|Low Spinning Fastball|
|Romaji||Teikaiten Sutorēto (straight)|
|Air date||November 11, 2008|
|Animation Work by||Madhouse|
|Episode 5||Episode 7|
Two out of the Mariners's three strong batters are retired by Tokuchi. Takami notices an oddity about Tokuchi's fastballs and explains to his team why it's different. With what Takami has advised them to do, they start to hit the fastballs, but they have yet to score. Tokuchi does something unexpected and Takami is struck out at the third pitch.