As the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball, he kept his pride until the end.
Orix Buffaloes right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25) was hit on the first day of the league match after the interleague schedule was over. On the 23rd, he started in an away game against the Softbank Hawks in Fukuoka, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings and became the losing pitcher. This season, in 10 games, he scored the most goals and recorded his 3rd loss (6 wins). His most runs were 3 runs in 7⅓ innings against the Seibu Lions on April 22, and 3 runs in 6 innings against Softbank on May 13. They lost against Seibu and won against Softbank.
Yamamoto has been winning 5 games in a row since April 29 against Chiba Lotte Marines (6 innings, 1 run). He had a 1.46 earned run average in six games and 43 innings pitched. The break was put on the winning streak.
Oryx took the lead in the first inning and started.
Tomoya Mori hit a one-run home run against Kohei Arihara, a Softbank starting pitcher who returned from the major leagues after 2 out of 3 years. In 2B, he pushed a 130 km/h slider that entered the low course in the middle of the strike zone and flew it over the fence on the right side of the Fukuoka Dome.
First appearance in ten days. Yamamoto got off to a rough start.
He let out leadoff hitter No. 1 Akira Nakamura for a hit to left. WBC (World Baseball Classic) teammates No. 2 Taisei Makihara and No. 3 Kensuke Kondo were treated with consecutive infield grounders, but Yunagita No. 4
Blocked by Yuki. Yanagita countered the high outside curve thrown from 2 out 2 base and full count, making it a timely hit. 1-1.
He then gave up a right-handed hit to Ryoya Kurihara in the 5th, with 2 out and 1st and 3rd base. In the crisis of additional runs, he struck out Yanagimachi Tatsuru in the 6th with a swing and ended the inning.
The bottom of the second inning was also difficult. Leading batter 7th Kenta Imamiya hit left-handed, 1st out 9th Gai Takuya hit a double to the left field.
Softbank’s top batting line showed their concentration. Nakamura hit right-handed in 1st, 2nd and 3rd bases, and Makihara hit left-handed hits in 1st, 1st and 3rd bases. 3-1. One point was added by hitting a sacrifice hit at 1st 2nd and 3rd base followed by Kondo 3rd. Yamamoto ended the inning by striking out Yanagita on a swing at number 4. In the second inning, he gave up 7 hits and gave up 4 runs.스포츠토토
Yamamoto found stability from the bottom of the third inning. The first time it was passed through a tripartite offense. He caught the opponent 5 to 7 with a ground ball by the first baseman, a floating ball by the center fielder, and a strikeout on a swing. Yamamoto, who passed the 4th and 5th innings with one hit and no runs, blocked the bottom of the 6th inning with a three-way exit. 101 pitches.
Yamamoto was replaced at the bottom of the 7th inning, trailing 1-4.
Yamamoto, who won 4 wins, ERA, strikeouts, and win rate for two consecutive years, posted after the end of this season
He is planning to enter the major leagues through STEM. Major League Baseball officials are checking his pitching every game. By allowing 4 runs on the day, his earned run average rose to 1.98.
Orix, which is trying to win the Pacific League for the third year in a row, suffered a 1-7 defeat. With the defeat on this day, it gave Softbank first place by half a game. Softbank, Orix, and Chiba Lotte are fiercely competing for the lead. Prior to the match, Orix was in first place, ahead of Softbank by 0.5 games. Chiba Lotte, which had recently slowed down after running for the lead, was in third place, 1.5 games behind the first.