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September 27, 2010: Standings news and notes

by on Sep.27, 2010 @ 4:32 am, under NPB

Central League

The top three spots are still pretty much up in the air.  I saw an interesting chart on TV that might be able to explain the CL mess a bit better.  I modified it a bit to contain a little more information to make it a little easier to understand.

W CHU HAN YOM YAK
82 9-0 (82-59-3)
81 8-1 (81-60-3) 6-0 (81-62-1)
80 1-0 (80-61-3) 7-2 (80-61-2) 5-1 (80-63-1)
79 0-1 (79-62-3) 6-3 (79-62-2) 4-2 (79-64-1)
78 5-4 (78-63-2) 3-3 (78-65-1)
77 4-5 (77-64-2) 2-4 (77-66-1)
76 3-6 (76-65-2) 1-5 (76-67-1)
75 2-7 (75-66-2) 0-6 (75-68-1) 8-0 (75-65-4)
74 1-8 (74-67-2) 7-1 (74-66-4)
73 0-9 (73-68-2) 6-2 (73-67-4)

This chart isn't really in-depth, but I think it does provide a nice overview.

Incidentally, if the Tigers go 8-1, it won't matter what the other teams do, they'll still win the Central League.

Pacific League

The Orix Buffaloes may have won their game on Sunday, but it was in vain as the Nippon Ham Fighters victory guaranteed them a 4th or 5th place finish.  So as of now, only the first (Softbank Hawks), second (Seibu Lions), and sixth (Rakuten Eagles) have confirmed places in the standings.