Wladimir Balentien smacks number 55, ties the NPB home run record

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He’s gone deep again. Here’s the homer that ties Sadaharu Oh, Tuffy Rhodes and Alex Cabrera. The ball is way on the outside part of the plate. Almost to the left-handed batter’s box. He don’t care:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUnRNrIocbg&w=420&h=315]

 

He has 22 games after tonight in which to break the record. That’s pretty doable. Given that he missed the first 12 games of the season with an injury, that’s pretty incredible.