November 2nd, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 1 Chunichi Dragons 2 Series: Chunichi 2-0 Tokyo (Nagoya Dome) So this is what it’s come down to. The Swallows are back in Nagoya Dome trying to make up for everything they lost there during the home stretch of the 2011 Central League pennant race. The last time that Tokyo [...]
There’s been plenty of action recently in terms of players being added to, and wiped from, the top team roster. The following players have recently gone up or down. October 29th (First Stage Game 1) Murakawa, Ishikawa and Miwa were activated. Yuichi was deactivated. October 31st (First Stage Game 3) Iihara was activated. Hidaka was [...]
October 23rd, 2008 Chunichi Dragons 2 Yomiuri Giants 11 (Tokyo Dome) That hurt. Yomiuri regained its swagger tonight and walked all over Chunichi’s pitching on way to an 11-2 rout of the defending Japan Series champions.
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. [...]
October 22nd, 2008 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 0 Saitama Seibu Lions 9 (Seibu Dome) The Saitama Seibu Lions employed an old-fashioned ass-whuppin’ tonight en route to advancing to the Japan Series versus the winner of the Chunichi-Yomiuri series that is currently locked at 1-1. The name of the night was Hideaki Wakui (2-0, 0.60) who [...]
October 21st, 2008 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 Saitama Seibu Lions 9 (Seibu Dome) Former Tokyo Swallows ace, Kazuhisa Ishii (1.29 playoff ERA), pitched a very strong seven innings for the home team in his first postseason appearance in a Lions uniform. He gave up three runs, one of them earned, off of five hits [...]
October 19th, 2008 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 7 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 (Seibu Dome) Hokkaido starter, Masaru Takeda, pitched five innings (four of them remarkably strong), and that was enough cover for the Fighters to build up a 5-0 lead.
October 17th, 2008 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 Saitama Seibu Lions 10 (Oomiya Prefectural Stadium) Half of Hokkaido’s hits were delivered by only two guys, and starter Ryan Glynn got roughed up early by an all-out Lions assault, as the home team stomped all over the visitors to make this series 2-0.*