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CL Climax Series R1 G3: Dragons beat Tigers on Woods’ 2-run bomb in the top of the 9th

by on Oct.20, 2008 @ 6:47 am, under NPB

The game will be starting shortly (6PM start time).

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Hanshin Tigers
Minoru Iwata 岩田稔

G   W   L   S  CG  Sho  BF    IP     H   HR  BB  HPB  SO   WP  BK  R   ER  ERA
27  10  10  0  2    0   678  159.1  168  5   50  11   101  7   0   64  58  3.28

Chunichi Dragons
Kazuki Yoshimi 吉見一起

G   W   L   S  CG  Sho  BF    IP     H   HR  BB  HPB  SO   WP  BK  R   ER  ERA
35  10  3   0  3    2   476  114.1  118  11  25   4   82   1   0   46  41  3.23

7:44PM UPDATE: No score going into the 7th inning. Neither team has picked up a hit since the second inning (Itaba has the hit for the Dragons and Akahoshi and Yano have hits for the Tigers).

8:05PM UPDATE: The Tigers just had a runner on third (double and went onto the third on a bad throw) with 2 outs and could do no more than hit a pop-out to end the inning. Fujikawa is in to pitch for the Tigers in the 9th.

8:14PM UPDATE: Dragons have a runner on third with only one out. Defensive change: Hirano moves over to right, Fujimoto moves into second. Morino in the box with Woods on deck. Tough situation for Fujikawa.

8:23PM UPDATE: Wow, Woods just absolutely CRUSHED a fastball up in the zone over the left field wall for a 2-run homer. Dragons now lead, 2-0.

8:33PM UPDATE: Iwase in for the Dragons, bottom of the 9th.

8:38PM UPDATE: GAME OVER! Iwase strikes out Toritani to end the game. The Tigers' season is now officially over (as is Okada's).

The Dragons will meet up with the Giants in Round 2 of the Climax Series.

I'll be posting the box scores later on.

Woods is having his "Hero Interview" done right now. When I listen to these, I sometimes wonder how serious the English-speaking players are in answering questions (or rather, how well the translators are doing their jobs).

UPDATE: Box score has been uploaded.

0 comments on “CL Climax Series R1 G3: Dragons beat Tigers on Woods’ 2-run bomb in the top of the 9th

  1. knucklehead7

    Not a good way for Okada to go out. Even though he wasn’t coming back, I’m sure he would have liked to redeem himself so to speak.

  2. Gwynar

    Definitely can’t be what he envisioned for himself. But then I’m not sure that the season could have ended in any other manner than this.

    I was a little surprised when Fujikawa gave up the 2-run shot to Woods, but it really sort of represented all that happened to the Tigers over the course of the season.