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NPB: Inter-League Play Begins on the 19th

by on May.17, 2009 @ 12:49 pm, under NPB


...Norihiro Akahoshi's consecutive stolen base streak ended at 12 when he was gunned out trying to steal second in the third inning of Saturday's game against the Swallows.

...Ryo Asai was taken off the active roster when he was diagnosed with ligament damage in his right leg (右足関節じん帯損傷). Asai injured the foot during pre-game fielding practice on the 15th when he crashed into the outfield wall.


The Spider Man at Mazda Stadium...

...The Spider Man made an appearance at the new Mazda Stadium during a game on the 16th between the Carp and Giants. 19 years ago, a similar incident occurred at the original Hiroshima Stadium.


...Yoshinori Sato will likely be re-joining the parent club in time for a possible start on the 20th against the Rakuten Eagles.


...Inter-league play begins on the 19th (the 18th is an off-day). Each team will play 24 inter-league games until June 21st and the team with the best winning percentage will be awarded 50M yen.

...The game on the 17th between the Akashi Red Soldiers and the Osaka Gold Villicanes, out of the Kansai Independent Leagues, was canceled due to the Swine Flu.

...After pitching 8 shut-out innings against Meiji University on the 16th, Yuki Saito was out on the mound again on the 17th. He tossed a pretty decent game, but lasted only 4 innings. The bullpen couldn't hold on to a 3-2 lead and Waseda ended up losing to Meiji University by the score of 5-3.

Final line score vs Meiji University on the 17th:
8 IP, 116 NP, 29 BF, 3 H, 9 K, 1 BB, 0 R

Final line score vs Meiji University on the 18th:
4 IP, 70 NP, 16 BF, 5 H, 3 K, 0 BB, 2 R

0 comments on “NPB: Inter-League Play Begins on the 19th

  1. Unregistered

    That is so ridiculous, having a college pitcher, any pitcher at any level for that matter, pitch eight innings and then have the young man start (?) and go four more then next day. The managers are playing reckless with the pitcher’s future. It should not be sanctioned or allowed. At least if it happened at the pro level–and it’d still be abuse–the guy’s being compensated. They’re not paying the college kids to pitch, right?

  2. Gwynar

    Just like the States, college kids don’t get paid.

    It actually isn’t all that uncommon over here though, especially in the amateur ranks. High pitch counts are also fairly common.

  3. Unregistered

    Sure, high pitch counts, that’s OK, no problem with that. The arm’s loose, you can keep throwing. I think the pitcher stays in the game or gets pulled based on results.

    But to pitch a full game, or 8 innings, one day, and come back and have to be throwing the ball for multiple innings the next day, that can damage the arm. You hate to see that in the high schools, the managers do that sometimes, keep riding the same pitcher.