Trevor Bauer (Yokohama), a pitcher of the Cy Young Award who was expelled from the Major League (MLB) for assault, showed off his power in his debut match in Nippon Professional Baseball.
Bauer started the game against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in the 2023 Japan Professional Baseball held at Yokohama Stadium in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on the 3rd, pitched well with 7 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings.
Bauer, who hit 5 batters in a row, was hit with a home run after 2 outs in the top of the 2nd inning. After that, he seemed to be shaken after being hit in a row, but he escaped the crisis with a strikeout. In the middle of a 4-1 lead, Bauer was in danger of 2nd and 3rd base in the 7th inning, but once again struck out with a changeup and finished the inning without conceding. Bauer became the winning pitcher in his debut 스포츠토토 game as Yokohama won 4–1.
The game on this day attracted a lot of attention as Bauer’s debut match for the first team in the Japanese professional baseball league.
Bauer recorded 83 wins, 69 losses and an average ERA of 3.79 in 222 MLB career games. In 2020, when each team was shortened to 60 games due to Corona 19, he won the NL (National League) Cy Young Award with a 1.73 ERA (1st place) and 100 strikeouts (2nd place) in 11 games as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. .
He signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 3 years and 120 million dollars (about 154 billion won) in 2021, but was released last January due to sexual violence. He was suspended and was unable to play last season. The punishment was digested, but no MLB team reached out to Bauer.
In fact, it was Yokohama that caught Bauer, who was kicked out of the big leagues. He signed a one-year, $4 million contract with incentives.
Bauer, who was unable to pitch due to shoulder pain, announced his good performance with four scoreless innings against Seibu on the 16th of last month. On this day, in his debut game, he struck out 9 with a fastball that reached the top speed of 155 km and became the winning pitcher. Home fans cheered for Bauer’s hot pitch, and Bauer roared and showed off his presence.