Twenty-three of the thirty teams that won the first two games of the Nippon Series have gone on to win it all. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2012
Nippon Ham Fighters
Sho Nakata took a 149km/h Hirokazu Sawamura fastball off the back of his left hand in tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants. He was taken to the hospital for an evaluation during the game and was diagnosed with a contusion. Nakata is considered day-to-day. Source: Daily Sports 10/28/2012
Yuki Saito did not make the active roster for Game 2. Source: Sanspo 10/28/2012
Hisayoshi Chono became the eleventh player in Nippon Series history to hit a lead-off home run (first in the NPB since Koji Akiyama in 1999 and first in franchise history since Shigeru Takada in 1970). Source: Daily Sports 10/28/2012, Sanspo 10/28/2012
Scott Mathieson became the first pitcher in Nippon Series history to record a save on just one pitch tonight. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2012
Shinnosuke Abe walked out to the mound and smacked Hirokazu Sawamura in the head after he failed to toss a pick-off throw in the 1st inning (runners on first and second with two out and Atsunori Inaba up to bat).