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Game 2 - onto the second series

5 replies. Most recent reply: Oct 13, 2014 1:16 PM by Guest

Well this one was really farcical. They didn't even bother to play the bottom of the 12th. Basically Tigers won the series by scoring one run in the first game and Carp scored no runs. I may be a Tigers fan but sorry - this is acceptable? No one scored at all in the second game and even after 12 innings from the Carp the score was 0-0. This means by virtue of their first game win Tigers go through to the second round. For the first time it may be noted. Wada had Oh pitch three innings - brilliant stuff to try and wear out your closer with a series against the Giants looming. I can't help feeling that the whole process is a marketing disaster.
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Re: Game 2 - onto the second series

[ Author: gogo0 | Posted: Oct 12, 2014 7:58 PM | Posts: 7 | From: tokyo | HAN Fan | Registered: Sep, 2014 ]
definitely happy to proceed, but this isnt going to cut it vs yomiuri. if more of the same is whats in store, it'd be better to have allowed carp the honor of embarrassment in final stage. i hope someone has an epiphany before wednesday...

Re: Game 2 - onto the second series

[ Author: Guest: T-Ray | Posted: Oct 12, 2014 10:59 PM ]
I'm not that worried about Oh pitching 3 innings. It was just 36 pitches -- he threw 32 in his debut, and that was just one inning! He also is guaranteed 2 full days of rest before he gets used again. He also threw in 5 straight games (7.1 innings if I'm not mistaken) to end the season, allowing just one hit. Before we call it a disaster move, let's see how this one plays out.

Re: Game 2 - onto the second series

[ Author: Christopher | Posted: Oct 13, 2014 9:14 AM | Posts: 3482 | From: Tokyo | HAN Fan | Registered: Sep, 2004 ]
The last comment doesn't refer to the Tigers or the game as such but to the NPB's approach for finishing the series. One would think that with something as supposedly important as this series they could have arranged things better so that the fans got much more than a tie.

Re: Game 2 - onto the second series

[ Author: Guest: T-Ray | Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:39 AM ]
Gotcha. Yeah, there's nothing worse in sports than a tie... and in the playoffs, ties should not exist at all! There are brutally stupid ways of determining champions in other sports (World Cup PK comes to mind) but to advance on a tie, yeah, it has left a bad taste in the mouth of many fans.

Re: Game 2 - onto the second series

[ Author: Guest: guest | Posted: Oct 13, 2014 1:16 PM ]
Even as a Tigers fan I don't like to see them advancing on a tie. Really trying to support the local game while I live here, but hard to take it seriously with these silly postseason rules. With the MLB playoffs particularly exciting this season, I might not have time to follow both.
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