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[3/29/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.30, 2015 @ 6:01 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mario Santiago tossed batting practice at the Naruohama facilities on March 28. He faced Fumihito Haraguchi and Haruki Kurose and struggled with his control, throwing twenty-three of forty-eight pitches for balls. He allowed two could-be hits. Source: Sanspo 3/29/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Taketoshi Goto's name was registered as 後藤 武敏 G.. The G. is for his nickname, Gomez. He will still be announced as Goto and his name will still appear as Goto on the scoreboard. Source: Sports Hochi 3/27/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows decided to push Wladimir Balentien's Ni-gun rehab game appearance on March 28 against Nippon Ham back based on their evaluation of his progress after practices on March 27. Source: Sanspo 3/29/2015
  • Taichi Ishiyama's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy weighing 2,978 grams, on March 28. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/29/2015, Sanspo 3/29/2015

[3/29/2015] Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Mar.30, 2015 @ 6:00 am, under NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Yokohama on March 29: Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka startd the game and tossed seven shutout innings. He faced twenty-three hitters, threw eighty-three pitches, gave up two hits, walked one, struck out six, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 3/29/2015, Sponichi 3/29/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Ni-gun game against Rakuten on March 29: First round draft pick Kona Takahashi started the game and did not allow a run over five innings of work. He faced sixteen hitters, allowed two hits, walked none, struck out eight, and topped out at 153km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 3/29/2015

[3/29/2015] Softbank Hawks: Ayatsugu Yamashita hurt knee during close play at plate

by on Mar.30, 2015 @ 5:58 am, under NPB
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Softbank's Ayatsugu Yamashita hurt his left knee during a close play in the 5th inning of Sunday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines. He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Fukuoka for an examination and diagnosed with an injury to the medial collateral ligament. He will be re-evaluated on March 30.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/29/2015

NPB: Roster Changes for 3/29/2015

by on Mar.29, 2015 @ 2:55 pm, under NPB, Roster Updates

Central League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
YOM OF 33 金城 龍彦 Kinjo, Tatsuhiko
YOK P 17 三嶋 一輝 Mishima, Kazuki

Removed from the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
YOM INF 0 藤村 大介 Fujimura, Daisuke

Pacific League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
SEI P 12 郭 俊麟 Kuo, Chun-Lin
RAK P 49 R.クルーズ Cruz, Rhiner
RAK P 54 横山 貴明 Yokoyama, Takaaki

Removed from the Active Roster

Team Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
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 April 8.

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 11 (March 29, 2015)

by on Mar.29, 2015 @ 5:31 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 13:00
Starters: Yokoyama, Takaaki (RAK) - Garate, Victor (HAM)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 2
Nippon Ham 4 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 X 11 17 0

Attendance: 31670 | Time: 3h17m | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-1-0

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