ex1 | Let’s chalk it up to jet-lag

Mariners 1 | Hanshin Tigers 3

And, maybe the very raucous atmosphere, that even the vets, let alone the rooks, aren’t even used to.

Here’s some great photos and pre-game video from Geoff Baker.

This is how the Tokyo Dome looked during introductions (that apparently exploded in huge cheers upon the mention of Ichrio, Iwakuma and Kawasaki)

Introductions | courtesy M’s twitpic

Hector Noesi posted a nice 1-2-3 first inning but melted down a bit in the second…
giving up 3 runs on 4 hits (including a 2-run homer) a HBP and a walk. Then, he settled down and allowed only 2 hits over the next 3 innings.

~ Erazmo Ramirez relieved Hector and tossed a scoreless 6th with 2 K’s
~ Tom Wilhelmsen … not so much, another couple of runs for the Tigers
~ Brandon League came in and pitched a scoreless 9th

Not much offense mustered vs. the Tigers…
only EIGHT total hits – one double and one home run
the lone run came via the long ball – Casper who, heretofore, was having an awful spring. Go figure. Cool that he brought his dad with him, who, according to a tweet from Shannon, was going nuts in the stands 🙂