The pitcher who allowed the historic 62nd home run to Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees entered the Japanese professional baseball league.
On the 16th, Japanese media Full Count said, “The Seibu Lions announced the signing of Jesus Tinoko (27). His shirt number is 54.”
Tinoko is a right-handed pitcher with a 4.05 ERA with 6 holds and 1 save in 48 major league games (66⅔innings). The main weapon is a fast sinker with an average velocity of 96 miles per hour (154.5 km).
Tinoco, who played for Texas this year and achieved decent results with a 2.18 ERA in 4 holds in 17 games (20⅔innings), became a supporting actor in a historic scene. On October 5 (Korean time) as a starting pitcher, he threw an 88.4 mile (142.3 km) slider in the third pitch to Judge in the first inning and allowed his 62nd home run of the season. Judge broke the American League record for most home runs in a single season with a home run off Tinoko.안전놀이터
Tinoko, who went down in history in a way that was disgraceful for a pitcher, decided to make a fresh start in Japan. “I am really excited to be part of Seibu and meet my new teammates,” said Tinoko, who joined Seibu. Joining Seibu is a great thing in my career. I am looking forward to learning about the beautiful country and culture of Japan. I hope he can spend an exciting season with the Lions fans,” he said.
Seibu said, “He is a pitcher who can strike out with a fast-moving ball. He is still young and in good spirits. He explained the reason for recruiting Tinoko, saying, “I look forward to playing as a reliever at an important moment.”