Loki Sasaki (22, Chiba Lotte Marines), the ‘Fireballer’ that Japan’s national baseball team is proud of, threw a light fastball in a practice game.
According to Japanese media reports such as Sankei Sports on the 15th, Sasaki started a practice game against the Yakult Swallows in Okinawa, Japan that day, recording one hit and five strikeouts in two innings. He also threw a fastball with a top speed of 160 km.
Sasaki, who struck out all three batters in the first inning, threw a fast ball against Munetaka Murakami, the first batter in the second inning, and struck out. Murakami, who shook his head at Sasaki’s ball, is the home run king in Nippon Professional Baseball who hit 56 home runs last season. 온라인바카라
After that, Sasaki gave up only one hit, striking out subsequent batters on grounders and finishing the pitch.
Sasaki, who threw a fastball of up to 164 km during the season, already showed off his presence by showing off a fastball of 160 km. Sasaki, who threw a 160km fastball in bullpen pitching last week, also threw the same ball in a practice game, drawing praises saying, “As expected, Sasaki.”
Sasaki, who achieved a perfect game last season, is a right-hander selection resource for the Japanese baseball team that will compete in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) with Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres) and Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels).
Japan will play the first round of the WBC against China on the 9th of next month, followed by a Korea-Japan match at the Tokyo Dome on the 10th.