Data Analysis – Why the Giants Got Swept

Starting with manager Tatsunori Hara, I’m sure there are many Yomiuri Giants shaking their heads today, still wondering how and why they got swept in their home park against a seemingly weaker Hanshin Tigers team. I offer you three simple reasons, n

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Game 2 Recap – Advantage: TIGERS!

On paper, the series leans in the Giants’ favor considerably. There’s a reason they take things to the diamond, though. The Hanshin Tigers stormed out to a 5-0 lead and never really looked back. With closer Seung-hwan Oh on the mound in the 9

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Series Preview: Tigers vs. Giants

Scheduled Games & Possible Starters*: Wednesday, October 15, 6pm: Shintaro Fujinami (10-7) vs. Tetsuya Utsumi (7-9) Thursday, October 16, 6pm: Minoru Iwata (9-8) vs. Hirokazu Sawamura (5-3) Friday, October 17, 6pm:  Randy Messenger (13-10) vs.

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Tigers Advance! Game Highlights

Walkoff tie? Never heard of such a thing? You have now! Because the Hiroshima Carp failed to score in the top of the 12th inning, the bottom of the inning was not played and the score remained 0-0 as the game entered the record books. Why, you might ask?

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Game 1 Recap – Tigers WIN!

Winning pitcher Randy Messenger said it all: “Any time I pitch a 1-0 game, it seems like he (Fukudome) is the one hitting the home run.” The big righty more than did his part too, shutting out the Carp hitters for eight innings, allowing just

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Today’s Starting Lineup (Tigers)

Looks like our order has been made official… here it is! 1 – Nishioka (3B) 2 – Uemoto (2B) 3 – Toritani (SS) 4 – Gomez (1B) 5 – Murton (LF) 6 – Fukudome (RF) 7 – Fujii (C) 8 – Yamato (CF) 9 – M

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New Batting Order?

The Tigers’ batting order has remained mostly unchanged this season, as long as all the players were healthy. On a typical night, it looked something like this: 1 – Uemoto (2B) 2 – Yamato (CF) 3 – Toritani (SS) 4 – Gomez (1B

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