Titre original : Debut!
Goro is officially made the closer for the Bats, meaning he could potentially pitch everyday. During his first save opportunity he strikes out the side and gets the win. Meanwhile back in Japan Toshi appears to have been working out. He is fielding defense with more precision than ever, and the ball is flying further. Still, Yatanabe doesn't wish to give up the catcher's position. The two are tried and tested through the exhibition season, but it isn't until they start the first regular season game that Toshi learns how much he truly needs to grow to succeed in Japanese Professional Baseball.