‘KKKKKK’ 120 pitch fighting spirit. 3rd complete game, the most in the season → shutout in 3 years… lead the team to the finish line

Kona Takahashi of the Seibu Lions threw 120 pitches and recorded a shutout. After 3 years, he led Seibu to finish last.바카라

On the 16th, in a match against Nippon Ham held at Veruna Dome in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, Takahashi won a complete shutout with 4 hits and 6 strikeouts in 9 innings. Seibu won 2-0 with Takeya Nakamura’s two-run home run.

Seibu succeeded in winning their first five games this season, recording 34 wins, 1 draw and 47 losses. On the other hand, Nippon Ham suffered 9 consecutive losses in 4 years and fell to the bottom with 35 wins and 49 losses.

With his third complete game this season, Takahashi tied for first place with Takayuki Kato (Nippon Ham). In addition, on September 8, 2020, it recorded a shutout victory in three years after the match against Orix.

Takahashi is 6-6 with a 2.25 ERA in 3 complete pitches in 16 games this season.

Three-way offense in a row from 1st to 3rd. All nine hitters were caught out. It was the 4th crisis. He allowed a double to leadoff hitter Hanson. With a ground ball from the second baseman, he became 1 out and 3 base, and allowed a walk. He struck out 4th hitter Martinez on 1st, 1st and 3rd base and allowed the runner on 1st to steal 2nd base. In the crisis of 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base, the center fielder blocked the ball without conceding.

In the 6th inning, he was hit with a double after 2 outs, but finished the inning with an outfield fly ball, and in the 7th inning, he allowed a double after 1 run, but the pitcher overcame the crisis with a ground ball and an infield fly ball.

Takahashi threw 100 pitches through the 7th inning, got 2 outs in the 8th, and allowed Ishii a triple that hit the fence in the middle. Right fielder Kishi caught the deflected ball and quickly made a relay play, and second baseman Tonosaki threw it home. Ishii, who tried to return to third base and home, was tagged out while returning to third base.

Takahashi, who also got on the mound in the ninth inning, got two outs with a ground ball from the first baseman and a straight hit from the pitcher. He struck out looking with a 154km fastball on the 120th pitch against Martinez. It was the best restraint of the day.

Takahashi said, “I am grateful to the fielders for distributing the pace well and making the home throw accurately in the 8th inning.”

According to the Japanese media Sports Hochi, the temperature on this day was the highest of 39.4 degrees, and when the game started, it was 35 degrees and the humidity was 60%. Takahashi said he changed his undershirt three times during nine innings.

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