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[11/11/2015] NPB: Six players file for free agency

by on Nov.11, 2015 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Players that Exercised Free Agent Options

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team Age Type Salary Rank Compensation Interest
INF 脇谷 亮太 Wakiya, Ryota SEI 34 DOM 24.00M C None Yomiuri
Signed w/ Yomiuri (12/2)
P 高橋 聡文 Takahashi, Akifumi CHU 32 DOM 30.00M C None Hanshin
Signed w/ Hanshin (11/23)
INF 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 32 INT 220.00M B Player + 40% 2015 salary OR
60% 2015 salary
Softbank/MLB
Signed w/ Softbank (12/24)
INF 今江 敏晃 Imae, Toshiaki LOT 32 INT 200.00M A Player + 50% 2015 salary OR
80% 2015 salary
Rakuten
Signed w/ Rakuten (11/27)
INF 田中 浩康 Tanaka, Hiroyasu YAK 33 INT 75.00M B Player + 40% 2015 salary OR
60% 2015 salary
N/A
To remain with Yakult (11/12)
INF 木村 昇吾 Kimura, Shogo HIR 35 INT 41.00M C None Seibu
Signed w/Seibu (2/5)

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[2/13/2016] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Feb.14, 2016 @ 3:52 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Yuki Yanagita is not expected to participate in Samurai Japan's two-game series against Tawain next month because he had right elbow surgery last November and is still recovering/rehabbing. Source: Sports Hochi 2/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Former Fighter Yu Darvish had dinner with a number of players, including Shohei Otani and Sho Nakata. Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2016
  • Otani is not expected to partipcate in the Samurai Japan series against Taiwan in March so that he can focus on the upcoming season. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016

Chiba Lotte Marines

Orix Buffaloes

Rakuten Eagles

  • First round draft pick Louis Okoye has decided to try a lighter and slightly longer bat, from between 900 and 910 grams to 880 grams and 33.5 inches to 34.0 inches. Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2016
  • Owner Hiroshi Mikitani and Senichi Hoshino visited Kin camp on February 13. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016, Sponichi 2/13/2016

[2/13/2016] Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers

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Yakult Swallows

  • Masanori Ishikawa and Yasuhiro Ogawa may be the top two candidates for the opening day start. Shohei Tateyama was also in the running, but has been slowed by a left calf injury. Source: Daily Sports 2/12/2016
  • Former Swallow Orlando Roman will be playing for Lamigo (CPBL) this year. Source: Sanspo 2/13/2016

Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

[2/13/2016] Practice, Intra-squad Games from February 13

by on Feb.14, 2016 @ 3:48 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Practice game against Yakult, February 13
  • Yokhama 4 - Yakult 3
  • Starting line-up for Yokohama: Koki Yamashita (2B), Takayuki Kajitani (CF), Hyuma (1B), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (LF), Jamie Romak (3B), Sho Aranami (RF), Keijiro Matsumoto (DH), Yasutaka Tobashira (C), Tatsuhiro Shibata (SS), Yoshiki Sunada (SP)
  • Yoshiki Sunada gave up two runs (none earned) on five hits over four innings of work.
  • Kazuki Mishima followed Sunada. He gave up a run on four hits over four innings of work.
  • Motoharu Fukuchi entered the game in the 9th and did not allow a hit or run.
  • Jamie Romak recorded two hits, including a double, and an RBI: Kl, 1B8, 2B7(RBI). He was replaced by a pinch-runner after his double in the 6th.
  • Yasutaka Tobashira hit a game-tying two-run home run off Kentaro Kyuko in the 5th inning -- down 2-0 with a runner on third and two out.
  • Starting line-up for Yakult: Tomotaka Sakaguchi (CF), Shingo Kawabata (3B), Tetsuto Yamada (2B), Wladimir Balentien (DH), Yuhei Takai (RF), Atsushi Ugumori (1B), Keiji Obiki (SS), Yuhei Nakamura (C), Wataru Hiyane (LF), Toshihiiro Sugiura (SP)
  • Toshihiiro Sugiura did not allow a hit or run over two innings of work. He walked one.
  • Masato Furuno relieved Sugiura and did not allow a hit or run over two innings of work.
  • Kentaro Kyuko gave up two runs on two hits over an inning of work.
  • Keiji Iwahashi allowed two runs on five hits over two innings.
  • Tomotaka Sakaguchi recorded three hits: single to left in the first inning, single to right in the third inning, and a single to center in the fifth inning.
  • Tetsuto Yamada recorded a single to center off Yoshiki Sunada in his first trip to the plate.
  • Yuhei hit a home run to right off Kazuki Mishima in the 6th inning.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016, Sports Hochi 2/13/2016, Sports Hochi 2/13/2016, Sports Hochi 2/13/2016, Sports Hochi 2/13/2016, Sports Hochi 2/13/2016, Sports Hochi 2/13/2016, Sports Hochi 2/13/2016, Daily Sports 2/13/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • Practice game against KIA (KBO), February 13
  • Chunichi 10 - KIA 0
  • Tatsuro Hamada started the game and did not allow a hit or a run over three innings of work. He faced the minimum nine hitters and struck out four.
  • Dayan Viciedo was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth. He hit a home run to left-center in the 3rd inning.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016, Sanspo 2/13/2016

