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[8/27/2014] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 2:05 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions are planning to offer Ernesto Mejia a contract for the 2015 season. Source: Sports Hochi 8/27/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiko Matsunaka was taken off the active roster on Wednesday due to a lack of production and to make room for Tadashi Settsu. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani became the first pitcher out of high school in franchise history to win ten games within his first two years since Yu Darvish won twelve in his second year in 2006.  He also became the first player to start at least twenty games as a pitcher and make the starting line-up as a position player at least twenty times in the same season since Jiro Noguchi in 1950. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014 ... Otani, Darvish, and Toshiaki Moriyasu (eleven in 1966 and fifteen 1967) are the only pitchers out of high school in franchise history to win ten or more games in their first two years. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014
  • Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on Tuesday and gave up eight runs on nine hits, including a two-run home run and a three-run home run, over three innings of work.  He faced eighteen hitters, walked none, and struck out one.