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2014 SMBC Nippon Series

by on Oct.21, 2014 @ 12:57 am, under NPB
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SMBC Nippon Series

Best of seven.

Date Time Gm Venue Away Score Home Attendance Time
10/25 Sat 18:15 1 Koshien Stadium Softbank   Hanshin    
10/26 Sun 18:15 2 Koshien Stadium Softbank   Hanshin    
10/27 Mon     Travel Day
10/28 Tue 18:30 3 YafuOku Dome Hanshin   Softbank    
10/29 Wed 18:30 4 YafuOku Dome Hanshin   Softbank    
10/30 Thu 18:30 5 YafuOku Dome Hanshin   Softbank    
10/31 Fri     Travel Day
11/01 Sat 18:15 6 Koshien Stadium Softbank   Hanshin    
11/02 Sun 18:15 7 Koshien Stadium Softbank   Hanshin    

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2014 Climax Series: Pacific League

by on Oct.11, 2014 @ 6:18 pm, under NPB
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2014 Standings

Pacific League Climax Series

Final Stage

Climax Series MVP: Yuki Yoshimura.

Best of seven, home team has one game advantage.

Softbank wins series, 4-3.

Date Time Gm Venue Away Score Home Attendance Time
10/15 Wed 6:00 1 YafuOku Dome Nippon Ham
SP: Urano
L: Urano
2-3 Softbank
SP: Otonari
W: Igarashi
28087 3:19
10/16 Thu 6:00 2 YafuOku Dome Nippon Ham
SP: Nakamura
W: Kagiya
5-1 Softbank
SP: Takeda
L: Takeda
29775 3:30
10/17 Fri 6:00 3 YafuOku Dome Nippon Ham
SP: Yoshikawa
W: Yoshikawa
12-4 Softbank
SP: Settsu
L: Settsu
31176 3:13
10/18 Sat 1:00 4 YafuOku Dome Nippon Ham
SP: Kisanuki
L: Kisanuki
2-5 Softbank
SP: Nakata
W: Nakata
31647 4:20
10/19 Sun 1:00 5 YafuOku Dome Nippon Ham
SP: Otani
W: Kagiya
6-4 Softbank
SP: Standridge
L: Sarfate
34070 4:26
10/20 Mon 6:00 6 YafuOku Dome Nippon Ham
SP: Uwasawa
L: Uwasawa
1-4 Softbank
SP: Otonari
W: Otonari
38561 3:24

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[10/21/2014] Rumors: Yoshihisa Naruse (Lotte), Alfredo Despaigne

by on Oct.22, 2014 @ 2:55 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers could be shifting their attention to Yoshihisa Naruse because they believe their chances of landing Chihiro Kaneko are slim to none (Kaneko could end up staying with Orix, or could exercise his FA option, but may not have any interest in Hanshin). Source: Daily Sports 10/21/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes are planning to offer Kei Igawa a contract for the 2015 season. Source: Sponichi 10/21/2014

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Alfredo Despaigne

  • Lotte official Nobuhira Hayashi flew to Cuba a few days ago to begin discussions for the 2015 season
  • Despaigne is interested in returning to Lotte next year
  • A number of NPB teams are looking into Despaigne, including the Yomiuri Giants and Orix Buffaloes

Source: Sponichi 10/21/2014

[10/21/2014] Seibu Lions: Uniform Number Assignments/Changes

by on Oct.22, 2014 @ 1:02 am, under NPB
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The Seibu Lions announced the following uniform number assignments/changes on Tuesday:

  • Ichi-gun Manager Norio Tanabe - 90
  • Ichi-gun Hitting coach Masahiro Abe - 76
  • Ichi-gun Pitching coach Yoshihiro Doi - 72
  • Ni-gun Pitching coach Shinji Mori - 89
  • Toshihiro Iwao - from 12 to 31
  • Ryo Sakata - from 31 to 88
  • Tatsuya Takeno - from 90 to 79

Source: official announcement

Phoenix League: Scores from October 21, 2014

by on Oct.21, 2014 @ 11:40 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers vs Doosan Bears at Ivy Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doosan 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 x 8

Home Runs
None

Official Box Score

Hanshin: Kenichi Tagami ran into Hayata Ito while playing defense in the 2nd inning. Tagami could not get up and remained on the field for about five minutes before he was carried off the field on a stretcher. He did not lose consciousness and was taken to a hospital for tests. Daily Sports 10/21/2014

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Hanwha Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters at Ikimenomori Stadium 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hanwha 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nippon Ham 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Home Runs
Hanwha: 金會成

Official Box Score

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Shikoku Island League vs Yokohama Bay Stars at Kirishima Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Island League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yokohama 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 x 6

Home Runs
Yokohama: Sekine, Taiki

Official Box Score

Yokohama: Yuta Kakita started the game and tossed seven shutout innings while allowing six hits. Daily Sports 10/21/2014 ... Taiki Sekine hit a solo home run to right in the 7th inning. Daily Sports 10/21/2014

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LG Twins vs Rakuten Eagles at Himuka Baseball Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
LG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Rakuten 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 x 3

Home Runs
None

Official Box Score

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Chunichi Dagons vs Chiba Lotte Marines at Sokken Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Chunichi 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 4
Lotte 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 5

Home Runs
Lotte: Kato, Shohei

Official Box Score

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Softbank Hawks vs Yakult Swallows at Saitobaru Athletic Park Baseball Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Softbank 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 x 4

Home Runs
None

Official Box Score

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Hiroshima Carp vs Seibu Lions at Nango Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seibu 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 x 3

Home Runs
None

Official Box Score

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Orix Buffaloes vs Yomiuri Giants at Tenpuku Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Home Runs
None

Official Box Score

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[10/21/2014] Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award for the 2014 Season

by on Oct.21, 2014 @ 11:13 pm, under NPB
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The winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for the 2014 season are:

Central League

Kosuke Fukudome - Hanshin Tigers

July 22 vs Yomiuri at Koshien [NPB Channel]. Scored tied at two. Bottom of the 12th, none on and two out. Fukudome hit a walk-off home run to right.

