[10/16/2016] Shohei Otani tops 165km/h

Shohei Otani closed out tonight’s game against the Softbank Hawks and helped the Nippon Ham Fighters advance to their seventh Nippon Series, first in four years. He also broke his own velocity record by topping 165km/h three times.

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Pitch Breakdown

Batter Pitch Type Velocity Result BSO
Matsuda, Nobuhiro 1 Fastball 163km/h Fouled off 0 1 0
  2 Slider 141km/h Fouled off 0 2 0
  3 Fastball 164km/h Fouled off 0 2 0
  4 Slider 143km/h Ball 1 2 0
  5 Slider 145km/h Strike swinging
(in the dirt)
1 3 1
Yoshimura, Yuki 6 Fastball -km/h Strike swinging 0 1 1
  7 Fastball 164km/h Fouled off 0 2 1
  8 Slider 143km/h Strike swinging 0 3 2
Honda, Yuichi 9 Fastball 164km/h Strike looking 0 1 2
  10 Forkball 151km/h Strike swinging
(in the dirt)
0 2 2
  11 Fastball 165km/h Fouled off 0 2 2
  12 Fastball 163km/h Fouled off 0 2 2
  13 Forkball 148km/h Ball 1 2 2
  14 Fastball 165km/h Fouled off 1 2 2
  15 Forkball 149km/h G6 1 2 3

Side note: Sapporo Dome made adjustments to their display systems to allow for velocities above 164km/h. Their radar gun can read speeds above that, but their display systems were capped at 164km/h. They made the adjustments after Otani hit 163km/h in June. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/17/2016

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