The Yokohama BayStars and their fans should be furious. They were robbed in Hiroshima Wednesday night, trudging out of a soggy Mazda Stadium down 2-0 in the Central League Climax Series Final Stage despite spending a grand total of five innings actually playing baseball in the series.

They "lost" the first game because the Hiroshima Carp were awarded a one-game advantage (in addition to hosting the entire series) by virtue of winning the league pennant — one of NPB's dumber edicts.

That wasn't the issue Wednesday, rain was the culprit. While the one-game advantage is patently unfair, it's the way things have been since 2008. What happened Wednesday was unexpected, and in the moment far more egregious.