Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Japan Times: Fighters come alive in Japan Series

Good, this one won’t be a sweep, at least, as the Fighters win Game Three of the Japan Series.

What are the odds that two ex-teammates from the same American high school would end up as starting pitchers opposing each other in the Japan Series?

Starter Brian Wolfe earned the win for Nippon Ham and came out on top of the pitching matchup with former Servite High School (Anaheim, California) teammate D.J. Houlton. Wolfe allowed two runs on five hits over five innings, striking out three, walking three and hitting a batter.

“Wolfe gave us five good innings,” Kuriyama said. “He pitched well, and I will not hesitate to use him again later in the series.”

Houlton failed to make it out of the third, giving up five runs on five hits over 2⅔ innings.

vortex of dissipation Posted: October 31, 2012 at 05:12 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: high school, japan

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 31, 2012 at 12:23 PM (#4289250)
* Obligatory comment about how Nippon Ham owns the team and they are not "Ham Fighters." *
   2. morineko Posted: October 31, 2012 at 12:35 PM (#4289265)
Odds about the same at teammates at the same Japanese high school ending up on the same World Series team? (Tateyama and Uehara in 2011)
   3. Bob T Posted: October 31, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4289267)
The Fighters tied the series with a 1-0 win in 12 innings in Game 4.

If the Fighters hadn't scored in the bottom of the 12th, the game would have ended 0-0.
   4. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: October 31, 2012 at 01:15 PM (#4289298)
There's no tying in baseball!
   5. winnipegwhip Posted: October 31, 2012 at 01:33 PM (#4289314)
Obligatory comment about how Nippon Ham owns the team and they are not "Ham Fighters."


Although I wish the same misconception would happen with the Western Hockey League's "Moose Jaw Warriors." Being called a "Jaw Warrior" would sound pretty cool for hockey.
   6. Gamingboy Posted: October 31, 2012 at 03:00 PM (#4289403)
Down with Yomiuri, go Nippon Ham!
   7. Mirabelli Dictu (Chris McClinch) Posted: October 31, 2012 at 03:01 PM (#4289405)
I've known they're not the Ham Fighters for the better part of a decade thanks to this site, but there's still a not insignificant part of me that wishes they were. A world with a professional sports team called the Ham Fighters is more awesome than one without it.
   8. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 31, 2012 at 03:10 PM (#4289410)
The Ham Fighters got to this series by knocking off the Hiroshima Turkey Wrestlers and their arch rival, the Osaka Baloney Stranglers.
   9. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 31, 2012 at 04:39 PM (#4289489)
Rejected U.S. Franchise names:

Minute Maid Wranglers

Chase Bank Raiders

Hebrew National Guards

Quicken Loan Sharks

Country Time Servers
   10. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 31, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4289531)
Starter Brian Wolfe earned the win for Nippon Ham and came out on top of the pitching matchup with former Servite High School (Anaheim, California) teammate D.J. Houlton. Wolfe allowed two runs on five hits over five innings, striking out three, walking three and hitting a batter.


I had an irrational like of Brian Wolfe when he was with the Jays, so it's good to see him winning games in Japan.

Wow, I just looked it up. He went 10-9 with an ERA of 2.66. I'd like to see him get back to an MLB team, but hopefully he at least has a good career in Japan.
   11. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 31, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4289542)
Rejected U.S. Franchise names:
Chris Berman, is that you?
   12. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: October 31, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4289548)
The Fighters are doomed! They can't score! They don't belong in the Series! Fire the manager!

*ahem* Sorry.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
danielj
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP April 2014: BurstNET Sued for Not Making Equipment Lease Payments
(2518 - 1:57pm, Apr 24)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogJosh Lueke Is A Rapist, You Say? Keep Saying It.
(242 - 1:55pm, Apr 24)
Last: Joe Bivens, Minor Genius

NewsblogNY Times: The Upshot: Up Close on Baseball’s Borders
(1 - 1:53pm, Apr 24)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogCalcaterra: Blogger Murray Chass attacks me for bad reporting, ignores quotes, evidence in doing so
(3 - 1:53pm, Apr 24)
Last: Rickey! In a van on 95 south...

NewsblogThe Five “Acts” of Ike Davis’s Career, and Why Trading Ike Was a Mistake
(64 - 1:47pm, Apr 24)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for 4-24-2014
(11 - 1:45pm, Apr 24)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogDoyel: How was Gerrit Cole not suspended? He basically started the brawl
(39 - 1:45pm, Apr 24)
Last: ellsbury my heart at wounded knee

Newsblog4 balls, you’re out!
(59 - 1:44pm, Apr 24)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogMatt Williams: No problem with Harper's two-strike bunting
(18 - 1:41pm, Apr 24)
Last: Ron J2

NewsblogKeri: Slump City: Why Does the 2014 MLB Season Suddenly Feel Like 1968?
(37 - 1:38pm, Apr 24)
Last: The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott)

NewsblogColiseum Authority accuses Athletics of not paying rent
(19 - 1:34pm, Apr 24)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogOT: NBA Monthly Thread - April 2014
(506 - 1:23pm, Apr 24)
Last: Jimmy P

NewsblogMichael Pineda ejected from Red Sox game after pine tar discovered on neck
(89 - 1:19pm, Apr 24)
Last: Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige

NewsblogJonah Keri Extended Interview | Video | Late Night with Seth Meyers | NBC
(12 - 1:05pm, Apr 24)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogToronto Star: Blue Jays pave way for grass at the Rogers Centre
(8 - 12:49pm, Apr 24)
Last: Astroenteritis (tom)

Demarini, Easton and TPX Baseball Bats

 

 

 

 

Page rendered in 0.5025 seconds
53 querie(s) executed