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Chunichi Dragons 0 – Yokohama Bay Stars 1 (June 30, 2015)

by on Jun.30, 2015 @ 6:32 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Ohnoyama Baseball Stadium - 18:30
Starters: Wakamatsu, Shunta (CHU) 1-0, 2.41 - Kubo, Yasutomo (YOK) 4-4, 3.71

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Yokohama 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 8 2

Attendance: 10292 | Time: 3h6m | Yokohama leads series, 9-3-0

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[6/29/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Jun.30, 2015 @ 6:31 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano is 0-2 in four games at Jingu Stadium over his career. It is the one Central League stadium he has yet to record a victory in. He will finish the month of June 0-2. He has gone without a win in a month five times in his career, but this will be the first time he has failed to record at least one victory in a month in which he pitched in at least two games. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2015
  • Aaron Poreda's next start will most likely come on July 2 against Hiroshima. Assuming no roster changes, after that, he will most likely get a start during a three-game Hanshin series that begins on July 10. Source: Daily Sports 6/29/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami joined Keishi Suzuki, Toshiaki Moriyasu, Yutaka Enatsu, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Masahiro Tanaka as the only pitchers drafted out of high school to record 100 or more strikeouts in their first three or more seasons. Source: Sponichi 6/29/2015
  • Kosuke Fukudome and Mauro Gomez went back-to-back in two consecutive games on June 27 (4th inning) and 28 (8th inning). They are the first pair in franchise history to accomplish the feat since Akinobu Mayumi and Randy Bass on June 16 and 17, 1987. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2015, Sponichi 6/29/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroki Kuroda is scheduled to start the Yomiuri game on June 30. It will be his first start against Yomiuri since September 14, 2007. Source: Sports Hochi 6/29/2015
  • Second round draft pick Kazuki Yabuta is expected to start a game against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome on July 1. Source: Daily Sports 6/29/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Shohei Tateyama was taken off the active roster on June 29 because the Swallows plan to give him at least ten days of rest. According to Nikkan Sports, he is due to earn his international FA option the next time he gets added to the active roster. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2015

