Tag Archives: Norichika Aoki

NPB news: June 19, 2022

Sunday was a big day for 40-somethings. Tsuyoshi Wada, 41, took a perfect game into the sixth inning for SoftBank while, Masanori Ishikawa, 42, had his longest outing of the season with the help of a home run from 40-year-old Norichika Aoki.

At the other end of the scale, Akira Neo pitched at his home park for the first time, and made a little splash for Chunichi, who failed to climb out of the hole Matt Shoemaker dug for them.

Shall we get started?

Sunday’s games

Lions 3, Buffaloes 2: At Seibu Dome, bounced back from being no-hit by being three-hit and cashing in on their only run-scoring opportunity against Sachiya Yamasaki (2-6) in a three-run fourth.

Continue reading NPB news: June 19, 2022

NPB News: April 23, 2022

It’s Saturday in Japan, and Roki Sasaki is scheduled to pitch on Sunday. You know what that makes today? ROKI EVE!

To celebrate Roki Eve, we had a perfect game taken into the seventh inning and three shutouts in one league, and to prove that Japan is just not a haven for budding 20-year-old superstars, two players over 40 did the lions’ share of the work in one of them.

Ready for the action? Let’s go.

Continue reading NPB News: April 23, 2022