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    Japanese High School Team Hits For 66 Runs In 1 1/3 Innings Against ONE Pitcher!


    TOKYO, April 17 (Reuters) - A Japanese high school pleaded for a regional game to be abandoned after surrendering 66 runs in less than two innings, local media reported on Thursday.

    The coach of Kawamoto technical high school threw in the towel to spare his pitcher’s arm with his team losing 66-0 with just one batter out in the bottom of the second.

    The hapless hurler had already sent down over 250 pitches, allowing 26 runs in the first inning and 40 in the second before Kawamoto asked for mercy.

    “At that pace the pitcher would have thrown around 500 pitches in four innings,” Kawamoto’s coach was quoted as saying. “There was a danger he could get injured.”

    Opponents Shunshukan were officially credited with a 9-0 victory, giving the scoreline a tinge of respectability for the luckless Kawamoto school. (Writing by Alastair Himmer; Editing by Justin Palmer)






    I have so many questions about this. lol. If my math serves me right, and I may be wrong, but I think that translates to roughly a 445.50 ERA.

    My favorite part is when he says at that pace the pitcher would have thrown around 500 pitches in 4 innings and that would have been dangerous, but 250 pitches in 1 1/3 innings isn't dangerous??? How do you leave that kid in? Why wait until it's 66-0 to throw in the towel? when it was 60-0 did you still think you had a chance? WTF! So many questions about this. lol. That coach should be shot. lol. 250 pitches for a high school kid is absurd (yes even DiceK) but in 1 1/3 while giving up 66 runs is unforgivable. Wow.

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    Current Events/International?

    I don't see how this involves the Red Sox, so I think this topic is better suited for either the Current Events forum or the International Baseball forum.
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    • #3
      Rumors are rampant that the "kid" was actually John Wasdin in disguise...
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      • #4
        (I've moved this over from the Red Sox forum. If others think it's better suited for the International forum, then scoot it on over there.)

        I don't see how this travesty of a game was allowed to go on as long as it was. If that kid's arm even still attached to his body?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by VTSoxFan View Post
          (I've moved this over from the Red Sox forum. If others think it's better suited for the International forum, then scoot it on over there.)

          I don't see how this travesty of a game was allowed to go on as long as it was. If that kid's arm even still attached to his body?

          His arm ought to be fine. Think he was lobbing them underhand.

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          • #6
            Does anyone have a link to this?

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            • #7
              Ummm, I am kinda wondering why they didnt use a reliever?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by soberdennis View Post
                Does anyone have a link to this?
                http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slu...ters&type=lgns
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                • #9
                  Sabathia's still pitching worse.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by VTSoxFan View Post
                    I don't see how this travesty of a game was allowed to go on as long as it was. If that kid's arm even still attached to his body?
                    His arm might be fine. In 1998 Daisuke Matsuzaka threw 250 pitches in a game, and 535 pitches in four days.
                    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/11/sp...ts&oref=slogin

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                    • #11
                      I'm thinking this is a thread for International, because the real question here, as far as I can see, is: what is it about Japanese (high school) baseball culture that allowed this to happen? After the first several runs had been allowed in the first, and it was obvious to everyone in the universe that the starter had nothing... is there some kind of concept in Japan that torturing the kid will make him buckle down and get better, somehow?

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                      • #12
                        The pitch count is, if I remember my Japanese HS baseball knowledge correctly, completely normal.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ipitch View Post
                          His arm might be fine. In 1998 Daisuke Matsuzaka threw 250 pitches in a game, and 535 pitches in four days.
                          http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/11/sp...ts&oref=slogin


                          There's a HUGE difference between what this kid did, and what DiceK did. Matsuzaka's 250 pitch game was over 17 innings. This kids was over 1 1/3 innings. That's a big difference.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BoofBonser26 View Post
                            The pitch count is, if I remember my Japanese HS baseball knowledge correctly, completely normal.
                            Even when the pitcher is being hammered beyond comprehension? That's normal in Japan?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jager View Post
                              There's a HUGE difference between what this kid did, and what DiceK did. Matsuzaka's 250 pitch game was over 17 innings. This kids was over 1 1/3 innings. That's a big difference.
                              Well, that's your opinion, unless you can show me some proof. I probably never threw 250 pitches in a game, but as a pitcher for many years, my arm didn't seem to know the difference between 150 pitches in one hour and 150 pitches in four hours.

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