Another monster god appears in Japanese professional baseball. This year, third-year pitcher Yamashita Shunpeita (21) is continuing a good pitching streak comparable to team seniors Yamamoto Yoshinobu and Chiba Lotte Sasaki Rockies.

Yamashita started the match against the Seibu Lions held at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan on the 5th and led the team to a 6-0 victory with 7 innings, 95 pitches, 6 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and no runs. 

With this, Yamashita harvested his third win of the season. He also went on a streak of 20⅓ scoreless innings. In the match against Seibu on March 31, which was the opening game (5⅓ innings, 1 run), he scored 1 run in 4 innings, and since then, he has not lost any runs. On April 11, against Rakuten, he recorded 2 hits, 10 strikeouts, 2 walks, and no runs in 5 innings against Rakuten.

He was the first pick in the 2020 rookie draft by the Orix. He made his professional debut in 2021, but had no first-team appearances before. In 2021, an average ERA of 5.48 with 2 wins and 9 losses in 18 games (65⅔ innings, 40 ERA), and an average ERA of 3.31 (35⅓ innings, 13 ERA) and 42 strikeouts in 8 games in the second group last year. 

Then, this year, he started as a starter for the opening game at once. His first first-team appearance on his debut was an Opening Day start. Ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who won the Sawamura Award and won four pitchers for two consecutive years, and Hiroya Miyagi, the second starter, both needed to recover after participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). Yamashita was the player to replace them.

After taking off the veil, Yamashita was another monster god in Nippon Professional Baseball. He is surprising Japan with his fastball, which has a maximum speed of 158 km, and a curve with a large drop. He has yet to reach regulation innings, but his earned run average is 0.37 (one earned run in 24⅓ innings). He is currently lower than Roki Sasaki (0.84), who ranks first in the Pacific League’s earned run average, and lower than Azuma Katsuki Yokohama (0.64), who ranks first in the Central League’s earned run average.토스카지노

His batting average is 1.7 2. He is showing off the power of 12.21 strikeouts per 9 innings while striking out 33 times. 

Japanese sports media ‘Full Count’ published fans’ reactions to Orix’s new divinity. Fans praised him saying, “It’s like Ohtani,” and expected the appearance of a new divinity. 

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