‘Coming back after 48 days,’ Sasaki hits 161km in first inning…Yankees manager checks in on Yamamoto-Sasaki in person

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman traveled to Chiba Jojo Marine Stadium in Japan for the second straight day to watch Chiba Lotte Marines pitcher Roki Sasaki. He followed Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix) and watched Sasaki pitch closely.

“New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman visited Japan’s Chiba Jojo Marine Stadium for two consecutive days on the 9th and 10th to watch Sasaki’s comeback from a left side injury,” Japanese sports media outlet Nikkan Sports reported on Tuesday.

Sasaki started the game against the Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday at Chiba Jojo Marine Stadium in Japan.

Sasaki was diagnosed with a left oblique injury on July 24 and was placed on the two-month DL. He was expected to be out for three months. However, Sasaki showed remarkable resilience and was back on the mound 48 days later.

Sasaki threw a 161-kilometer fastball in the first inning, drawing applause from the home fans. He was hit by a pitch after the first inning, and Tomoya Mori singled to put runners on second and third.

He walked the leadoff batter in the second, but got a strikeout, a grounder, and a flyout to end the inning. The third inning ended with a strikeout and a groundout. He left the game after three innings, throwing 45 pitches, allowing two hits, two walks and one run with one strikeout.

Before being sidelined by injury, Sasaki was 7-2 with a 1.48 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 13 games this season.

Yamamoto, who is pushing to reach the major leagues through the posting system after this season, threw 102 pitches over nine innings against the Chiba Lotte Marines on Sept. 9, allowing one run on one hit with no walks and eight strikeouts in a no-hitter.온라인카지노

Yamamoto threw a no-hitter against the Seibu Lions on June 18 last year, his second in 15 months. He became only the third player in history to throw back-to-back no-hitters, joining Eiji Sawamura in 1936-1937 and Tadashi Kameda in 1940-1941.

Nikkan Sports reported, “Manager Cashman, who watched Yamamoto’s no-hitter in person on Sept. 9, said, ‘I’m glad I was able to see it (Yamamoto’s no-hitter) in person. I hope I can keep the ticket from that day and get an autograph (from Yamamoto) someday. As a baseball fan, it was great to see such a great game.

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