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Japan records its first loss in the 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series after Molina, one of the best MLB catchers, shows a great offense and defense play

November 11, 2018

 On November 11, Game 3 of 2018 ALL STAR SERIES was carried out in Tokyo Dome and beat SAMURAI JAPAN Top Team which faced MLB All-Star team with three to seven and suffered the first loss.

 We played as original catcher of Cardinals for 15 years and experienced league championship 4 degrees, world's best twice, and L morina (Cardinals) stood in the way before SAMURAI JAPAN by offense and defense on shop day of the results to excel others by this MLB All-Star team.

 At first MLB scores the first game by two games a series of real mutes (Marlins) home run J.T. The back, SAMURAI JAPAN catch up with in timely of Shuta Tonosaki (Seibu) immediately, too. Furthermore, continuing Seiji Uebayashi (SoftBank) appears in walk, and 2 out 1B, second base and go-ahead chance were born, but big play of catcher, morina is born here.
 We throw a ball to first base when we exclude the second pitch fastballs in exterior angle in hitters, scene of Kazuma Okamoto (giant) without putting interval hair. Kamibayashi that space of instant was attacked is tag by precise control that we come back, but morina has only here hard.
 Then it was 3-run home run that morina carried low outside slider to reverse light stand and opened five to one and the difference in points when we lost one point by fifth inning, mistake with bad throw of Shinsaburo Tawata (Seibu).
 It was SAMURAI JAPAN which we want to counterattack, but cannot take score after fifth inning before Scot Barrow (Royals), Vidal nunyo (raise), Chris Martin (Rangers / previous Nippon-Ham). On the contrary, eiuhenio Suarez (Reds) and Mitch haniga (Mariners) throw seventh inning consecutive timely from Kakeru Narita (Lotte), and MLB tells again with two points.
 We returned Uebayashi, pinch hitter, Hotaka Yamakawa (Seibu), 3 consecutive hits of Ryosuke Kikuchi (Hiroshima) for two points from 2 out in ninth inning and did SAMURAI JAPAN with four points, but counterattack was to here, too.

Comments by manager and players

Manager Atsunori Inaba

"We felt importance of flow of baseball today in bad. Flow has changed at a stretch when we were bitten by morina. All those plays. It is my responsibility that was not able to be thorough. As ball sweet (as for the hill staff) particularly sweet ball of wide throw is hit, you must finish throwing to inside pitches well"

Hotaka Yamakawa (Seibu)

"We had Makoto Kaneko coach keep company at early work (practice of the early shift), and vanity ball was entirely different. We practiced attracting slow ball, and hitting there as difference was early, and there was indication to meddle with ball ball"

Manager Don Mattingly

"Starting Barrow created game, and it brought team force. In addition, check of forth inning of morina, home run of fifth inning were very big"

Scot Barrow (Royals)

"We thought that we couldn't but throw a ball aggressively as Japanese hitters was clutch. morina led well. As we put trust in defense who kept the support with him, we were able to throw in decisively on signature street"

2018 ALL STAR SERIES

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Game Schedule

Thursday, November 8 18:00
Giant 6-9 MLB All-Star team
Friday, November 9 18:30
SAMURAI JAPAN 7-6 MLB All-Star team
Saturday, November 10 18:30
MLB All-Star team 6-12 SAMURAI JAPAN
Sunday, November 11 19:00
SAMURAI JAPAN 3-7 MLB All-Star team
Tuesday, November 13 18:30
MLB All-Star team 3-5 SAMURAI JAPAN
Wednesday, November 14 19:00
SAMURAI JAPAN 6-5 MLB All-Star team
Thursday, November 15 18:00
MLB All-Star team 1-4 SAMURAI JAPAN

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Thursday, November 8, 9th Friday, 10th Saturday, 11th Sunday Tokyo Dome
Tuesday, November 13 Mazda Stadium
Wednesday, November 14, 15th Thursday Nagoya Dome

Entered team

SAMURAI JAPAN, MLB All-Star team

ENEOS SAMURAI JAPAN series 2018

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 18:15 game start (going to open at 16:15)
SAMURAI JAPAN 5-6 Chinese Taipei

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Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome

Entered team

SAMURAI JAPAN, Chinese Taipei

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