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[9/27/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions

by on Sep.28, 2015 @ 9:03 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks picked up their 5,000th win in their 9,889th game, second fastest behind Yomiuri's 5,000 in 8,777 games. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2015
  • Seasons with three or more players with at least thirty home runs: Hiroki Kokubo (forty-four), Nobuhiko Matsunaka (thirty-six), Kenji Jojima (thirty-one), and Tadahito Iguchi (thirty) in 2001; Matsunaka (forty-four), Julio Zuleta (thirty-seven), and Jojima (thirty-six) in 2004; and Nobuhiro Matsuda (thirty-four), Yuki Yanagita (thirty-four), and Dae-Ho Lee (thirty). Source: Sponichi 9/27/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The rotation for the First Stage of the Climax Series could be: Shohei Otani, Luis Mendoza, and Mitsuo Yoshikawa. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Hideto Asamura blasted the Lions' ninth grand slam of the year on September 26 (Takeya Nakamura with four, Asamura with two, and Fumikazu Kimura, Ernesto Mejia, and Tomoya Mori with one each), which tied the franchise high set in 1980 (Jim Tyrone and Yoshiie Tachibana with two each and Haruhiko Suzuki, Taylor Duncan, Steve Ontiveros, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, and Takuji Ota with one each). The NPB record of twelve was set by Chunichi in 1950. Source: Sanspo 9/27/2015 ... The Pacific League record of eleven was set by Orix in 1990. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2015 ... Asamura is 6-for-17 with two home runs and twenty RBI with the bases loaded this year.