Yokohama DeNA BayStars geek pitcher Trevor Bauer continued his no-hitter jinx.
Bauer pitched six innings and allowed two runs on seven hits (two home runs) with seven strikeouts against the Junichi Dragons in a Nippon Professional Baseball 2023 game at the Banterin Dome in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan on Sunday. Bauer showed off an eight-pitch arsenal that included a fastball that topped out at 159 mph and a mix of cutters, sliders, changeups, and knuckleballs.
Bauer, who was 1-2 with an 8.40 ERA in three games in Japan, earned his first quality start since March 3 against the Hiroshima Toyokafe (seven innings, one run). Bauer snapped a two-game seven-run skid, but he allowed seven home runs in all four games.메이저놀이터
Bauer took a 2-0 lead with two outs in the first inning when he hit Seiya Hosokawa with a five-pitch 135-kilometer cutter up the middle for a solo shot to left field. He retired the side in order in the second and third innings.메이저놀이터Bauer took a 2-0 lead with two outs in the first inning when he hit Seiya Hosokawa with a five-pitch 135-kilometer cutter up the middle for a solo shot to left field. He retired the side in order in the second and third innings.
After getting out of a jam with runners on second and third in the fourth, Bauer gave up a single to Kosuke Wakai in the bottom of the fifth but got Yuki Okabayashi to ground out to second. But Bauer gave up a solo shot to Hosokawa again in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 2-2. This time it was a 130-kilometer slider up the middle that narrowly missed the fence.
Bauer then got Takuya Kinoshita to fly out to left field with runners on second and third in the sixth to end the inning with a roar. Bauer, whose fastball had been sitting at 155 mph until the fifth inning, suddenly unleashed a monster 158- and 159-mph fastball to get out of the jam in the final at-bat.
Bauer was replaced by J.B. Windelken after the team failed to capitalize on a two-out rally in the top of the seventh. Bauer had to settle for lowering his ERA from 8.40 to 6.86.