Nippon Professional Baseball’s Trevor Bauer (Yokohama) was eliminated from the first-team entry the next day after winning a complete game.메이저놀이터
Bauer took the mound as a starting pitcher in an exchange match against Nippon Ham held at Yokohama Stadium in Japan on the 14th, throwing 113 pitches in 9 innings and winning a complete game with 3 hits, 12 strikeouts and 1 run. Yokohama won 2-1.
Prior to the game on the 15th, Yokohama excluded Bauer from the first team entry. It wasn’t an injury problem. It seems to be a measure considering the league schedule.
Japanese media Sponichi Annex said, “Bauer has been eliminated from the first team entry. After the exchange event ends on the 18th, there is a four-day break. It seems to have been canceled because there is no opportunity to climb for the time being. Even so, re-registration is possible as early as the 25th. It is the day when the 3rd and last game will be played against Hanshin after the league resumes. It is expected that Bauer will start against Hanshin, who is leading the fight.”
Bauer, who won the 2020 National League Cy Young Award, signed a three-year, $102 million free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers ahead of the 2021 season. However, in July 2021, he was placed on the restricted player list due to sexual assault allegations and was unable to play. A 194-game MLB suspension last winter ended, but the Dodgers released Bauer on a transfer earlier this year.
Bauer, who faced a crisis of suspension in the United States due to the refusal of major league clubs, entered Japan by signing a contract with Yokohama for $3 million in March.
In his debut game in Japan, Bauer won the victory with one run in seven innings with a fastball of up to 155 km. However, after that, as he was sluggish with 7 runs in 2 games in a row, he went down to the 2nd group once and had time to adjust.
After returning to the first team, he continues his stable pitching. He is giving up two runs or less in four straight games. In the game against Nippon Ham on the 14th, he threw 113 pitches and achieved a complete victory with one run.
He is 4-2 with a 4.00 earned run average and 56 strikeouts in 7 games (45 innings). Tee in the jail is a home run. Bauer is allowing a home run in every game in seven starts. He is 11 home runs in 7 games.
Meanwhile, Yokohama will play the last schedule of the exchange match with Chiba Lotte on the 16th and 18th. 19-22 are league-wide rest days. Yokohama will have a three-game series against Hanshin from the 23rd.