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NPB: Climax Series Updates

by on Oct.18, 2007 @ 5:09 am, under NPB

There are two games going on today in the NPB Climax Series.

The deciding Game 5 of the second round of the Pacific League Climax Series starts at 6pm with Fighters Yu Darvish on the mound against Yoshihisa Naruse for the Marines. Darvish was the winning pitcher of Game 1 of the series and will throw on 4 full days of rest (he went the distance in his last start and threw 133 pitches). Naruse pitched the deciding Game 3 of the Marines vs. Hawks series and will be pitching on 7 full days of rest (9 innings, 133 pitches). Should be a great game.

The first game of the second round of the Central League Climax Series starts tonight, pitting the Yomiuri Giants against the Chunichi Dragons.

The Dragons won two straight from the Hanshin Tigers to advance to the second round of the Climax Series. Below are the results:

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10/13/2007 - Game 1 @ Nagoya Dome (Att: 38,385)

         |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  |  R  H  E
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Tigers   |  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  |  0  5  1
Dragons  |  3  0  0  0  0  4  0  0  x  |  7  13 0
WP: Kenshin Kawakami (1-0)
LP: Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (0-1)
HR: CHU: Woods (1, 1st inning off Shimoyanagi, 1 on, 1 out),
Morino (1, 6th inning off Kubota, 2 on, 1 out).

10/14/2007 - Game 2 @ Nagoya Dome (Att: 38,275)

         |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  |  R  H  E
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Tigers   |  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  2  0  |  3  8  0
Dragons  |  5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  |  5  8  0
WP: Kenichi Nakata (1-0)
SV: Hitoki Iwase (1 SV)
LP: Kenji Uezono (0-1)
HR: CHU: Lee (1, 1st inning off Uezono, 2 on, 1 out).

The Dragons will now face the Giants in a best of 5 to see who will advance to the Nippon Series. Game 1 is set to start tonight at the Tokyo Dome; first pitch at 6pm. Tetsuya Utsumi (14-7, 3.02 ERA) gets the nod for the Giants and Takashi Ogasawara (6-6, 2.99 ERA) will start for the Dragons. This too, should also be a good game.

UPDATE: both games are underway... Here we go!

0 comments on “NPB: Climax Series Updates

  1. Gwynar

    Naruse leaves after giving up 4 runs in 3.2 innings of work.
    Hiroyuki Kobayashi now in for the Marines.

    Giants trail the Dragons, 2-0 in the top of the 4th. EDIT: Tyrone Woods actually just hit a 2-run homer to right and the Dragons now lead 4-0.

  2. Gwynar

    The Marines finally manage to score a run off Darvish. The score is now 6-1 in the top of the 6th. The run came on a sac fly by Fukuura after a double by Tsuyoshi and a single by Hayakawa. The two runs scored by the Fighters since my last update came in bottom of the 5th.

    The Giants have also scored a run on a solo shot by Tani in the bottom of the 5th. Utsumi was lifted after the 4th inning for pinch hitter Damon Hollins. Kentaro Nishimura is now pitching for the Giants.