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NPB news: June 29, 2022

This past week, Yakult Swallows games have taken on the tone of classic Japanese monster movies. Everyone knows the monster is coming and going to destroy a city or two, and there’s little to do but enjoy the carnage while mortals do their best to brave the dangers.

This past week, Yakult Swallows games have taken on the tone of classic Japanese monster movies. Everyone knows the monster is coming and going to destroy a city or two, and there’s little to do but enjoy the carnage while mortals do their best to brave the dangers.

Shall we see how this plays out?

Lions 6, Fighters 2: At Seibu Dome, Seibu has allowed three runs or fewer for 12 straight games, a streak last accomplished in 1965 by the Fukuoka-based Nishitetsu Lions.

Continue reading NPB news: June 29, 2022

NPB news: June 22, 2022

Roki Sasaki returned from 10 days of R and R, and looked all the better for it. Dietrich Enns delivered a solid start for the Seibu Lions, and Adam Walker had a game that has typified his season, one weak defensive play followed by a decisive home run for the Yomiuri Giants.

Akira Neo showed more flashes of good stuff on the mound, while the Hiroshima Carp continue to make the Hanshin Tigers roll over and play dead, and we have a new Pacific League leader.

Shall we get started?

Wednesday’s games

Marines 2, Lions 1: At Chiba Marine Stadium, Roki Sasaki (6-1) allowed three hits and three walks while striking out nine over seven innings. His command was as good as it’s been since his April perfect game as he consistently hit the glove, although his fastball was often flat, his splitter was very good.

Continue reading NPB news: June 22, 2022