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.