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NPB: Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs. Touhoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, 6pm Game Time

by on Aug.04, 2008 @ 8:11 pm, under NPB

I'll be heading to the game tonight with my gf. The weather right now doesn't look too good so I'm still not quite sure whether or not I'll be taking my camera with me. But since the weather has been changing really suddenly lately, it's possible there will be sun.

Today's potential starters:

Touhoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Hiroshi Katayama (片山 博視)
2-2, 2.23 ERA, 40.1 IP, 38 K, 16 BB

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
Brian Sweeney
8-3, 3.36 ERA, 109.2 IP, 61 K, 41 BB

Game Time: 6pm

I'll be on the first base side this time around. Should be nice to get a different view of the park.

3:50pm UPDATE: it's still overcast, but I think I'll bring my camera along. Hopefully there won't be much fog. The last Rakuten game I went to go pretty foggy towards the end. I'll probably be leaving in a little bit. Want to try and get there a little early to see if it's possible to catch batting practice.

0 comments on “NPB: Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs. Touhoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, 6pm Game Time

  1. knucklehead7

    How did it go, Gen? Was the weather a little better for you than the last time? I saw that the Fighters won, 6-2.

  2. Gwynar

    The game was awful. The Eagles were really sloppy on defense and Domingo Guzman stunk things up. I thought Katayama was getting the start, but apparently there was a last minute change.

    There was also about a 5-10 minute delay when, I think it was Nakajima, was thrown out on a play at home. The play was bang-bang and it seemed as though Nakajima may have slide in before the tag (incidentally, it was a really bad slide by Nakajima as he basically tumbled right into the catcher), but he was called out. It was the third out of the inning so all the Fighters players were running off the field. Meanwhile, the whole stadium is erupting with boo’s and Nakajima is arguing with the umps, as are the coaches. Then Nomura comes trotting out of the dugout and the crowd gets into it even more… It was the first time I’ve seen such a scene live.

  3. knucklehead7

    The article I read about the game said the go-ahead run scored on an error by Jose Fernandez. Did you manage any shots of the game?

  4. Gwynar

    There were actually a couple of bad plays at first. But I don’t think that was the go-ahead run.

    Let’s see if I remember things correctly.

    2nd inning (2-runs)
    Single by Koyano
    2-run homer by Itoi

    3rd inning (3-runs)
    HBP to Kudo
    Walk to Tanaka
    Fielder’s choice by Sledge, runners on first and third
    Single by Koyano plates runner on third; runners on first and second
    Pinch runner Oda in for Sledge
    Double by Takahashi plates Oda and Koyano

    5th inning (1-run)
    Single by Oda
    Wild pitch moves Oda to second
    Koyano bunts, bad throw to first, Oda scores, Koyano to second

    7th inning (1-run)
    Tanaka hits a double
    Oda gets an infield single, runners on first and third
    Pinch runner Konta in for Oda
    Konta caught stealing, runner on third
    Koyano hits a grounder to short, score Tanaka at third, Koyano out at first

    And that’s it… 7 runs, 6 earned, 2 errors (Fernandez, fielding; Nagai, fielding)

    I did get some shots of the game. I’m still sorting through them though. Took about 300-400 images again.

  5. knucklehead7

    Thanks for the information, Gen. I think the article I read must have been from the night before when the Fighters won 6-2. I take it Brian Sweeney pitched in the game you went to?

  6. Gwynar

    Yep, it was Sweeney on the mound Fighters. He had a pretty decent game.

    6 IP, 7 H, 1 HR, 2 SO, 3 BB, 2 ER, 2 R

    Micheal came on in the 9th to pitch, so it was kind of cool watching him work on the mound.