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[8/19/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.20, 2015 @ 9:27 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Dennis Sarfate recorded the 121st save of his NPB career on August 18 and moved past Eddie Gaillard into third place on the all-time list for saves by a foreign pitcher. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Luis Mendoza was scratched from his start against Lotte on August 19 after he was diagnosed with tonsillitis. The Fighters will reassess Mendoza's condition after two or three days of rest. Source: Sports Hochi 8/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kazuo Matsui collected his 2,019th career hit in the 4th inning off Seibu's Yusei Kikuchi on August 19 and moved passed Isao Shibata into first on the all-time list for hits by a switch-hitter. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015