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HIT AND RUN

Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Feb 2, 2017
Otani better off skipping World Baseball Classic than risking injury
There is no reason for Shohei Otani to participate in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jan 30, 2017
Samurai Japan's stars have to come to grips with WBC ball
Throwing a baseball isn't rocket science. Unless, apparently, that ball is the official baseball of the World Baseball Classic and is being thrown by a member of Samurai Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jan 11, 2017
Time ripe for Lions hurler Kikuchi to prove worth on mound
There is a chance that by 2019, pitchers Yusei Kikuchi and Shohei Otani could both be major leaguers. In 2009, MLB scouts flocked to Hanamaki Higashi High School, in Iwate Prefecture, to flirt with Kikuchi, a fire-balling lefty, before returning a few years later to put a full-court press on Otani.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jan 2, 2017
New year brings new hopes for some in Japanese baseball
Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched his final game of 2016 in the maroon and yellow of the Gigantes de Carolina in the Puerto Rican winter league. Matsuzaka threw seven innings in that Dec. 29 start, giving up three hits and allowing his only run in the seventh inning.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Dec 22, 2016
Tanaka, Iwakuma the dream ticket for Japan's WBC roster
Samurai Japan added the first major league player to its roster for the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday, when Houston Astros outfielder Norichika Aoki signed up for his third WBC.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Dec 19, 2016
Free-agent compensation choices usually risky bets
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Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Dec 5, 2016
Giants stay busy during offseason
The Yomiuri Giants haven't won the Central League pennant since 2014, which might as well be 1914 in Yomiuri Land, and apparently are not going to sit idly by and watch another team take the flag in 2017.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Oct 11, 2016
Ramirez's leadership pivotal for BayStars
The BayStars turned the music up. Way up. It didn't matter that a wall separated the clubhouse from the room where manager Alex Ramirez was meeting with the media after a triumphant showing in the first stage of the Central League Climax Series on Monday. You could still hear the players shouting and...
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Sep 29, 2016
Otani's legend grows with PL pennant-clinching win
Shohei Otani was sublime on Wednesday night. He was dazzling, superb, resplendent. He was all that and more, almost more than there are adjectives to describe him. Basically at Saitama Seibu Prince Dome on Wednesday night, Shohei Otani the pitcher was good enough, for a moment, to make you forget about...
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Sep 26, 2016
Japanese teams, fans bid fond farewell to retiring players
Japanese baseball is in the season of goodbyes.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Sep 20, 2016
BayStars could be primed to follow Carp's example in CL
The Yokohama BayStars, after 18 seasons without postseason baseball and 11 without an A-Class finish, probably weren't going to be very picky about how those two things got crossed off of their to-do list.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Sep 5, 2016
Fighters set up ace Otani as trump card in PL pennant race
For the past several weeks, Pacific League hitters have lived a blissful Shohei Otani-free existence. Forget the strikeouts, the 160 kph-plus fastballs and the array of knee-buckling breaking pitches. Since early July, Otani has been one of them, focused on hitting pitches instead of throwing them.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Aug 29, 2016
Finally, Carp looking like real deal
The Hiroshima Carp, it seems, have arrived. After a long stretch of bad years and recent seasons of being a few pieces short of a whole, the Carp are finally in the thick of a pennant race again.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jul 25, 2016
BayStars' Zagurski relishing each moment of baseball journey
Mike Zagurski was rehabbing an injury several years ago, while with the Philadelphia Phillies' organization, when he decided he wanted a dog. He soon told his girlfriend (now wife) of his intention and also informed housemates Scott Mathieson and Kyle Drabek.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jun 27, 2016
Cromartie praises Ichiro, hopes own legacy gets due credit
One of the joys for Yomiuri Giants fans who packed the stands at Korakuen Stadium during the final years of the ballpark, before the team moved into the shiny new dome being built next door, was to see Warren Cromartie hit a home run then trot out to his spot in the outfield between innings and lead...
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jun 20, 2016
Otani's prowess at plate presents predicament for Fighters
After losing their previous two games against the Chunichi Dragons, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters needed a win Sunday to ensure they would finish their interleague slate with at least a .500 record. They won 3-2, largely because Shohei Otani rode to the rescue, striking out 12 over eight shutout innings...
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jun 16, 2016
Iconic Ichiro earned new place in history
During a May segment on the ESPN program 'Pardon the Interruption,' hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, former Washington Post sportswriters, were asked to choose if Jackie Bradley Jr.'s 27-game hitting streak or the suddenly blazing form of 42-year-old Ichiro Suzuki, who at the time had reeled...
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
May 30, 2016
Carp could take control in CL by finally solving interleague puzzle
At this time two years ago, the Hiroshima Carp were the toast of the Central League. They were hitting well, pitching even better and at 27-15 had the best record in the CL. It looked, early on, like the team might be on track for the type of success not seen since the halcyon days of the Aka-heru era...
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
May 23, 2016
Preseason effort bearing fruit for Lions slugger Mejia
The road Ernesto Mejia took to his brilliant start to the season didn't begin on opening day, or even on the first day of spring camp. It started during a few restless days he spent in Japan while waiting to fly home after the 2015 season. He was upset with the way his year had gone, that he hadn't been...
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
May 16, 2016
Blocking rule causing confusion at home plate
One of Japanese baseball's new rules at home plate, or rather the determination to start enforcing one that was technically already in effect, has been the source of some consternation on NPB diamonds.

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