Lions' Seratelli hopes to make mark in Japan

May 31, 2015

Lions' Seratelli hopes to make mark in Japan

Before a game at Tokyo Dome last week, the Seibu Lions’ Anthony Seratelli took a quick glance around to see where his father, Russell, might have sat. When Anthony, a New Jersey native, was in college at Seton Hall, Russell had been a fixture ...

Giants' Mikolas fans 10 in triumph over Lions

May 28, 2015

Giants' Mikolas fans 10 in triumph over Lions

Miles Mikolas turned in a very good start for the Yomiuri Giants for the second consecutive week. This time, he even got something to show for it. Mikolas struck out 10 over eight shutout innings, got a big assist from his offense and left ...

Matsui finds comfort zone in ninth

| May 25, 2015

Matsui finds comfort zone in ninth

When Yuki Matsui burst on the scene as a second-year player for Toko Gakuen at Summer Koshien in 2012, he was a sight to behold. He looked like one of the smallest players on the field, but the diminutive lefty’s stature belied the fact ...

Giants' Sugiuchi helps own cause at plate

May 16, 2015

Giants' Sugiuchi helps own cause at plate

The Yomiuri Giants lost a two-run lead on Toshiya Sugiuchi’s watch. So it was only natural that the left-hander be the one to put the Kyojin back on top. Sugiuchi singled in the tiebreaking run in the fourth, and he and three relief pitchers ...

Carp pitcher Johnson putting it all together in Japan

May 14, 2015

Carp pitcher Johnson putting it all together in Japan

Good luck trying to describe Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kris Johnson’s first few weeks in Japanese baseball. He can’t even do it. “Words can’t describe it,” Johnson told The Japan Times on Tuesday. “Especially coming into a new league, high expectations, the quality of baseball ...