Trivia: Sub-3.50 ERA since 2007

OK, let’s try not to think about the fact that Aoki is officially gone. In fact, let’s not even think about position players at all. Instead, let’s ponder the bright spots in the pitching corps over the past five seasons. That’s right, it’s time for some more trivia (again care of SPORCLE)! Over the past […]

11/9/08 – Japan Series – Saitama vs. Yomiuri – Game 7

November 9th, 2008 Saitama Seibu Lions 3 Yomiuri Giants 2 (Tokyo Dome) The Saitama Seibu Lions came back from an 0-2 deficit to defeat the Yomiuri Giants in the deciding game seven of the 2008 Japan Series Championship. It was Saitama’s first Japan Series championship since 2004 when it beat the Chunichi Dragons in seven […]

11/8/08 – Japan Series – Saitama vs. Yomiuri – Game 6

November 8th, 2008 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 Yomiuri Giants 1 (Tokyo Dome) Well, folks, there’s going to be a game seven.

11/6/08 – Japan Series – Saitama vs. Yomiuri – Game 5

November 6th, 2008 Yomiuri Giants 7 Saitama Seibu Lions 3 (Seibu Dome) A seventh inning Wakui meltdown was the story of this game. One out into the inning, riding a decent six frames of two-hit, one-run baseball (with six K’s against one walk), the wheels came completely off the Wakui express.

11/5/08 – Japan Series – Saitama vs. Yomiuri – Game 4

November 5th, 2008 Yomiuri Giants 0 Saitama Seibu Lions 5 (Seibu Dome) Takayuki Kishi, Saitama’s 23-year-old starter that finished the regular season with a 3.42 ERA, had the game of his career tonight.

11/4/08 – Japan Series – Saitama vs. Yomiuri – Game 3

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.

11/1/08 – Japan Series – Saitama vs. Yomiuri – Game 1

November 1st, 2008 Saitama Seibu Lions 2 Yomiuri Giants 1 (Tokyo Dome) Saitama drew first blood in this series on the back of an eight-inning, one-hit performance by starter Hideaki Wakui. Providing the run support were left fielder, Taketoshi Gotou, who slugged a solo home run over the wall in center in the fifth, and […]

Tokyo's 2008 Draft Picks

The amateur draft took place last night, but the media only picked up the fact that Yomiuri landed a big-hitting kid by the name of Taishi Ota out of Tokaidai Sagami High School as their first pick. Anyway, while it may come as a surprise to the media that 11 other teams were present at […]

Iwamura on Fire, but Tampa Drops First Game to Philadelphia

Akinori Iwamura, second baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays (and former Tokyo Swallows third baseman), went three-for-four with an RBI double in the first game of the 2008 World Series. But it wasn’t enough as the visiting Phillies took the first game of the series, 3-2.