Shosei Dogo (23) of the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese professional baseball team showed off his power by throwing a whopping 140 pitches and throwing 10 scoreless innings. But he had nothing to do with victory.
Dogo appeared as a starting pitcher in the home game against the Chunichi Dragons held at Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 8th, allowing only 3 hits through the 10th inning, striking out 11, walking 2, and allowing no runs. He showed his fighting spirit for 140 pitches, but the game ended in a 0-0 tie in the 12th inning of extra innings.
Dogo allowed only one hit until the sixth inning. He sent out a runner on a walk with one out in the first inning, but ended the inning with a strikeout and a fly ball to the outfield. In the second inning, he boasted a strikeout, a fly ball to the second baseman, and a fly ball to the shortstop. He finished the third inning with a strikeout and two infield ground balls.
He allowed a middle-of-the-field triple to leadoff hitter Bright in the fourth inning. At the risk of giving up a run at third base with no outs, the 3rd to 5th central batting line was treated with a ground ball to the third baseman, a ground ball to the shortstop, and a missed swing strikeout, allowing no points.
The 5th and 6th innings were consecutive three-way failures. The hits of Chunichi’s batters did not go beyond the infield.
After two outs in the 7th inning, Dogo got his second hit of the day from Takaya Ishikawa, but struck out the follow-up batter with a missed swing. In the 8th inning, he ended the game with a strikeout and two fly balls to the outfield.
Dogo, who threw 108 pitches until the 8th inning, threw 15 pitches in the 9th inning and finished with a three-way throw. He threw 123 pitches until the 9th inning, but with the score tied 0-0 and going into overtime, Dogo was on the mound in the 10th inning as well.
He got 2 outs with consecutive strikeouts and allowed an infield hit to Takuya Kinoshita. Pinch hitter Goto shut out the inning without giving up a run with a fly ball to right field on the 140th pitch with a 150km fastball.안전놀이터
In the bottom of the 10th overtime inning, Yomiuri had a chance to end the game with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd bases, but Kazuma Okamoto, the top home run hitter, hit a grounder to third base. Dogo handed the ball over to the bullpen in the 11th inning of extra innings, missing the opportunity to win for the first time in 36 days since August 3.
In the game against Yakult on August 3, Dogo pitched 149 pitches and recorded a complete game with 10 strikeouts and 1 run in 9 innings. After that, they lost 3 out of 5 games. In 21 games this season, he has 10 wins, 5 losses, an ERA of 2.77, and 118 strikeouts. He is tied for second in most wins, sixth in strikeouts, and ninth in earned run average.
Yomiuri missed chances with 1 out and 1st and 2nd bases and 2 outs and 2nd and 3rd bases created by two walks in the 11th overtime. Chunichi starter Reia Nakachi blocked the Yomiuri batting lineup with 3 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts, and no runs in 7 innings (99 pitches). Afterwards, seven bullpen pitchers continued to pitch until the 12th inning.
The game time on this day was 3 hours and 40 minutes. Chunichi had 23 players, including 8 pitchers, and Yomiuri finished with 3 pitchers thanks to Dogo taking charge of 10 innings. Chunichi hitters had 3 hits and 15 strikeouts, while Yomiuri’s hitters had 5 hits and 12 strikeouts.
Meanwhile, Japanese media Sponichi Annex said, “Yomiuri’s 0-0 draw is the first since the match against Hanshin (Koshien Stadium) on September 24, 2018, and the 0-0 draw at Tokyo Dome is 11 years since the match against Hanshin on April 30, 2012.” reported.