2022 SEASON IN THE PACIFIC LEAGUE

Updated on June 24, 2022 June
From June 21, the Hawks and the Buffalows won a game each. The Golden Eagles beat the Fighters in 2 games. The Lions and the Marines won a game each.

Teams were back from interleague to playing within their own league from June 17. The top 2 teams faced eachother. The Hawks won the first game with homers by Yuki Yanakita and Yurisbel Gracial.Ukyo Shuto homered to clinch victory. In the 3rd game Tsuyoshi Wada pitched well to give the Hawks its 3re game in a row against the Golden Eagles. The Lions beat the Buffaloes in the first game with Hotaru Yamakawa's homer. Buffaloes ace pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitched a no-hitter game to give his team a win. The Lions clinched the 3rd game. The Marines beat the Fighters in all 3 games.

May

From May 20 the Golden Eagles faced the Buffaloes and lost all 3 games. The Fighters beat the Lions in the first 2 games, lost the 3rd. The Marines Leonys Martin slammed a 2 run home run to give his team a win over the Hawks. The Hawks won the next game.

The Marines beat the Golden Eagles Masahiro Tanaka on May 17. The Marines won the next day too on Leonys Martin's home run. But lost the 3rd game. The Hawks won 2 games against the Lions. The Buffaloes and the Fighters won a game each.

The Golden Eagles lost the first 2 games against the Lion from May 13, won the 3rd on Jose Marmolejos' 2 run home run. On May 13 Roki Sasaki pitched well beating the Buffaloes. The Buffaloes won the next 2 games. The Fighters won the first game and lost the 3rd game against the Hawks.

On May 10 the Golden Eagles Masahiro Tanaka hurled over the distance and won his 4th game by defeating the Marines and extending his team's consecutive win to 11. But that recorded ended the next day. The Golden Eagles also lost on May 12. The Buffaloes consecutive game loss ended at 7 on May 10 by beating the Fighters but lost the next game. The Hawks beat the Lions on May 11, with Nao Higashihama pitching a no hitter.

The Golden Eagles beat the Buffaloes in all 3 games from May 6. On May 6 the Marines amazing pitcher Roki Sasaki pitched 6 innings giving up 1 run, but the team in the end lost to the Hawks. The Hawks won the next 2 games. The Lion won 2 of 3 games against the Fighters. Slugger Hotaka Yamakawa homered twice on the 3rd game.

On May 3, the Golden Eagles Masahiro Tanaka won his 3rd game pitching against the Fighters. The Golden Eagles won the next 2 games. The Hawks from May 3 beat the Buffaloes in all 3 games, and even ending Yoshinobu Yamamoto's consecutive win record. The Lions Hotaka Yamakawa helped his team win with his home run on May 3 and 5. On May 4 he did not homer and his team lost.

The Golden Eagles Takahiro Norimoto was back recovering from COVID-19, started on May 1 and won the game against the Hawks. The Lions Hotaka Yamakawa homered to help his team beat the Buffaloes. The Fighter won on Raul Alcantara's 3 run homer.

Standing as of May 31
1.Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
2.Rakuten Golden Eagles
3.Saitama Seibu Lions
4.Orix Buffaloes
5.Chiba Lotte Marines
6.Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

April

The Buffaloes won on Mune's game winning hit against the Lions on Apr 29. The Buffaloes won the next game on Masataka Yoshida's 2 homers. The Golden Eagles clinched the game against the Hawks in the 11th inning on Apr 30 on Eito Asamura's RBI. On the same day the Marines beat the Fighters.

The first ranking Golden Eagles faced the Marines from Apr 26, won 2 games and tied in 1. The Buffaloes won the first 2 games against the Fighters, lost the 3rd. The Hawks Yurisbel Graciel homered a 2 run to beat the Lions. But the Lions won the next 2 games.

From Apr 22, the Lions won 2 of 3 games against the Golden Eagles. On Apr 22, the Fighters Manami slammed a 3 run home run agains the Hawks to win. But the Fighters lost the next 2 games. The Marines won the first, lost the 2nd game against the Buffaloes. On Apr 24, Roki Sasaki started. He gave up runs ending his perfect innings record. Roki lost in all 2 runs in 5 innings. But the Marines beat the Buffaloes.

