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NPB news: Oct. 27, 2022

Japan Series Game 5 was played Thursday and it was a thriller.

We also learned Hiroshima Carp pitcher Masato Morishita, the Central League’s 2020 rookie of the year, had orthoscopic surgery on his right elbow to treat a bone spur and loose tissue within the joint on Wednesday.

Morishita, who the Carp said will not be able to resume throwing in the bullpen for three to four months was to be on Japan’s roster for Novembers internationals against Australia.

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Let’s get to the game, shall we?

Game 5

Buffaloes 6, Swallows 4: At Osaka Dome, Masataka Yoshida lowered the boom as Orix, with two home runs, Orix’s first of the series, including a two-run tie-breaking ninth-inning walk-off blast against Yakult closer Scott McGough.

Continue reading NPB news: Oct. 27, 2022

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