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[8/3/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters: Otani hits 161km/h, ties regular season record for Japanese pitcher

by on Aug.03, 2014 @ 5:02 pm, under NPB

Shohei Otani tied the regular season velocity record for a Japanese pitcher by hitting 161km/h on the radar gun during today's game against the Softbank Hawks at Sapporo Dome.

The pitch came against Dae-Ho Lee with runners on second and third and two out in the 7th inning.  It Otani's 128th pitch of the day.

Otani's day ended after the 7th inning.

Final line: 7.0 IP, 129 NP, 31 BF, 26 AB, 9 H, 0 HR, 7 SO, 3 BB, 1 WP, 2 R, 2 ER.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/3/2014, Daily Sports 8/3/2014, Sponichi 8/3/2014