Lions grab win against Marines ace Wakui

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 19, 2016

Lions grab win against Marines ace Wakui

Kona Takahashi worked six innings to earn his first win of the season as the Seibu Lions beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 2-1 in the Pacific League on Thursday and dealt former Lion Hideaki Wakui his first defeat of the season. Takahashi (1-1) allowed a ...

Wakamatsu nabs monthly honor

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 4, 2015

Wakamatsu nabs monthly honor

by Jim Allen

Rookie changeup artist Shunta Wakamatsu of the Chunichi Dragons won his first pitcher of the month award on Friday, when Nippon Professional Baseball announced its honors for August. Wakamatsu is a 20-year-old right-hander who was taught the circle change soon after joining Chunichi as its ...