[6/29/2015] Mazda All-Star Game 2015: Player Ballot Results

by on Jun.29, 2015 @ 5:46 pm, under NPB
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Central League Pacific League
    Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes     Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes
    Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes     Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes
Central League Pacific League
Pitchers
1 黒田 博樹 1 (5) Kuroda, Hiroki HIR 145 1 大谷 翔平 1 (3) Otani, Shohei HAM 475
2   菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki YOM 103 2   松井 裕樹 Matsui, Yuki RAK 38
3   大野 雄大 Ono, Yudai CHU 76 3   B.ディクソン Dickson, Brandon ORI 32
Catchers
1   阿部 慎之助 8 (12) Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 270 1 嶋 基宏 6 (7) Shima, Motohiro RAK 240
2 會澤 翼 Aizawa, Tsubasa HIR 170 2   炭谷 銀仁朗 Sumitani, Ginjiro SEI 147
3   中村 悠平 Nakamura, Yuhei YAK 68 3   近藤 健介 Kondo, Kensuke HAM 106
First Basemen
1   J.ロペス 1 (1) Lopez, Jose YOK 182 1 中田 翔 3 (5) * Nakata, Sho HAM 280
2   畠山 和洋 Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro YAK 152 2   李 大浩 Lee, Dae-Ho SOF 238
3   M.ゴメス Gomez, Mauro HAN 117 3   F.カラバイヨ Caraballo, Francisco ORI 48
Second Basemen
1 菊池 涼介 2 (2) Kikuchi, Ryosuke HIR 398 1 浅村 栄斗 1 (3) Asamura, Hideto SEI 217
2   山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto YAK 164 2   藤田 一也 Fujita, Kazuya RAK 206
3   石川 雄洋 Ishikawa, Takehiro YOK 60 2   L.クルーズ Cruz, Luis LOT 117
Third Basemen
1 川端 慎吾 1 (1) Kawabata, Shingo YAK 188 1 中村 剛也 5 (7) + Nakamura, Takeya SEI 342
2   H.ルナ Luna, Hector CHU 171 2   松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 238
3   A.バルディリス Baldiris, Aarom YOK 153 3   今江 敏晃 Imae, Toshiaki LOT 64
Shortstops
1 鳥谷 敬 2 (6) Toritani, Takashi HAN 267 1 今宮 健太 2 (2) Imamiya, Kenta SOF 305
2   坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato YOM 245 2   中島 卓也 Nakashima, Takuya HAM 117
3   田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke HIR 126 3   鈴木 大地 Suzuki, Daichi LOT 92
Outfielders
1 筒香 嘉智 1 (1) Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo YOK 505 1 柳田 悠岐 1 (2) Yanagita, Yuki SOF 548
2 梶谷 隆幸 1 (1) Kajitani, Takayuki YOK 287 2 秋山 翔吾 1 (1) Akiyama, Shogo SEI 332
3   雄平 1 (2) Takai, Yuhei YAK 262 3   清田 育宏 1 (1) Kiyota, Ikuhiro LOT 215
4   大島 洋平 Oshima, Yohei CHU 240 4 糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio ORI 209
5   平田 良介 Hirata, Ryosuke CHU 137 5   内川 聖一 Uchikawa, Seiichi SOF 208
6 丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro HIR 132 6   中田 翔 Nakata, Sho HAM 158
7   長野 久義 Chono, Hisayoshi YOM 95 7   西川 遥輝 Nishikawa, Haruki HAM 106
8   亀井 善行 Kamei, Yoshiyuki YOM 85 7   中村 晃 Nakamura, Akira SOF 77
9   M.マートン Murton, Matt HAN 80 9   角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya LOT 59
Designated Hitters
  1 森 友哉 1 (1) Mori, Tomoya SEI 287
  2   李 大浩 Lee, Dae-Ho SOF 108
  3   F.カラバイヨ Caraballo, Francisco ORI 100

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Key

x (n) = x denotes number of times player was selected by players, n denotes number of times player made the All-Star team

◎ = Selected by fans
* = Twice as an outfielder
+ = Did not appear once

NPB: Roster Changes for 6/29/2015

by on Jun.29, 2015 @ 4:44 pm, under NPB, Roster Updates

Central League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
None

Removed from the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
YAK P 25 館山 昌平 Tateyama, Shohei

Pacific League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
None

Removed from the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
ORI P 47 海田 智行 Kaida, Tomoyuki
ORI INF 31 小谷野 栄一 Koyano, Eiichi
RAK P 12 K.レイ Ray, Kenny

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* Players removed from the active roster today will be eligible to return on July 9.

[6/28/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yakult Swallows

by on Jun.29, 2015 @ 2:59 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Miles Mikolas recorded his second 1-0 shutout of the month on June 27. Only five other pitchers in franchise history have accomplished the feat: Hideo Fujimoto in May 1946, Kazumi Takahashi in September 1973, Nobihiro Tamai in August 1975, Hiromi Makihara in June 1989, and Masaki Saito in August 1992. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2015
  • The Giants will play their 10,000th game when they reach their 100th game of the season. Source: ZakZak 6/28/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami became the first pitcher out of high school to record at least 100 strikeouts in their first three seasons since Masahiro Tanaka (seven years from 2007 until 2013); and the first Hanshin pitcher since Yutaka Enatsu (nine years from 1967 until 1975). Source: Daily Sports 6/28/2015
  • Randy Messenger pushed his strikeout total to 832 on June 27 with seven strikeouts against Yokohama on June 27. The 832 strikeouts is good for fifth place on the all-time list for foreign pitchers. Source: Spoonichi 6/28/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/28/2015
  • Kosuke Fukudome recorded the sixteenth two homer game of his career on June 27, first since April 19, 2013. The home runs came in back-to-back at bats. It was the seventh game in which he homered in back-to-back at bats. Source: Sponichi 6/28/2015

Yakult Swallows