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NPB news: June 4, 2022

With 66 of 108 interleague games done, the Pacific League’s prospects for winning the most games have darkened after two straight 1-5 days in the Central League’s parks. I’m now projecting a 56-52 CL interleague triumph. That could shift, of course, considering 36 of the remaining 42 games are in PL parks.

On Saturday, the CL got big games at the plate from Munetaka Murakami, Shugo Maki, a huge start from Koyo Aoyagi, and a lot of good relief work from the Swallows’, Dragons’ and Giants’ bullpens. Then there were the Hiroshima Carp.

Saturday’s games

Giants 2, Marines 1: At Tokyo Dome, C.C. Mercedes (5-1) allowed a run on seven hits over 7-1/3 innings in which he struck out six, Takuya Wakuhara stranded the tying runner in the eighth, and rookie Taisei Ota worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his 20th save.

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NPB news: April 21, 2022

There were only four games in Japan on Thursday night, but we had Kodai Senga take a shutout into the ninth inning with a surprisingly low pitch count, while one new import got his second win another brought his team from behind with his second home run and a third earned his first save. So well done guys.

We also have some news about Akira Neo‘s positional odyssey with the Chunichi Dragons.

Ready? Let’s get started.

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