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[10/4/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Oct.05, 2015 @ 8:44 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • The first two starters for the Climax Series could be Shota Takeda and Rick van den Hurk. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2015
  • On October 4, the Hawks recorded their first ninety-win season since 1956. The Seibu Lions were the last team in the NPB to reach ninety wins in 2002. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2015
  • Dennis Sarfate picked up his forty-first save on October 4 and set a new Pacific League record for saves in a season. The previous record of forty was set by Yoshihisa Hirano in 2014. Source: Sanspo 10/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa is set to start a Phoenix League game against Hiroshima on October 6. He will most likely be the third pitcher in the Climax Series starting rotation, behind Shohei Otani and Luis Mendoza. Source: Sponichi 10/4/2015
  • Yuki Saito is slated to start a Phoenix League game against Orix on October 5. He is trying to secure a spot in the Climax Series starting rotation. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2015