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[10/4/2013] Yakult Swallows: Wladimir Balentien drills number sixty in last home game of the year

by on Oct.05, 2013 @ 12:15 am, under NPB

Wladimir Balentien recorded his sixtieth home run of the year during Friday's game against the Hanshin Tigers at Jingu Stadium.

A few notes about the home run:

  • The home run game in the Swallows 142nd game of the season.
  • Prior to the home run, Balentien was 1-for-17 with two walks against Randy Messenger.
  • He has hit home runs off forty-eight different pitchers this year.
  • The home run was number thirty-eight at Jingu.

Source: Sponichi 10/5/2013

Below are his at bats.

1st Plate Appearance vs Randy Messenger
1st inning, runner on first, two out

Loc Pitch Type Velocity Result B S O
●1 Fastball 148km/h foul 0 1 2
●2 Fastball 150km/h ball 1 1 2
●3 Fastball 147km/h ball (in dirt) 2 1 2
●4 Fastball 150km/h foul 2 2 2
●5 Fastball -km/h Fo9 2 2 3
         

2nd Plate Appearance vs Randy Messenger
3rd inning, runner on first, no out

Loc Pitch Type Velocity Result B S O
●1 Fastball 148km/h foul 0 1 0
■2 Fork 132km/h ball (in dirt) 1 1 0
<3 Slider 140km/h G6 (DP) 1 1 2
         

3rd Plate Appearance vs Randy Messenger
6th inning, runner on third, two out

Loc Pitch Type Velocity Result B S O
●1 Fastball 150km/h ball 1 0 2
●2 Fastball -km/h HR9 1 0 2
         

Pitch data courtesy Yahoo Japan.

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