Sunday, August 28, 2016

Card Of The Week August 28

Thursday's game between the Eagles and Hawks took a kind of unexpected turn late in the game.  The Hawks were up 5 to 4 going into the top of the ninth which is normally time for Dennis Sarfate to come in and close the door.  Unfortunately for the Hawks, Sarfate hurt himself two days earlier and was not available and the closing responsibility fell on Robert Suarez.  The Eagles got two of the first three guys on base in the inning and then Eigoro Mogi stepped to the plate...

Mogi hit a low sinking line drive that center fielder Yuki Yanagita attempted to do a sliding catch of and missed.  The ball skipped by him and rolled all the way to the wall.  By the time Yanagita ran the ball down and threw it to the infield, Mogi had made it around the bases for a three run inside-the-park home run.  The Eagles ended up winning the game 7 to 5 which coupled with the Fighters 4-1 win over the Marines knocked the Hawks out of first place for the first time since April 18th.

Mogi's home run (which probably should have been ruled an error) was only the second one of his career and I suspect was his first inside the park one.  Here's his Calbee rookie card from this year's Series Two (#104):

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