Pacific League

Nobuhiro Matsuda - Softbank Hawks

October 2 vs Orix Buffaloes at YafuOku Dome [Pa-League TV]. Tied at one. Bottom of the 10th, bases loaded and one out. Matsuda hit a 1-2 pitch for a walk-off single to left. The victory helped the Hawks clinch first in the Pacific League.

[10/21/2014] Suzuki Japan: Hanshin-Yomiuri Mixed Team Roster

by on Oct.21, 2014 @ 10:46 pm, under International, NPB
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The MLB All-Star Team visiting Japan for the Suzuki Japan All-Star Series is scheduled to play one exhibition game against a Hanshin-Yomiuri mixed team on November 11 at Koshien Stadium. A list of players was released by Hanshin today. 

The players will be wearing a replica of the uniform the All-Japan team was wearing when US players visited Japan in 1934. Hiroki Uemoto (left) and Atsushi Nomi (right) modeled the uniforms for the press.

1934 All Japan Team

Additional details will be released as they become available.

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Hanshin-Yomiuri Mixed Team

Yutaka Wada is slated to  manage the team.

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team
P 能見 篤史 Nomi, Atsushi Hanshin Tigers
P 藤浪 晋太郎 Fujinami, Shintaro Hanshin Tigers
P 松田 遼馬 Matsuda, Ryoma Hanshin Tigers
P 西村 健太朗 Nishimura, Kentaro Yomiuri Giants
C 阿部 慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke Yomiuri Giants
C 小林 誠司 Kobayashi, Seiji Yomiuri Giants
INF 上本 博紀 Uemoto, Hiroki Hanshin Tigers
INF 新井 良太 Arai, Ryota Hanshin Tigers
INF 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato Yomiuri Giants
INF 片岡 治大 Kataoka, Yasuyuki Yomiuri Giants
INF 村田 修一 Murata, Shuichi Yomiuri Giants
OF 大和 Maeda, Yamato Hanshin Tigers
OF 亀井 善行 Kamei, Yoshiyuki Yomiuri Giants

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Source: official announcement (photo taken from announcement page)

[10/21/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines: Fall camp/practice rosters

by on Oct.21, 2014 @ 5:25 pm, under NPB
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Kamogawa Fall Camp Roster (November 4-21)

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 大嶺 祐太  Omine, Yuta
P 石川 歩 Ishikawa, Ayumu
P 大谷 智久 Otani, Tomohisa
P 涌井 秀章 Wakui, Hideaki
P 藤岡 貴裕 Fujioka, Takahiro
P 唐川 侑己 Karakawa, Yuki
P 松永 昂大 Matsunaga, Takahiro
P 西野 勇士 Nishino, Yuji
P 木村 優太 Kimura, Yuta
P 香月 良仁 Katsuki, Ryoji
P 黒沢 翔太 Kurosawa, Shota
P 益田 直也 Masuda, Naoya
C 吉田 裕太 Yoshida, Yuta
C 田村 龍弘 Tamura, Tatsuhiro
C 江村 直也 Emura, Naoya
C 肘井 竜蔵 Hijii, Ryuzo
INF 高濱 卓也 Takahama, Takuya
INF 鈴木 大地 Suzuki, Daichi
INF 大嶺 翔太 Omine, Shota
INF 細谷 圭 Hosoya, Kei
INF 青松 敬鎔 Aomatsu, Keiyo
OF 清田 育宏 Kiyota, Ikuhiro
OF 伊志嶺 翔大 Ishimine, Shota
OF 角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya
OF 加藤 翔平 Kato, Shohei
OF 岡田 幸文 Okada, Yoshifumi

Lotte Urawa Stadium Fall Practices (November 4-21)

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 中後 悠平 Nakaushiro, Yuhei
P 上野 大樹 Ueno, Hiroki
P 服部 泰卓 Hattori, Yasutaka
P 内 竜也 Uchi, Tatsuya
P 伊藤 義弘 Ito, Yoshihiro
P 南 昌輝 Minami, Masaki
P 川満 寛弥 Kawamitsu, Hiroya
P 吉原 正平 Yoshihara, Shohei
P 小林 敦 Kobayashi, Atsushi
P 植松 優友 Uematsu, Masatomo
P 阿部 和成 Abe, Kazunari
P 二木 康太 Futaki, Kota
P 金森 敬之 Kanamori, Takayuki
C 金澤 岳 Kanazawa, Takeshi
C 川本 良平 Kawamoto, Ryohei
C 小池 翔大 Koike, Shota
INF 根元 俊一 Nemoto, Shunichi
INF 大松 尚逸 Omatsu, Shoitsu
INF 三木 亮 Miki, Ryo
INF 井上 晴哉 Inoue, Seiya
INF 早坂 圭介 Hayasaka, Keisuke
OF 荻野 貴司 Ogino, Takashi

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Source: official announcement