Shota Imanaga (30), who started in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) final match against the United States, continued his good pitching with his team.
Yamanaga, the left-handed ace of the Yokohama Baystars, started the game against the Chunichi Dragons in Nagoya on the 28th and pitched 7 scoreless innings. Through the seventh inning, he gave up four hits, one walk, and struck out 12. 115 pitches.
Imanaga caught all three out counts in the first inning by striking out on a swing. The opponent’s first and second batters Yuki Okabayashi and Yohei Oshima struck out. Both players took the timing by throwing breaking balls.
In a situation where there were no runners from the second company, the first fastball (148km/h) thrown to Seiya Hosogawa in the third became a triple hit to the right field. Hosogawa responded well to a fastball that went into a high course outside. He ended the inning by striking out Takaya Ishikawa, the follow-up hitter, on second out and third base.
Overwhelming pitching followed.
Imanaga, who passed the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings with a tripartite offense, was hit with a double after one death in the 5th inning. Sixth, Muramatsu Kaido did not miss the slider that was driven into the middle of the strike zone. However, Chunichi could not save the scoring opportunity. Imanaga struck out two consecutive batters on swings.
All 12 strikeouts recorded that day were strikeouts on a swing.
This year, while participating in the WBC national team, the season started late. After he joined the team, he had enough time
I fixed my body condition.
Imanaga, who made his first appearance against the Hiroshima Carp on the 21st, became the winning pitcher with 5 hits and no runs in 8 innings. He is recording an average earned run of ‘0’ in 2 games and 15 consecutive scoreless innings this season. Both games are quality start plus (7 or more innings starting, 3 earned runs or less).먹튀검증
On this day, Roki Sasaki (22, Chiba Lotte Marines), who was a teammate of the WBC national team, stopped consecutive scoreless innings. After recording 20 scoreless innings in 3 games this season, he gave up 3 runs in 7 innings against the Orix Buffaloes in Osaka on the 28th. Sasaki’s goalless march has been stopped, but Imana is progressing.
Imanaga started in the US and WBC finals and allowed 4 hits (1 home run) and 1 run in 2 innings. He took the mound as the second pitcher after starter Darvish Yu (37, San Diego Padres) in the match against Korea in the first round of the group stage, giving up 3 hits and 1 run in 3 innings. Park Kun-woo hit a superior one-run home run against Imanaga in the 6th inning.