Titre original : Battle Against Mifune, Start!
The episode begins as Goro goes to the Doctor. The doctor informs him he shouldn't even walk for the next month, but when Goro vows he will play in the next game, the doctor drops Goro as a patient. Goro secretly goes to many clincis until he finds a doctor that says Goro could play if he has freezing injected into his foot before each game, but he would only be allowed 30 pitches. After being caught trying to find the family stamp, Goro's mom gives in and allows him to play. Before the game Goro lets Taiga know about the freezing, and Taiga vows to pitch the entire game so Goro won't have to come in. Goro tries to talk to Komori before the game, but Komori pushes him off as he reveals his only emotion right now is to get Mifune to Koshien. Komori thinks he has Taiga scouted, but Taiga tricks him with an inside fastball to get Seishuu through the 1st inning scoreless.