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)
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 🙂