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[6/30/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.01, 2015 @ 7:53 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Leslie Anderson was taken off the active roster on June 30 for some adjustments at Ni-gun. The Giants are hoping he will be ready to return in ten days. Source: Daily Sports 6/30/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger missed the start of practices at Jingu Stadium on June 30 because his train was delayed due to a fire on another train on the same line. Source: Sports Hochi 6/30/2015
  • Travis Mikihisa Samura will be loaned out to the BC League's Fukui Miracle Elephants. Source: official announcement
  • The Tigers may no longer be looking for a seventh foreign player for the current season because they feel comfortable that Matt Murton is coming out of his slump for good. General Manager Katsuhiro Nakamura is still planning to visit the United States in July to check on talent, but that will most likely be for the 2016 season. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Potential starting rotation for the Yakult series that begins on July 3: Kenta Maeda, Kris Johnson, and Yusuke Nomura. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Shohei Tateyama's next start could come on July 10 against Yokohama at Jingu. The Swallows are planning to be very careful with Tateyama this season because they do not want him to get hurt again. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2015

[6/30/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.01, 2015 @ 7:51 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Rick van den Hurk's next start could come on July 2 against Seibu at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2015
  • Through June 29, the Hawks are 28-11 during Taka-no Saiten games. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2015
  • The Hawks finished the month of June 16-5. It was the first time they finished a month ten or more games above .500 since May 2011 (18-4-2) and the first time they finished June ten or more games above .500 since 2005 (18-3). Source: Sanspo 6/30/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi participated in practices at Hakodate Ocean Stadium on June 30. He missed a couple of days with gastroenteritis. The Buffaloes hope he will be able to return to the line-up for the Nippon Ham game at Sapporo Dome on July 2. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2015
  • Chihiro Kaneko was still recovering from a fever he had two to three days before the start he made against Lotte on June 28. Source: Daily Sports 6/29/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani worked out at Kamagaya on June 30 and did not travel with the team to Hakodate. Hideki Kuriyama told reporters it made more sense for Otani to practice than worry about the trip. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Alfredo Despaigne will leave the team on July 9 to play for the Cuba National Team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Source: Sports Hochi 6/30/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Hitting coach Yosuke Hiraishi returned to the team on June 30 after missing time with a bruise on his head and a mild concussion (a batted ball struck his head during practice on June 24). Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2015

NPB: Roster Changes for 6/30/2015

by on Jun.30, 2015 @ 4:39 pm, under NPB, Roster Updates

Central League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
YOM OF 31 松本 哲也 Matsumoto, Tetsuya
YAK C 28 田中 雅彦 Tanaka, Masahiko

Removed from the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
YOM OF 42 L.アンダーソン Anderson, Leslie

Pacific League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
RAK INF 3 G.サンチェス Sanchez, Gaby

Removed from the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG


* Players removed from the active roster today will be eligible to return on July 10.

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 – Chiba Lotte Marines 8 (June 30, 2015)

by on Jun.30, 2015 @ 6:33 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Starters: Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 4-6, 2.75 - Ishikawa, Ayumu (LOT) 6-4, 3.47

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Lotte 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 X 8 12 0

Attendance: 9687 | Time: 2h40m | Rakuten leads series, 8-3-0

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