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[9/8/2013] Yakult Swallows: Wladimir Balentien hits 53rd in 120th game

by on Sep.08, 2013 @ 11:16 pm, under NPB

Wladimir Balentien went yard tonight against the Chunichi Dragons.  It was his first home run in twenty-eight trips to the plate and his fifty-third of the season.  The jack came in the team's 120th game of the year and set a new speed record, beating the 125 Tuffy Rhodes and Alex Cabrera set in 2001 and 2002, respectively

Source: Sports Hochi 9/8/2013

His at bats tonight:

1st Plate Appearance vs Daisuke Yamai

Loc Pitch Type Velocity Result B S O
<1 Slider 124km/h foul 0 1 0
●2 Fastball 140km/h ball 1 1 0
■3 Fork 127km/h ball (in dirt) 2 1 0
■4 Fork 127km/h ball 3 1 0
<5 Slider 123km/h strike looking 3 2 0
●6 Fastball 141km/h Fo3 3 2 1
         

2nd Plate Appearance vs Daisuke Yamai

Loc Pitch Type Velocity Result B S O
■1 Fork 129km/h 1B7 (liner) 0 0 1
         

3rd Plate Appearance vs Daisuke Yamai

Loc Pitch Type Velocity Result B S O
●1 Fastball 140km/h ball (in dirt) 1 0 0
■2 Fork 128km/h ball (in dirt) 2 0 0
<3 Slider 125km/h foul 2 1 0
<4 Slider 124km/h HR7 2 1 0
         

4th Plate Appearance vs Shinji Tajima

Loc Pitch Type Velocity Result B S O
●1 Fastball 145km/h ball 1 0 1
■2 Fork 138km/h ball 2 0 1
●3 Fastball 142km/h strike looking 2 1 1
●4 Fastball 142km/h ball 3 1 1
<5 Slider 124km/h strike (check) 3 2 1
●6 Fastball 148km/h foul 3 2 1
■7 Fork 136km/h strike swinging 3 3 2
         

5th Plate Appearance vs Koshi Inoue

Loc Pitch Type Velocity Result B S O
●1 Fastball 143km/h strike looking 0 1 1
■2 Fork 130km/h ball 1 1 1
●3 Fastball 141km/h ball (in dirt) 2 1 1
<4 Slider 122km/h ball 3 1 1
<5 Slider 122km/h foul 3 2 1
●6 Fastball 143km/h 1B7 (liner) 3 2 1
         

Pitch data courtesy Yahoo Japan.

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