In the same way, Daisuke Matsuzaka’s legend seemed to overshadow the game as a young pro and his own limitations within it, his five pitches on Tuesday in a game between the two worst teams in the Pacific League cast a shadow over four other games with playoff implications.Continue reading NPB wrap 10-19-21
Sunday’s games brought us some weirdness and ended with a night game between the skilled professionals of the Central League’s top two teams in which 25 runners were left on base. It was the baseball version of an Olympic gold medal wrestling match being held in a mud pit.
A request for change
Lotte Marines manager Tadahito Iguchi said he would file an opinion paper questioning the efficacy of Japan’s replay review “Request System”.Continue reading NPB wrap 10-10-21