Hanshin Tigers batter Ryota Arai requests time-out.....pitcher Bryan Bullington nails him in the chest

Here's Bryan Bullington (former #1 overall pick in the 2002 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates) of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp (Nippon Professional Baseball) hitting Hanshin Tigers batter Ryota Arai...who had requested a timeout. [Oh thank you, Aaron Stilley.]

Update -- Yes! Video (40 second mark):

Bullington gave up 5 earned runs in 7.1 innings -- but the Carp scored 2 in the top of the 9th to pull out the 6-5 win.

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  1. Craig6:54 AM

    So, if you get hit it doesn't count if time out was called. Good to know. Good to know.

  2. Anonymous7:01 AM

    If this was in america, the benches would have been cleared. that was uncalled for...

  3. Anonymous7:14 AM

    How this is not a brawl is exactly why that coward Bullington would do something like that.

  4. Anonymous7:52 AM

    Just wasted a min. of my life on this? Bummer

  5. Anonymous8:40 AM

    The batter got what he deserved. You can't call a timeout when the pitcher has already started his motion. That's good baseball right there by the pitcher. He was taught well.

  6. Anonymous8:54 AM

    Blame the ump. He should not have given the TO. The ump should be beaned.

  7. Anonymous9:29 AM

    ump blew it, don't grant timeout while the pitcher has already began his motion

  8. Anonymous10:58 AM

    That was a dickish move. Pitcher needs his ass beat.

  9. Anonymous11:29 AM

    He Pearl Harbored him...

  10. Anonymous1:21 PM

    Goes to show how well-mannered the Japanese are. I applaud the batter for keeping a cool head.

  11. Anonymous1:58 PM

    The Japanese are fortune they didn't get another visit by 17 American B-25 bombers on that day !

  12. Anonymous2:42 PM

    I would've thrown at him to. Does the batter think he's the one that gets to stop play?

  13. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Typical Asian baseball move. Calling timeout right as the pitcher starts his wind up. That and standing right on the plate. The American way? Intimidation. Bob Gibson did this stuff all the time. Grow a pair if you want to play the game.

  14. Anonymous5:14 PM

    The Asian was wrong to call the timeout. It like trying to ice a kicker, the problem is pitchers can get injured.

    Low class move by Ryota Arai.

  15. Anonymous6:20 PM

    Pitcher had already started his motion and the batter stayed in the batter's box like an idiot. The only thing the pitcher did wrong was miss the batter's head

  16. Anonymous7:20 PM

    b-17 bomber

  17. Anonymous1:54 AM

    bean him!

  18. Umpires in Japan are completely gutless and next to useless. They never enforce disciplinary rules (like ejecting this jerk pitcher) and often change calls when questioned. This guy should have been ejected and suspended for at least a week.

  19. Anonymous6:46 PM

    The pitcher is well taught. Anyone who does not understand why this is necessary only needs to talk to Reds fans and ask about Johnny Cueto's performance in the 2012 NLDS. A batter which requests time after the pitcher has started his motion should expect this scenario when facing a well taught pitcher


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