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[7/24/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Jul.25, 2015 @ 5:35 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks are currently scheduled to play twenty-seven games in thirty days, including a stretch of nine straight, during the month of September. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2015 ... Softbank is also scheduled to play a stretch of seven straight in October. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Through July 23, the Buffaloes were two long balls away from 8,000. Only four NPB teams have more than 8,000 home runs: Yomiuri (9,726), Seibu (8,466), Chunichi (8,352), and Softbank (8,093). Hiroshima (7,757) and Hanshin (7,621) trail Orix. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2015 ... Hiroyuki Nakajima hit a home run on July 24 to put the Buffaloes one away from 8,000. Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Alfredo Despaigne joined Ichi-gun workouts in Sendai on July 24. He was eligible to return to the active roster, but Lotte decided to give him a little more time to rest. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2015, Daily Sports 7/24/2015
  • Dae-Eun Rhee is planning to serve his mandatory two-years in the Korean military after the 2016 season. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2015