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[10/23/2013] Nippon Series: Yomiuri Giants, Rakuten Eagles

by on Oct.24, 2013 @ 4:12 am, under NPB, Postseason


If one or two of the first games of the Nippon Series gets canceled due to rain, of which there is a good possibility with Typhoon 27 and 28 slowly approaching, the travel day between Game 5 and 6 will be removed.  The travel day between Game 2 and 3 will remain.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/23/2013


Gymnast Kenzo Shirai is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3.

Source: official announcement


The NPB is planning to use baseballs that do not have the commissioner's name imprinted on them for the Nippon Series.

Source: Sponichi 10/23/2013

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants are concerned about the cold weather up North, particularly if the series heads back to Sendai for one or two more games.  Last year, temperatures dropped to about eight degrees Celsius in early November.  It might have been better to play the weekend games during the day, but TV deals pushed the game times to the evening.

Source: ZakZak 10/23/2013


Toshiya Sugiuchi could start Game 3.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/23/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles resumed practices at Kleenex Stadium on Wednesday.  Workouts were held indoors due to the rain.

Source: Daily Sports 10/23/2013


Masahiro Tanaka will be ready to pitch in relief in necessary.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/23/2013