On his father’s 12th anniversary, the son threw a perfect pitch. Rocky Sasaki (22, Chiba Lotte Marines), pitcher of the Japanese national baseball team, dedicated his good pitch to his father in heaven.
Sasaki took the mound as a starting pitcher in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Group B match against the Czech Republic held at Tokyo Dome, Japan on the 11th (Korean time). Sasaki struck out 8 strikeouts in 3.2 innings that day, allowed only 2 hits, and pitched 1 run (unlawful). In particular, his highest speed was 164 km/h.
Sasaki lost both his father and grandparents in the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. It was his family’s anniversary, but he held his heart and fought hard, imprinting his name around the world. 카지노사이트
Sasaki threw a 101.1 mph fastball from the first pitch, shaking the Tokyo Dome. He got two outs by flying out leadoff hitter Wojtek Mencik and striking out guard Eric So, but allowed a double to follow-up hitter Marek Shlub. After that, Japanese shortstop Takumu Nagano threw a ground ball in front of Martin Chervenka’s shortstop, who came up to the plate, and gave up the first run.
Sasaki, who struck out the first two batters in the second inning, gave up a walk to the follow-up hitter, Phillip Smola, but Jakub Haimar blocked the run. In the third inning, he faced a crisis with a hit and a walk, but struck out and caught it on a fly to overcome the crisis.
Sasaki, who was on the mound again in the 4th inning, got the lead batter on base with a hit ball, but struck out the other two batters and passed the mound to Yuki Udagawa before coming down.