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NPB: Opening Day Games

by on Apr.02, 2009 @ 9:21 pm, under NPB

Today's games:

Central League

Hiroshima Carp at Yomiuri Giants - Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Colby Lewis vs. Seth Greisinger

Yokohama Bay Stars at Chunichi Dragons - Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Daisuke Miura vs. Kazuki Yoshimi

Yakult Swallows at Hanshin Tigers - Kyocera Dome Osaka - 18:00
Masanori Ishikawa vs. Yuya Ando

Pacific League

Rakuten Eagles at Nippon Ham Fighters - Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Yu Darvish

Seibu Lions at Chiba Lotte Marines - Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:30
Hideaki Wakui vs. Naoyuki Shimizu

Orix Buffaloes at Softbank Hawks - Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Satoshi Komtasu vs. Tsuyoshi Wada

The starters I've listed have been mentioned in various articles as opening day starters so it's entirely possible that someone else is starting.

Incidentally, this is the first time in 6 years that both leagues have started on the same day.

0 comments on “NPB: Opening Day Games

  1. emath

    Seems strange opening on a Friday…

    Oh well, official baseball is upon us.

    2 days til it is here in the states as well.

  2. Gwynar

    I think it might be easier drawing larger crowds in Japan on a Friday night instead of any day between Monday and Thursday.

  3. emath

    It’d probably be better here too, but then again, most teams probably sell out their openers anyway.