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[3/24/2015] 2015 NPB Season Portal

by on Mar.24, 2015 @ 3:11 pm, under NPB

Central League

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Yakult 143 76 65 2 .539 0.0 574 518 107 83 .257 3.31
2 Yomiuri 143 75 67 1 .528 1.5 489 443 98 99 .243 2.78
3 Hanshin 143 70 71 2 .496 6.0 465 550 78 48 .247 3.47
4 Hiroshima 143 69 71 3 .493 6.5 506 474 105 80 .246 2.92
5 Chunichi 143 62 77 4 .446 13.0 473 504 71 88 .253 3.19
6 Yokohama 143 62 80 1 .437 14.5 508 598 112 57 .249 3.80

Pacific League

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Softbank 143 90 49 4 .647 0.0 651 491 141 94 .267 3.16
2 Nippon Ham 143 79 62 2 .560 12.0 615 581 106 134 .258 3.62
3 Lotte 143 73 69 1 .514 18.5 561 563 85 71 .257 3.69
4 Seibu 143 69 69 5 .500 20.5 631 573 136 66 .263 3.69
5 Orix 143 61 80 2 .433 30.0 519 548 94 88 .249 3.59
6 Rakuten 143 57 83 3 .407 33.5 463 612 85 118 .241 3.82

Updated: 10/7/2015 @ 9:55pm

Inter-League

  Team G W L T WPCT RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Softbank 18 12 6 0 .667 90 59 23 13 .287 2.91
2 Nippon Ham 18 11 6 1 .647 82 72 12 13 .263 3.26
3 Seibu 18 10 6 2 .625 72 66 20 7 .272 3.45
4 Rakuten 18 10 8 0 .556 65 56 17 13 .237 2.47
5 Lotte 18 10 8 0 .556 86 90 13 4 .286 4.88
6 Hanshin 18 10 8 0 .556 57 80 9 4 .235 3.90
7 Hiroshima 18 9 9 0 .500 79 79 21 10 .260 3.98
8 Yakult 18 8 9 1 .471 83 83 19 6 .259 4.39
9 Orix 18 8 10 0 .444 67 47 15 9 .240 2.61
10 Chunichi 18 7 10 1 .412 52 69 9 14 .245 3.49
11 Yomiuri 18 7 11 0 .389 60 58 14 16 .244 2.95
12 Yokohama 18 3 14 1 .176 59 93 16 8 .259 4.73

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61 comments on “[3/24/2015] 2015 NPB Season Portal

    1. EJH

      I wouldn’t be so sure. The team is simply returning to its old ways. In recent years, Yokohama had been trying a new tactic, sucking right out of the gate and giving fans no hope whatsoever. This season they seem to by trying their old trick of starting hot enough to give their fans a bit of false hope before crashing back to their more familiar position at the bottom of the standings. You must be new to Japan. Long time BayStars fans (they really do exist; I am met some) know this and are not fooled.

  1. Ren Ignatiago

    Man, Nippon Ham are currently on a role. (As a Rakuten fan though) It’s really dissapointin to see Gaby Sanchez didn’t live up to the hype I’m suspectin. Norimoto may have gone 0-2 so far but he has an ERA of 1.29 to show for. It will be really tough to catch up with the other teams in their division this year, just hopin their 3 game win streak will keep them goin.

  2. DeNA Steve

    You are correct EJH. I see the Baystars slowly going down in the rankings each week. They should be at the bottom of the central league by the end of this month.

    1. EJH

      It is a little sad to see another Yokohama fan losing hope when it is only April. That is not supposed to happen until May at the earliest.

  3. DeNA Steve

    All, as of today(4/19/2015), I will no longer throw my support behind the Yokohama DeNA Baystars nor will I post here as DeNA Steve. Signed, no more DeNA Steve.

    1. Gen Post author

      I hope this doesn’t mean you’re not going to post here anymore. You can change the username (Poster Formerly Known as DeNA Steve), but please do keep posting.

      1. (Poster Formerly Known as DeNA Steve)

        All, please see my new username as I will be using it from now on while posting. Thank you Gen for the suggestion and keep up the great work. I will be selecting a new Yakyu team to support in the coming days, so please be patient.

        1. Ren

          “I will be selecting a new Yakyu team to support in the coming days, so please be patient.”

          Please be a Rakuten Eagles fan man,it’s goin to be a tough road ahead for this team… but watchin Norimoto and Akaminai this season is definitely worth it!

          1. (Poster Formerly Known as DeNA Steve)

            Renster my Yakyu brother, I will continue to support a Central League team. Keep supporting your Eagles and I hope they prosper in 2015.

