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NPB wrap 10-15-21

The weekend is going to tell us a lot about whether the Hiroshima Carp have any chance to reach the Central League playoffs. They entered Friday’s game against the Yakult Swallows with a magic number of 12 to reach the playoffs and knock the Giants out.

That shot will get a boost on Saturday, when they go head to head with Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. The Giants started Friday with a magic number of four to clinch their fourth straight postseason berth.

The Swallows-Giants game was a bruiser, so I’ll leave that novella for the end of today’s reports. Just beware of bat flips, because Jose Osuna’s was a show-stopper.

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NPB Wrap 10-14-21

On Thursday, Brandon Laird was named the winner of the Pacific League’s Sayonara Award for September, but while Sayonara Sushi would be a heck of a nickname, Laird has been more of a detonator this week, driving in the game’s first run for three straight days in the Lotte Marines’ top-of-the-table series against the Orix Buffaloes in Osaka.

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