Month: May 2010

  • Dragon Questing V Part XVIII [Game Overview]

    This is it, the final confrontation for Dan and his family against the forces of evil that have plagued his entire life. After a brief stop in an underworld town, Dan, Debora, Dave, and Beca all headed for Mount Zugzwang (ridiculous name for the final fortress, I know). The monsters were all at their toughest, […]

  • Maeda Does It Again: Yesterday’s Scores That Matter [WMQ]

    I don’t know why I’m surprised to see Maeda pitched when I see the Carp played a shutout. He really is the best pitcher in the Central League so far. 27 May NPB Chiba Lotte Marines (0) at Hiroshima Carp (3). Maeda scatters four hits over 8 while Yokoyama notches the save. This brings Hiroshima’s […]

  • Swept!: Yesterday’s Scores That Matter [WMQ]

    Q: When is it ok to get swept by the Red Sox? A: NEVER! 27 May NPB Chiba Lotte Marines (9) at Hiroshima Carp (1). When you give up four home runs in one game, it takes some mighty fine offense to catch up. Hiroshima’s offense is so streaky, this will never happen when they […]

  • Dragon Questing V Part XVII [GO]

    Roaming around the temple, I was hit by two blasts from Dan’s past. The first was running into a man among the cult who seemed to recognize me. Imagine my shock when I learned that it was Georgie, now grown into a man after being abducted by evil forces in Dan’s statue period. The funny […]

  • At Least We Split: Yesterday’s Scores That Matter [WMQ]

    Hiroshima takes an ugly loss from the first place Lions, but at least they won the day before. 25 May NPB Saitama Seibu Lions (10) at Hiroshima Carp (7). Takeya Nakamura blew this game open in the third with a grand slam. Hiroshima desperately tried to recover in the 8th with a five-run rally partially […]

  • The Great American Ballpark Tour: Citizens Bank Park Review [Wednesday Morning Quarterback]

    Believe it or not, I didn’t always hate the Phillies. One of my earliest baseball memories is watching Darren Daulton in the 1993 World Series, don’t ask me why that name sticks out, but it just does. I was even on a little league team that took the name Phillies (even though I desperately wanted […]

  • Light Schedule: Yesterday’s Scores That Matter [WMQ]

    The Rays were the only MLB team I follow with a game yesterday, which they promptly went ahead and blew. 24 May NPB Saitama Seibu Lions (0) at Hiroshima Carp (3). Eric Stults is really starting to bring it all together. His second win comes against a tough first place Seibu team. Hiroshima’s record improves […]

  • Lost Was So Good: Yesterday’s Scores That Matter [WMQ]

    Ok, so this space isn’t really about Lost, but how great was it? Oh yeah, there was baseball played too. 21 May NPB Hiroshima Carp (7) at Softbank Hawks (1). Kenta Maeda is a beast. Really. This guy is the best pitcher in the Central League with his 1.59 ERA and he’s consistently dominant. Yomiuri […]

  • Nats Let a Wild One Get Away: Yesterday’s Scores That Matter [WMQ]

    Luis Atilano has his worst start yet, giving up the game. 20 May NPB Off day. MLB Florida Marlins (2) at St. Louis Cardinals (4). Nate Robertson just wasn’t good enough to hold the Cards down while Wainwright had all the right stuff to keep the Fish from putting too many on the board. Florida […]

  • Dragon Questing V Part XVI [Game Overview]

    I have no idea why I’ve been sitting on this completed installment. Just remembered it was done and decided to post it this week. At the top of Talon Tower Dan, Dave, Beca, and Sancho meet up with a very familiar face. Slon the Rook, the second third of the duo that murdered Pankraz. Dan […]