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[5/24/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on May.25, 2014 @ 12:00 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui pitched in a Ni-gun game against Seibu on Saturday.  He entered the game in the 6th and gave up a run on three hits and an HBP over two innings of work.  He threw thirty-three pitches, walked none, and struck out three. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2014, Sports Hochi 5/24/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Abner Abreu was added to the seventy-man roster on Thursday.  His new contract is worth an estimated eleven million yen. Source: Daily Sports 5/24/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yoshihisa Naruse is 6-1 with a 1.87 ERA against the Yomiuri Giants during Inter-league play.  No other pitcher has more than five victories against the Giants during Inter-league play. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2014 ... Naruse recorded his nineteenth career Inter-league victory on Friday, good for fifth on the All-time list, tied with Yomiuri's Tetsuya Utsumi and Yakult's Shohei Tateyama. Source: Sponichi 5/24/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko recorded his first career RBI with his third career hit on Friday against the Hiroshima Carp.  He became the first pitcher in franchise history to record a win and a timely hit in the same game since Don Schulze on May 29, 1991. Source: Sponichi 5/24/2014