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[8/12/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions

by on Aug.13, 2015 @ 9:35 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuki Yoshimura is one million yen richer after hitting a triple off the Fukuoka Financial Group mascot painted on the outfield wall in right during a game against Orix on August 11. Four other players have hit the sign: Hiroshi Shibahara (2004), Toshiya Tsuji (2006), Hidenori Tanoue (2007), and John Bowker (2013). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2015, Sponichi 8/12/2015
  • Yuki Yanagita recorded a come-from-behind walk-off home run on August 11 against Orix and became the first Hawk to hit a come-from-behind walk-off home run since Jose Ortiz on May 8, 2009. Source: Sanspo 8/12/2015
  • Jason Standridge's wife gave birth to the couple's third child, a girl weighing 3,194 grams, at a hospital in Fukuoka on August 12. Source: Sponichi 8/12/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Through August 11: of the fifteen home runs Shohei Otani has allowed over his career, two have come against foreign hitters: Brad Eldred on June 4, 2014 and Ernesto Mejia on August 11, 2015. Source: Sponichi 8/12/2015 ... Prior to his loss on August 11, Otani was 6-0 in eight career starts against the Seibu Lions. Source: Sponichi 8/12/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura's night was cut short on August 12 because he was not feeling well. He still managed to hit a solo home run in his second at bat. He also committed a throwing error in the 3rd. He was replaced on defense in the 6th. Source: Sponichi 8/12/2015, Sports Hochi 8/12/2015
  • Kona Takahashi had a busy few days leading up to his Ichi-gun debut on August 2. Takahashi threw 102 pitches during a Ni-gun game against Yakult on July 28 (5.0 IP, 26 BF, 9 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 4 SO, 5 ER). He threw over 100 pitches during a bullpen session on July 30. The day he joined Ichi-gun practices on July 31 and threw thirty pitches in the bullpen. For his debut start on August 2, he threw seventy-two pitches (3.0+ IP, 17 BF, 5 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 1 SO, 4 R, 3 ER). Source: Sanspo 8/12/2015