Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25), the best active ace in Japanese professional baseball, achieved his second personal no-hit no run. He set a no-hit, no-run record for two consecutive years, the third in Japanese history.
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who happened to be watching Yamamoto’s pitching, saw Yamamoto’s no-hitter and did not spare high praise. Yamamoto is preparing to enter the major leagues through the posting system after finishing this season. Scouts from seven major league teams, including the Yankees, watched on this day.
Yamamoto appeared as a starting pitcher in the game against the Chiba Lotte Marines held at Jojo Marine Stadium in Japan on the 9th, and threw 102 pitches in 9 innings, allowing only 1 walk and 1 base hit, striking out 8, and recording no hits. Orix won 4-0.
Yamamoto continued his perfect pitching on this day, throwing 47 pitches through the 5th inning, mainly using fastballs with a speed of 156 km and forkballs.
He gave up a perfect pitch in the 6th inning by walking the lead batter, but he continued to allow no hits after that. The highlight of the 8th inning was that KKK struck out three batters in a row. After 2 outs in the 9th inning, a ball hit to the body allowed the team to get on base for the second time that day. He completed the record with a grounder to second base with two outs and one on base.먹튀검증
Yamamoto recorded a no-hitter and no run against the Seibu Lions on June 18 last year. He succeeded in no-hitting and no-running for two consecutive years for the first time in 82 years since Eiji Sawamura in 1936-1937 and Tadashi Kameda in 1940-1941. A first record in a two-major league system.
In an interview with Japanese media after the game, General Manager Cashman said, “I think everyone who watched the game today was excited. “It was a great game, a historic play,” he said, adding, “I will treasure today’s ticket.” “When I meet him later, he might be able to get an autograph,” he said meaningfully.
Also, General Manager Cashman, who witnessed Yamamoto’s skills in the first game he watched, said, “It is a great thing for the team and the fans. I’m happy to see it too. “I’m coming to see Yamamoto, and he chose a good game,” he said, leaving the stadium with a smile.
Yamamoto has appeared in 20 games (143 innings) this season, recording 14 wins, 5 losses, an ERA of 1.26, and 145 strikeouts. He ranks first in four categories: most wins, earned run average, strikeouts, and winning percentage.
In 2021 and 2022, he won the league MVP and Sawamura Award for two consecutive years, winning four awards in wins, earned run average, strikeouts, and winning percentage. He seems likely to win the award for the third year in a row this year.