‘KKKKKKKKKK’ Resurgent Japan Saiyoung Ace Still Worried About Home Runs “Flyball Pitcher’s Fate”

Trevor Bauer (32) of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars has continued to pitch well since his return from the second team.

On April 9, Bauer started a game against the Orix Buffaloes at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, and pitched seven innings 메이저놀이터, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits (one home run) with four walks and nine strikeouts. Yokohama won 4-2 behind Bauer’s strong performance.

Bauer, who won the National League Cy Young Award in 2020 and was the best ace in baseball, was released from Major League Baseball in 2021 after sexual assault allegations surfaced. Now looking for a new opportunity in Nippon Professional Baseball, Bauer has struggled so far this season, going 3-2 with a 4.75 ERA in six games (36 innings). He had a rough start to the season and was sent down to the second team after his last appearance on March 16. However, since returning to the first team, he has gone six innings or more in three straight games.

According to Japanese media outlet Daily Sports, “Bauer gave up the tying run in the second inning on an unsigned double play, then gave up a solo home run to Yuma Tongu in the fourth inning. Bauer wiped the sweat off his face with a grim expression. Still, he didn’t allow a run in the sixth and seventh innings, when his team rallied, despite putting runners in scoring position. “I threw 108 pitches to get the last out,” Bauer said.

Bauer allowed a whopping 10 home runs in six games. “I’m a flyball pitcher. It’s in my blood,” said Bauer, who was determined to keep his home runs to zero this time around.

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