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[8/24/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.25, 2014 @ 4:39 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kazuo Matsui recorded his 2,500th NPB (1,885) + MLB (615) hit in his at bat in the 1st inning of Sunday's game against the Orix Buffaloes. Source: Sponichi 8/24/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura hit two homers in consecutive games on Friday and Saturday for the second time in his career.  The first time he hit two homers in back-to-back games was in 2010 (September 25, 26). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014
  • Ryo Hayashizaki's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl weighing 2,974 grams, on the 23rd. Source: Sanspo 8/24/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Dan Runzler joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on Sunday and tossed about thirty pitches in the bullpen.  Hiroshi Moriwaki told reporters he liked what he saw, but felt Runzler still needed to pitch in a few more Ni-gun games. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Luis Mendoza was taken off the active roster on Monday after he gave up seven runs (all earned) on seven hits and two walks on Friday against the Seibu Lions.  Hideki Kuriyama hopes Mendoza can use the time at Ni-gun to rest and sort out possible issues with his mechanics. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014