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Been caught stealin'

2 replies. Most recent reply: Apr 24, 2008 10:44 AM by sangubashi

I just wanted to point this out since it might look odd to anyone reading the box scores:

Friday night, Fighters 3, Buffaloes 2

In the first inning, you'll notice the sequence of Hichori walked, Kensuke walked, Inaba walked, Shinji (playing first base!!?!!?) hit a popout to center, and that's the inning. Sounds odd, right? Well, Hichori got caught stealing second for one out... and then Kensuke got caught stealing second for the second out. So when Inaba walked, that didn't load the bases but instead put one runner on with two out.

(I really have to figure out a way to collect that data too and incorporate it...)

Also, because I haven't seen it in English anywhere (though I don't always read enough articles), you know the back-to-back-to-back home runs the other night by the Giants? Off Kenshin Kawakami? If I'm reading this correctly, the last time the Giants had back-to-back-to-back homers was on June 19, 1999 -- Kiyohara, batting fourth, Yoshinobu, batting fifth, and Domingo Martinez, batting sixth. (Matsui was batting third that day, but wasn't part of the festivities.)

I got home tonight after work just in time to NOT see any of the Giants-Tigers came on TV, as it ended relatively early. Instead, though, I saw a couple of NHK history clips of the old V9 Giants and the 1985 Tigers, and they showed the back-to-back-to-back homeruns of Bass, Kakefu, and Okada. Good timing!
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Re: Been caught stealin'

[ Author: Christopher | Posted: Apr 6, 2008 2:40 PM | Posts: 3481 | From: Tokyo | HAN Fan | Registered: Sep, 2004 ]
Incidently, the last Tigers back to back to back home run sequence was in 2003 against the BayStars at Yokohama (the date escapes me). This was Hamanaka (batting 4th), Kataoka (batting fifth) and Arias (batting 6th).

Re: Been caught stealin'

[ Author: sangubashi | Posted: Apr 24, 2008 10:44 AM | Posts: 44 | From: Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan | TYS Fan | Registered: May, 2006 ]
Well i went to your blog for the first time. Nice pic with hillman. You have a great take on baseball it was refreshing to read and I've lived in washington/japan my whole life so i'm a lifetime mariners fan. I have heard you go to many games, but your a fighters fan that lives in saitama so who do you usually cheer for or what games do you usually go to?
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