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NPB news: Sept. 11, 2022

The Yakult Swallows went from being a fish food feast to creating famine in Yokohama, while the Pacific League lead changed again and another pitcher may be headed to the next “Yuki Yanagita got me too” support group, while Adam Walker had a big game, and Hiroto Kobukata made sure the PL playoff is not exclusively about three teams.

Before we get into it, one of my favorite unbelievable Yanagita homers, from the May 26, 2021, interleague game against the Giants.

Let’s get to the games:

Swallows 1, BayStars 0: At Yokohama Stadium, Yasuhiro Ogawa (7-6) went seven innings, allowing five hits but no walks while striking out four and singling in the game’s only run in the fifth inning off Shinichi Onuki (10-7). This game was not that close as Yakult stranded 10 runners. Noboru Shimizu and Scott McGough each allowed a hit in a scoreless inning with McGough earning his 36th save.

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NPB news: July 29, 2022

We had news of Roki Sasaki Friday, when we learned that the Yomiuri Giants have produced a note from their mother asking for special treatment, doubleheaders might be back, and there were all-star games during the week. And then we had real baseball on Friday.

A pretty busy day, so let’s get to it!

Golden slumbers

I woke up after Japan’s All-Star games put me to sleep for a couple of days. During the week, the PL won both games with solo homers by two different players, ostensibly with the same bat.

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