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[8/4/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.05, 2015 @ 3:25 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani will most likely begin getting regular starts on six days of rest. That could mean Tuesday starts for the rest of the month. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2015
  • Yuki Saito could get his next Ichi-gun start on August 8 against Rakuten at Sapporo Dome. He started a Ni-gun game on August 2 and tossed five shutout innings against Yakult. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on August 4: Cha-Seung Baek started the game and gave up five runs over 5.2 innings of work. He faced twenty-eight hitters, threw ninety-four pitches, allowed ten hits, walked three, hit one, struck out three, and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2015, Sponichi 8/4/2015,
  • The Marines are planning to install a sound meter at QVC Marine as a way to show how loud and excited their fans get during games. They may even try for a Guinness World Record. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2015, Sponichi 8/4/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions dropped their game against Rakuten on August 4 and set a new franchise record with their thirteenth straight loss. The NPB record of eighteen (0-18-1) was set by Lotte in 1998. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2015, Sponichi 8/4/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui set a new franchise record with his twenty-third save of the year on August 4. The previous record of twenty-two was set by Koji Aoyama in 2012. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2015
  • The Eagles added Tomohiro Umetsu to the active roster to help bolster the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2015
  • Owner Hiroshi Mikitani's shenanigans could end up driving Motohiro Shima to free agency. Shima apparently did not appreciate the owner meddling with team decisions on the field. Source: ZakZak 8/4/2015