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[8/21/2014] Softbank, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Aug.22, 2014 @ 2:42 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Shota Takeda threw eighty pitches in the bullpen on Thursday in preparation for his next start on the 24th against Lotte at QVC Marine. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshihisa Hirano set a new franchise record by notching his thirty-fourth save of the season during Thursday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine.  Daisuke Kato (2008) and Mamoru Kishida (2011) held the previous record of thirty-three. Source: Sports Hochi 8/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014
  • Everyone in the starting batting order struck out at least once during Wednesday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.  If was the fifteenth time everyone in the starting batting order struck out at least once during a game in NPB history, first since Seibu on September 1, 2009.  Orix accomplished the feat two other times in the past: against Lotte on August 11, 1992 and against Seibu on September 26, 1999. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014