Saturday, September 15, 2007


Third win in a row. You know what that means, don't you? We will probably drop the next four straight.

Tokyo 9 -- 7 Yokohama
W: Greisinger (15-6, 2.80 era)
L: Yamaguchi (0-3, 5.82 era)

Kawamoto went 4 for 5, while Ramirez and Aoki also had multi-hit games. Guiel hit his 27th home run of the season.

Going back to August 19th, the streakiness has been comical:
Lose 3
Win 4
Lose 5
Win 2
Lose 4
Win 3 (most recent streak)
Lose ?

Congrats to Ramirez who drove in his 100th rbi of the season during the game tonite. That's five years in a row with 100-plus rbi's! He's only the 3rd player to ever do that in Japan! Thank you, Rami-chan, for not being as streaky as our pitchers all these years. I hope Tokyo throws the checkbook at you this off-season!

Update 1: [Sunday September 16, 2007, 5:20 pm]
As predicted, we just lost the final two games of the series with Yokohama.

Silver Lining:
Guiel has hit a home run in each of the last four games. I just wish that he'd start doing it when runners are on base. All four of them were solo shots.

Update 2: [Monday September 17, 2007, 12:04 am]
Another game for the "L" column. Ishii gave up five earned runs in the first frame, and that's all it took.
Tokyo 7 -- 8 Chunichi
W: Yamai (4-3, 3.57 era)
L: Ishii (7-10, 4.54)

Silver Lining:
Good pitching from Brian Sikorski when he needed to get guys out. Guiel hit his fifth solo home run in as many games. Kawamoto continues to show that he is Tokyo's best option as far as catchers go. Tanaka continues to flirt with the .300 (batting average) psychological barrier.

By my calculations, we should lose the game tomorrow as well. Wednesday will probably be a win.

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