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by on Jan.22, 2014 @ 3:27 am, under NPB

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Hiroshima
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Hanshin
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Yokohama
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Nippon Ham
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Seibu
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Standings (Last updated: 4/19 @ 9:54pm)

Central League

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Hiroshima 17 12 5 0 .706 0.0 69 52 21 10 .238 2.48
2 Yomiuri 18 11 7 0 .611 1.5 89 74 22 17 .305 3.84
3 Hanshin 19 11 8 0 .579 2.0 108 97 13 9 .295 4.93
4 Chunichi 18 9 9 0 .500 3.5 84 78 12 8 .282 3.96
5 Yakult 17 6 11 0 .353 6.0 91 103 20 8 .291 5.75
6 Yokohama 17 4 13 0 .235 8.0 66 103 12 10 .242 5.50

Pacific League

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Softbank 17 11 5 1 .688 0.0 79 52 10 19 .296 2.65
2 Orix 18 12 6 0 .667 0.0 68 57 16 13 .247 2.55
3 Rakuten 18 9 9 0 .500 3.0 84 69 8 8 .273 3.73
4 Nippon Ham 19 9 10 0 .474 3.5 71 91 16 18 .228 4.46
5 Lotte 18 7 10 1 .412 4.5 70 88 13 6 .252 4.58
6 Seibu 18 5 13 0 .278 7.0 56 71 9 14 .215 3.46

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Victoria Series Western Division: West Flora, South Dione split series

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 1:51 am, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Western Division games took place on Friday and Saturday. The games were split.

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April 18 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 0 6 0 0 3 1 0 10 14 0
South Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 3

W: Minami Yano (2 G, 2-0)
Sv: Mika Konishi (2 G, 0-0, 2 Sv)
L: Kaori Akiyama (2 G, 0-2)

Time: 2:03
Attendance: 752

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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April 19 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Dione 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 4 8 1
West Flora 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 1

W: Ayumi Kawaguchi (3 G, 1-0)
SV: Shiho Murata (2 G, 0-0, 1 Sv)
L: Minako Uemura (2 G, 1-1)

Time: 1:58
Attendance: 846

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 2 2 0 0 1.000 -
2 East Astraia 2 0 2 0 .000 2

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 4 3 1 0 .750 -
2 South Dione 4 1 3 0 .250 2

[4/19/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani recorded the 100th modasho of his career on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014
  • According to Tokyo Sports, a player on the team half-jokingly said he would only do forehead taps with Mauro Gomez during celebrations (in place of high fives) until the latter knocked out his first home run.  Gomez apparently agreed to the deal and earned his first high five on Thursday when he jacked a home run in his seventy-eighth trip to the plate.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/19/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • A number of MLB teams could be interested in Brad Eldred after the season.  He might be a particularly interesting option since he might sign for cheap.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura gave up home runs to Yoshihiro Maru, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Shota Dobayashi, Brad Eldred, and Yoshiyuki Ishihara on Friday.  He joined Masahide Yone (October 1, 1995) and Yuji Yoshimi (July 20, 2003) as the only players in franchise history to give up five home runs in a game.  Miura is the first to surrender home runs to five different hitters.  He is also the first pitcher over forty to allow five home runs in game.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa took a batted ball off his right hand on Friday.  He told reporters on Saturday that while the swelling had gone down, he still felt pain.  He could take a trip to the hospital if the pain does not subside within the next day or two.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Sponichi 4/19/2014 ... Ogawa will most likely remain on the active roster.  His next start will probably be pushed back a few days.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/19/2014 ... Ogawa will miss his next start on the 25th.  He is hoping to resume playing catch on either Sunday or Monday.  Source: Sanspo 4/19/2014

[4/19/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto tossed a 12-0 shutout against Nippon Ham on Friday.  He joined Yasuhiro Ichiba (April 7, 2006 vs Lotte, 13-0) and Satoshi Nagai (March 26, 2008 vs Orix, 11-0) as the only pitchers in franchise history to record shutouts in games where the Eagles scored ten or more runs.  He also became the thirteenth pitcher in franchise history to notch a shutout and the first not named Masahiro Tanaka since Yoshinao Kamata on August 16, 2012.  Source: Sanspo 4/19/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions will unveil their Jungle Taitei uniforms after a game against Nippon Ham at Seibu Dome on the 29th.  Source: Sanspo 4/19/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The pitching staff issued eleven walks on Friday for the first time since September 20, 2009.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014
  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa was taken off the active roster today because of his struggles so far this season.  In four starts, he went 0-3 with a 5.96 ERA (eighteen runs, fifteen earned, on thirty hits and thirteen walks over 22.2 innings).  Source: Sponichi 4/19/2014

NPB: Roster Changes for 4/19/2014

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 5:30 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB

Central League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Yokohama Bay Stars

- Tsuruoka, Kenjiro C

Removed from the Active Roster

Yokohama Bay Stars

- Miura, Daisuke P

Pacific League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Rakuten Eagles

- Aihara, Kazutomo P

Nippon Ham Fighters

- Takeda, Masaru P
- Moriuchi, Toshiharu P
- Taniguchi, Yuya OF

Removed from the Active Roster

Nippon Ham Fighters

- Yanuki, Toshiyuki P
- Yoshikawa, Mitsuo P

* Players removed from the active roster today will be eligible to return on April 29.