Sunday, March 6, 2016

Card Of The Week March 6

Samurai Japan completed their two game sweep over the Taiwanese national team this weekend by beating them 9-3 today in Osaka.  The game was fairly close entering the top of the ninth inning with Japan up 3-1 but they then rallied for six runs to blow the game open.  The big blow in the inning was a bases loaded triple from Dragons outfielder Ryosuke Hirata which put Japan up comfortably 7-1.  This was followed moments later by a two run home run by Yoshitomo Tsutsugo of the Baystars to really seal the deal.

Here's Hirata's rookie card from the 2006 BBM 1st Version set (#286):

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