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Second Georgia Award (2014)

by on May.19, 2014 @ 4:20 pm, under NPB

The Second Georgia Award for 2014 went to Shohei Otani for a start he made on April 20.

Otani took the mound against the Rakuten Eagles at kobo Stadium on April 20.  With a 1-0 lead and runners on first and second and two out in the 6th, he faced clean-up hitter Andruw Jones.  Jones fouled off a couple of fastballs over 150km/h and stopped himself from swinging at a 2-2, 132km/h breaking pitch, but he could not catch up to the next pitch and struck out swinging on a 154km/h fastball.   Georgia video - Box score