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[8/17/2015] Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.18, 2015 @ 1:55 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Kodai Senga is scheduled to start a game against Orix on August 18. It will be his first start since May 11, 2012. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2015
  • Hayato Terahara was set to face Tomoya Mori with runners on first and second and one out in the 6th inning of a game against Seibu on August 16 when pitching coach Yoshinori Sato visited the mound. During the visit, Kimiyasu Kudo decided he wanted to bring in Masahiko Morifuku. Kudo tried to get Sato's attention before he crossed the foul line on his way back to the dugout, but failed and could not make the switch until after Mori's turn at the plate. End result: Terahara allowed the tying run to score on consecutive singles to Mori and Ernesto Mejia. He was pulled from the game after that and replaced by Yuya Iida. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/17/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yusuke Kosai's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a girl weighing 3,872 grams, at a hospital in Fukuoka on August 15. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2015
  • Zelous Wheeler's partner gave birth to a boy on July 29. Wheeler flew back to the United States on July 27 to be with his partner. He returned to the Japan on August 7. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2015