Tag Archive: Climax Series

[10/5/2016] Miliyah Kato to sing national anthem before CL CS Game 1

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that Miliyah Kato is scheduled to sing the national anthem before the start of the first game of the First Stage of the Central League Climax Series on October 8.

Judo Olympic Gold Medalist Haruka Tachimoto is set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Source: Yomiuri announcement 10/4Yomiuri announcement 10/5

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[10/5/2016] Chiba Lotte Marines: Possible First Stage Starting Pitchers

Possible starting pitchers for the First Stage of the Climax Series:

vs Softbank 2016 GS W L IP H SO BB R ER ERA WHIP
Wakui, Hideaki 8 2 2 60.0 66 38 22 26 24 3.60 1.47
Ishikawa, Ayumu 4 1 3 27.1 23 15 7 12 12 3.95 1.10
Karakawa, Yuki 2 0 1 10.2 12 12 7 5 5 4.22 1.78

Source: Sports Hochi 10/5/2016

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[10/3/2016] Yomiuri Giants: Possible First Stage Starting Pitchers

The Yomiuri Giants First Stage Climax Series starting rotation could include the following three pitchers:

vs Yokohama 2016 GS W L IP H SO BB R ER ERA WHIP
Tomoyuki Sugano 5 1 1 33.1 33 35 2 16 15 4.05 1.05
Miles Mikolas 4 4 0 21.0 20 19 11 12 9 3.86 1.48
Kazuto Taguchi 3 1 2 21.2 20 15 4 9 9 3.74 1.11

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2016

[UPDATE 10/7 @ 5:15pm]

If Sugano is unable to start game one of the Climax Series, Mikolas will most up a day. If Sugano is not ready for game two, Taguchi will also move up a day and Tetsuya Utsumi could slide in if the series goes to three games.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2016, Sponichi 10/7/2016

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[10/3/2016] Nippon Ham Fighters to open intra-squad games to public

The Nippon Ham Fighters will prepare for the Final Stage of the Climax Series at Sapporo Dome. They are scheduled to play three intra-squad games. Two of the games, on October 7 and 9 (start time 15:00), will be open to the public. There will be no set admission price for the games, fans will be able to pay what they want. Money from admission will go toward paying for operating expenses (like security).

UPDATE: The Fighters later announced that instead of accepting money for admission, they will be accepting donations for their Typhoon Relief Fund.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2016, Sponichi 10/3/2016, Nippon Ham announcement 10/5/2016

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[10/1/2016] Yokohama Bay Stars to play four practice games against Industrial League teams

The Yokohama Bay Stars are going to prepare for the First Stage of the Climax Series by playing four exhibition games against Industrial League teams. None of the games will be open to the public.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/1/2016, Sponichi 10/1/2016

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[10/1/2016] Hiroshima Carp could shuffle pitching staff depending on Shota Nakazaki

If Shota Nakazaki is not ready to pitch in the Final Stage of the Climax Series, the Hiroshima Carp may turn to Bradin Hagens and Takeru Imamura for the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. Yuya Fukui could then move into the starting rotation.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/1/2016, Sponichi 10/1/2016, Daily Sports 10/1/2016

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[10/1/2016] Yokohama Bay Stars: Possible First Stage Starting Pitchers

The Yokohama Bay Stars could go with the following three starting pitchers for the First Stage of the Climax Series:

vs Yomiuri 2016 GS W L IP H SO BB R ER ERA WHIP
Kenta Ishida 6 2 0 34.2 31 31 8 16 16 4.15 1.13
Shoichi Ino 4 2 1 27.1 24 26 13 9 9 2.96 1.35
Shota Imanaga 4 0 2 25.0 27 25 3 14 13 4.68 1.20

Source: Sports Hochi 10/1/2016

[UPDATE 10/7 @ 5:41pm]

Ino might get the call to start game one of the First Stage of the Climax Series. Game two and game three will then go to Ishida and Imanaga, respectively.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2016, Sponichi 10/7/2016

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[9/30/2016] at home to sponsor First Stage of CL Climax Series

The Yomiuri Giants announced on September 29 that their official sponsor, at home, will be sponsoring the First Stage of the Central League Climax Series.

Official names:

  • 2016 at home Climax Series Ce First Stage
  • 2016 at home Climax Ce First Stage
  • 2016 at home CS Ce First Stage

Source: Yomiuri announcement

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[9/29/2016] 2016 Central League Climax Series Schedule

First Stage

Date Time Venue Match-up
10/08 Sat 14:00 Tokyo Dome Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants
10/09 Sun 14:00 Tokyo Dome Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants
10/10 Mon 14:00 Tokyo Dome Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants
10/11 Tue 18:00 Tokyo Dome Alternate Date

Final Stage

Date Time Venue Match-up
10/12 Wed 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/13 Thu 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/14 Fri 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/15 Sat 13:30 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/16 Sun 13:30 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/17 Mon 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/18 Tue 18:00 Mazda Stadium Alternate Date
10/19 Wed 18:00 Mazda Stadium Alternate Date
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[9/29/2016] 2016 Pacific League Climax Series Schedule

First Stage

Date Time Venue Match-up
10/08 Sat 13:00 YafuOku Dome Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks
10/09 Sun 13:00 YafuOku Dome Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks
10/10 Mon 13:00 YafuOku Dome Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks
10/11 Tue 18:00 YafuOku Dome Alternate Date

Final Stage

Date Time Venue Match-up
10/12 Wed 18:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/13 Thu 18:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/14 Fri 18:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/15 Sat 14:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/16 Sun 14:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/17 Mon 18:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/18 Tue 18:00 Sapporo Dome Alternate Date
10/19 Wed 18:00 Sapporo Dome Alternate Date
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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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