2008 Saitama Seibu Lions season

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2008 Saitama Seibu Lions season
2008 Japan Series champions
Manager Hisanobu Watanabe
Owner(s) Seibu Group
Arena Seibu Dome
Results
Record 76–64–4 (.543)
Place 1st (PL)
Saitama Seibu Lions seasons

The 2008 Saitama Seibu Lions season was a season in Japanese baseball, it saw the Lions win the 2008 Japan Series and the 2008 Asia Series.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pacific League
G W L T Win% GB
Saitama Seibu Lions 144 76 64 4 .543
Orix Buffaloes 144 75 68 1 .524
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 144 73 69 2 .514 4
Chiba Lotte Marines 144 73 70 1 .510
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 144 65 76 3 .461 11½
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 144 64 77 3 .454 12½

Record vs. opponents[edit]

Team Record
Orix Buffaloes 14–10
Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 14–9 (1)
Chiba Lotte Marines 13–11
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 14–10
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 11–10 (3)
Interleague play 10–14
Source: [1]

Game log[edit]

2008 Game Log

Post-season[edit]

Climax Series[edit]

The Lions were automatically sent to the second stage of the Climax Series to play the winner out of the Stage 1, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters who defeated the Orix Buffaloes. Saitama Seibu Lions win the series, 4-2 (Saitama Seibu Lions have a one-win advantage)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters - 3, Saitama Seibu Lions - 10 October 17 Omiya Park Baseball Stadium 20,500[2]
2 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters - 5, Saitama Seibu Lions - 0 October 18 Seibu Dome 30,918[3]
3 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters - 7, Saitama Seibu Lions - 4 October 19 Seibu Dome 33,078[4]
4 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters - 4, Saitama Seibu Lions - 9 October 21 Seibu Dome 18,704[5]
5 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters - 0, Saitama Seibu Lions - 9 October 22 Seibu Dome 21,731[6]

Japan Series[edit]

The Lions win the series, 4-3, against the Yomiuri Giants, the champions of the Central League.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Saitama Seibu Lions - 2, Yomiuri Giants - 1 November 1 Tokyo Dome 44,757[7]
2 Saitama Seibu Lions - 2, Yomiuri Giants - 3 November 2 Tokyo Dome 44,814[8]
3 Yomiuri Giants - 6, Saitama Seibu Lions - 4 November 4 Seibu Dome 24,495[9]
4 Yomiuri Giants - 0, Saitama Seibu Lions - 5 November 5 Seibu Dome 27,930[10]
5 Yomiuri Giants - 7, Saitama Seibu Lions - 3 November 6 Seibu Dome 28,763[11]
6 Saitama Seibu Lions - 4, Yomiuri Giants - 1 November 8 Tokyo Dome 44,749[12]
7 Saitama Seibu Lions - 3, Yomiuri Giants - 2 November 9 Tokyo Dome 44,737[13]

Asia Series[edit]

The Lions won the series 1-0 against the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 1-0, the champions of the 2008 Chinese Professional Baseball League.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Saitama Seibu Lions - 3, SK Wyverns - 4 November 13 Tokyo Dome 9,277[14]
2 Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions - 1, Saitama Seibu Lions - 2 November 14 Tokyo Dome 8,443[15]
3 Tianjin Lions - 2, Saitama Seibu Lions - 16 November 15 Tokyo Dome 8,478[16]
4 F Saitama Seibu Lions - 1, Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions - 0 November 16 Tokyo Dome 18,370[17]

