Tonight's starting pitchers
Yomiuri Giants Seth Greisinger G W L S CG Sho BF IP H HR BB HPB SO WP BK R ER ERA 31 17 9 0 5 0 842 206.0 201 20 31 9 167 3 0 75 70 3.06 Chunichi Dragons Masahiro Yamamoto 山本昌広 G W L S CG Sho BF IP H HR BB HPB SO WP BK R ER ERA 23 11 7 0 2 0 544 133.2 127 15 26 2 84 1 0 54 47 3.16
Start Time: 18:00
NOTES: I'm not 100% sure if Yamamoto will be making the start for the Dragons tonight, but based on information I've read, it would appear he'll be getting the call.
The Giants are a little battered and bruised. Shinnosuke Abe is nursing a bad should right now and won't be starting behind the plate for the Giants. And Hayato Sakamoto took a line drive off his face during practice the other day, but appears to be ok (he later hit a home run during an exhibition practice game).
If I had to guess, the Giants probably wanted to face the Tigers more than the Dragons. The Giants were 10-14 against the Dragons this season (14-10 against the Tigers) and I have a feeling that the sting from being knocked off by them last season is still a bit fresh. I think winning the first game will be really important for the Giants.
6:45PM UPDATE: The Dragons scored 2 in the top of the first (Woods and Lee both hit a solo homers for the Dragons) and the Giants answered back with one in the bottom of the first. The score is now 2-1 Dragons in the second inning.
8:03PM UPDATE: The score is tied at three in the bottom of the 5th. Ramirez is up to bat with a runner on first and 2 out.
8:44PM UPDATE: Score is still tied at 3 in the top of the 7th.
10:22PM UPDATE: The Dragons have beaten the Giants, 4-3.