Hiroshi Kobayashi (Osaka Gakuin University) is coming off of two back-to-back complete game starts on the 17th and 18th. And if that weren't enough, his second game was actually a 19-inning marathon. Here are his linescores from the two games:
5/17 vs Kobe Gakuin University (Kobe 2 - Osaka 0)
9.0 IP, 140 NP, 32 BF, 2 H, 6 SO, 3 BB, 0 ER
5/18 vs Kobe Gakuin University (Kobe 2 - Osaka 2)
19.0 IP, 238 NP, 67 BF, 10 H, 18 SO, 3 BB, 2 ER
That's a total 28 innings and 378 pitches over two games.
Said Kobayashi after his 19 inning start, "If I thought about getting tired, I probably would have lost so I pitched with my feelings / emotions." Seems he insisted on staying in the game.
Wonder how his arm is feeling today.