Sunday, June 19, 2016

Card Of The Week June 19

To say Seiya Suzuki of the Carp had a good weekend would be an understatement.

On Friday night, the Carp and the Orix Buffaloes had a 4-4 tie going into the bottom of the 12th inning.  Yoshitaka Isomura led off the inning with a double and Suzuki then homered to left field off of Motoki Higa to win the game 6-4.

On Saturday afternoon, Orix was up 3-1 going into the bottom of the ninth with closer Yoshihiro Hirano on the mound.  With one out and two on, Suzuki again delivered a home run to left, winning the game 4-3.  He was the 10th player in NPB history to hit sayanora home runs in consecutive games and the first since Aarom Baldiris did it for Orix in 2012.

In this afternoon's game, the Carp and Orix were tied at four going into the eighth inning when Suzuki again homered to left - this time off of Sachiya Yamasaki.  While not a sayanora home run, it did prove to be the game winner as the Carp held on to win 5-4.

Here's Suzuki's card from the 2014 Front Runner Trading Cards Carp Rookies & Young Stars set (#14):

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