‘First complete game no-hitter in Japan,’ but why was he dropped the next day?

Nippon Professional Baseball’s Trevor Bauer (Yokohama) was removed from the first team roster the following day after throwing a complete game shutout.

Bauer started the game against Nihon Ham on 14 April at Yokohama Stadium in Japan, throwing 113 pitches over nine innings, allowing three runs on 12 hits and one walk with 12 strikeouts. Yokohama won 2-1.

Yokohama removed Bauer from the first-team roster ahead of the 15th game. It wasn’t an injury issue. It was a decision based on the league schedule.

Japanese outlet Sportichi Annex reported, “Bauer has been removed from the first team roster. After the exchange game ends on the 18th, there will be a four-day break. He will not have a chance to pitch for a while, so it seems that he was delisted. Even so, he can be re-registered on the 25th at the earliest. After the league resumes, the third and final game of the three-game series against Hanshin will take place. We expect Bauer to start against Hanshin, who are battling for first place.” 먹튀검증

Bauer, the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner, signed a three-year, $120 million free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers ahead of the 2021 season, but was placed on the restricted list in July 2021 amid allegations of sexual assault. His 194-game suspension from Major League Baseball ended last winter, but the Dodgers released him via designation earlier this year.

After being shunned by major league clubs and facing a career-ending suspension in the United States, Bauer headed to Japan, signing with Yokohama for $3 million in March.

In his debut in Japan, Bauer topped out at 155 mph and earned a one-run win in seven innings. However, he struggled in his next two outings, giving up seven runs in two consecutive games, and was sent down to the second team to make adjustments.

Since returning to the first team, he has pitched consistently. He has allowed two runs or less in four consecutive games. Threw a one-hit shutout against Nihon Ham on the 14th, throwing 113 pitches.

In seven games (45 innings), he is 4-2 with a 4.00 ERA and 56 strikeouts. Oketi is a no-hitter. Bauer has allowed a home run in each of his seven starts. He has 11 homers in seven games.

Meanwhile, Yokohama will host Chiba Lotte on 16-18 for the final leg of the exchange. There will be a league-wide break from 19-22. Yokohama will host Hanshin for a three-game series from the 23rd.

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