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Practice game against Lamigo (CPBL), February 13
  • Lotte 4 - Lamigo 1
  • Starting line-up: Shota Ishimine (LF), Shohei Kato (CF), Katsuya Kakunaka (DH), Ikuhiro Kiyota (RF), Shunichi Nemoto (1B), Daichi Suzuki (2B), Shota Omine (3B), Taiga Hirasawa (SS), Tatsuhiro Tamura (C), Kota Futaki (SP)
  • Kota Futaki did not allow a run over four innings of work. He gave up three hits, struck out six (all looking), and topped out at 145km/h.
  • Yuta Kimura relieved Futaki. He tossed two shutout innings and allowed two hits.
  • Taiga Hirasawa went 0-for-3 with a strikeout: K, F8, G1.
  • Kei Hosoya entered the game as a defensive replacement in left field. With runners on first and second and no out in the 7th, he hit a timely single to left.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016, Sports Hochi 2/13/2016, Sports Hochi 2/13/2016

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun practice game against Shikoku Ginko (Industrial League) rained out.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016

Orix Buffaloes

  • Ni-gun intra-squad game rained out.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016

[2/12/2016] Batting Practice Scrimmages, Intra-squad Games from February 12

by on Feb.13, 2016 @ 3:15 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Intra-squad game, February 12
  • Toshiki Sakuari started the game. He did not allow a run or hit over two innings of work. He topped out at 142km/h and struck out two.
    • First inning (seven pitches): Taishi Ota G6, Yasuyuki Kataoka G4, Hayato Sakamoto F9.
    • Second inning: Garrett Jones Ks, Hisayoshi Chono E5, Kazuma Okamoto F8, Atsushi Kita K.
  • Kota Nakagawa pitched for the Reds. He entered the game in the 6th inning and gave up four runs over two innings of work. He retired the side in order in the sixth and allowed four runs to score on five hits in the seventh.
  • Shinnosuke Shigenobu got the start in left for the Whites and batted second. He went 3-for-4.
  • Shuichi Murata started at third and batted fourth for the Whites. He went 2-for-4: G4(DP), 1B5, G1, 1B8.
  • Kazuma Okamoto got the start at third and batted sixth for the Reds. He went 0-for-3: F8, L7, ?.

Source: Daily Sports 2/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016Sponichi 2/12/2016, ZakZak 2/13/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Intra-squad game, February 12
  • Reds 2 - Whites 0
  • Ren Nakata entered the game in the sixth inning for the Whites. He pitched two innings and faced the minimum six hitters. He topped out at 139km/h.
  • Tetsuya Iida tossed two perfect innings. He topped out at 140km/h.
  • Takayoshi Noma got the start in right and batted lead-off. He hit a single to right off Yusuke Nomura in his first at bat.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/12/2016, Daily Sports 2/13/2016, Daily Sports 2/13/2016

Orix Buffaloes

  • Intra-squad game, February 12
  • Reds 4 - Whites 1
  • Yutaro Sugimoto started in right and batted sixth. He went 0-for-3: G1(DP), G5, Ks.
  • T-Okada started in left and batted fourth. He went 1-for-2: 1B9, Ks, BB.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016, Sanspo 2/12/2016, Sanspo 2/13/2016, Daily Sports 2/13/2016