On Apr 19,the Fighters Shingo Usami slammed a 2 run home run off Masahiro Tanaka of the Golden Eagles and took his team to a win. The Golden Eagles won the next 2 games. The Buffaloes Yoshinobu Yamamoto's consecutive 18 games win ended in the game against the Hawks. The Buffaloes won the next 2 games. The Lions beat the Marines in 2 games.

From Apr 15 there were games rained out. The Lions beat the Buffaloes in the first. The Buffaloes won the next. The Buffaloes won the 3rd on Masataka Yoshida's 2 run home run. The Golden Eagles beat the Hawks in 2 games. The Fighters are doing well beating the Marines in 2 games. But the star was Roki Sasaki again. He hurled a perfect 8 innings and was taken off the mound. In the end,Chusei Manami homered for the Fighters.

From Apr 12, the games between Buffaloes and the Golden Eagles were cancelled as the Buffaloes players caught COVID-19. The Fighters beat the Lions in the first game, the Fighters clinched the next. The Marines won the first game against the Hawks. A game was rained out. on Apr 14 the Hawks won.

From Apr 8, the Buffaloes faced the Marines. The Marines won the first on Martin's 2 run home run. The Buffaloes won the next with Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitching well. The incredible happened in the 3rd game. 20 year old Marines pitcher

Roki Sasaki

pitched a perfect game. It's the first time in 28 years, or since the Giants Hiromi Makihara that such perfection was achieved. He also broke the consecutive strike out record with 13. In all he recorded 19 strike outs. The Hawks and the Lions won a game each and tied too. The Golden Eagles beat the Fighters in the first 2 games, lost in the 3rd.

The Hawks won its 8th game in a row by defeating the Buffalows on Apr 5. The Hawls winning streak ended the next day. But it won again on Apr 7. On Apr 5, Masahiro Tanaka started for the Golden Eagles. He pitched well and beat the Lions. The Golden Eagles won the next game too. The Fighters lost against the Marines on 2 days from Apr 5.

From Apr 1, the Buffaloes faced the Fighters and won all 3 games. The Marines beat the Lions in the first game with Toshiya Sato's game ending RBI. The Marines won the next 2 games. In the 3rd game Roki Sasaki struck out 13. The Hawkss shut out the Golden Eagles on Apr 1. The next 2 games were postponed as Golden Eagles players tested positive.

Standing as of Apr 30
1.Rakuten Golden Eagles
2.Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
3.Orix Buffaloes
4.Saitama Seibu Lions
5.Chiba Lotte Marines
6.Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

March
The Fighters played on home ground from Mar 29 with Big Boss Shinjo appearing on a flying motorcycle. But the Fighters lost the game and the next game too to the Lions. The Fighters won its first game of the season on Mar 31. The Hawks contined to play well beating the Marines in all 3 games. The Golden Eagles started Masahiro Tanaka pitched a strong 7 innings and helps his team beat the Buffaloes. The Golden Eagles went on to win the next 2 games. But it was announced 6 players tested positive for COVID-19. This includes pitcher Takahiro Norimoto.

The season kicked off on March 25. The Buffaloes shut out the Lions in the first game, in which Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitched well. The Lions won the next 2 games. The Marines shut out the Golden Eagles in the first game. On Mar 27, the Golden Eagles clinched the game on Kazuki Tanaka's RBI. Big Boss Tsuyoshi Shinjo who is the skipper for the Fighters this season, was unable to win any of the games against the Hawks. Standing as of Mar 31
1.Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
2.Rakuten Golden Eagles
3.Saitama Seibu Lions
4.Chiba Lotte Marines
5.Orix Buffaloes
6.Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

Final standing in 2021
1.Orix Buffaloes
2.Chiba Lotte Marines
3.Rakuten Golden Eagles
4.Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
5.Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
6.Saitama Seibu Lions




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