Japan World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team pitcher Sasaki Loki (Chiba Lotte Marines) threw a ball at 160 km/h in his first real game.
Sasaki started a practice match between Chiba Lotte and Yakutre Swallows held at Itoman Stadium in Okinawa, Japan on the 15th and threw 29 pitches in 2 innings, striking out 5 and showing a perfect pitch. 온라인바카라
What became a hot topic was Sasaki’s restraint. On this day, Sasaki overpowered the Yakult batters by throwing a ball of up to 160 km. In a confrontation with the “home run king” Murakami Munetaka, he struck out with a 160km fastball.
On this day, Sasaki vomited a spirit of striking out from the first batter to the fourth batter. Sasaki, who caught the first strikeout with a 157km fastball and a forkball, announced a good start by striking out consecutively with a slider and four-seam.
Afterwards, Sasaki allowed Hideki Nagaoka the first hit, but then completed his mission by striking out both batters with a ground ball and a swing miss. Sasaki handed over the mound to Kojiro Sakamoto in the third inning to end the game.
Sasaki, famous for his fastball of up to 164 km, was selected as the Japanese national team for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March. Last year, with the youngest perfect game in Japanese professional baseball and an average ERA of 2.02 with 9 wins and 4 losses in 20 games, Sasaki was selected for his first adult national team thanks to this performance.
In an interview with Japanese media (Sports Hochi), Sasaki expressed his aspirations, saying, “I want to show a lot of strikeouts at the WBC.”
Sasaki threw a 160km fastball in his first real match before the tournament, raising expectations for his performance in the WBC.