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[4/30/2014] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on May.01, 2014 @ 3:36 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Koji Akiyama has decided to skip Hayato Terahara's turn in the rotation at least once after another shaky outing on Wednesday.  In the meantime, Terahara will get a chance to work through his issues at Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/30/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yuki Nishi won his fifth game in as many starts this season on Tuesday.  He is the first pitcher in franchise history to start the season with five or more victories in consecutive starts since Satoshi Takahashi went 7-0 in his first seven games in 1939. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/30/2014
  • Yoshihisa Hirano and Tatsuya Sato set new franchise records -- Hirano with ten saves in one month and Sato with ten holds in one month. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/30/2014, Sponichi 4/30/2014 ... Hirano and Sato tied the league records on Wednesday with their eleventh save and eleventh hold, respectively. Source: Sanspo 4/30/2014, Sponichi 4/30/2014
  • The Buffaloes set a new franchise high with eighteen victories in the month of April.  They also moved eleven games above .500 for the first time since October 11, 1997. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/30/2014