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[8/8/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Aug.09, 2015 @ 3:57 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Rick van den Hurk hit Lotte's Ikuhiro Kiyota in the face with a pitch on August 7. He visited Kiyota after pre-game practices on August 8 and apologized in person. Source: Sponichi 8/8/2015
  • Before Ryota Igarashi surrendered a home run to Lotte's Alfredo Despaigne, he avoided giving up the long ball to 557 consecutive hitters. The last home run he had allowed was to Nippon Ham's Sho Nakata on April 7, 2013. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2015
  • The Hawks were 45-0 when they had the lead in a game after six full innings this season. The streak ended on August 7 when Lotte beat the Hawks 6-5 after a three-run 8th inning. Source: Sponichi 8/8/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Ni-gun Fighters will be playing an exhibition game against Soka University on August 21 at the Soka University World Ground. The game will begin at 12:00. Admission will be free. Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines are 13-0 when Alfredo Despaigne hits a home run this year (fourteen home runs, one two-homer game). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2015