Another solid start for the youngster.
A bit of a shaky outing for Ma-kun (his nickname), this time against the Yomiuri Giants. In 7 innings he gave up 4 runs (all earned) on 6 hits (2 homers) and 3 walks while striking out 7. He faced 29 batters and threw a total of 111 pitches.
Considering the Giants are pacing both leagues in runs (344), homeruns (94) and batting average (.283), I'd say he did a pretty decent job.
For those interested: overall, the Marines (PL) are second in runs (316) and batting average (.271), while the Lions (PL) are second in homeruns (67). Within the CL, the Dragons have the second most runs (296) and homeruns (65) with the Swallows in second for batting average (.265). Keep in mind that pitchers hit in the CL.
So that's win number 5 for Ma-kun and strikeout number 88 in 85.1 innings.
I should also probably note that he 152km/h (94.4mph) on the radar gun during the 6th inning of the game, a new personal best.