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[8/28/2015] WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup: Day 2

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 6:00 am, under Samurai Japan
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The WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup tournament began on August 28.

Gm Time Venue Pool Home Team Score Visiting Team Links
August 29, 2015 (Sat)
7 10:00 Nanko Chuo Group A Mexico 8-4 Czech Republic IBAF Box
8 10:00 Toyonaka Rose Group B Cuba 7-0 South Africa IBAF Box
9 12:00 Maishima BS Group B Canada 2-6 South Korea IBAF Box
10 15:30 Nanko Chuo Group B Chinese Taipei   Italy  
11 15:30 Toyonaka Rose Group A Brazil   Australia  
12 17:30 Maishima BS Group A Japan   United States  

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[3/24/2015] 2015 NPB Season Portal

by on Mar.24, 2015 @ 3:11 pm, under NPB
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Central League

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Hanshin 116 61 54 1 .530 0.0 389 458 69 41 .248 3.63
2 Yakult 118 59 58 1 .504 3.0 466 439 88 66 .259 3.42
3 Yomiuri 120 60 59 1 .504 3.0 396 373 77 83 .241 2.80
4 Hiroshima 113 54 58 1 .482 5.5 423 389 90 66 .253 3.04
5 Chunichi 118 53 63 2 .457 8.5 402 421 64 79 .258 3.22
6 Yokohama 119 53 65 1 .449 9.5 423 491 89 49 .249 3.73

Pacific League

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Softbank 111 73 35 3 .676 0.0 513 370 109 72 .269 3.07
2 Nippon Ham 116 68 47 1 .591 8.5 509 460 87 111 .257 3.49
3 Seibu 119 56 58 5 .491 20.0 501 478 111 63 .261 3.68
4 Lotte 111 53 57 1 .482 21.0 442 461 74 51 .258 3.96
5 Orix 116 48 66 2 .421 28.0 412 446 83 80 .247 3.58
6 Rakuten 113 46 64 3 .418 28.0 364 454 67 96 .242 3.54

Updated: 8/28/2015 @ 10:28pm

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[8/28/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.29, 2015 @ 4:54 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Through August 28, the offense has been held to two runs or less in sixty-two games this season. The franchise record of sixty-four was set in 2011. Sixty-two, good for second most in franchise history, tied a record set in 2006. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Minoru Iwata is 4-10 with a 3.63 ERA in eighteen games against the Hiroshima Carp over his career. Source: Sanpo 8/28/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Potential starters for upcoming Hanshin series: September 1-3 at Koshien: Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda, Yuya Fukui; September 11-13 at Koshien: Hiroki Kuroda, Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda; September 25-27 at Mazda: Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda, Yusuke Nomura. Source: Sanspo 8/28/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Yomiuri Giants on August 26 and 27. It was the first time they tossed back-to-back shutouts against the Giants since 1997 (September 13 and 14) and the first time they tossed back-to-back shutouts against the Giants at Jingu Stadium since 1979 (September 1 and 2). Source: Sanspo 8/28/2015

[8/28/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Aug.29, 2015 @ 4:53 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters learned on August 27 that the Fighters are planning to ask Hideki Kuriyama to return in 2016. Since moving to Hokkaido in 2004, the Fighters have had three different managers: Trey Hillman (four years, 2004-2007), Masataka Nashida (four years, 2008-2011), and Kuriyama (four years, 2012-present). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions recorded their 4,500th victory on August 28. They joined the Yomiuri Giants (4,914) as the only teams in the NPB to rack up 4,500 wins since 1950. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015

[8/28/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 8:13 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/27 PIT 2
MIA 1
RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .254
Batted ninth. Results: G4, L6, G6, G4. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Sponichi 8/28/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/27 CHC 1
SFG 9
LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .296
Batted lead-off. Results: F6, BB-SB[14]-R[40], G4(DP), 3B7[3]. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Sponichi 8/28/2015. MLB.tv: Fan swims for foul ball.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/27 PAW 1
BUF 0
PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0   .254
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Jonathan Diaz in the bottom of the 8th. Remained in the game as the shortstop. Results: L9. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Sponichi 8/28/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/27 PUL 4
BRI 2
2B 4 1 0 0 1 1   .285
Batted second. Results: L6, Ks, G4, BB-R[29], G3f.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 8/27 SRC 1
IOW 3
105-67 26 6.2 6 1 1 1 3 0 3.95
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with runners on first and second, two out, and Iowa up 3-1. He recorded the win (4-5). He went 0-for-2 (bG1f, Ks) at the plate. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Sponichi 8/28/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Toru Murata CLE 8/27 TOL 3
COL 4
  29 7.0 6 3 3 2 3 1 2.95
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with runners on first and second, no out, and Columbus up 3-1. Both runners he left on based scored after his departure. He did not factor into the final decision. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Sponichi 8/28/2015.

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