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NPB news: Aug. 3, 2022

Wednesday brought a Jingu slugfest that wasn’t another game of Munetaka Murakami slugging solitaire for a change, although Domingo Santana did his level best. Roki Sasaki returned to duty, while Tomoya Mori and Kotaro Kiyomiya both had big nights while we learned that a SoftBank rookie went under the knife.

Ozeki has surgery

In the bad news department, rookie Hawks lefty Tomohisa Ozeki had surgery on Tuesday after an examination a week earlier raised the suspicion that he might have testicular cancer. The team said he is expected to be hospitalized for a week.

In January 2019, Tigers catcher Fumihito Haraguchi had underwent colon cancer surgery and returned to the majors that June.

Wednesday’s games

Eagles 5, Marines 4: At Miyagi Stadium, Lotte gave Roki Sasaki (6-2) a two-run first-inning lead against soft-tossing southpaw Wataru Karashima, but Sasaki couldn’t locate either his forkball, something that’s been a problem for a while now, or his slider, a pitch that has become increasingly effective.

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NPB News: April 3, 2022

There were only four games on Sunday, but lots to digest. The Nippon Ham Fighters may have been the first and last team to walk a batter to face Masataka Yoshida with the game on the line, while the Seibu Lions suffered a self-inflicted wound Saturday, leaving them short-handed against Roki Sasaki, who had a day, as did last year’s CL best nine pitcher Yuya Yanagi.

Be careful where you throw that thing

Already without cleanup hitter and 2019 MVP Hotaka Yamakawa due to an ankle injury – for the second straight April – the Seibu Lions deactivated 2020 MVP Tomoya Mori on Sunday with a broken bone in his right index finger, where his mask hit him.

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