Cy Young Award pitcher throws 123 pitches in 10 innings of KKKKK, but fails to win… 3rd outsider in franchise history to hit 100K

Trevor Bauer of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Nippon Professional Baseball turned in his best pitching performance of the season.

Bauer took the mound against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp on Wednesday at Matsuda Stadium in Hiroshima, Japan, and pitched a no-hitter into the 10th inning.

He allowed just four hits and didn’t allow a runner past second base until the ninth inning. He struck out five to reach 100 strikeouts for the season. He became only the third Yokohama non-Japanese pitcher in history to reach 100 strikeouts in a season, joining Domingo Guzman (123) in 2003 and Joe Willland (112) in 2017.

However, the Yokohama offense was unable to score a run until the 10th inning, and the game was tied 0-0 in 12 extra innings.

In the first inning, the leadoff batter singled to right. A grounder to the second baseman loaded the bases, and the runner from first was thrown out trying to steal second. Shogo Akiyama gave up an infield single to shortstop, but the fourth batter, Takishi Uemoto, struck out swinging.

In the second, he loaded the bases with one out on a passed ball, but got Yutaro Hatsuki to ground out to shortstop to end the inning.

Bauer was dominant in the third through sixth innings, retiring four straight batters in order. He walked Norma Takayoshi to lead off the seventh inning. She threw a 154-mph fastball to Akiyama, got a fielder’s choice to end the inning, and then struck out swinging two batters later to end the inning.

Led off the eighth inning with a single to right off Shogo Sakakura. First hit since the first inning. After a foul out to third base, Hatsuki got another grounder to shortstop to end the inning.

The ninth inning ended with another triple play. Bauer threw 110 pitches into the ninth inning, but the Yokohama offense was also scoreless until the ninth. Hiroshima starter Hiroki Tokoda also pitched a scoreless ninth with five hits and three strikeouts.

In the 10th inning of extra innings, Bauer took the mound again. After giving up a leadoff single to Akiyama, Uemoto laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners on second and third. It was the first time he allowed a double in the game. In the eighth inning, Sakakura was hit by a pitch to put runners on second and third.온라인카지노

In the ninth, he faced Kosuke Tanaka for the final out and got him to fly out to left field on a three-pitch, 154-mph fastball followed by a 123-mph fastball.

“As Bauer returned to the bench with both hands raised to applause and cheers from the dugout (after getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the 10th inning of extra innings), Miura stuck out his right fist and touched his hands to each other,” according to Japanese media outlet Sportichi Annex.

After turning the ball over to the bullpen in the 11th inning of extra innings, Yokohama and Hiroshima remained scoreless until the 12th.

“Bauer gave up two hits in the first inning but then retired 19 straight batters, including two in a row, until he was hit by a leadoff single in the eighth,” the Japanese outlet noted.

Bauer is now 7-3 with 100 strikeouts in 14 games this season, and the no-hitter lowered his ERA to 2.95. She is tied for fifth in wins, seventh in ERA and second in strikeouts.

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