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NPB news: May 22, 2022

On Sunday in Japan, Yuya Yanagi put an end to the Hiroshima Carp’s huge offensive outputs, but Drew Anderson did him one better.

Dietrich Enns had it going for Seibu, while 41-year-old Tsuyoshi Wada had a good day for the SoftBank Hawks. Meanwhile, Tsuyoshi Shinjo took to social media and I’m the happier for it.

Sunday was also the final day of league play before three weeks of interleague, and former Lotte ace Tomohiro “Johnny” Kuroki wants you to know who he thinks will be on top, while I see it differently.

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Carp 1, Dragons 0: At Hiroshima Citizens Stadium, Drew Anderson (2-0) allowed five hits and struck out five without issuing a walk over six innings. Shota Dobayashi batted for in the bottom of the inning, and got the Carp’s second hit off Yuya Yanagi (4-2) a leadoff home run and his third of the season.

Continue reading NPB news: May 22, 2022

NPB news: May 5, 2022

There were six games on Thursday, as Drew Anderson made a winning Japan debut for the Hiroshima Carp. We also had one unusual play, while Swallows manager Shingo Takatsu reminded us he is a slave to convention and Dragons manager Kazuyoshi Tatsunami gave further evidence that his patience is limited.

Elsewhere, Tomoyuki Sugano, who left last Friday’s 3-2 loss to the Hanshin Tigers with discomfort in his right elbow is expected to make his next start on Tuesday against the DeNA BayStars, pitching coach Masumi Kuwata said, according to Sankei Sports.

It was also Roki Eve, with Roki Sasaki poised to return to the mound Friday for the Lotte Marines against the SoftBank Hawks, who were propelled into the weekend by a vintage start from  

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Continue reading NPB news: May 5, 2022