This is the debut of the Japan Sports Notebook, a weekly column for JAPAN Forward. Time away from the day-to-day grind of high-pressure...
“I was really hoping that we could show the fans in Japan what we can do, and today I think we did it.” ―Tom Hovasse, Japan...
The 42-year-old lefty continues to impress for the high-flying Swallows.
The reigning AL MVP drove in eight runs in the Angels’ 12-11 loss in 11 innings to the Royals.
Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane provided a spark in the 55th minute, converting a penalty. Tunisia then scored twice more before the final whistle.
Insights on Roki Sasaki’s rising fame, other young stars to keep an eye on, Yoshihisa Hirano’s brilliant career as a closer, and much more.
Hajime Moriyasu’s side defended well but couldn’t find an equalizer.
The 20-year-old phenom struggled with his control en route to his first loss of the season.