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[10/15/2013] Climax Series, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Oct.16, 2013 @ 1:35 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants are closely monitoring Typhoon 26 to see if there might be any disruptions in transportation services.

Source: Sponichi 10/15/2013

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Tomoyuki Sugano could start Game 2.

Source: Sponichi 10/15/2013

Hanshin Tigers

TV ratings for the two First Stage Climax Series games (Kansai region):

Game 1 - 10.5%
Game 2 - 8.7%

Source: Daily Sports 10/15/2013

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Kenta Maeda will most likely start Game 2 of the Final Stage.  After that, he may head to the bullpen in case the team needs him to pitch in tight situations.  Otherwise, there is also a chance he comes back on three days of rest to start Game 6 (if needed).

Source: Sanspo 10/15/2013

Hiroshima Carp

TV ratings for the two First Stage Climax Series games (Hiroshima region):

Game 1 - average (14:00-17:00): 24.1%, high: 31.7%
Game 2 - average (14:00-17:00): 21.3%, average (17:00-17:30): 27.6%, high: 34.7%

Source: Daily Sports 10/15/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Staff piled up sand bags in front of low entry areas at Kleenex Stadium on Tuesday ahead of the oncoming typhoon.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/15/2013

Seibu Lions

Yasuyuki Kataoka collected three hits in both games of the First Stage of the Climax Series.  He is the fifth player to record back-to-back modashos during the Playoffs/Climax Series.

Source: Sanspo 10/15/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yoshihisa Naruse threw sixty-two pitches in the bullpen at Kleenex Stadium on Tuesday.  He will start Game 1 of the Final Stage of the Climax Series against Rakuten.

Source: Daily Sports 10/15/2013

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Katsuya Kakunaka is having problems with lower back pains.  He is taking pain killers to play.

Source: Sponichi 10/15/2013

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QVC Marine will be opened up to fans for the Final Stage of the Climax Series.  Admission will be free.  Additional information can be found at the official announcement link below.

Source: official announcement

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4,008 people showed up to watch Game 3 of the First Stage on the big screen at QVC Marine on Monday.

Source: Sponichi 10/15/2013

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Tadahito Iguchi hit home runs in Games 1 and 3 of the First Stage.  Iguchi recorded three home runs during the 2nd Stage of the Playoffs in 2004.  He joined joined Michihiro Ogasawara (Nippon Ham in 2004 and Yomiuri in 2008) and Kazuhiro Wada (Seibu in 2004 and Chunichi in 2009) as the only players in Playoff/Climax Series history to record two or more home runs in one stage of the playoffs with two different teams.

Source: Sanspo 10/16/2013