          2. EJH

            PFKDeNA Steve: Since you were once sucked in by the BayStars, I assume you are in Kanagawa. You need to choose a team that you can actually go see once in while. That means Yomiuri, Yakult, or maybe Lotte. There is no need to explain why you obviously cannot pick the Giants, so I will not waste time with them. Lotte has some attractive points, but their cheerleaders look light right-wingers and their stadium is windy, cold and ugly. Also, Chiba is pretty far from Kanagawa, especially if you are returning by train after a night game.

            I think the Swallows are the team for you. Their stadium is not far, their uniforms are decent (better that those cartoon things the BayStars wear), and, without paying close attention from over here in the Pacific League, they seem to be improving. The main thing is that Yakult is among the few teams in the league that actually seems to try to win, but without just buying up all the available expensive free agents each year (unlike Softbank, Hanshin, and, of course, Yomiuri). Yakult is one of only four likeable teams in either league (along with Ham, Seibu, and maybe Hiroshima; I do not follow the Central League, so I am not sure about Hiroshima). The others are only acceptable if your wife or girlfriend is aleady a fan (that is how I once became a Whales/BayStars fan, not something I or my wife is particularly proud of at this point).

            As a bonus, those little Yakult yogurt drinks are delicious.

            And Gen is a fan.

            Go with Yakult, PFKDeNA Steve!

          3. Steve Novosel

            “their cheerleaders look light right-wingers”

            Now for a Lotte fan I am decidedly more pro-Bs Girls, but I am not sure what right wing cheerleaders actually would look like. The new uniforms are much better this year but of course Bs Girls are still the NPB gold standard.

            “their stadium is windy, cold”

            Au contraire, it’s usually windy and cold only in the shade. It’s windy and oven-like in the sun. But always windy.

  4. (Poster Formerly Known as DeNA Steve

    EJH, Those little delicious yogurt drinks are tasty. I was actually at Jingu last Friday night(my 3rd trip) and I really like its old style feeling and the fact that the Yakult Swallows play great baseball. Last May I took a trip to chiba lotte stadium and it was like an oven, I cant imagine what august feels like, although I hope by then most games are at night. Also, last season i took a trip to Seibu Dome, now that is an impressive place, half dome but open around the sides. Going with Yakult.

    1. Steve Novosel

      “Also, last season i took a trip to Seibu Dome, now that is an impressive place”

      Seibu Dome is the only stadium in Japan that makes Chiba’s weather look good. Clammy and frigid on a sunny spring day, absolutely oppressive all summer long, even when there is a breeze outside. Horrible.

      1. (Poster Formerly Known as DeNA Steve)

        Novosel, it was a kickass nice spring day when I went to Seibu Dome, I enjoyed the atmosphere and the game, maybe you didn’t take your meds the day you went.

        1. Steve Novosel

          “maybe you didn’t take your meds the day you went”

          Uhh, what’s up with the aggressive attitude here, PFKaDS? We’re just having a friendly chit-chat between friends.

          I’ve been to Seibu Dome at least 50 times over the years, the conditions are usually awful inside. Hottest game I have ever been to was there in September 2010, had to have been pushing 50 on the heat index with no breeze whatsoever.

          1. (Poster Formerly Known as DeNA Steve)

            “I’ve been to Seibu Dome at least 50 times over the years, the conditions are usually awful inside. Hottest game I have ever been to was there in September 2010, had to have been pushing 50 on the heat index with no breeze whatsoever”.
            Seibu Dome is the only stadium in Japan that makes Chiba’s weather look good. Clammy and frigid on a sunny spring day, absolutely oppressive all summer long, even when there is a breeze outside. Horrible.

            Novosel my friend, you went to Seibu Dome 50 times right, yet you describe the conditions as awful and horrible, so why not go for 51 and add another terrible description of the place.

          2. Steve Novosel

            “why not go for 51 and add another terrible description of the place.”

            Followed soon after by

            “Anyone posting here want to meet up and see a game? Let me know.”

            Ohhhhh Kay. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    1. Gen Post author

      Sorry, your post got caught up in the moderation queue for some reason. Should be fine now.

  5. (Poster Formerly Known as DeNA Steve)

    Anyone posting here want to meet up and see a game? Let me know.

  6. Lions Fan

    As a Lions fan, I agree with your love of our Dome. It’s an awesome stadium, especially in the spring, when you can see the blooming sakura from inside the ballpark. On top of that, the atmosphere outside the stadium is so much fun! It’s like a little town. And how many other teams can boast their own train line to and from the ballpark!

    1. anon

      Hanshin can. To TWO ballparks, in fact. Koshien and Kyocera (also home to the Tigers during Summer Koshien). (^^) But I agree with you! Seibu Dome is the best among the NPB domes, in both architecture and atmosphere.

