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[9/1/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.02, 2015 @ 5:06 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • If the Giants decide to pitch Tomoyuki Sugano on four days of rest, he could potentially get starts on September 8 (Hanshin at Koshien), September 13 (Yokohama at Tokyo Dome), September 18 (Yakult at Jingu), September 23 (Hanshin at Tokyo Dome), October 1 (Yokohama at Yokohama). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2015 ... With the rain out on August 1, the schedule will most likely change. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki's next start will most likely come on September 5 against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome on five days of rest. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015
  • Yuya Yokoyama was added to the active roster on September 1 to help bolster the bullpen. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015
  • The Tigers are apparently still undecided on Matt Murton and Mauro Gomez. Gomez is in the first year of a two-year deal, but the second year is a club option. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015
  • The Tigers could have an interest in thirty-year-old outfielder Andrew Brown (SK Wyverns) for the 2016 season. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kris Johnson could get starts on September 6 against Yakult (four days of rest) and September 12 against Hanshin (five days of rest). Kenta Maeda could get starts on September 8 against Chunichi (five days of rest) and September 12 against Hanshin (four days of rest). Source: Daily Sports 9/1/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Mitsuru Manaka is in the first year of a three-year deal. Swallows' president Tsuyoshi Kinugasa told Sankei Sports on August 31 that he felt everything was going according to plan and that the team was united in their effort to win their first pennant and championship in fourteen years. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015

[9/1/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Sep.02, 2015 @ 4:45 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Nao Higashihama's next start could come on September 6 against Rakuten at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes could be getting ready to offer Brandon Dickson a two-year a deal worth over 300 million yen. He is in the final year of two-year deal. Source: Daily Sports 9/1/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito could get a start on September 14 against Orix at Sapporo Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Kota Futaki could make his Ichi-gun debut as a starter during an Orix three-game series that begins on September 10. Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Kona Takahashi's next start will most likely come on September 6 against Lotte on five days of rest. Source: Daily Sports 9/1/2015
  • Shogo Akiyama picked up his twenty-fourth modasho of the year on August 31 and moved into a third place tie with Alex Ramirez (2007) and Matt Murton (2010) on the all-time list. Only Ichiro Suzuki (twenty-six in 1996) and Tsuyoshi Nishioka (twenty-seven in 2010) have recorded more. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015

NPB: Roster Changes for 9/1/2015

by on Sep.01, 2015 @ 4:02 pm, under NPB, Roster Updates

Central League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
HAN P 15 横山 雄哉 Yokoyama, Yuya
HAN P 26 歳内 宏明 Saiuchi, Hiroaki
CHU C 27 谷繁 元信 Tanishige, Motonobu
YOK P 12 小林 寛 Kobayashi, Hiroshi
YAK INF 10 森岡 良介 Morioka, Ryosuke

Removed from the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
None

Pacific League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
SOF P 54 柳瀬 明宏 Yanase, Akihiro
SOF C 27 細川 亨 Hosokawa, Toru
ORI P 11 松葉 貴大 Matsuba, Takahiro
LOT P 58 矢地 健人 Yachi, Kento
SEI INF 4 鬼崎 裕司 Onizaki, Yuji
RAK P 13 濱矢 廣大 Hamaya, Kodai
RAK P 50 入野 貴大 Irino, Takahiro

Removed from the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
SEI P 28 藤原 良平 Fujiwara, Ryohei
RAK P 38 西宮 悠介 Nishimiya, Yusuke
RAK P 45 川井 貴志 Kawai, Takashi

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* Players removed from the active roster today will be eligible to return on September 11.

Chiba Lotte Marines 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 9 (September 1, 2015)

by on Sep.01, 2015 @ 4:18 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:30
Starters: Rhee, Dae-Eun (LOT) 9-4, 3.69 - Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 8-6, 3.00

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

Attendance: 22520 | Time: 3h6m | Nippon Ham leads series, 12-6-0

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