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[8/28/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.29, 2015 @ 4:54 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Through August 28, the offense has been held to two runs or less in sixty-two games this season. The franchise record of sixty-four was set in 2011. Sixty-two, good for second most in franchise history, tied a record set in 2006. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Minoru Iwata is 4-10 with a 3.63 ERA in eighteen games against the Hiroshima Carp over his career. Source: Sanpo 8/28/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Potential starters for upcoming Hanshin series: September 1-3 at Koshien: Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda, Yuya Fukui; September 11-13 at Koshien: Hiroki Kuroda, Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda; September 25-27 at Mazda: Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda, Yusuke Nomura. Source: Sanspo 8/28/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Yomiuri Giants on August 26 and 27. It was the first time they tossed back-to-back shutouts against the Giants since 1997 (September 13 and 14) and the first time they tossed back-to-back shutouts against the Giants at Jingu Stadium since 1979 (September 1 and 2). Source: Sanspo 8/28/2015

[8/28/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Aug.29, 2015 @ 4:53 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters learned on August 27 that the Fighters are planning to ask Hideki Kuriyama to return in 2016. Since moving to Hokkaido in 2004, the Fighters have had three different managers: Trey Hillman (four years, 2004-2007), Masataka Nashida (four years, 2008-2011), and Kuriyama (four years, 2012-present). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions recorded their 4,500th victory on August 28. They joined the Yomiuri Giants (4,914) as the only teams in the NPB to rack up 4,500 wins since 1950. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015

NPB: Roster Changes for 8/28/2015

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 3:51 pm, under NPB, Roster Updates

Central League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
YOM OF 52 隠善 智也 Inzen, Tomoya
YAK P 40 古野 正人 Furuno, Masato

Removed from the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
YOM OF 32 橋本 到 Hashimoto, Itaru
YAK P 38 寺田 哲也 Terada, Tetsuya

Pacific League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
ORI P 28 小松 聖 Komatsu, Satoshi
ORI P 121 山田 修義 Yamada, Nobuyoshi
ORI OF 24 宮崎 祐樹 Miyazaki, Yuki
HAM P 33 須永 英輝 Sunaga, Hideki
HAM OF 52 佐藤 賢治 Sato, Kenji
RAK C 48 伊志嶺 忠 Ishimine, Tadashi

Removed from the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
ORI P 47 海田 智行 Kaida, Tomoyuki
ORI P 91 A.マエストリ Maestri, Alessandro
ORI INF 30 岩崎 恭平 Iwasaki, Kyohei
HAM P 28 新垣 勇人 Arakaki, Hayato
HAM P 32 乾 真大 Inui, Masahiro
RAK INF 00 阿部 俊人 Abe, Toshihito

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* Players removed from the active roster today will be eligible to return on September 7.