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[9/6/2014] Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Sep.07, 2014 @ 12:41 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

  • The offense set a new franchise record on Saturday for strikeouts in a nine-inning game with seventeen. They also pushed their strikeout season total to 1,040, which is eleven shy of tying the NPB record set by Nippon Ham in 2005. Source: Sponichi 9/7/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Hero Interview Award for August went to Tatsuhiro Tamura. He received 382 of the 1,001 votes. Yoshifumi Okada came in second with 258 votes. Source: official announcement
  • Yuta Kimura is slated to make the first start of his Ichi-gun career on Sunday against Rakuten at QVC Marine. Source: Sports Hochi 9/6/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks became the first team in either league to clinch a playoff spot on Saturday.
  • Ryota Igarashi set a new franchise record for holds in one season with his fortieth of the year on Friday. Brian Falkenborg set the previous high, thirty-nine, in 2010. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The players, coaches and staff will wear Mission October 2014 t-shirts during practices at home games in September. The shirts will also be available for purchase. Source: Sponichi 9/5/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters