’42-year-old’ left-hander Wada, who forgot his age, 5 scoreless innings and 156 wins in the US and Japan, the club’s oldest win record

It was the 156th victory in the history of the United States and Japan.

Softbank Hawks’ 42-year-old left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada (42) won the first game of the season. He took the mound against the Orix Buffaloes at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka on the 5th and pitched 5 innings, 4 hits and no runs. He gave up two on four walks and struck out three.메이저놀이터

Heyday has passed, but he skillfully overpowered the Orix lineup. On this day, Wada was with Takuya Guy, the main catcher of the Japanese national team, as a battery for the World Baseball Classic (WBC).

In an interview after the game, Wada said, “The fielders gave up points early in the game, so I was able to throw comfortably. Catcher (Guy) Takuya’s lead was good.”

Born in February 1981, Wada is the oldest pitcher in the Pacific League. He is one year older than Samsung Lions closer Oh Seung-hwan. With this victory, he broke the record for the oldest win in the Softbank club.

His concentration shone in his conceding crisis.

In the 2nd inning, 1st and 2nd bases with a walk and a hit after 2 out. He ended the inning by catching the follow-up hitter with a fly ball to left field. In the 3rd inning, 1 company, 2nd and 3rd bases, the opponents 3rd and 4th were caught with 1st baseman’s floating ball and 3rd baseman’s ground ball. In the 4th inning, he drove to 1st and 2nd base safely, but handled three subsequent batters with consecutive offenses.

151 wins in Nippon Professional Baseball, 5 wins in the major leagues. It was Wada’s 156th victory in the United States and Japan. Wada recorded 7 wins and 4 losses and an average ERA of 2.78 in 17 games last year, and announced his health. He pitched a total of 81 innings.

While Wada was on the mound, the batting line scored five points and lightened his shoulders. The salvation team was also perfect. After Wada struck, four pitchers sealed one scoreless inning each.

Softbank beat Orix 5-0 and won 5 consecutive wins. Orix, the winner of last year’s Pacific League and Japan Series, recorded three consecutive losses after two victories in the opening game.

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