  7. Lions Fan

    Exactly! Don’t get me wrong, I love outdoor ballparks like Jingu and Yokohama Stadium (which reminds me of the old Tiger Stadium in Detroit). But I’ve been to Tokyo Dome and the stadiums in Sapporo and Fukuoka and find them all dank and confining. Seibu Dome is fun and an architectural wonder. Also, the tickets are the cheapest in NPB!

    1. DeNA Steve

      Great stadium, I enjoyed the atmosphere when I went last season and I plan on making a trip this season as well, GO LIONS.

  8. DeNA Steve

    All, DeNA Steve is back and ready to support the best team in the NPB. Yokohama DeNA Baystars are on the cusp of taking the NPB baseball championship in 2015. I fully support this team and respectfully request all of your support as well, signed DeNA Steve.

        1. DeNA Steve

          “Central league fan Steve” I like the sound of that, might use that later on in the season, thanks Renster.

      1. DeNA Stev

        EJH, Yakult Steve will make appearances from time to time, as for now, DeNA Steve is in control.

  9. DeNA Steve

    Well well, look who is in 1st place in the Central League. I told you all in early April that the Yokohama DeNA Baystars are for real the year. They are certainly in control this season, DeNA Steve.

    1. EJH

      I thought it was “Yakult Steve”. You are some kind of fair-weather fan, aren’t you?

      1. DeNA Steve

        EJH, I am a true blue Yokohama DeNA Baystars supporter and a 0/6 fan of the other team you mentioned, signed DeNA Steve.

        1. EJH

          You did not sound so sure when they were not in 1st place. I guess we’ll have to wait and see where your allegiances go when they inevitably drop down to 6th in June.

          1. DeNA Steve

            EJH, i have always been sure of my support for Yokohama DeNA Baystars and any previous posts that stated otherwise are bogus posts by an imposter poster, signed, DeNA Steve.

    1. DeNA Steve

      When Yokohama DeNA Baystars and Saitama Seibu Lions play for the 2015 NPB championship, Yokohama DeNA Baystars will sweep, Signed, DeNA Steve.

  10. DeNA Steve

    I know that most of you are keeping tabs on Yokohama DeNA Baystars progress so far this season and I really appreciate it, signed, DeNA Steve

    1. T-Ray

      They’re playing the “we’re good now!” “no wait, we suck again!” “but we can still win 3 straight and give our fans hope!” “nah, let’s lose 4 straight and sit in last” game.

      I hope they can keep playing well in Interleague, but something tells me they won’t be shutting out their opponents for much longer, and then 2-3 runs won’t cut it anymore…

  11. DeNA Steve

    All, please mark on your calendars that on this day 5/15/2015, Yokohama Dena Baystars have the best Winning Percentage in NPB, signed, DeNA Steve.

  12. DeNA Steve

    If any of you favor any Pacific League team, you should be very concerned when interleague play starts next week as Yokohama Dena Baystars will mow down all Pacific League teams they play against, signed, DeNA Steve

  13. jaysfan

    For DeNA Steve… come over to the Pa League. We’ll treat you well. lol!

    “The Bay Stars set a new franchise and league record with a .176 winning percentage (3-14-1) during Inter-league play. The previous franchise record of .250 was set in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and the previous league record of .217 (5-18-1) was set by Hiroshima in 2007.”

  14. IM

    Interesting that Hanshin is currently dead last in every category on this chart, fewest runs scored, most given up, least HR and SB, etc. and still leading the league. Also amazing that everyone in the CL is within 4 games at nearly the halfway point.

    1. Mike

      Trend is still holding true…very weird. None of the team stats suggest this should be a first place team. They’ll take it.

  15. DeNA Steve

    Who finished in first place in the central league in the first half of the season? Yokohama DeNA Baystars.
    Signed, DeNA Steve.

    1. Tim

      BayStars could be the first team ever to lead a league in the first half of the season but finish last at the end. That is also something impressive.

  16. DeNA Steve

    By the powers vested in me DeNA Steve, I hereby declare Yokohama DeNA Baystars winners of the Central League division, Signed, DeNA Steve.

  17. Mike

    I have a suggestion/question: Is there anywhere online that shows standings with the record in the last 10 games, like you usually see for MLB? I check in every couple days so it would be interesting to see how teams are doing recently.

  18. Mike

    Thanks Tim, I appreciate the suggestion. I always think having it reflected in the standings is a great way to keep tabs without much effort of course.

  19. Mike

    Shogo Akiyama has 203 hits. 11 short of the single season record with 7 games to go. He’s fallen off the pace a little bit, but it could be close!

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