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CL Climax Series R2 G3: Giants, Dragons end in a 5-5 tie

by on Oct.24, 2008 @ 5:51 am, under NPB

Tonight's starting pitchers

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Yomiuri Giants
Tetsuya Utsumi 内海哲也

G   W   L   S  CG  Sho  BF    IP     H   HR  BB  HPB  SO   WP  BK  R   ER  ERA
29  12  8   0  2    1   772  184.1  166  7   68   7   154  7   3   71  56  2.73

Chunichi Dragons
Kenshin Kawakami 川上憲伸

G   W   L   S  CG  Sho  BF    IP     H   HR  BB  HPB  SO   WP  BK  R   ER  ERA
20  9   5   0  1    0   473  117.1   99  11  25   5   112  5   1   33  30  2.30

Start Time: 18:00
The Giants lead the series 2-1.

NOTES: I just realized this now, but Utsumi has 15 unearned runs.

8:17PM UPDATE: The game is currently in the bottom of the 7th and the Giants have a 5-3 lead over the Dragons. Shimizu is now on the mound for the Dragons. Ochi was on the mound for the Giants in the top of the 6th.

8:37PM UPDATE: Top of the 8th, Toyoda is now on the mound for the Giants. He has gotten the first two outs of the inning and is now facing Woods. Woods is 0-for-3 with 2 strike outs so far.

8:40PM UPDATE: And there it goes, Woods drills a line-drive solo homer into the right field stands. The Giants now have a 1-run lead.

9:18PM UPDATE: The Dragons have managed to tie the game up at 5. Takahashi leads off in the bottom of the 9th for the Giants (0-for-2 with a walk).

9:22PM UPDATE: Doh! They ended the broadcast so that they can show "After the Sunset" (or "Diamond in Paradise" if you're looking at the Japanese title) with Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek. Sigh.

9:51PM UPDATE: According to the text-update system I use, the game is still tied 5-5 in the top of the 10th. The Dragons appear to have a runner on second with 1 out.

11:00PM UPDATE: How anti-climactic. The game ends in a draw, 5-5. And based on the way things are currently set up, the Giants need only win one game in order to advance (series ties go to the CL pennant winner). Giants now lead the series, 2-1-1.

4 comments on “CL Climax Series R2 G3: Giants, Dragons end in a 5-5 tie

  1. knucklehead7
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    Doh! They ended the broadcast so that they can show "After the Sunset" (or "Diamond in Paradise" if you’re looking at the Japanese title) with Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek. Sigh.

    I think this might even be slightly worse than TBS showing the Steve Harvey Show the other night instead of the beginning of game six of the ALCS. If only because I’d rather miss the beginning than the end of a game.

  2. Gwynar

    It’s really bad over here. Games shown on free TV are frequently dropped for regular programming. The TV channels do set aside something like 3 to 3.5 hours for baseball games, but not every game ends so quickly; tonight’s lasted 4 hours 42 minutes.

    You would think they’d make exceptions for playoff games.

  3. Gwynar

    They’ve been dropping. At least, that’s what the ratings were like back when I was working for a TV company (I could check ratings of any TV program I wanted back then).

    I’m fairly certain things haven’t changed all that much since, but I do know that games involving the Giants tend to do well in the Kanto area.

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