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[5/17/2014] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on May.17, 2014 @ 11:45 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuichi Honda became the 35th player in NPB history to reach the 200 sac hit milestone on Saturday.  He entered the day with 198 sac hits and recorded sac hits in the 1st and 10th innings. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/17/2014
  • Hiroki Yamada was taken off the active roster on Saturday after walking six over five plus innings against Orix on Friday.  Sho Iwasaki will most likely get the Hanshin start on the 23rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/17/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • 2nd round draft pick Daiki Tomei joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Saturday.  He could get his first career start on the 21st against Hanshin at Kyocera Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Luis Mendoza will be fined for arriving late to practices -- he got his game times mixed up and thought the Fighters were playing a night game on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 5/17/2014