Most innings, most pitches.
Yokohama BayStars right-hander Trevor Bauer, a former Cy Young Award winner, picked up his first win in just over a month. On 3 March, he started against the Seibu Lions in interleague play at Yokohama Stadium in Kanagawa Prefecture and pitched eight innings of two-run ball. He faced 29 batters, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out 10.
He threw the most innings in a single game and the most pitches (109) in Nippon Professional Baseball. Earned his first win on 3 May against the Hiroshima Carp on his debut, and his second win in four games and a month.
In the first inning, he gave up back-to-back singles to the first two batters he faced. Unlike the previous game, he didn’t falter. He retired the top three and four batters with consecutive singles to get out of the jam.
He struck out Shuta Donosaki at third and Genta Watanabe at fourth on a swinging strike. He fired a 155 mph low fastball outside and a 152 mph high-course two-seamer inside.
Retired the side in order in the second and third innings before giving up his first run in the fourth.
One out later, he gave up a solo home run to left field to Tonosaki. The 152km/h fastball was driven into the middle of the strike zone. First pitch, first home run.
After tossing scoreless innings five through seven, Bauer gave up another home run in the eighth. A 137 kilometres per hour cut-past ball to pinch-hitter Shota Hiranuma was in the middle of the strike zone. Hiranuma didn’t miss it, pulling it over the right-field fence.
It was his second straight quality start (at least six innings pitched, no earned runs allowed) after giving up seven runs in two innings at Hiroshima on 16 May. 안전놀이터
Bauer had allowed a home run in all five games prior to this one. In 29 innings pitched, he has given up a total of nine home runs.
With the 6-2 win, Yokohama won three of the four games in the exchange.