Yoshinobu Yamamoto confident after one-inning Dodgers disaster

On the bright side, Yoshinobu Yamamoto has set a very low bar for his next starter.

After suffering the worst debut in Dodgers history in Thursday’s 15-11 loss to the Padres, Yamamoto is confident he will be better next time out.

“I couldn’t pitch from the stretch.” Mr. Yamamoto said. After allowing five runs in just one inning, according to “I know how to fix it, and I’m going to talk to pitching coach Mark.” [Prior] and conor [McGuiness] Please fix it before your next outing. ”

Yoshinobu Yamamoto allowed five goals on Thursday. Getty Images

Yamamoto, the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history, entered the record books for all the wrong reasons Thursday when he recorded just three outs in the loss.

He allowed four hits on 43 pitches, walked one batter, and struck out two.

According to, Yamamoto’s pitching marked the shortest debut for a Dodgers starting pitcher since 1958, and the first Dodgers starting pitcher since 1901 to allow at least five runs in an inning. It’s my first time.

That the right-handed pitcher thought his challenge lay in pitching out of the stretch seems logical given that he faced only one batter with no runners.

After the first four batters were on base against Yamamoto, he induced a sacrifice fly, giving the Padres a 3–0 advantage.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto will pitch on Thursday. Getty Images

This disastrous result came after Yamamoto posted an 8.38 ERA in spring training.

Yamamoto told reporters, “I regret not being able to get the team into the game from the get-go.” “So I feel responsible for that. Like I said, just getting ready for the next expedition.”

Yamamoto’s next start will be in the Dodgers’ homestand, which begins on March 28th, in seven consecutive games against the Cardinals and Giants.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto has a mound meeting. AP

“I mean, I definitely felt like he was sharper,” Dodgers catcher Will Smith said, according to “I thought he was competing. It was his debut. Obviously, I wish he could have been a little bit better. But we continue to learn and move forward and this year gave him a lot. I look forward to it.”