Yamamoto to select SD match on the 13th…Revenge of the shock loss of 5 runs in 1 inning before the ML debut?

April 9, 2024 0 Comments

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto will avenge the San Diego Padres, who lost his first major league debut.

According to the Japanese sports magazine “Sponichi Annex” on Wednesday, Yamamoto will start the home game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday. To Yamamoto, San Diego is an opponent that must be avenged.

Yamamoto made his Major League debut in a game against San Diego at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 22nd of last month. The result was disastrous. He became a losing pitcher by allowing four hits, two walks, two strikeouts, and five runs during one inning. In the first inning, Xander Bogaerts’ hit and Fernando Tatis Jr. hit drove Yamamoto to the brink of first and second base, allowing Jake Cronenworth a sweep triple.

After walking Manny Machado, Yamamoto gave up one more run on Kim Ha-sung’s sacrifice fly. After allowing one more run with a wild pitch, he swung and struck out Jurickson Profar, taking a breather. However, Luis Camposano and Tyler Wade hit consecutive timely hits. After giving up his fifth run, Yamamoto ended the long first inning by swinging and striking out Jackson Merrill. Yamamoto was replaced by Michael Grove in the second.

According to MLBCOM, the official major league website, Yamamoto is the first Dodgers pitcher to score more than five runs while pitching less than one inning in his major league debut since 1901.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, “Yamamoto’s ball power wasn’t the problem. He lacked commands. Looking at Yamamoto’s career as a whole, this is not all. He will try to find his command again, and I think he’s a player who can recover quickly.”

Roberts said, “I had a lot of expectations for Yamamoto and I’m sure he was excited. It was his first appearance in the Major League, so giving up his first hit in the first inning may have been a bit of a shock. I will show better performance in the next game.”

After going to the U.S. mainland, Yamamoto pitched five scoreless innings in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 31. He pitched perfectly with no outs and no outs, while striking out five. He also recorded his first win in an away game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on the 7th. He stayed on the mound until the 5th inning and blocked the opponent team’s lineup by allowing no runs (three hits, two walks and eight strikeouts).


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