First, let's take a look at his pitch velocities, labelled with the Yahoo tags, along with his pitch count.
He did an okay job of holding his velocity throughout, though his fastest fastballs came at the very beginning of the game. He then fell a couple of ticks down for a while before a short spike. He then slowed down again before his last couple of fastballs when he got his fastball up to about where it was at the very beginning of the game.
While Kishi has been a good NPB pitcher for quite sometime now, he is not a household name, especially for those who do not follow the NPB with regularity. So I think it might be helpful to see what the average velocity of his pitches were in the game, just to give a better idea of what his average stuff is like. The bar itself is based on KMH, while the number in the parenthesis is in MPH:
He is not a hard thrower by MLB standards, and only really average at best when compared to NPB standards. He has a slow hook, and a change that is under 80 MPH, but his slider has a respectable velocity of 81-82 MPH.
In an attempt to see how Kishi was successful in the game on Friday, let's look at how often he used the four pitches he showed off:
Obviously Kishi didn't give up any hits, but a further look at his pitch results may reveal exactly why he didn't give up hits:
Where exactly did he throw these pitches? This graph should give us a good idea:
What is impressive about this last fact is that Kishi threw a large amount of pitches in the strike zone:
The above graphs suggest that he lived on the corners of the strike zone very well.
The last four graphs will be about his fastball, with the first two showing his fastball results by velocity and pitch count, and then by percentage.
Now, let's look at how he located the fastball, first by velocity and pitch count: