Is it a generous Bauer?
Trevor Bauer먹튀검증 (32, Yokohama DeNA Baystars) finally made his first team debut in Nippon Professional Baseball. He became the winning pitcher with 7 hits (1 home run), 9 strikeouts, 1 walk and 1 run in 7 innings against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp held at Yokohama Stadium in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on the 3rd.
Bauer has practically ended his life in the major leagues. In March, he signed a one-year, $4 million contract with Yokohama. After closing the store due to shoulder pain, on April 16th, he showed off his strength with 4 hits, 6 strikeouts and no runs in 4 innings in a 2nd team game against the Seibu Lions.
And on this day, he became the winning pitcher in his debut game. According to Japanese media, his fastball reached a maximum of 155 km. Bauer, who communicates well with fans, said ahead of the game that day, “I will use this glove today. I will sign this and give it to the fan club members by lottery. Those who are interested can participate.”
Bauer has already shot a spike to a fan in the first match of the 2nd team through a lottery. And on this day, he decided to shoot the glove he used in his official debut match in Japan. It is difficult to do without love and gratitude towards the Yokohama fans. It’s odd, but this kind of work deserves applause.
It hasn’t been long since his debut match, but the fans’ reactions are already explosive. One fan said, “I joined the fan club as soon as it was created. I also subscribed to your YouTube channel and watch your videos over and over again. I look forward to your pitching in the future.” Subscribers to Bauer’s YouTube channel also appear to be stagnant and then increasing.
Bauer has a style of eccentricity, but his heart for his fans is steamed. If you look at Twitter and YouTube, he explains pitching mechanics and also informs pitch types. This morning, he drew attention to fans by explaining how to grip and the differences between the splitter and changeup. Either way, he’s an odd player. You have to learn what to learn.