Hiroya Miyagi (22) of the Oryx Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball. The left-hander has been a “one-two punch” in the Orix starting rotation with “super ace” Yoshinobu Yamamoto (26). After joining the organization as the No. 1 pick in the 2020 Rookie Draft, Miyagi posted three consecutive years of double-digit wins from 2021 to 2023. Along with Yamamoto, he led the Orix to three consecutive Pacific League titles. In 2022, they won the Japan Series title.

In March of last year, he and Yamamoto represented Japan at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) and helped the team win the title. In his fourth year in the organization, he went 10-4 with a 2.27 ERA and a 0.714 winning percentage in 22 games last year. He was fourth in wins, third in ERA, and second in winning percentage.

His ability to complete games stands out, 바카라사이트 as he has thrown three complete games, all three of which were shutouts. Two of them were four-hit shutouts.

Last winter, Yamamoto was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He signed a 12-year, $325 million contract, the longest and most expensive ever for a major league pitcher. Miyagi is now the Orix’s No. 1 starter. He will share the starting rotation with Pei Yamashita, 21, a year his junior, who won the Rookie of the Year award last year. The fifth-year pro has a lot of weight on his shoulders.

On June 22, a day after Yamamoto’s shocking major league debut, Miyagi pitched in an exhibition game. Unlike Yamamoto, who was removed after giving up five runs in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series against the San Diego Padres, Miyagi made his presence felt with a no-hitter.

Miyagi followed that up with a six-inning no-hitter against the Hanshin Tigers at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka. He threw 88 pitches to 24 batters, allowing six hits and striking out seven.

Hanshin is a team the Orix faced in the Japan Series last year. The Oryx, who were looking to win the Japan Series for the second straight year, fell in three games to four.

In the first and second innings, Hanshin sent batters 1-6 back-to-back singles. Dan Onodera (No. 3), Teruaki Sato (No. 4), and Sheldon Neugebauer (No. 5) struck out on consecutive swinging strikes. Onodera and Sato got on base with forkballs and Neugebauer with a changeup.

Two hits in the third. Runners on first and second. No. 2 Takumu Nakano then flied out to left field to end the threat.

He fired seven pitches on a full count, including a 149 mph fastball.

Two hits in the fourth put runners on first and second again. He struck out John Mieses on a swinging strike to end the inning. The fifth inning was a similar story. A single and a walk put runners on first and second. No. 3 Onodera flied out to center field. Nakano allowed four runs on 15 pitches to No. 2.

In the top of the sixth, he walked No. 4 Sato to lead off and then struck out No. 5 Neugebauer on a wild pitch. Fumihito Haraguchi, No. 6, then hit a grounder to shortstop with the bases loaded. A 6-4-3 double play.

The fastball touched 153 kilometers per hour. The Orix took a 3-0 shutout win over Hanshin.

There is only one week left until the regular season begins. Miyagi will start the opener against the SoftBank Hawks at the Kyocera Dome on April 29. 안전 토토사이트 It will be his first professional Opening Day start. He will be fully prepared for the opening game.

It was his first time pitching in an exhibition game. Miyagi has made five appearances in the Western League (second-tier league), including 16 scoreless innings of relief.