Seibu Lions

  • Batting practice scrimmage, February 12
  • Chen-Chang Lee faced three hitters, topped 146km/h, walked one, and struck out two in a row.
  • Chun-Lin Kuo faced five hitters, did not allow a hit, and walked two. He topped out at 144km/h.
  • Yusei Kikuchi faced eleven hitters, threw thirty-seven pitches, and allowed two hits and walked two. He topped out at 151km/h.
  • Shota Takekuma faced thirteen hitters and gave up four hits and struck out three.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016, Sports Hochi 2/12/2016, Sponichi 2/12/2016, Sponichi 2/12/2016, Sponichi 2/13/2016Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016

[2/11/2016] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Feb.12, 2016 @ 4:40 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Nippon Ham Fighters

Seibu Lions

  • Kona Takahashi and Isamu Sato are set to start an intra-squad game on February 14. Source: Sponichi 2/11/2016
  • The installation of new turf (Mizuno's MS Craft Baseball Turf) at Seibu Prince Dome is nearly complete. Construction began on December 15, 2015. The field should be ready for practices beginning on March 1. Source: Sanspo 2/10/2016
  • Fumiya Nishiguchi will be a special pitching instructor for the Hanwha Eagles (KBO) between February 23 and March 3. He is also scheduled to be a special instructor for the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions (CPBL) from early March until late April. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2016

Orix Buffaloes

  • Takahiro Matsuba is scheduled to start a practice game against Hiroshima on February 14. Shunichi Sato and Sachiya Yamasaki are also scheduled to make appearances in the game (three innings each). Source: Sponichi 2/11/2016

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles ended Kumejima camp on February 11. The Ichi-gun team will travel to Kin, Okinawa on February 12. The second leg of Ichi-gun camp begins on February 13. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2016
  • Hirohito Shimai and Hiroaki Shimauchi ran thirty meters in 4.0 seconds on February 9. Second round draft pick Ryota Yoshimochi finished with the second best time: 4.06 seconds. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2016
  • First round draft pick Louis Okoye told reporters on February 10 that he has already received twenty to thirty Valentine's Day chocolates. Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2016

[2/11/2016] Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Feb.12, 2016 @ 4:38 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

Yomiuri Giants

  • Hector Mendoza arrived in Miyazaki on February 10. He joined Ni-gun practices on February 11. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2016

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kyuji Fujkawa is scheduled to start an intra-squad game on February 14. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2016
  • Shintaro Fujinami ran thirty meters in 4.19 seconds on February 9. Source: Sponichi 2/10/2016 ... Rafael Dolis finished with the best time: 4.15 seconds. Atsushi Nomi tied Fujinami's 4.19 seconds. Source: Sanspo 2/10/2016
  • Fujinami is not expected to participate in Samurai Japan's international series against Taiwan on March 5 and 6 because he is coming off an injury (right shoulder inflammation from last October). He is also competing for the opening day start. Source: Sponichi 2/11/2016
  • First round draft pick Shun Takayama could be sent to Ichi-gun camp as early as February 25. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/11/2016
  • Sanspo Tigers' promise: if at least seventy percent of the people that take a season-end survey feel the team changed this season, Sanspo owes Tomoaki Kanemoto new golf equipment. If not, Kanemoto owes Sanspo readers autographed baseball merchandise. Source: Sanspo 2/11/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers were also interested in Dayan Viciedo. Source: ZakZak 2/10/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars

