Yamamoto pitched a complete game for his second win

Los Angeles Dodgers Japanese starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitched a complete game for his second win of the season.

Yamamoto pitched six innings of four-hit, seven-strikeout, one-walk, no-hit ball against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

In the top of the first inning, he hit CJ Abrams with a 95.7-mile-per-hour four-seam fastball straight to first base and Jesse Winker with a faster 96-mph fastball to left field. He struck out Joey Meneses with a 96.8-mile-per-hour fastball.

Yamamoto earned his first major league win with five scoreless innings against the Chicago Cubs on April 7. 안전놀이터 추천 After failing to accumulate a win in his previous two outings, the right-hander used a mix of pitches and offspeed stuff to get the Nats off to a good start in the first inning, including a four-seam fastball, splitter, curveball and cutter.

Yamamoto kept the game scoreless in the second inning.

He struck out two. He gave up a walk to Joey Gallo with the bases loaded, but then fanned Eddie Rosario on a four-seam fastball, curveball, and splitter into the left-field corner.

In the third, he allowed a double to Jacob Young with the bases loaded, but got Abrams to fly out to center and Winker to ground out to short to end the inning.

After a scoreless sixth inning, Yamamoto gave way to Alex Vecchia in the seventh with his team leading 1-0.

According to Japanese outlet SporNichi Annex, “Yamamoto was pulled after six scoreless innings with a chance to win. On the bench, he high-fived Ohtani,” said the outlet.

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