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Nippon Series

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Yomiuri Giants

Yes, its time for this years Japan Series, and a traditional line up of the Nippon Ham Fighters vs Yomiuri Giants. I’ll of course be supporting the Ham Fighters over Hanshin’s arch-enemy, and attempting to blog a couple of the games.

The first two games are at the Sapporo Dome, then three in Tokyo, followed by a final two in Sapporo that may or may not be necessary. Games are today, tomorrow, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, and next saturday and sunday.

Bad news it that in today’s game, the Giants took a 1-0 lead with a 4-3 victory over Nippon Ham. After trading runs in the second, Sakamoto hit a double to give Kyojin a 3-1 lead. Then in the seventh, pinch hitter Lee Seung Yeop got an RBI to extend the lead to 4-1. The Fighters got one back off Kroon’s pitching in the ninth, but it was too little too late.