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Japan Loses to Lions

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Japan Loses to Lions
Nabe-Q continues to taunt Hara-kantoku. First he beat the Giants in the Japan Series last November. Now his Saitama Seibu Lions defeat the Japan WBC Team 7-2 at Tokyo Dome.

Personally, I think that the Japan team needed a reality check before entering the tournament. The self confidence boost that they got by walloping the Australians was a bit more than they needed. (Close games would have been good.) Hopefully this loss to the Lions will be it.
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Re: Japan Loses to Lions
[ Author: Guest: N26 | Posted: Mar 1, 2009 1:56 PM ]

None of Darvish, Matsuzaka, or Ichiro have impressed in the warm up games. Watanabe even squeezed on Hara using Hara. That is not a coincidence!
Re: Japan Loses to Lions
[ Author: number9 | Posted: Mar 1, 2009 7:15 PM ]

Yeah, hopefully so. Australia was its B-team (domestic players only?) and the Lions used bench players and minor leaguers for more than half the game.
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