[2/11/2016] Batting Practice Scrimmages, Intra-squad Games from February 11

by on Feb.12, 2016 @ 4:29 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ichi-gun intra-squad game, February 11
  • Whites 4 - Reds 1
  • Whites: Hiroki Uemoto (2B), Fumiya Hojo (SS), Ryota Imanari (3B), Ryota Arai (1B), Masahiro Nakatani (LF), Ryosuke Ogata (RF), Taiga Egoshi (CF), Taichi Okazaki (C), Ryutaro Umeno (DH), Shintaro Fujinami (SP)
  • Reds: Yamato (SS), Fumiya Araki (LF), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (2B), Nelson Perez (RF), Matt Hague (3B), Naomasa Yokawa (1B), Shintaro Yokota (CF), Shinji Komiyama (C), Seishiro Sakamoto (DH), Yuta Iwasada (SP)
  • Tomoaki Kanemoto vs Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi: F5 on the first pitch, 1B9 on a 2-2 pitch, L9 on a 1-0 pitch. Since Kanemoto managed to record a hit, position players were allowed to skip post-game workouts.
  • Shintaro Fujinami did not allow a run over an inning of work. He gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out two. He threw twenty-nine pitches and topped out at 156km/h. Of the twenty-pitches he threw, eight were 150km/h and up.
    • First inning - K, 1B7-CS, K
    • Second inning - G4, G5, BB-SB, G1
  • Yuta Iwasada allowed two runs on four hits (including a solo home run) over two innings of work. He topped out at 146km/h.
  • Takumi Akiyama entered the game in the third inning for the Reds. He gave up two runs on three hits over two innings of work.
  • Naoto Tsuru entered the game in the fifth inning and tossed two shutout inning and gave up one hit.
  • Suguru Iwazaki entered the game in the third inning for the Whites. He gave up a run on four hits over two innings of work.
  • Kazuhito Futagami and Hiroaki Saiuchi tossed shutout innings in relief.
  • Naomasa Yokawa hit a two-out home run to left off Yuta Iwasada in the second inning. He hit into two double plays after that home run.
  • With a runner on first and no out in the third inning, Tsuyoshi Nishioka hit a single to right off Takumi Akiyama.
  • Matt Hague recorded a two-run single to right in the third inning off Takumi Akiyama and a single to left off Hiroaki Saiuchi in the sixth inning.
  • Naomasa Yokawa went 1-for-3 with a home run and two ground outs that led to double plays.
  • Fumiya Hojo went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
  • Seishiro Sakamoto recorded a timely hit off Yuta Iwasada in the second inning.
  • Taichi Okazaki went 2-for-2: double to left-center and a single to left.
  • Ryosuke Ogata walked and stole second in the second inning. He hit a double to right off Naoto Tsuru in the sixth inning.
  • Nelson Perez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/12/2016Nikkan Sports 2/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016Sponichi 2/11/2016, Sponichi 2/12/2016Sanspo 2/12/2016, Sanspo 2/12/2016, Sanspo 2/12/2016, Sanspo 2/12/2016, Sanspo 2/12/2016, Sanspo 2/12/2016

  • Ni-gun practice game against Hanwha (KBO), February 11
  • Hanshin 6 - Hanwha 0
  • The offense scored six runs on ten hits.
  • The pitching staff held Hanwha to four hits.
  • Kojiro Tanabo started the game and allowed three hits over three shutout innings.
  • Yutaro Itayama went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Source: Tokyo Sports 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/12/2016, Sanspo 2/12/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Intra-squad game, February 11
  • Reds 3 - Whites 2
  • Kenta Ishida started the game for the Whites. He gave up a run on two hits over three innings of work. He surrendered a lead-off home run to Yoshitomo Tsutsugo in the second inning.
  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo got the start in left and batted clean-up for the Reds. He went 2-for-2 with two RBI: solo home run to right-center of Kenta Ishida in the second inning, RBI double to left in fourth 4th inning.
  • Keisho Amiya went 2-for-3: timely single to left off Yuya Kubo in the fifth inning, single to left off Yota Kosugi in the seventh inning.
  • Naoki Shirane got the start at first and batted fifth. He struck out swinging and left the game early because he was not feeling well.
  • Takayuki Kajitani started in center and batted second for the Whites. He hit a home run to right off Yuki Kuniyoshi in the 1st inning with one out and no one on base.
  • Keisho Amiya was a designated hitter and batted tenth. He went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016, Sponichi 2/12/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • Intra-squad game, February 11
  • Reds 2 - Whites 2
  • Hitoki Iwase started he game for the Whites. He did not allow a run in an innings of work, but did give up two hits (Yohei Oshima 1B9-CS, Kyohei Kamezawa L9, Ryosuke Hirata 1B6, Nobumasa Fukuda G6). He topped out at 134km/h. It was his first game in February since 2004.
  • Daisuke Yamai was a starter and pitched an inning. He faced four hitters and gave up one hit: Atsushi Fujii 1B-SB, Naomichi Donoue G6, Issei Endo F6, Dayan Viciedo G6.
  • Takuya Asao entered the game in the second inning and tossed a perfect inning: Shuhei Takahashi Fo5, Ricardo Nanita Ks, Yusuke Matsui G5.
  • Jordan Norberto needed just seven pitches to get through one innings of work: Naomichi Donoue F8, Issei Endo G6, Dayan Viciedo G6.
  • Tetsuya Tani recorded an RBI double to left in the 7th inning.
  • Shuhei Takahashi got the start at third and batted fifth for the Reds. He went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Masahiko Morino started at third and batted fifth for the Whites. He recorded hits in the second and fifth innings.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Sponichi 2/11/2016, Sponichi 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/12/2016, Sanspo 2/12/2016