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Akada, ShogoShogo Akada 68 160 29 39 7 1 2 13 .244 2
Bocachica, HiramHiram Bocachica 78 239 43 60 13 0 20 47 .251 3
Brazell, CraigCraig Brazell 130 471 59 110 19 0 27 37 .234 0
Eto, AkiraAkira Eto 42 97 9 20 1 0 7 17 .206 0
Goto, TaketoshiTaketoshi Goto 49 166 34 50 14 0 12 27 .301 0
Graman, AlexAlex Graman 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Hara, TakuyaTakuya Hara 3 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 .500 0
Hirano, MasamitsuMasamitsu Hirano 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Hirao, HiroshiHiroshi Hirao 55 93 15 24 4 0 2 9 .258 1
Hoashi, KazuyukiKazuyuki Hoashi 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Hoshi, HidekazuHidekazu Hoshi 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Hoshino, TomokiTomoki Hoshino 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Hosokawa, ToruToru Hosokawa 133 404 42 96 20 1 16 58 .238 0
Hsu, Ming-ChiehMing-Chieh Hsu 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Ishii, KazuhisaKazuhisa Ishii 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Ishii, YoshihitoYoshihito Ishii 108 306 31 85 21 1 4 29 .278 0
Iwasaki, TetsuyaTetsuya Iwasaki 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Kataoka, YasuyukiYasuyuki Kataoka 139 582 85 167 25 6 4 46 .287 50
Kinney, MattMatt Kinney 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Kishi, TakayukiTakayuki Kishi 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Kuriyama, TakumiTakumi Kuriyama 138 527 76 167 31 3 11 72 .317 17
Kurose, HarukiHaruki Kurose 18 38 7 8 2 0 1 5 .211 0
Matsusaka, KentaKenta Matsusaka 55 91 11 24 6 3 1 12 .264 2
Mitsui, KojiKoji Mitsui 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Miura, TakaTaka Miura 8 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 .286 0
Mizuta, KeisukeKeisuke Mizuta 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Nakajima, HiroyukiHiroyuki Nakajima 124 486 75 161 32 0 21 81 .331 25
Nakamura, TakeyaTakeya Nakamura 143 524 90 128 24 4 46 101 .244 2
Nishiguchi, FumiyaFumiya Nishiguchi 22 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 0
Noda, KosukeKosuke Noda 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 .111 0
Okamoto, AtsushiAtsushi Okamoto 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Okamoto, ShinyaShinya Okamoto 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Onodera, ChikaraChikara Onodera 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Onuma, KojiKoji Onuma 52 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Osada, ShuichiroShuichiro Osada 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Osaki, YutaroYutaro Osaki 5 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 .111 0
Oshima, HiroyukiHiroyuki Oshima 38 74 6 18 4 0 2 7 .243 0
Sato, TakahikoTakahiko Sato 105 388 62 117 30 1 21 62 .302 1
Sato, TomoakiTomoaki Sato 59 126 23 38 8 1 1 11 .302 4
Shotsu, EijiEiji Shotsu 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Sumitani, GinjiroGinjiro Sumitani 46 64 5 8 4 0 0 5 .125 0
Takagi, HiroyukiHiroyuki Takagi 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Takayama, HisashiHisashi Takayama 25 42 6 10 2 0 0 3 .238 0
Taninaka, ShinjiShinji Taninaka 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Uemoto, TatsuyukiTatsuyuki Uemoto 17 14 1 1 1 0 0 0 .071 0
Wakui, HideakiHideaki Wakui 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Yamagishi, MinoruMinoru Yamagishi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Yamazaki, SatoshiSatoshi Yamazaki 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0

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Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G SV IP R ER BB K
Graman, AlexAlex Graman 3 3 1.42 55 31 57 12 9 13 42
Hirano, MasamitsuMasamitsu Hirano 1 2 8.28 11 0 25 29 23 11 21
Hoashi, KazuyukiKazuyuki Hoashi 11 6 2.63 27 0 174.2 59 51 38 115
Hoshino, TomokiTomoki Hoshino 4 1 2.38 63 0 34 9 9 15 23
Hsu, Ming-ChiehMing-Chieh Hsu 1 3 5.12 17 0 31.2 21 18 22 11
Ishii, KazuhisaKazuhisa Ishii 11 10 4.32 25 0 135.1 78 65 40 108
Iwasaki, TetsuyaTetsuya Iwasaki 2 0 5.57 20 0 21 16 13 4 10
Kinney, MattMatt Kinney 2 4 4.48 17 0 80.1 47 40 35 64
Kishi, TakayukiTakayuki Kishi 12 4 3.42 26 0 168.1 65 64 48 138
Mitsui, KojiKoji Mitsui 1 1 7.50 23 0 24 20 20 10 12
Nishiguchi, FumiyaFumiya Nishiguchi 8 6 5.03 22 0 116.1 69 65 48 92
Okamoto, AtsushiAtsushi Okamoto 0 2 5.51 14 0 16.1 16 10 10 9
Okamoto, ShinyaShinya Okamoto 0 2 3.83 47 0 42.1 18 18 21 42
Onodera, ChikaraChikara Onodera 5 5 3.56 50 1 55.2 26 22 22 38
Onuma, KojiKoji Onuma 2 4 3.69 52 1 83 34 34 36 64
Osada, ShuichiroShuichiro Osada 0 0 0.00 1 0 1.1 0 0 0 1
Shotsu, EijiEiji Shotsu 3 0 2.35 32 0 30.2 11 8 13 16
Taninaka, ShinjiShinji Taninaka 0 0 2.77 11 0 13 4 4 3 11
Wakui, HideakiHideaki Wakui 10 11 3.90 25 0 173 80 75 51 122
Yamagishi, MinoruMinoru Yamagishi 0 0 5.40 4 0 8.1 8 5 2 2
Yamazaki, SatoshiSatoshi Yamazaki 0 0 6.35 3 0 5.2 4 4 7 3

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