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[5/25/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on May.25, 2014 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui is scheduled to make another Ni-gun relief appearance on the 27th against Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/25/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • 1st round draft pick Ayumu Ishikawa is the fourteenth rookie to record a victory in their first career Inter-league appearance; and second in franchise history.  He is also the eighth rookie to record a victory in their first career Inter-league appearance against Yomiuri; and second in franchise history. Source: Sanspo 5/25/2014, Sponichi 5/25/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • About ten members of the Korean media (TV and newspapers) were at Saturday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  They were there for Softbank's Dae-Ho Lee and Hanshin's Seung Hwan Oh. Source: Sanspo 5/25/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • On Saturday, Orix became the first team to win thirty games in either league for the first time in franchise history since 1984. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/25/2014 ... Orix has been the first team to win thirty games in either leagues four times: 1969, 1971, 1984, and 2014.  They finished the day fourteen games above .500 on Saturday for the first time since they were 55-41-3 on August 26, 1997; and for the first time in May since they were 30-16-4 on May 31, 1984. Source: Sanspo 5/25/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani, Shota Ono, Takuya Nakashima, Haruki Nishikawa, and Naoyuki Uwasawa got a tour of The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo on Sunday. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/25/2014