1st round draft pick Shohei Otani started a Ni-gun game against Lotte today at QVC Marines. He allowed three runs over four innings of work. This was his first outing since a two-inning relief stint during a Ni-gun game against Seibu on March 28.
Final line: 69 NP, 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 SO, 3 R, 2 ER. Topped out at 152km/h.
1st Inning (first eight pitches were all fastballs)
- Shohei Kato: 1-1, 149km/h fastball, infield single to short
- Takuya Takahama: 3-1 (Kato advances to second on bad pick-off throw), 147km/h fastball, walk
- Takashi Ogino: 2-1, 144km/h fastball, grounder to short, out at second, throwing E6 to first, one run scores
- Shoitsu Omatsu: first pitch, 151km/h fastball strike; second pitch, 150km/h fastball, foul; third pitch, 126km/h change, fly out to first
- Tomoya Satozaki: 3-1, 148km/h fastball, walk, runners on first and second
- Takumi Kobe: 1-0, 149km/h fastball, ground out to short
- Naoya Emura: 0-2, 134km/h slider, strikeout swinging
- Kota Sumi: 1-1, 149km/h fastball, single to center
- Shota Omine: 1-1, 145km/h fastball, double to left, runners on second and third
- Kato: first pitch, 147km/h, foul out to third
- Takahama: 3-2, 151 km/h fastball, walk, bases loaded
- Ogino: first pitch, 150km/h fastball, two-run single to center
- Omatsu: 1-0, 150km/h fastball, ground out to third
3rd inning (fifty-six pitches at the end of the inning)
- Satozaki: first pitch, 97km/h slow curve, strike looking; second pitch, 143km/h fastball, fly out to right
- Kobe: 3-2, 140km/h fastball, fly out to left
- Emura: fourth pitch, 152km/h fastball, foul; 1-2, slider, foul out to first.
- Sumi: 3-1, 136km/h fastball, fly out to second
- Shota: 1-2, fourth pitch, 127km/h slider, double to left
- Kato: first pitch, fastball, fly out to left.
- Takahama: mixture of slow-curves and changes; 148km/h fastball, strikeout swinging