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[7/16/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions

by on Jul.17, 2015 @ 2:13 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa became the 184th player in NPB history to play in 1,500 games on July 15. Source: Sponichi 7/15/2015
  • On July 15, the Hawks became the first team in the NPB to record fifty victories this season. It was the fourteenth time they reached fifty within eighty-one games of the season (first since 2011 when they reached fifty in seventy-nine games). Source: Sponichi 7/16/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hideki Kuriyama was planning to use Shohei Otani in late relief if the team was able to regain the lead against Softbank on July 15. Kuriyama decided to switch gears and use Otani as a pinch-hitter in the 9th after Nobuhiro Matsuda hit a three-run home run in the 7th. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/16/2015
  • Win-Loss records at Hokkaido rural stadiums, through July 14: 13-7 at Asahikawa, 8-8 at Hakodate, 6-8 Obihiro. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura has hit two walk-off home runs over his career: against Lotte on September 17, 2008 and against Rakuten on July 14, 2015. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2015