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[9/10/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Sep.11, 2014 @ 3:11 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles recorded their second straight walk-off victory on Tuesday. It was the fourth time they won two consecutive games on walk-offs in franchise history, first since 2012 (August 25, 26). Source: Sports Hochi 9/10/2014

Seibu Lions

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Kazuya Fukuura recorded the twelfth walk-off (includes hits, walks, HBP, sac flies, ground outs) of his career. Twelve walk-offs is good for a fourth place tie with Yoshihiro Nakata, Yasuo Fujii, Yukio Tanaka, Norihiro Nakamura, Nobuhiko Matsunaka, and Kazuo Matsui. Katsuya Nomura is in first with twenty, Yoshinori Hirose in is in second with fifteen, and Kazuhiro Kiyohara is in third with thirteen. Note - Tuesday's list was for walk-off hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014
  • Naoya Masuda became the thirty-eighth player in NPB history (fifth in franchise history, first since Ken Yamasaki in 2005) to record a victory on one pitch on Tuesday. Four players have recorded one-pitch victories this season. Up until this year, there have never been more than three players: 2000, 2001, 2004, and 2007. Source: Sponichi 9/10/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiro Matsuda's blast in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters was the franchise's 8,000th home run. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014, Sponichi 9/10/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi (left knee) did not participate in pre-game practices on Wednesday. He did not make the starting line-up, but was available to play. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014
  • Chihiro Kaneko will most likely start Tuesday's game against Softbank next week. Source: Sports Hochi 9/10/2014
  • The Buffaloes are planning to offer forty-one-year-old Yoshitomo Tani a contract for the 2015 season. He was slowed down by a left foot injury during spring camp and later hurt his right shoulder. Team officials spoke to Tani in August and confirmed his desire to continue playing. He is currently seventy-seven hits away from 2,000. Source: Sponichi 9/10/2014

One comment on “[9/10/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

  1. kohaku

    Any news about keizo kawashima? He doesn t evek seem to play with softbank farm team :(

    I still think yakult traded a decent defender for nothing…

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