Gomez earning his stripes with Tigers

Aug 16, 2014

Gomez earning his stripes with Tigers

Mauro Gomez probably couldn’t believe his luck when he saw the pitch Chris Seddon threw him. Gomez had been stuck in a brief slump. Naturally, the media contingent that follows the team had been busy overreacting to it for a few days, bombarding the ...

Giants close out series with tidy victory over Tigers

Aug 14, 2014

Giants close out series with tidy victory over Tigers

The Yomiuri Giants aren’t giving up first place without a fight. Especially not to their fiercest rivals. Hirokazu Ibata drove in the tiebreaking run in the fourth inning, and the Yomiuri pitching staff, led on this night by Chris Seddon, kept the Hanshin Tigers ...

Ishikawa perseveres with Swallows

Aug 9, 2014

Ishikawa perseveres with Swallows

On a somewhat muggy Friday night in Yokohama, Masanori Ishikawa strode to the center of the diamond at Yokohama Stadium, bent down and bounced the rosin bag around in his hand a few times — seemingly every pitch later that night was accompanied by ...

Ochiai hoping to lift Japan's 1-on-1 profile

Jul 23, 2014

Ochiai hoping to lift Japan's 1-on-1 profile

Japan isn’t exactly a place where one expects to find world-renowned streetball players. While there have been some — notably Yuichiro “Samurai” Morishita who had a stint with the famed And1 stable — Japan’s cupboard has remained mostly bare in terms of global recognition. ...