Chiba Lotte Marines’ Roki Sasaki (22) was removed after allowing three runs in three innings. He started the game against the Seibu Lions at the Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture on Sunday and threw 70 pitches before walking off the mound. It was his second game back from a left side injury.
He was shaken up after two outs in the first inning. The first and second batters were good. He got Shunichiro Kishi (1) and Sosuke Genda (2) to ground out to shortstop and strike out swinging.
I walked Ryosei Sato #3 on four pitches and gave up the first hit to Takumi Kuriyama #4. Then something unexpected happened.
With runners on first and third, he walked Aito (6) and Gento Watanabe (7). They scored the first run on a wild pitch. With two outs, he gave up an RBI double to No. 8 Shuta Donosaki.안전놀이터
He threw 38 pitches in the first inning alone.
He gave up back-to-back one-out singles in the second and third innings, but got out of them without further damage. Three innings, four hits, three walks, one strikeout, and three runs on two hits.
His velocity was lower than before, possibly due to the effects of his injury. Her fastball was up to 160 km/h, but she only took one shot. Lotte Chiba took the loss, 2-3.
Sasaki made his first start on April 10 against the Orix Buffaloes, giving up one run in three innings. It was his second straight loss since returning from injury.
“I wasn’t good enough,” Sasaki told the Japanese media.