It’s Wednesday and, I’m here for pitcher Junya Nishi swinging the bat, for Leonys Martin sayonara home runs and for Chusei Mannami to turn up the power. I swear, if you can’t like delightful players like Junya Nishi and Chusei Mannami, you seriously can’t enjoy baseball.
We also had some former Dragons throwing cold water on the idea that Akira Neo, who has failed to hit a lick in 3-1/2 pro seasons, should pitch and play shortstop.
OK. Let’s get to it.
Marines 1, Eagles 0, 10 innings: At Chiba Marine Stadium, Hideaki Wakui returned to his second pro team and held them scoreless but was knocked out after taking a hard one-hopper off his right thigh and catching it between his legs before getting the leadoff batter in the fourth.Continue reading NPB news: May 18, 2022