Sunday, May 31, 2015

Card Of The Week May 31

Takeya Nakamura had a pretty good time against the Tigers this weekend out in Tokorozawa.  In the third inning of yesterday's game, he hit a two run home run to put the Lions up 4-1.  He followed that up the next inning by hitting a grand slam to make it 8-1.  The Lions won by a final of 9-2.  Today with the Lions trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh, he launched a three run home run to put Seibu in the lead for good.  They won 9-4 today.  Nakamura drove in nine runs over the two games, half of all the runs the Lions scored.  His three homers bring his total for the season to 15, three behind Sho Nakata of the Fighters for the Pacific League lead.

I've been meaning to get to a post on the Lions team-issued sets soon so I thought I'd tease it by sharing a 2013 Lions Fan Club card of Nakamura this week:

I want to mention here just how cool the Pacific League TV VOD search is.  You can select a particular player to search for.  The rosters for the teams are all available by pulldown and if you're using an automatic translator in your browser, you'll see the translated names in the pulldowns.  It's not perfect but it makes it a lot easier to find videos on their site.  Now if they'd just make it possible to easily subscribe from outside of Japan....

1 comment:

kndynt2099 said...

Great find!!!! I personally don't have one of these... need to find one in good shape!