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