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[5/31/2014] Rakuten Eagles: Yuki Matsui strikes out fifteen against Ni-gun Seibu

by on Jun.01, 2014 @ 12:25 am, under NPB

1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui started a Ni-gun game against the Seibu Lions at Tsuruoka Dream Stadium on Saturday.

Final line: 6.0 IP, 100 NP, 2 H, 3 BB, 15 SO, 0 R, 0 ER.

Topped out at 149km/h.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/31/2014, Sponichi 5/31/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/31/2014

Nikkan Sports posted a play-by-play of the outing (pitches do not total 100).

1st inning - one hit, one walk, three strikeouts, twenty-three pitches

  • Ishikawa, Mitsugu - single to center on 2-2 124km/h slider.  Six pitches.
  • Kumashiro, Masato - walk on 3-0 134km/h fastball. Four pitches.
  • Saito, Shogo - strikeout swinging on 3-2 120km/h slider.  Six pitches.
  • Yamakawa, Hotaka - strikeout swinging on 1-2 118km/h change.  Four pitches.
  • Mori, Tomoya - strikeout swinging on 0-2 119km/h change.  Three pitches.

2nd inning - three strikeouts, thirteen pitches

  • Yoneno, Tomohito - strikeout swinging on 2-2 122km/h change.  Five pitches.
  • Komazuki, Hitoto - strikeout swinging on 2-2 119km/h change.  Five pitches.
  • Mizuguchi, Daichi - strikeout swinging on 0-2 127km/h slider in the dirt.  Three pitches.

3rd inning - one walk, two strikeouts, fourteen pitches

  • Kaneko, Kazuki - walk on 3-0 139km/h fastball.  Four pitches.
  • Ishikawa, Mitsugu - sac bunt on first pitch, 111km/h curve.  One pitch.
  • Kumashiro, Masato - strikeout looking on 2-2 fastball.  Six pitches.
  • Saito, Shogo - strikeout swinging on 0-2 141km/h fastball.  Three pitches.

4th inning - one strikeout, thirteen pitches

  • Yamakawa, Hotaka - foul out to catcher on 3-2 144km/h fastball.  Six pitches.
  • Mori, Tomoya - ground out to second on 2-1 116km/h slider.  Four pitches.
  • Yoneno, Tomohito - strikeout swinging on 1-2 123km/h change.  Three pitches.

5th inning - three strikeouts, fourteen pitches

  • Komazuki, Hitoto - strikeout swinging on 3-2 120km/h change.  Six pitches.
  • Mizuguchi, Daichi - strikeout swinging on 2-2 127 km/h slider.  Five pitches.
  • Kaneko, Kazuki - strikeout swinging on 0-2 125km/h change.  Three pitches.

6th inning - one hit, one walk, three strikeouts, twenty-one pitches.

  • Ishikawa, Mitsugu - strikeout swinging on 3-2 141km/h fastball.  Six pitches.
  • Kumashiro, Masato - single between third and short on 1-1 112km/h change.  Three pitches.
  • Saito, Shogo - walk on 3-1 135km/h fastball.  Five pitches.
  • Yamakawa, Hotaka - strikeout swinging on 1-2 120km/h change.  Three pitches.
  • Mori, Tomoya - strikeout swinging on 1-2 fastball.  Four pitches.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/31/2014