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NPB news: May 12, 2022

One of NPB’s four Thursday games was rained out, leaving the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp to root for the Chunichi Dragons to sweep the second-place Yakult Swallows on a rainy night in the Kanto region.

The BayStars completed their Niigata-Yokohama split series with the Giants, while the league-leading Rakuten Eagles and the Lotte Marines had the Pacific League action all to themselves in Sendai.

With Nao Higashihama‘s no-hitter on Tuesday, a colleague at my unnamed day job asked if three nine-inning no hitters, counting Yudai Ono’s that was lost in the 10th, were a lot for less than two months of baseball.

So between baseball, statistical stuff, and a rant about an import player’s fielding, we have a lot going on.

Shall we get to it?

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NPB news: May 1, 2022

We had an unusual intentional walk, some big home runs, a big game by another 20-year-old rookie pitcher out of the same first round that gave us Hiroya Miyagi, Roki Sasaki and Yasunobu Okugawa.

The Giants have lost their captain for the time being after Hayato Sakamoto stumbled on the turf Saturday and was deactivated due to medial collateral ligament damage in his right knee.

Seibu’s Wu Nien-ting, and Lotte’s Leonys Martin were also deactivated, Wu after testing positive for COVID-19, Martin, ostensibly because he wasn’t hitting.

On that note, shall we get started?

Lions 2, Buffaloes 1: At Osaka Dome, Seibu snuffed out a pair of late rallies, and Hotaka Yamakawa blasted his league-leading ninth home run off Jesse Biddle (3-1) in the ninth inning.

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