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NPB Standings Update: Week 23

by on Sep.01, 2009 @ 7:15 am, under NPB

I'm going to keep this short this week since I'm running a bit short on time.

Central League

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.

Teams G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB BA ERA L7days
1 Yomiuri Giants 114 68 38 8 .642 - 506 406 137 64 .275 3.07 4-2-0
2 Chunichi Dragons 115 68 46 1 .596 4 499 401 117 70 .262 3.16 2-3-0
3 Yakult Swallows 108 55 53 0 .509 14 423 449 94 77 .265 3.94 1-4-0
4 Hanshin Tigers 112 50 58 4 .463 19 416 421 79 72 .253 3.24 4-2-0
5 Hiroshima Carp 112 48 60 4 .444 21 419 459 78 68 .244 3.69 3-2-0
6 Yokohama Bay Stars 113 41 72 0 .363 30.5 395 547 105 41 .239 4.37 2-3-0

Pacific League

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.

Teams G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB BA ERA L7days
1 Nippon Ham Fighters 110 66 43 1 .606 - 546 405 87 92 .285 3.54 4-2-0
2 Softbank Hawks 114 61 49 4 .555 5.5 480 463 102 100 .263 3.72 1-4-1
3 Rakuten Eagles 109 56 52 1 .519 9.5 423 456 81 83 .264 3.92 4-1-0
4 Seibu Lions 112 53 55 4 .491 12.5 521 476 123 94 .256 3.88 2-4-0
5 Orix Buffaloes 113 46 66 1 .411 21.5 453 558 94 52 .274 4.62 3-3-0
6 Chiba Lotte Marines 114 45 65 4 .409 21.5 468 508 100 45 .250 4.26 2-2-1
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