The Yomiuri Giants are about to take on the Hanshin Tigers in the first stage of theCentral League Climax Series, and it will hopefully be one for the ages. While it still burns a bit that the birds couldn’t get over that last hurdle, it will be enjoyable to watch a Climax Series involving three [...]
November 4th, 2008 Yomiuri Giants 6 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 (Seibu Dome) Saitama starter (and former Tokyo ace), Kazuhisa Ishii (7.50 ERA), took the mound for his first appearance in the Japan Series since 2001 and hoped to continue the good form he displayed during the Climax Series.
October 22nd, 2008 Chunichi Dragons 4 Yomiuri Giants 3 (Tokyo Dome) Chunichi came up with some clutch play to level this series at one game apiece.* Shockingly, it took Yomiuri starter, Seth Greisinger, 101 pitches to get through four and one-third innings during which he gave up three runs (two earned) off of five hits. [...]