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Yokohama DeNA BayStars (12-10-0) at Chunichi Dragons (9-13-1)
Thursday, July 16th, 5:00 AM EDT
The Dragons are sitting in the bottom part of the Central League standings with only eight wins in 20 games, and it's clear they're not gunning for a playoff berth. In fact, they sit dead last in the standings with an 8-12-0 record and are 4.5 games behind the top spot. The BayStars are in a better scenario, as their 12-10 record has them just 1.5 games behind the first-placed Yomiuri Giants. The BayStars are favorites on paper even if they decide to start Koh Nakagawa, who has a 12.00 ERA in his lone start this season. Yuichiro Okano hasn't done it much better for the Dragons, but his 6.43 ERA reads slightly better than Nakagawa's numbers and, to make things better, he will also be pitching at home.
Dragons' Expected Lineup
BayStars' Expected Lineup
Dayan Viciedo, Dragons: Viciedo has been one of