Darvish impressing experts with his strikeout ability

Jun 9, 2013

Darvish impressing experts with his strikeout ability

If you watch the home broadcast for one of Yu Darvish’s starts for the Texas Rangers, you will, at some point, hear play-by-play man Steve Busby exhorting, “got him swinging,” after Darvish fans a batter. You’ll hear it a lot, too. After fanning seven ...

Hoashi, Hawks whip Giants

May 29, 2013

Hoashi, Hawks whip Giants

Kazuyuki Hoashi essentially replaced Toshiya Sugiuchi last season when he joined the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks and Sugiuchi left to suit up for the Yomiuri Giants. After a frustrating first season in Fukuoka, Hoashi turned in his best performance in a Hawks uniform on Tuesday ...

Carp offense not doing Bullington any favors

| May 28, 2013

Carp offense not doing Bullington any favors

One of the more memorable marketing campaigns of the 1990s was a Nike ad centered around Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, at the time a pair of Cy Young winners pitching for the Atlanta Braves, who, jealous of the attention St. Louis Cardinals slugger ...

Murton maintains torrid pace in Chiba

May 24, 2013

Murton maintains torrid pace in Chiba

There’s something about the Chiba Lotte Marines’ home field that brings out the best in Matt Murton. Murton doesn’t know what it is, but he’s not about to argue with success. Murton had another big day in the Pacific League park, coming up with ...

Abe powers Giants past Lions

May 18, 2013

Abe powers Giants past Lions

It takes a lot to stop the Yomiuri Giants once they get on a roll. A whole lot more than Ryoma Nogami and the Seibu Lions had Friday night. Shinnosuke Abe put the Giants ahead with a three-run home run in the third inning, ...