94 holds over 4 years 10 wins in the first year as a starter

Seibu Lions’ Taira Kaima (23), who won the Japanese Professional Baseball’s best middle pitcher award last year

converted to a starting pitcher this season and achieved 10 wins. 

It’s been 22 consecutive innings without allowing a run.

Tyra took the mound as a starting pitcher in the away game against the Nippon Ham Fighters held at Escon Field in Hokkaido

Japan on the 8th, and pitched 115 pitches over 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 9 strikeouts, and no runs to win the game.

He had his first hit after one out in the first inning, but ended the inning with a straight hit by the second baseman and a strikeout on a missed swing. 

The 2nd and 3rd innings were consecutive three-way failures. He struck out three batters in a row.

He was in crisis in the fourth inning. 

He walked leadoff hitter Kotaro Kiyomiya, struck out and got one out, and then hit a double to right by Martinez

putting him in danger on second and third base. 

Gole Matsumoto struck out a swing and got 2 outs. 

When the 2nd pitch was a wild pitch against Taiki Narama, the runner on third base was caught in a narrow throw while running home and was tagged out. 온라인섯다

In the 5th inning, KKK ended the inning by striking out 3 batters in a row with a 150km fastball.

He walked leadoff hitter Chusei Mannami in the 6th inning, but blocked hits 2 through 4 with base hits to continue the scoreless run.

In the 7th inning with 2 outs and runners on 1st base, the first baseman threw an error and the runners were on 1st and 3rd

but the final crisis was well prevented by treating the follow-up batter as a fly ball.

Seibu scored the first run in the 6th inning with Shuta Donosaki’s solo home run, and in the 7th inning, walk – walk – double (1 RBI) – hit (1 RBI) – hit (1 RBI) – sacrifice fly (1 RBI) – hit – sacrifice He scored 5 points with a fly (1 RBI) and won 6-0.

Tyra, who collapsed with 7 runs in 4 innings against Softbank on August 18th, allowed 3 hits and no runs in 8 innings against Nippon Ham on August 25th

gave up 6 hits and no runs in 7 innings against Softbank on the 1st, and gave up 3 hits and 3 hits in 7 innings again against Nippon Ham on the same day.

Scored no runs.

Tyra, who played an active role as a bullpen pitcher until last year, switched to a starting position this season and appeared in 20 games (131 innings)

recording 10 wins, 6 losses, an ERA of 2.13, and 138 strikeouts. 

He is tied for second in most wins, second in earned run average, and second in strikeouts.

He is chasing Japan’s best pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto (13 wins, 5 losses, ERA 1.34), who is first in terms of most wins and ERA.

Taira, who joined Seibu in 2019, won the Pacific League Rookie of the Year Award by recording 33 holds in 2020, and in 2021, he set a record of 39 consecutive scoreless games, the most in Japanese history. 

In 2022, he pitched in a league-high 61 games (57⅔ innings), recording 1 win, 3 losses, 9 saves, 34 holds, and an earned run average of 1.56, earning him the ‘Best Middle League Pitcher’ award. 

He participated in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics with the Japanese national team and contributed to winning the gold medal.

He played four seasons as a bullpen pitcher, recording a total of 203 games, 7 wins, 8 losses, 31 saves, 94 holds, and an ERA of 1.66.

This year, in his first year as a starting pitcher, he established himself as a top-class starter in the league.

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