The Softbank Hawks blanked the Hiroshima Carp, 2-0, tonight and won the 2018 Nippon Series.
Softbank Hawks Nippon Series History
Source: Daily Sports 11/3/20180 Comments
The Softbank Hawks beat the Seibu Lions tonight, 6-5, and won the Final Stage of the Climax Series. They will advance to the Nippon Series for the eighteenth time in franchise history and face the Hiroshima Carp. The Hawks are the first non-first-place-team in the Pacific League to advance to the Nippon Series since Lotte in 2010.
The Hawks celebrated their victory by going through 3000 bottles of beer, four barrels of sake, sixty bottles of sake, and 480 bottles of cola in about twenty minutes. (Tokyo Sports 10/21/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/21/2018, Sponichi 10/21/2018)
Yuki Yanagita was named MVP of the series.
The Nippon Series will start on October 27 at Mazda Stadium.
Softbank Nippon Series History
Best of Seven
Softbank wins series, 4-1-1.
SP: van den Hurk
LP: van den Hurk
SP: van den Hurk
WP: van den Hurk
The Hiroshima Carp completed a sweep by defeating the Yomiuri Giants at Mazda Stadium tonight by the score of 5-1. The Carp will advance to their first Nippon Series in two years.
Ryosuke Kikuchi was named MVP of the series.
The Nippon Series will start on October 27.
Hiroshima Nippon Series History
|1||10/27||Sat||Central League Home Field|
|2||10/28||Sun||Central League Home Field|
|3||10/30||Tue||Pacific League Home Field|
|4||10/31||Wed||Pacific League Home Field|
|5||11/01||Thu||Pacific League Home Field|
|6||11/03||Sat||Central League Home Field|
|7||11/04||Sun||Central League Home Field|
Potential Game Times
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The NPB announced today that Mitsui Sumitomo Ginko (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) will sponsor the Nippon Series this year. The bank has been a series sponsor since 2014.
Source: NPB 9/11/20180 Comments
The Softbank Hawks beat the Yokohama Bay Stars 4-3 at YafuOku Dome tonight and took the 2017 Nippon Series, four games to two. The Hawks won their eighth Nippon Series, first since 2015. The walk-off clinching Nippon Series victory was the fourth in NPB history (Mainichi 1950, Yomiuri 1965, Seibu 1988).
Kimiyasu Kudo was tossed into the air seven times. Yuya Hasegawa (five times), Yusuke Torigoe infield/base coach (five times), Dennis Sarfate (five times), Seiichi Uchikawa (four times), Masaumi Shimizu battery coach (five times), and Keizo Kawashima (three times) were also tossed into the air.
Nippon Series MVP
[UPDATE 11/5 @ 10:41pm]
The Hawks prepared 3,000 bottles of beer, 480 bottles of coke, four barrels of sake, and sixty bottles of sake for their celebration.
Source: Tokyo Sports 11/5/20170 Comments
Kodai Senga might get tonight’s start against the Yokohama Bay Stars, but could also be skipped due to possible pain/tightness in his back. If he does get skipped, Nao Higashihama could get tonight’s start instead. The Softbank Hawks could then turn to Shota Takeda if the series goes to seven games.
Incidentally, if Senga gets tonight’s start, Higashihama will become the possible game seven starter with Takeda and Tsuyoshi Wada heading to the bullpen.
Yokohama will likely go with Shota Imanaga tonight. If the series goes to seven games, the Bay Stars could turn to Haruhiro Hamaguchi. Shoichi Ino will most likely be shifted to the bullpen.
Source: Sanspo 11/4/20170 Comments
Yokohama Bay Stars vs Softbank Hawks @ Fukuoka Yahuoku! DOME – 18:30
Starters: Imanaga, Shota (YOK) 11-7, 2.98 – Senga, Kodai (SOF) 13-4, 2.64
Attendance: 36118 | Time: 4h22m0 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on October 31 that they will be holding public viewings at Yokohama Stadium for Games 6 and 7 (if necessary). Admission will be free. Gates will open at 16:00.
Source: Yokohama 10/31/20170 Comments