Yomiuri Giants

  • Batting practice scrimmage, February 11
  • Garrett Jones hit a home run to right off Katsuhiko Kumon.
  • Luis Cruz went 2-for-2.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2016, Sanspo 2/12/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Batting practice scrimmage, February 11
  • Akitake Okada faced six hitters and allowed two hits. He topped out at 145km/h.
  • Oscar Nakaoshi faced seven hitters and gave up one hit. He topped out at 142km/h.
  • Hiroki Yokoyama faced six hitters and allowed two hits and struck out one.
  • Takahiro Arai hit a double to right off Yuya Fukui.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/12/2016, Daily Sports 2/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016

Softbank Hawks

  • Batting practice scrimmage, February 11
  • Akira Nakamura hit a home run to right-center off Akira Niho and lined out to second off Sho Iwasaki.
  • Seiji Uebayashi flied out to right against Akira Niho and hit a single to center off Sho Iwasaki.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun batting practice scrimmage, February 11
  • Yuki Karakawa faced eight hitters and gave up three hits and struck out two.
  • Kazuya Katsuki recorded two doubles, both off Takahiro Fujioka.

Source: Daily Sports 2/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016

[2/10/2016] Batting Practice Scrimmages, Practice Games from February 10

by on Feb.12, 2016 @ 4:28 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • Batting practice scrimmage, February 10
  • Yu Sato faced nine hitters and allowed five hits.
  • Shunta Wakamatsu faced seven hitters and gave up one hit.
  • Dayan Viciedo went 1-for-3. He played some first base and struggled.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/10/2016, Sanspo 2/10/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/11/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Ni-gun batting practice scrimmage, February 10
  • Satoshi Iizuka faced ten hitters and allowed three hits, including a home run.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/10/2016

Softbank Hawks

  • Batting practice scrimmage, February 10
  • Yuki Yanagita went 2-for-3 with three RBI: RBI single to center against Hiroki Yamada, ground out to second into double play against Masato Sakata, two-run single to left off Shunsuke Kasaya.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/10/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/11/2016

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Practice game against Lotte, February 10
  • Over fifty scouts from at least fifteen MLB teams were at the game.
  • Starting line-up: Dai-Kang Yoh (CF), Haruki Nishikawa (LF), Kensuke Kondo (DH), Sho Nakata (1B), Brandon Laird (3B), Daiki Asama (RF), Takuya Nakashima (SS), Ryo Ishikawa (C), Ryo Watanabe (2B), Shohei Otani (SP)
  • Shohei Otani started the game and tossed two shutout innings. He threw twenty-five pitches, faced seven hitters, allowed one hit, struck out four, and topped out at 157km/h. The four strikeouts came consecutively, from the last out of the first inning. Pitching breakdown: eighteen fastballs, five forkballs, one slider, one curveball.
    • First inning: F8, G4, 1B9, Ks
    • Second inning: K, K, K
  • Kohei Arihara relieved Otani. He did not allow any runs over two innings of work. He gave up two hits.
  • Shogo Yagi entered the game in the fifth inning. He tossed two shutout innings and gave up one hit.

Source: Tokyo Sports 2/11/2016, Chunichi Sports 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016

[2/10/2016] Hanshin Tigers: Kiryu Line Uniform 2016

by on Feb.11, 2016 @ 2:12 am, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers unveiled special retro uniforms for their first round of the Classic Series against the Yomiuri Giants (April 26-28). The uniforms are based on the popular Kiryu Line uniforms from the mid to late 1970s. The uniforms were modeled by Hiroki Uemoto and Ryota Imanari.

Source: official announcement

[2/10/2016] Chiba Lotte Marines: Marine Festa 2016 Uniforms

by on Feb.11, 2016 @ 2:04 am, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines unveiled their new Marine Festa uniforms on February 10. The uniforms were modeled by first round draft pick Taiga Hirasawa and third round draft pick Kakeru Narita.

The design symbolizes the fresh upcoming faces in the organization, as well as the bay/sea near QVC Marine. The gradation represents the wide open skies above the sea.

Marine Festa Schedule

  • April 24 against Orix
  • May 29 against Softbank
  • June 12 against Yakult
  • July 31 against Rakuten
  • August 14 against Softbank
  • September 25 against Orix

Fans attending games on April 24 and July 31 will receive a free replica uniform.

Source: official announcement, Marine Festa Information, Daily Sports 2/10/2016