2008 Pacific League Climax Series

The 2008 Pacific League Climax Series (PLCS) consisted of two consecutive series, Stage 1 being a best-of-three series and Stage 2 being a best-of-six with the top seed being awarded a one-win advantage. The winner of the series advanced to the 2008 Japan Series, where they competed against the 2008 Central League Climax Series winner. The top three regular-season finishers played in the two series. The PLCS began on with the first game of Stage 1 on October 11 and ended with the final game of Stage 2 on October 22.

2008 Pacific League Climax Series
First Stage
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (2) Masataka Nashida 73–69–2 (.514), 4  GB
Orix Buffaloes (0) Daijiro Oishi 75–68–1 (.524), 2.5 GB
DatesOctober 11–12
Final Stage
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Saitama Seibu Lions (4) Hisanobu Watanabe 76–64–4, .543, 2.5 GA
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (2) Masataka Nashida 73–69–2, .514, 4 GB
DatesOctober 17–22
MVPHideaki Wakui (Seibu)
← 2007 Climax Series 2009 →
2008 CLCS               2008 Japan Series

First StageEdit

SummaryEdit

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters won the series, 2–0.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 4, Orix Buffaloes – 1 Kyocera Dome Osaka 3:16 25,532[1] 
2 October 12 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 7, Orix Buffaloes – 2 Kyocera Dome Osaka 3:24 26,703[2]

Game 1Edit

Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Kyocera Dome Osaka in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon-Ham 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 5 1
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 0
WP: Yu Darvish (1–0)   LP: Kazuki Kondo (0–1)
Home runs:
NIP: Terrmel Sledge (1)
ORX: None

Game 2Edit

Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Kyocera Dome Osaka in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon-Ham 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 7 13 0
Orix 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 2
WP: Shugo Fujii (1–0)   LP: Satoshi Komatsu (0–1)
Home runs:
NIP: Jason Botts (1)
ORX: None

Second StageEdit

SummaryEdit

Saitama Seibu Lions won the series, 4–2*.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 17 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 3, Saitama Seibu Lions – 10 Omiya Park Baseball Stadium 3:23 20,500[3] 
2 October 18 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 5, Saitama Seibu Lions – 0 Seibu Dome 2:56 30,918[4] 
3 October 19 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 7, Saitama Seibu Lions – 4 Seibu Dome 3:25 33,078[5] 
4 October 21 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 4, Saitama Seibu Lions – 9 Seibu Dome 3:07 18,704[6] 
5 October 22 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 0, Saitama Seibu Lions – 9 Seibu Dome 2:52 21,731[7]
* The Pacific League regular season champion is given a one-game advantage in the Second Stage.

Game 1Edit

Friday, October 17, 2008 at Omiya Park Baseball Stadium in Saitama, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon-Ham 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 10 0
Seibu 1 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 X 10 13 1
WP: Hideaki Wakui (1–0)   LP: Ryan Glynn (0–1)
Home runs:
NIP: Terrmel Sledge (1)
SEI: Hiroyuki Nakajima (2), Taketoshi Goto (1)

Game 2Edit

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon-Ham 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
WP: Yu Darvish (1–0)   LP: Takayuki Kishi (0–1)
Home runs:
NIP: Makoto Kaneko (1)
SEI: None

Game 3Edit

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon-Ham 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 9 2
Seibu 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 4 7 1
WP: Masaru Takeda (1–0)   LP: Kazuyuki Hoashi (0–1)
Home runs:
NIP: Terrmel Sledge (2)
SEI: None

Game 4Edit

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon-Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 7 0
Seibu 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 X 9 15 1
WP: Kazuhisa Ishii (1–0)   LP: Brian Sweeney (0–1)
Home runs:
NIP: Jason Botts (1)
SEI: Toru Hosokawa (1), Shogo Akada (1)

Game 5Edit

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon-Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Seibu 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 3 X 9 12 0
WP: Hideaki Wakui (2–0)   LP: Ryan Glynn (0–2)
Home runs:
NIP: None
SEI: Taketoshi Goto (2)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saturday, October 11, 2008". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Sunday, October 12, 2008". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
  3. ^ "Friday, October 17, 2008". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Saturday, October 18, 2008". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  5. ^ "Sunday, October 19, 2008". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  6. ^ "Tuesday, October 21, 2008". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
  7. ^ "Wednesday, October 22, 2008". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 15, 2009.