Trevor Bauer of the Yokohama DeNA Basestars makes his final bid for a spot in the Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Game.

안전놀이터The Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star team is down to its final “plus one” vote. After failing to be selected in the fan vote, the player-to-player vote, and the managerial vote, Bauer is pinning his hopes on the “plus one” ballot. Bauer took to Twitter on the 8th to appeal for fans to vote for him in the Plus One ballot, writing things like “I would be honoured to play in the All-Star game”.

Yokohama coach Miura also said, “I hope Bauer is selected. I think not only DeNA fans will want to see him, but also Japanese baseball fans. I think many Japanese baseball fans will want to see him as the last player, and I want to see Bauer.”

Bauer, who signed with Yokohama for $3 million this year, is 6-2 with a 3.53 ERA in 10 games in Japan.

He earned a win in his Japanese debut with seven innings of one-run ball, but was hit hard in the next two games and was sent back to the second team for adjustment time. Since his return, he has won five straight games with six consecutive quality starts.

Most notably, in June, he went 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in four appearances (30 1/3 innings), earning him monthly MVP honours.

Bauer will take the mound on the 12th against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium in Japan. It’s a first-place matchup. Yokohama is two games behind Central League leader Hanshin.

Voting for the Plus One closes at 11:59 p.m. on the 12th and the winner will be announced on the 14th. This will be Bauer’s last chance to convince Japanese baseball fans to vote for him for the All-Star Game.

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