Professional baseball pitcher Kaima Taira held a match with Hanshin at MetLife Dome on the night of the 29th, keeping one inning in nine innings without any goals, and is in line with the Pacific League record for 26 consecutive games since the opening. Achieved a goal.
Pitcher Taira is 21 years old in his fourth year.
With a fastball of 160km straight and a sharp changing ball, he won the rookie of the year with 33 holds in 2nd place in the league last season.
This season was also strong with no runs in 25 consecutive games since the start of the season, leaving one more in the Pacific League record.
Then, on the night of the 29th, in the exchange game with Hanshin held at MetLife Dome, which is the base in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, he went up to the mound as the fifth person in the 9th inning with a 1-point lead.
The first batter was suddenly walked with a straight foreball and stolen base was decided, which led to a pinch of no-out second base.
Even so, on the 28th, he led the team to a 1-0 victory by striking out the following, such as holding down Teruaki Sato, the first-placed rookie in the draft of three home runs, with three strikeouts.
With this, Pitcher Taira has scored no goals in 26 consecutive games since the opening, and in 2012, nine years ago, he was in line with the Pacific League record marked by Hideki Okajima of Softbank.
In a hero interview after the match, pitcher Taira said, “I was nervous because I usually don’t throw in the 9th inning, but I’m glad I was suppressed.”
On top of that, he expressed his enthusiasm for being in the Pacific League record, saying, “It’s a good shape so far, so I want to continue. I’ll continue to do my best to make matches.”