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[7/23/2015] Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.24, 2015 @ 9:40 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions added Ikusei infielder Daichi Mizuguchi to their seventy-man roster on July 23. His uniform number will change from 123 to 00 and his salary will be an estimated five million yen. Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 7/23/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters gave up nineteen runs to the Eagles on July 22. It was the first time they allowed nineteen runs in a game since 2003 against Kintetsu. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kazuo Matsui is five away from 2,000 career hits. The modasho he recorded on July 22 was the 173rd of his career. Two more will put him in a sixth place tie on the all-time list with Kazuyoshi Tatsunami. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2015
  • The Eagles scored seventeen runs in the first three innings of a game against Nippon Ham on July 22. They scored five in the first, seven in the second, and five in the third. It was the first time a team scored five or more runs in the first three innings of a game since Daiei accomplished the feat against Orix on August 1, 2003 (seven runs in the first, eight runs in the second, and eight runs in the third). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2015