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[8/15/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.16, 2015 @ 3:11 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Rick van den Hurk remains undefeated in his first year in the NPB. He pushed his winning streak to six games on August 14. Only three other foreign pitchers have started their first years in the NPB with a six-game winning streak: Leo Kiely in 1953, Brian Falkenborg in 2009, and Bill Murphy in 2010. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hirotoshi Masui became the fourth pitcher in franchise history to record at least thirty saves in one season. The other two: Yutaka Enatsu (thirty-four in 1983), Micheal Nakamura (thirty-nine in 2006, thirty-four in 2007), and Hisashi Takeda (thirty-four in 2009, thirty-seven in 2011, thirty-two in 2012, and thirty-one in 2013). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ni-gun game against Lotte on August 15: Agustin Murillo made his debut. He got the start at short and batted second. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout. Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2015