ML Trouble Maker → Great before NPB debut… Bauer: “I even got a nosebleed from excitement”
Is it worthwhile to recruit a troublemaker? ‘Bad boy’ Trevor Bauer had a successful Japanese stage debut.
Bauer, a member of the Yokohama DeNA Baystars, took the mound as a starting pitcher in the home game against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp held at Yokohama Stadium in Japan on the 3rd. It was the official Japanese first-team debut match for Bauer, a pitcher from Major League Cy Young Young.
Bauer, who started as a starting pitcher, led the team to a 4-1 victory with 7 hits, 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings. The match on this day was Bauer’s debut, drawing attention from all over Japan. Yokohama Stadium filled the seats with 33,202 people, the largest number of spectators since the stadium opened. After the game, Bauer posed with the victory ball, and after holding the microphone in the hall, he received applause as a thank you using slang saying “Thank you, Yokohama is the best” in Japanese.
It is a reversal of Bauer, who was released from the Los Angeles Dodgers due to the sexual assault scandal, and then chose the Japanese stage as if he was kicked out of the major leagues because he could not find a new team. Bauer had caused trouble several times in the past by using social media while playing in the major leagues. After that, he culminated in sexual assault charges. The reason why the Dodgers chose to release him even while paying him the remaining salary was also a big problem with his attitude.
However, Yokohama broke through criticism 바카라사이트and recruited Bauer, and his first button worked well. That’s because the team won.
In an interview with reporters after the game, Bauer said, “My body and mind were in a state of excitement this morning. Right before I left the house, I even had a nosebleed.” It seems,” he said. He continued, “I only believed in the catcher’s sign and threw. The atmosphere here today was like a major league playoff. It seems to be the most special out of all my appearances so far,” he couldn’t hide his joy.
Yokohama is currently in first place in the Central League. With a 17-8 win rate of 0.680, including this day’s game, it is far ahead of league rival teams such as Hanshin, Hiroshima, Yakult, Yomiuri, and Chunichi. In addition, expectations for his league championship are growing as he successfully completed his debut with a ‘cheet key’ named Bauer.