Trevor Bauer (Yokohama DeNA Baystars) from Cy Young went back and forth between hot and cold baths.
On the 3rd,스포츠토토 against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, he boasted a good pitch with 7 innings and 1 run, and reported his first victory on the Japanese stage, but on the 9th he was scolded by the Yomiuri Giants batting line. He gave up a whopping 7 runs (11 hits (3 home runs) and 8 strikeouts) in 6 innings. First loss of the season.
Bauer said in an interview after the game, “It was a result that could not be said to be okay. There was no effect from the field. The physical condition was good, and the speed and movement were not bad,” he said.
He also added, “I gave up 11 hits, and my breaking ball hit rate was very high. I pitched as I did in America, and I felt I had to learn about a new league.”
Japanese sports media ‘Sankei Sports’ reported on the 11th, “Bauer moved from Nigita to the Shinkansen, digested private training at Yokohama Stadium, and left the baseball field after 6 o’clock.”
Regarding Bauer’s sluggishness, pitching coach Atsushi Kizuka pointed out, “The opponent’s stealing attempts are increasing. He has to respond.”
Bauer is scheduled to start in the home game against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp on the 16th. He goes on a hunt for two wins against Hiroshima, the first win of the season.
The media said, “After taking the first loss of the season, Bauer said, ‘I have continued to play the style in the United States, but I also have to learn (about Japanese baseball).’ It is focused,” he said.