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[9/2/2014] Softbank Hawks top two million mark in attendance

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 11:21 pm, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks topped the two million mark in attendance on Tuesday. The reached the milestone in their fifty-ninth home game of the season. It took them sixty home games last year.

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Attendance

Date Opponent Venue Attendance
03/28 (Fri) Lotte YafuOku Dome 38,561
03/29 (Sat) Lotte YafuOku Dome 37,736
03/30 (Sun) Lotte YafuOku Dome 35,862
04/01 (Tue) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 25,383
04/02 (Wed) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 26,168
04/03 (Thu) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 32,364
04/12 (Sat) Orix YafuOku Dome 28,911
04/13 (Sun) Orix YafuOku Dome 29,926
04/15 (Tue) Rakuten YafuOku Dome 28,167
04/16 (Wed) Rakuten YafuOku Dome 30,176
04/25 (Fri) Seibu YafuOku Dome 36,653
04/26 (Sat) Seibu YafuOku Dome 34,612
04/27 (Sun) Seibu YafuOku Dome 38,561
05/05 (Mon) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 37,127
05/06 (Tue) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 37,610
05/07 (Wed) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 31,597
05/09 (Fri) Seibu Kitakyushu 18,383
05/10 (Sat) Seibu YafuOku Dome 31,133
05/11 (Sun) Seibu YafuOku Dome 38,561
05/20 (Tue) Hiroshima YafuOku Dome 33,535
05/21 (Wed) Hiroshima YafuOku Dome 36,369
05/23 (Fri) Hanshin YafuOku Dome 34,834
05/24 (Sat) Hanshin YafuOku Dome 36,841
05/31 (Sat) Yakult YafuOku Dome 34,323
06/01 (Sun) Yakult YafuOku Dome 36,186
06/03 (Tue) Yomiuri YafuOku Dome 35,598
06/04 (Wed) Yomiuri YafuOku Dome 35,490
06/11 (Wed) Chunichi YafuOku Dome 34,023
06/12 (Thu) Chunichi YafuOku Dome 34,632
06/14 (Sat) DeNA YafuOku Dome 37,689
06/15 (Sun) DeNA YafuOku Dome 38,561
07/01 (Tue) Lotte Tokyo Dome 46,701
07/02 (Wed) Lotte YafuOku Dome 30,925
07/03 (Thu) Lotte YafuOku Dome 30,910
07/04 (Fri) Rakuten YafuOku Dome 34,174
07/05 (Sat) Rakuten YafuOku Dome 35,215
07/06 (Sun) Rakuten YafuOku Dome 34,200
07/08 (Tue) Orix YafuOku Dome 31,224
07/09 (Wed) Orix YafuOku Dome 29,676
07/10 (Thu) Orix YafuOku Dome 29,907
07/21 (Mon) Lotte YafuOku Dome 38,561
07/22 (Tue) Lotte Kitakyushu 21,005
07/23 (Wed) Lotte YafuOku Dome 38,561
07/25 (Fri) Orix YafuOku Dome 38,561
07/26 (Sat) Orix YafuOku Dome 38,561
07/27 (Sun) Orix YafuOku Dome 38,561
08/08 (Fri) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 36,476
08/09 (Sat) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 34,409
08/10 (Sun) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 38,181
08/12 (Tue) Rakuten Kumamoto 14,883
08/13 (Wed) Rakuten YafuOku Dome 37,718
08/14 (Thu) Rakuten YafuOku Dome 37,979
08/18 (Mon) Seibu Kyocera Dome 32,093
08/19 (Tue) Seibu YafuOku Dome 38,561
08/20 (Wed) Seibu YafuOku Dome 38,561
08/26 (Tue) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 38,561
08/27 (Wed) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 36,807
08/28 (Thu) Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 37,415
09/02 (Tue) Orix YafuOku Dome 32,591
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[9/2/2014] Chunichi Dragons to part ways with Alexis Gomez

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 7:54 pm, under NPB
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The Chunichi Dragons announced that they informed thirty-six-year-old outfielder Alexis Gomez that they were not going to offer him a contract for next season. They filed paperwork to place Gomez on waivers earlier today.

The Dragons released the following comment from Gomez:

"I am grateful to the fans that supported me. In my mind, Dragons' fans are number one. I will be leaving Japan, but the fight will continue. Please keep cheering for the Dragons."

Source: official announcement

NPB: Roster Changes for 9/2/2014

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 3:23 pm, under NPB, Roster Updates

Central League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Yomiuri Giants

- Kasahara, Shoki P
- Kamei, Yoshiyuki OF

Hiroshima Carp

- Kuri, Aren P
- Kura, Yoshikazu C

Chunichi Dragons

- Donoue, Naomichi INF
- Furumoto, Takeru OF

Yokohama Bay Stars

- Mantani, Kohei P

Removed from the Active Roster

Yomiuri Giants

- Sanematsu, Kazunari C

Pacific League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Seibu Lions

- Okada, Masatoshi C

Nippon Ham Fighters

- Ishii, Yuya P

Removed from the Active Roster

None

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* Players removed from the active roster today will be eligible to return on September 12.

Orix Buffaloes 4 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 4 (September 2, 2014)

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Orix Buffaloes vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Matsuba, Takahiro (ORI) 7-1, 2.48 - Standridge, Jason (SOF) 10-5, 2.74

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Orix 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 12 1
Softbank 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0

Attendance: 32591 | Time: 4h47m | Orix leads series, 9-8-1

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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 7 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 (September 2, 2014)

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Matsui, Yuki (RAK) 2-7, 4.03 - Nakamura, Masaru (HAM) 6-0, 3.44

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 7 10 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 4 9 1

Attendance: 21444 | Time: 4h1m | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-8-0

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Yokohama Bay Stars 3 – Hanshin Tigers 4 (September 2, 2014)

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Kubo, Yasutomo (YOK) 11-6, 4.01 - Messenger, Randy (HAN) 11-8, 3.05

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

Attendance: 29616 | Time: 3h5m | Hanshin leads series, 13-4-0

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 – Yomiuri Giants 9 (September 2, 2014)

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yomiuri Giants @ Nagano Olympic Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Nomura, Yusuke (HIR) 6-5, 3.71 - Sugiuchi, Toshiya (YOM) 7-5, 3.17

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 16 2
Yomiuri 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 X 9 12 2

Attendance: 24786 | Time: 3h27m | Hiroshima leads series, 9-8-1

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