I'm going to keep this short this week since I'm running a bit short on time.
The Swallows have a 3-game set against the Tigers at Koshien and then head off to the Tokyo Dome for a 3-game series against the Yomiuri Giants. Could be a make or break week for them. Good thing D'Antona came back when he did.
Not much of a schedule for the Dragons this week. They play the Carp for 3-games and the Bay Stars for 2-games. They are a combined 29-7 against these two teams.
The Giants get to play the Bay Stars for 2-games prior to their 3-games series against the Swallows.
|6||Yokohama Bay Stars||113||41||72||0||.363||30.5||395||547||105||41||.239||4.37||2-3-0|
Should be a VERY interesting week for the Eagles. Not only will they battle the Lions for 3 games at, they'll also take on the Nippon Ham Fighters. Both series will take place at home. The Eagles have played both teams pretty strong and have gone a combined 17-16 against them.
Are the Hawks going through another breakdown? It's still early, but after working so hard to make up some ground (they were only 3 back last week), they now find themselves 5.5 games behind the Fighters. What's more, the Eagles now only trail them by 4 games (7 games last week). And they'll be play two teams that have given them some problems: the Orix Buffaloes and the Seibu Lions.
|1||Nippon Ham Fighters||110||66||43||1||.606||-||546||405||87||92||.285||3.54||4-2-0|
|6||Chiba Lotte Marines||114||45||65||4||.409||21.5||468||508||100||45||.250||4.26||2-2-1|