Thursday, August 23, 2007

Pitching is Important

Well, we won tonight.

You want to know why? One word: Greisinger.

I'm not trying to cut Yuichi out of the picture. After all, he went four for four in his first start of the season with six rbi's (including a grand slam). However, I think that we've seen time and time again that none of that would have mattered if it weren't for a solid starter like Greisinger (or Kawashima) keeping the opposition honest.

Greisinger gave up only one run off of three hits through six and two thirds innings. He would have stayed in longer, but Hanshin fouled off a whole mess of pitches and so he had already thrown 130 pitches by the time that Hanada came in to handle the last out of the seventh inning.

Final score:
Tokyo 8 -- 1 Hanshin

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