League Rankings (as of 4/13/09)

These are the rankings after the second weekend of the 2009 NPB season.

Central League

Team W L T PCT. GB RF RA
Yomiuri Giants 5 2 2 .714 49 28
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5 3 1 .625 0.5 43 39
Tokyo Swallows 5 4 0 .556 1 42 41
Chunichi Dragons 5 4 0 .556 42 37
Hanshin Tigers 3 5 1 .375 2.5 45 46
Yokohama BayStars 2 7 0 .222 4 19 49
Team Avg. ERA HR SB
Yomiuri .289 2.79 13 4
Hiroshima .255 3.92 6 9
Tokyo .279 4.62 8 11
Chunichi .251 3.74 14 1
Hanshin .275 4.61 11 4
Yokohama .214 5.54 3 1

Pacific League

Team W L T PCT. GB RF RA
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 6 4 0 .667 32 32
Saitama Seibu Lions 5 4 0 .556 1 50 43
Orix Buffaloes 5 4 0 .556 44 46
Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 4 0 .500 1.5 51 32
Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 4 5 0 .444 2 26 36
Chiba Lotte Marines 2 6 0 .250 3.5 37 51
Team Avg. ERA HR SB
Tohoku .242 3.47 4 5
Saitama .286 4.46 11 3
Orix .278 5.29 15 2
Hokkaido .320 3.58 14 7
Fukuoka .237 3.38 2 3
Chiba .296 6.85 8 4

Key:

W = wins
L = losses
T = ties/draws
PCT. = winning percentage
GB = games back
RF = runs for
RA = runs against
Avg. = team batting average
ERA = team earned run average
HR = home runs
SB = stolen bases

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo’s more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it’s a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini

  • And just as a general reminder to all of our readers: the standings for both the Central and Pacific Leagues, the Swallows’ game-by-game results (with links to summaries), and the records of each CL team vs. each other are updated every evening on our Game Results page – we are also, more often than not, a couple of hours faster than TBS or any of the newspaper sites in posting the new standings.

    As we did last year, we’ll soon be adding daily updates of team stats as well.