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[8/14/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.15, 2015 @ 6:58 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Ni-gun game against Orix on August 14: Yosuke Shimabukuro entered the game in the 8th inning and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He faced three, gave up one hit, and struck out two. Source: Sponichi 8/14/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Sho Nakata and Shohei Otani have hit home runs in the same game five times: July 5, 2014 against Lotte, August 12, 2014 against Lotte, April 22, 2015 against Seibu, May 19, 2015 against Rakuten, and August 13, 2015 against Seibu. The Fighters are 4-1 in those five games. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kazuo Matsui recorded the 400th double of his career on August 14 and became the twelfth player in NPB history to reach the milestone. The double came off Nippon Ham's Mitsuo Yoshikawa in the 2nd inning. He broke Kazuyoshi Tatsunami's record of 400 doubles in 1,868 games by lacing his in 1,755 games. Source: Sports Hochi 8/14/2015, Sponichi 8/14/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/14/2015 ... The uniform Matsui wore and the bat he used when he notched his 2,000th career hit will be on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo, beginning on August 15. Source: Sponichi 8/14/2015