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[4/28/2014] Rakuten, Seibu, Lotte, Softbank, Orix, Nippon Ham

by on Apr.28, 2014 @ 11:41 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Keiji Uezono joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Monday.  He is scheduled to start a game on the 30th against Lotte at kobo Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/28/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui is slated to get a Ni-gun start on May 5 against Nippon Ham at Kamagaya. Source: Tokyo Sports 4/28/2014
  • Senichi Hoshino suffered his 1,000th career managerial loss on Sunday.  He is the tenth manager to lose 1,000 games. Source: Daily Sports 4/28/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions fell ten games under .500 with their loss on Sunday.  They are ten games under in April for the first time since April 30, 1979 (3-15-2).  They also dropped their seventh straight series, a first since September 1978. Source: Daily Sports 4/28/2014Sports Hochi 4/28/2014, Sanspo 4/28/2014
  • The Mexican Baseball League announced that former Lion Alex Cabrera tested positive for anabolic steroid use. Source: ESPN Deportes 4/23/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines have started accepting votes from fans for their Monthly Hero Interview Award.  Votes for the month of April will take place between April 28 and May 6. Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

  • Kazuyuki Hoashi joined Ichi-gun workouts at YafuOku Dome on Monday.  He is scheduled to get an Ichi-gun start on May 1 against Orix at Hotto Motto. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/28/2014
  • Yuya Hasegawa has collected hits in seven consecutive trips to the plate.  He is one hit away from tying the franchise record.  The NPB record is eleven. Source: Daily Sports 4/28/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes are nine games above .500 for the first time since May 21, 2001.  If they make it to ten games over .500, it will be a first since either May 9, 2000 or May 24, 2000.  They have sixteen victories this month.  The franchise high for wins in April is seventeen, set in April 1978. Source: Daily Sports 4/28/2014Sports Hochi 4/28/2014, Sanspo 4/28/2014
  • Orix will be releasing merchandise commemorating Chihiro Kaneko's 1,000th strikeout. Source: official announcement

Nippon Ham Fighters