Titre original : Egashira's Expectations
Egashira cancels Goro's leave form from Kaido and reveals he plans to turn Goro into the marketing publicity of Kaido over the next two years. Goro learns the plot and reveals he has other plans. Goro wants to defeat the varsity team in the intrasquad scrimmage and then leave Kaido for good. After being locked in a confinement room for 4 days and being forced to rest his shoulder, Goro learns he still needs to learn how to manage his body. If he does so, his fastball will become one of the top fastballs even in the majors, and he should have the ability to beat the varsity team.