)토토사이트 will take the mound against the Chiba Lotte Marines on the 18th. He will start in the first game of the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage held at his home stadium, Osaka Dome. This is his first appearance in 16 days after allowing 7 scoreless innings against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 2nd. He pitched overwhelmingly, striking out 11 in the final game of the regular season.
In 23 games this season, he had 16 wins, 6 losses, an earned run average of 1.21, 169 strikeouts, and a winning percentage of .702. Starting in 2021, he has won four crowns in terms of multiple wins, earned run average, strikeouts, and winning percentage for three consecutive years. His four wins for the second year in a row were also a first in history, and he continued his monster performance this year. It is certain that he will win the league MVP and Sawamura Award for three consecutive years.
It was the best with no comparison over the past three years.
They were particularly strong against Chiba Lotte this season. He appeared in 4 games, won 3, lost 1, and had an earned run average of 0.64. He even threw a no-hitter and no run in an away game held at Chiba Marine Stadium on September 9th. He faced 29 batters and threw 102 pitches through the 9th inning, allowing only 2 walks. It was the second consecutive no-hitter for the first time in 82 years.
Orix ranked first in the league for three consecutive years and advanced directly to the final stage. They are aiming to win the Japan Series for the second year in a row.
The final stage, which determines the right to advance to the Japan Series, will be played in a best-of-four format. The team ranked first in the league starts with an advantage of one win.
Chiba Lotte (2nd place) won in the bottom of the 10th overtime in the 3rd game of the First Stage against Softbank Hawks (3rd place) on the 16th and advanced to the final stage with 2 wins and 1 loss. Down 0-0, the team lost 3 runs in the top of the 10th inning, but tied the game with a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 10th and ended the game with two outs and consecutive hits.
Yamamoto, who did bullpen pitching on the 17th, said, “I watched Game 3 and thought baseball was fun. Chiba Lotte is a good team. I feel like this is finally the beginning.”
Yamamoto started as a starter in the first round of the final stage in 2021 and 2022. In 2021, he pitched a shutout against Chiba Lotte, and in 2022, he pitched 8 scoreless innings against Softbank.
This year, Orix showed an overwhelming advantage over Chiba Lotte with 15 wins, 2 draws, and 8 losses. Chiba Lotte selected 37-year-old veteran right-hander Manabu Mima as the starter. Loki Sasaki is also waiting to take the mound.