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[7/11/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Jul.12, 2015 @ 4:50 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • On July 10, Shohei Otani became the eighth pitcher in franchise history to reach ten victories before anyone else in either league, first since Yu Darvish in 2009 and 2011. He became the eighth pitcher out of high school in the NPB to accomplish the feat within his first three years, first since Ryota Igarashi in 2000. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2015, Sanspo 7/11/2015 ... Otani became the third pitcher out of high school in the NPB to win ten games as a starter before any other pitcher in either league within his first three years. The other two: Keishi Suzuki (second year) in 1967 and Masumi Kuwata in 1987 (second year). Source: Sponichi 7/11/2015, Sanspo 7/11/2015
  • The Fighters beat the Seibu Lions with a hit and a squeeze bunt on July 11. It was the thirty-sixth time in NPB history a team recorded a win on one hit, first since May 10, 2014; and the fifth time the Fighters recorded a win on one hit, first since April 18, 1995. It also marked the first time in NPB history that a team managed a 1-0 win on only a hit and a squeeze bunt. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines sold out of tickets at 3:24pm on July 11 for the first time since April 29. Source: Daily Sports 7/11/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Shogo Akiyama extended his hitting streak to thirty games on July 11 and tied Yutaka Fukumoto for second on the Pacific League's all-time list. Source: Sports Hochi 7/11/2015 ... Akiyama tied Isao Harimoto, Fukumoto, and Matt Murton for fourth on the all-time list. Source: Sanspo 7/11/2015
  • The Lions lost a game to the Nippon Ham Fighters on July 10 after giving up just one hit. Takayuki Kishi was on the mound for Seibu and recorded a complete game loss. It was the third time they lost a game after allowing only one hit. The other two times: June 10, 1962 against Kintetsu and May 13, 1980 against Nippon Ham. It was the first time in franchise history a pitcher went the distance and lost the game after allowing just one hit. Source: Sports Hochi 7/11/2015, Sponichi 7/11/2015