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  • Aniki 17 BayStars 5

    Posted by simon c on 2009 April 10日 Friday

    Fun with early season statistics. 6 games into the Nippon Professional Baseball’s season, Hanshin Tigers’ Tomoaki “Aniki” Kanemoto has driven in 17 runs (4 HR, 29 TB, with a ridiculous slash line of .583/.593/1.208), and the 41 year old clean up hitter has topped it all off when he hit homeruns on 3 consecutive plate appearances to start off the game Wednesday in a 4 hit game against the Hiroshima Carp and drove in 7 of the team’s runs in the 8-2 win.

    In the mean time, the entire lineup of the Yokohama BayStars have managed to score paltry 5 runs in their first 6 games against the Chunichi Dragons and the Yomiuri Giants. The team is collectively batting a pathetic .176 and the woeful pitching has a 7.24 ERA. No other team in the 12 team NPB has scored less than 25 runs in their first 5~6 games of the season. So, what’s the over/under on Yokohama’s first win of the season? How about a game where they score 5 or more runs? All hail the Aniki the Astonishing!

    kanemoto

    One Response to “Aniki 17 BayStars 5”

    1. We almost doubled our run total tonight (game Lucky Seven)! Count ’em! 9 runs against the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The home fans at HamaSta finally had something to cheer for. Miura just gave up one run – and not a home run to boot.

      I took a slightly different approach to discussing the first six games of the season in my long over due first blog post of the 2009 season.

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