Cy Youngs pitcher’ Trevor Bauer (32, Yokohama) suffered humiliation in the Japanese professional baseball game.
On the 16th (Korean time), Bauer started against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in the ‘2023 Japan Professional Baseball’ held at Yokohama Stadium in Japan, and collapsed with 2 innings (69 pitches), 8 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 7 runs, and lost 2 seasons. (1 win) was the second.
Bauer, who recorded an average ERA of 3.79 in 222 MLB games, 83 wins, 69 losses, was shortened to 60 games per team due to Corona 19. 2) and won the NL (National League) Cy Young Award.
In 2021, he signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which boasts the strongest mound, for 3 years and 120 million dollars (about 154 billion won), but was released last January due to sexual violence. He was suspended and was unable to play last season.
The punishment was digested, but no MLB team reached out to Bauer. In fact, it was Yokohama that caught Bauer, who was kicked out of the big leagues. He signed a one-year, $4 million contract with incentives.
The great pitcher’s every move from Cy Young Young became a hot topic.
He got off to a good start too. Bauer started against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp on the 3rd and pitched well with 7 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings. Bauer became the winning pitcher in his debut game as Yokohama won 4–1.
In the following two games, he was greatly disappointed with pitches that fell below expectations.
Following 11 hits (3 homers) and 7 runs in 6 innings against Yomiuri on the 9th, the team collapsed with 8 hits (1 home run) and 7 runs in 2 innings on the 16th, and the team’s losing streak could not be broken. Bauer’s average ERA for the season soared to the 8-point range, as he delivered shocking pitches of 7 runs in 2 consecutive games.
The top speed of 157 km is recorded, but it is meaningless. His fastball is built high and his breaking ball isn’t sharp. The ball went into the zone that suits the batter’s taste, and most of the hits were well hit. However, Bauer said in an interview with Japanese media after the game, “The control was fine. Both of his two doubles and a home run came off balls. It was unlucky,” he said.
The Japanese media said, “It seems that Bauer’s pattern was seen through. It is not that he is in poor physical condition, but the fact that he is suddenly beaten means that the opponent is reading Bauer’s number,” he analyzed. Coach Daisuke Miura also hinted at the possibility of going to the second group, saying, “I think we will have to take future measures such as reorganization of the ball 메이저놀이터.”
He is ‘no answer’ if his grades are bad. Yokohama, who brought Bauer for the sake of grades despite morality controversy and criticism, fell into a difficult situation due to his unexpected hunting.