Sunday, August 25, 2013

Card Of The Week August 25

Very exciting game today up in Sendai - the Eagles rallied from being down 5-4 to the Marines in the bottom of the ninth to score two runs and win 6-5.  The winning run was scored on a double by Aoi Enomoto.  Enomoto had just entered the game the inning before as a pinch runner for Andruw Jones.  The Marines actually walked Ginji Akaminai to set up a force out and to get to Enomoto.  It was Enomoto's first plate appearance at ichi-gun this season and his first RBI ever.  Here's his rookie card from the 2011 BBM 1st Version set (so far his only appearance in one of BBM's "flagship" sets):

2011 BBM 1st Version #161
This is one of the very rare times where BBM used a posed, studio shot rather than a candid or action shot from the field.  There were a couple cards like this in the 2011 set - I've wondered if BBM was forced to use these shots because of the earthquake that March.

It was interesting how this weekend's series between the Eagles and Marines went.  The Eagles had lost several games in a row and the Marines were on a tear, having cut Rakuten's lead to only 2.5 games.  But the Eagles swept the series and Lotte leaves Sendai 5.5 games back with only six weeks left in the schedule.

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