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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Carp crush Samurai Japan hopefuls in warmup

It would have gone even worse if they were facing the Gyarados.

Koji Yamamoto’s hopefuls for Samurai Japan in the upcoming World Baseball Classic got off to a lackluster start Sunday, falling 7-0 in a warmup game against the Hiroshima Carp.

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles right-hander Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs on three consecutive hits in the first inning at Sunmarine Stadium.

“I was a little off from what I had imagined,” said Tanaka, who went 10-4 with a 1.87 ERA for the Eagles last season. “I didn’t have good balance with my mind and body. I couldn’t pitch at my own pace. It all depends on my thinking. I’ll have to pitch while using my body in a full effort.”

Daisuke Yamai of the Chunichi Dragons, the third pitcher up, also struggled with control issues and yielded two runs in the fifth, while Yomiuri Giants lefty Tetsya Utsumi surrendered a three-run homer to substitute Masamitsu Suzuki in the ninth.

Just two weeks away from the start of the WBC, which Japan is bidding to win for the third time in a row, Yamamoto did not appear concerned about Tanaka’s rough start. “He is still in a situation where he’s just getting used to things,” Yamamoto said.

Gamingboy Posted: February 17, 2013 at 05:56 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: japan, wbc, world baseball classic

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   1. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 17, 2013 at 08:24 PM (#4371152)
It turned out that the Gyaradosball didn't exist.
   2. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: February 17, 2013 at 08:43 PM (#4371156)
Carp-crushing videos are big in some corners of the Internet...


...So I've heard.
   3. RMc's Aggravating as Hell, Arrogant, Disrespectful Posted: February 18, 2013 at 07:41 AM (#4371240)
"Carp crush Samurai...film at eleven!"
   4. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 18, 2013 at 08:19 AM (#4371245)
a three-run homer to substitute Masamitsu Suzuki in the ninth.
It's just like I've always said: Suzuki could hit 40 home runs a year if he wanted to.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 18, 2013 at 09:53 AM (#4371270)
Carp Crush is also the worst flavor of Mountain Dew.

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