Tonight's starting pitchers
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.