Sunday, June 28, 2015

Card Of The Week June 28

Ever see a guy hit a home run completely out of a domed stadium?  That's what Ernesto Mejia of the Lions did during their 12-4 shellacking of the Fighters on Friday night.  He hit a two run home run to left center that completely left the Seibu Dome.  This was only possible because Seibu Dome is open on the sides - it was a standard open air ballpark until they put a roof on it back in 1999.  Here's a link to Pacific League's video of the home run and here's Mejia's first BBM card:

2014 BBM 2nd Version #413 (1st Version Update subset)
Friday night's game had a number of interesting features.  Shogo Akiyama had the difficult three quarters of a cycle in his first four at bats - triple, home run and a double - but could not get a single in either of his last two at bats.  And Fighters manager Hideki Kuriyama left Yuki Saitoh in to take a pounding in the sixth inning - Yu-chan faced 10 batters and gave up 7 hits, including home runs to Hideto Asamura and Tomoya Mori and three doubles.  He also walked a batter.  He gave up five runs and would have given up more probably had Takumi Kuriyama not gotten greedy trying to go to second on a throw to the plate after singling.  Kuriyama also let rookie starter Kohei Arihara take a bit of pounding as well - 10 hits (including the home runs by Akiyama and Mejia) and six runs (only five earned) over five innings.

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