[9/7/2016] Shohei Otani tops out at 163km/h in first game back as pitcher

Shohei Otani started tonight’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at Sapporo Dome. It was his first start since July 10 and his first appearance since July 24.

Otani gave up a run on two hits over two innings. Of the thirty-eight pitches he threw, eleven were 160km/h or higher (eight in the first inning and three in the second inning). He topped out at 163km/h against Lotte’s Alfredo Despaigne in the first inning (fifth pitch of the at bat). In fact, all six pitchers to Despaigne were at 160km/h or higher.

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