Yoshinobu Yamamoto has been scratched early due to injury

Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto (26) has been scratched early due to injury.

Yamamoto started the game against the Kansas City Royals at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday (June 16) and pitched two innings of one-hit ball with one walk and one strikeout.

After walking Vinny Pasquantino with two outs in the top of the first, Yamamoto got Nelson Vazquez to ground out to third base to end the inning. In the second inning, he gave up a single to MJ Melendez to load the bases, 바카라사이트 but induced a foul-tip grounder to Dilon Blanco to end the inning.

After cruising through the second inning,

Yamamoto was suddenly replaced by Michael Grove in the third inning with the score tied at 0-0. “The Dodgers announced that Yamamoto felt tightness in his triceps and was removed,” MLB.com reported, explaining the reason for the change. Yamamoto threw 28 pitches on the day. He used a four-seam (14 pitches), curve (9 pitches), and splitter (5 pitches), with his fastball reaching 95.9 miles per hour (154.3 km/h).

“Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto started against the Royals at home but was pulled after two innings of one-hit ball with a right biceps triceps injury,” Japanese outlet Full Count reported. He threw just 28 pitches,” the report said of Yamamoto’s early departure.

“Yamamoto had thrown more than 100 pitches in four consecutive games, starting on May 21 at home against Arizona, 바카라사이트 추천 and although he was scheduled to return seven days after his original start on extra rest, he reportedly felt uncomfortable before the game,” the outlet said, noting that Yamamoto’s high pitch count in the major leagues has increased his risk of injury.

Yamamoto is Japan’s top ace

With a 70-29 record and 1.82 ERA in 172 career Nippon Professional Baseball games (897 innings). Last season, he went 16-6 with a 1.23 ERA and 169 strikeouts in 23 games (164 innings), becoming the first pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball history to win four major awards (wins, ERA, strikeouts, and winning percentage) in three consecutive years, while also winning the Sawamura Award and Pacific League MVP for the third consecutive year.

After posting for the major leagues after last season, Yamamoto signed a 12-year, $325 million contract with the Dodgers, surpassing Gerrit Cole (Yankees, 9 years, $324 million) as the largest contract for a pitcher in Major League Baseball history. After a shaky start in his major league debut in the Seoul Series, giving up five runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two in one inning, he quickly settled down and is now 6-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 14 games (74 innings) this season.

In this game, however, he was forced to leave the mound early due to injury concerns.

“It was a little nerve-wracking,” Yamamoto said in a postgame interview, “and I felt the muscle pull getting stronger and stronger as I threw the ball. I quickly told my coach and made the change,” he explained. “I think I’m going to get it checked out, but it’s not that bad. 파워볼게임 I don’t know exactly, but I don’t think it’s going to be that long,” he said, emphasizing that it’s not a big enough injury to warrant a trip to the disabled list.

MLB.com expressed concern about Yamamoto’s injury, saying, “It would be a big blow to the Dodgers if he were to miss an extended period of time.”

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