‘Is the second Sasaki Loki out?’ The speed limit is only (?) 154 km?
The second Sasaki Loki is out?
A pitcher reminiscent of Sasaki, the ‘164km monster’ with the highest speed, has appeared and is a hot topic.
Although his restraint is about 10km less than Sasaki’s, evaluations say that he resembles Sasaki’s in his way of dealing with hitters.
The main character is Yamashita (20), a pitcher in his third year with the Orix Buffaloes.
Yamashita became the winning pitcher in a match against the Rakuten Golden Eagles held at Rakuten Mobile Park on the 11th.
He pitched 93 pitches in 5 innings, giving up 2 hits, 10 strikeouts and 3 walks without a run, earning his first win of the season. 안전놀이터
This is his second match since his debut.
His first appearance was the opening match against Seibu on March 31. Orix, the winning team last year. He is a highly anticipated pitcher who was selected as the starter for the Orix opening game.
At that time, Yamashita threw 84 pitches in 5.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, 7 strikeouts, 1 walk and 1 run, but he did not become a winning pitcher.
He even showed that he was very nervous as he gave up two wildfires. However, he also showed a sense of stability that did not collapse more significantly.
Considering that this season is his debut season, you can see how much the team expects.
Fans are excited about the appearance of ‘The Second Sasaki’.
His highest speed is only (?) around 154 km. A head-on comparison with Sasaki is difficult.
However, it is evaluated by fans that he resembles Sasaki in his pitching style, which focuses on a frontal game centered on a forkball that he has learned from the pros and a curve that drops sharply with a fast fastball.
On the Pacific League TV YouTube channel, comments about Yamashita’s pitching were full of praise, such as “It’s a pitch that reminds me of the romance of Sasaki” and “I will definitely grow into a pitcher representing the baseball world.”
Above all, Yamashita’s strength is that the way he throws the ball boldly and aggressively without going back to the game reminds me of Sasaki.
His speed is far short, but even 154km is fast enough. Yamashita’s head-to-head match with strength is attracting Japanese baseball fans.