‘Bad boy’ Trevor Bauer returns to the first team. Will he be able to restore his honor this time?
Former major leaguer Bauer, who joined the Yokohama DeNA Baystars, was demoted to the second team after two poor matches in a row since his debut. Bauer, who had a good fight with 1 run in 7 innings in his Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) debut against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp on the 3rd, recorded shocking results with 7 runs in 3 innings (6 earned) and 7 runs in 2 innings in each of the following two games. .
When Bauer collapsed from the second appearance after his first game, there was a story in the Japanese media that his throwing habits were exposed. In the end, Yokohama excluded Bauer from the first team entry for readjustment and decided to pitch in the second team game.
Bauer started the game against the Lotte 2nd Army on the 21st and threw 97 pitches in 6 innings, recording 8 hits, 10 strikeouts and 1 run. He hit a home run as the lead batter in the first inning, but after that, he prevented the crisis without allowing a run even when he was hit by a hit. The highest speed of his fastball came up to 156 km.
Bauer, who suffered a high fastball in the pitch just before the relegation, explained, “I was conscious of throwing as low as possible in the second group pitch. It wasn’t good until the first two innings, but I threw it confidently from the third inning.”메이저놀이터
After receiving a passing grade again in the second-team appearance, Bauer is expected to be promoted to the first-team soon. “I hope he adjusts well for the next appearance,” Yokohama coach Daisuke Miura told the local media in Japan. If there are no special problems, Bauer is expected to return to the first team against Chunichi Dragons on the 26th and start.