With the disappointing losses this weekend in Sapporo, dreams of first place are all but dead for the Lions this year. Congrats to the Fighters for reducing their magic number to two; it's just a matter of time before they clinch the division.
No worries. Time to re-focus and nail down second place, grabbing home-field advantage at least for the first round of the playoffs.
The Lions have seven games left: two with the B's, two with the E's and three with the M's. Four of the seven games are at home.
Come on Lions! It's time to re-focus and hold off the Hawks. Then we can deal with the Hammies again down the road.