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Rakuten Eagles vs. Yokohama Bay Stars

by on May.22, 2008 @ 11:25 pm, under NPB

I'll be going to the inter-league game between the Eagles and Stars tomorrow afternoon. Unfortunately, the forecast calls for rain showers to develop in the PM. I've never really been much of a fan of watching baseball in the rain, although I suppose it can sometimes make things a little interesting.

I think the current rotation includes Iwakuma, Guzman, Tanaka, Nagai, Asai, and Ichiba. Hasebe was recently activated from the DL and my guess is that he will slide into the rotation as he regains his arm strength. He was slated to start last Wednesday against the Orix Buffaloes, but that game was rained out. He ended up making a relief appearance in the following game and then made another appearance in relief on the 21st against the Dragons.

So far, in looking at the month of May, Tanaka has pitched every Sunday and Nagai every Tuesday. It looks like Asai has gone every Wednesday and Iwakuma every Friday. In the two games that have taken place on Saturday this month, Guzman has started both so my guess is that he will be starting tomorrow.

I plan on bringing my camera to the game, but if the weather isn't good, I may end up leaving it behind. Here's to hoping that the weather can at least hold until after the game.

5 comments on “Rakuten Eagles vs. Yokohama Bay Stars

  1. Gwynar

    Had a good time at the game yesterday. The weather was quite awful (a fog rolled in during the middle innings and it was difficult to track the ball off the bat from the stands) but the Eagles managed to beat the Bay Stars 2-1 Guzman.

    I did manage to bring my camera so I’ll try to post some of the images I snapped. The only problem is since the weather was so bad, many of the shots came out a bit dark.

  2. knucklehead7

    Are those your tickets in the picture Gen? I’d be interested in seeing the pictures from the game even if they’re a little dark.

  3. Gwynar

    Yes sir, those were the tickets. They were specially designed for Interleague games, although I’m not entirely positive if every club is doing something similar. I also have the program book from the game — if any one is interested, I can scan a few pages and post them up.

    As for the pictures from the game… I haven’t had time to sort through them yet, but when I do, I’ll throw a handful of them up. I’m still really bummed that I couldn’t get around to picking up a zoom lens. I’ll definitely have one ready for the next game I attend.

  4. Gwynar

    I was pretty impressed with them as well. Although I would have been much happier with either a Tanaka or Yamasaki version (not sure if every player has their own ticket though).

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