The Giants clinched a spot in the playoffs tonight -- the worst they can do is a third place finish.
Source: Sponichi 9/7/2013
The NY Times is carrying a piece on Wladimir Balentien's run to break the NPB's single-season home run record.
Blaine Boyer told reporters on Friday he was demoted after he said he could not pitch a second inning of relief during a game against Yokohama on the 4th.
"I felt tired after pitching the one inning. When I told the coaches, they said I should go to Ni-gun. I was also worried about getting hurt. I had pitched in nine of twelve games [after I was called up]," said Boyer.
Source: Sanspo 9/7/2013