The first pitch thrown to the lead batter in the first inning reached 162 km/h. He threw a light-speed ball with a maximum speed of 164 km/h.
Rocky Sasaki (22), the “monster pitcher” 먹튀검증 of the Chiba Lotte Marines, won three straight games after pitching perfectly without allowing a run in three consecutive games. On the 21st, he started against the Softbank Hawks at Chiba Marine Stadium and recorded 7 scoreless innings.
Following the Nippon Ham Fighters match on the 6th and the Orix Buffaloes match on the 12th, 3 games and 20 consecutive scoreless innings continued. In the match against Nippon Ham, he had 6 innings, 1 hit, 11 strikeouts and no runs, and against Orix, he recorded 1 hit, 11 strikeouts and no runs in 7 innings.
In the third game, 7 innings, 3 hits, 8 strikeouts, 1 walk, no run. Chiba Lotte won 3-2, and Sasaki won 3 in a row.
From the beginning of the first inning, he overwhelmed the opponent with a fastball. The first hitter, Akira Nakamura, threw a fastball at 162 km/h in the first pitch and treated it as a floating ball in left field. He struck out Kensuke Kondo, a teammate of the WBC (World Baseball Classic) national team, with a missed swing. He started with a strike with a 163km/h fastball. In the following 2B2S, a 163 km fast ball was sprayed on a low course toward the body. Kondo’s bat reacted to this ball and cut through the air.
He got a right-handed hit by Yuki Yanagita in the third. The 142 km/h forkball thrown by 2B2S flew right into the middle of the strike zone. With the runner on first base, Ryoya Kurihara at number 4 was grounded by the shortstop to end the inning.
The 2nd time is a tripartite offense. 5 Makihara Taisei, 6 Imamiya Kenta, center fielder fly ball, 7 Ueva
He turned Seiji Yashi into a standing strikeout.
In the 3rd inning, Shu Masuda in the 8th and Takuya Guy in the 9th were caught in a row by center fielders, and Nakamura got a hit to the left in the 1st. He struck out Kondo again at first out and first base. This time, instead of a fast ball, he struck out standing with a 149km/h forkball that fell down a low course outside.
Sasaki ended two innings in the 4th and 5th with a three-way strike in a row. After giving up a walk to Kondo after two deaths in the sixth inning, he caught Yanagita with a fly to right field. After one death in the 7th inning, Makihara gave a heavy hit, and the next batter was treated as a double stroke to end the inning. In the 7th inning, a high outside fastball that struck out Kurihara, the lead batter, with a miss swing in 2S, was recorded at 164 km/h.
Chiba Lotte scored 3 points after 2 deaths at the end of the 4th inning. From 1st and 2nd base, No. 8 Sato Dosha hit the left fielder with 2 RBIs and 3 bases. Then, from 2nd and 3rd base, No. 9 Hirasawa Daiga made a right-handed hit. 3-30.
This year is off to a good start. On the 14th, Sasaki, who started against Orix, faced Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25), who won three gold medals as a pitcher for two years in a row, and won. He pitched a perfect game, not allowing a runner on base until the fifth inning with only one runner on base. With a fastball of up to 163 km/h, he gave up 1 hit up to the 7th inning.
He struck out 11 times in high school and threw a perfect pitch. Yamamoto gave up 5 hits and 1 run in 6 innings and became a losing pitcher.
Sasaki in April was strong.
In April of last year, he pitched in 4 games, achieved a perfect game, won 3 games, and recorded an ERA of 0.90. In 30 innings he pitched, he struck out 50.