2022 SEASON IN THE CENTRAL LEAGUE

Modified on June 25, 2022

June
From June 21 the Swallows faced the Dragon. The Swallows lost the first game to Osuna's home run. The Swallows won next 2 games. In the 3rd game Munetaka Murakami was amazing with a grand slam and a 2 run home run. The BayStar won 2 of 3 games against the Giants. The Carp beat the Tigers in the first 2 games, and they equalized in the 3rd game.

On June 17, teams were back playing within the league. The Swallow remain on top, beating the Carp in all 3 games. The Giants lost to the Dragons Yudai Ono's terrific pitching on Jun 17, lost the next to Martinez's RBI, managed to win the 3r on Kazuma Okamoto's home run. The Tigers Yusuke Oyama was amazing slamming 2 home runs in the first game against the BayStars and a 2 run homer in the 2nd, to beat the BayStars. The Tigers lost the 3rd gamel.

May

The Giants played against the Tigers from May 20, won the first game but lost the next 2. The Swallows lost the first game against the BayStars but won the next on Munetaka Murakami's 3 run home run. The Swallows won the 3rd game. The Carp beat the Dragons in all 3 games.

The Swallows Osuna hit in a game winning run against the Tigers on May 16. The Tigers son the next game, but the Swallows won the 3rd match. The Giants clinched the game against the Carp on Polanco's RBI. The Giants won the next 2 games. The Dragons consecutive lost ended on May 16 lost the next game but won the 3rd against the Tigers.

On May 13 the Giants Sho Nakata showed he can do it by smacking a 2 run home run and beat the Dragons. In the next game Nakata grand slammed for another victory. The Dragons beat the Giants in the 3rd game. The Swallows beat the Carp on May 14 with 2 homers by Munetaka Murakami. They tied in the next game. The Tigers Nakano homered twice on May 14 to beat the BayStars. The BayStars won the next game.

The Swallows lost to the the Dragons Raidel Martinez's home run on May 10 and 11, then won in the 3rd game. The Carp's Ryan McBroom slammed a 2 run homer to defeat the Tigers on May 10. The Carp won the next game too. The BayStars beat the Giants on May 10. On May 12 the Giants won on homers by Gregory Polanco and Kazuma Okamoto.

The Swallows Munetaka Murakami was amazing with a grand slam on May 6 and 7 against the Giants, helping to replace the Giants for first place. The Carp lost the first game against the BayStars, won the next 2 to replace the Giants for 2nd place on May 8. The Dragons clinched 2 of 3 games against the Tigers.

The Giants faced the Carp from Mar 3, losing 2 of 3 games. The Swallows Munetaka Murakami slammed a 2 run homerun to clinch the first game against the Tigers. The Swallows won the next game too, but lost the 3rd to a run scored on a walk. The Dragons beat the BayStars on Mar 3, but lost the next 2 games.

The Tigers on May 1 won it's 6th game in a row by beating the Giants. The Dragons Dayan Viciedo who was in a slump, hit in a run to help his team beat the Carp.

Standing as of May 31
1.Yakult Swallows
2.Yomiuri Giants
3.Hiroshima Toyo Carp
4.Chunichi Dragons
5.Yokohama Dena BayStars
6.Hanshin Tigers

April
The Tigers Teruaki Sato homered a 2 run on Apr 29 against the Giants, then an RBI the next day to take his team to victory in both games. The Carp beat the Dragons on Apr 29, but lost the next day. The Swallows beat the BayStars on Apr 30 marking its 3rd consecutive win.

The Giants faced the BayStars from Apr 26. The BayStars won the first game on Shugo Maki's 2 run home run. The Giants won the next 2 games. The Tigers played against the Dragons on Apr 27, and 28, and won both games. The Swallows beat the Carp on Munetaka Murakami's 2 run home ron on Apr 27. and also won the following day.

The Giants defeated the Dragons in the first 2 games from Apr 22, lost the 3rd. The Carp beat the BayStars in all 3 games. On Apr 22 the Tigers Koyo Aoyagi shut out the Swallows to win. The Tigers low the next, but won the 3rd.

From Apr 19, the Giants faced the Carp. It won the first game with homers by Hayato Sakamoto and Kazuma Okamoto. Gregory Polanco hit in 2 run in the next game for the Giants to win. In the 3rd game Yoshiharu Maru homered. The Giants won again. On Apr 19 the Swallows Masanori Murakami homered to beat the Dragons. The Swallows won the next game too. The BayStar beat the Tigers in all 3 games

The Tigers hosted the Giants in Koshien from Apr 15. The Tigers finally won its 2nd game of the season, and also its 3rd. The Giants won the 3rd game on Adam Walker's 3 run home run. The BayStars faced the Swallows, lost the first and 3rd, but a good win in the 2nd game on a shut out victory by Tani Kamichatani. The Carp beat the Dragons in 2 games.

The Giants faced the BayStars from Apr 12. Yoshiharu Maru homered in 2 games to help his team win. The Dragons beat the Tigers in all 3 games. The Swallows and the Carp won a game each.

From Apr 8, the BayStars did not play any of the games against the Dragons due to COVID-19 infection. The Giants starter Tomoyuki Sugano was hit by a batted ball and had to leave the mound. The Swallows won. In the next game the Giants Soichiro Tateoka slammed a game winning home run. The Swallow won the 3rd game. The Carp and the Tigers tied in the first game. The Carp won the next 2 games. So the Tigers still have just 1 win in the whole of this season so far.

The Giants faced the Carp from Apr 5, and lost 1 of 3 games. The Dragons beat the Swallows in 2 of 3 games. The Tigers won its first game of the season on Apr 5 by defeating the BayStars. Teruaki Sato contributed with a homerun. The Tigers lost the next game. The 3rd game was cancelled after the BayStars reported of a number of players testing COVID-19 positive.

On Apr 1, the Giants Hayato Sakamoto and Gregory Polanco homered to beat the Tigers. The Giants won the next 2 games. In the 3rd game Sho Nakata grandslammed. The Tigers have not won a game yet. The Carp lost all 3 games to the Dragons. The Swallows and the BayStars won a game each from Apr 1.

Standing as of Apr 30
1.Yomiuri Giants
2.Hiroshima Toyo Carp
3.Yakult Swallows
4.Chunichi Dragons
5.Yokohama Dena BayStars
6.Hanshin Tigers

March
The Carp from Mar 29 defeated the Tigers in all 3 games. The Giants beat the Swallows in all 3 games. In the 2nd game, Gregory Polanco and Zelous Wheeler homered. The BayStars won its first game of the season by beating the Dragons on Mar 28 and went on the win the next 2.

The season opened on Mar 25. The Swallows took off to a good start with it's new player Domingo Santana hitting well, with 2 run home run in the first game. The Swallows won all 3 games against the Tigers. The Giants ace Tomoyuki Sugano started. New player Gregory Polanco, a long time Pirates, contributed. The Giants won the 2nd game with hits by Sho Nakata, Hiroyuki Nakajima, but lost the 3rd game to the Dragons. The Carp won all 3 games against the BayStars.

Standing as of Mar 31
1.Hiroshima Toyo Carp
2.Yomiuri Giants
3.Yakult Swallows
4.Yokohama Dena BayStars
5.Chunichi Dragons
6.Hanshin Tigers

Final league standing in 2021
1.Yakult Swallows
2.Hanshin Tigers
3.Yomiuri Giants
4.Hiroshima Toyo Carp
5.Chunichi Dragons
6.Yokohama Dena BayStars


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