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Eri Yoshida’s second start of the year

by on Jun.13, 2010 @ 10:08 pm, under Other

6/15/2010 3:53pm JST

The Chico Outlaws are apparently thinking of inviting Mamie Johnson to the team as an instructor / advisor some time during the summer.

6/14/2010 3:01pm JST

According to Nikkan Sports, of the 80 pitches Yoshida threw, over 60 percent were knuckleballs.

And it seems there were 4,200 on hand to watch the game (Sponichi mentions 4,400).

And via Sanspo, a NY times story about Mamie Johnson, the first female to pitch in the Negro Leagues in the 1950s.

6/13/2010 10:08pm JST

Eri Yoshida started her second game for the Chico Outlaws on the 12th.  Yoshida went 4 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 HBP, and 1 strikeout.  She also threw a total 80 pitches.

While Yoshida did not get the decision, the Outlaws did win the game, 8-4.

Inning by Inning

1st inning

HBP, fly out to first, fly out to first, RBI single (caught stealing)

2nd inning

single, ground out, ground out, fly out to center

3rd inning

walk, fly out to center, double (runners on second and third, strikeout, fly out to center

4th inning

walk, double play, single (stolen base), run scores on error (E6), ground out


In other Eri Yoshida news...

...It seems Yoshida next start won't be until the 24th against the Edmonton Capitals.  Until then, Yoshida will likely be used out of the pen.  Incidentally, the 24th is also the same day that the baseball HoF will be officially added Yoshida's bat and uniform to their exhibit.

...Yoshida selected Shota Shimizu's rendition of Stand by Me as her intro song.