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Hiroshima Toyo Carp 11 – Yokohama Bay Stars 2 (April 18, 2014)

by on Apr.18, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Shinoda, Jumpei (HIR) 0-1, 2.84 - Miura, Daisuke (YOK) 0-1, 4.50

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 5 11 14 0
Yokohama 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1

Attendance: 12656 | Time: 3h15m | Hiroshima leads series, 3-1-0

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[4/17/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Toshiaki Imae (Lotte)

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano took two batted balls off his right hand during Wednesday's game against Yakult.  He had the wrist taped for practices on Thursday.  He told reporters he was fine and felt less pain than Wednesday.  Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda (right elbow) threw the ball seventy times on Wednesday.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/17/2014, Daily Sports 4/17/2014 ... Maeda threw the ball seventy-six times on Thursday.  He maxed his distance out to about sixty meters.  He also tried throwing from the set position at about eighty percent strength.  Maeda told reporters he felt he could pitch on the 20th and that he planned to toss a bullpen session on Friday.  Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2014 ... He threw the ball about twenty times at a distance of about twenty meters.  Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Ryo Hayashizaki hurt his left shoulder while playing defense in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.  He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital for testing.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014 ... Hayashizaki was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder. He will be taken off the active roster on Friday. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014
  • Ryo Sakata dislocated his left shoulder on March 25.  The Lions announced on Wednesday that he will have right shoulder surgery on Friday.  Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae was taken off the active roster on Thursday with pain in his lower back.  Kei Hosoya was called up to take his spot.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Sponichi 4/17/2014
  • Tatsuya Uchi is working his way back from right ankle surgery he had in November last year. He pitched in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Thursday. He entered the game in the 8th against Seibu and faced the minimum to get out of the inning. He might be ready for Ichi-gun some time in early- or mid-May. Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa did not participate in workouts at YafuOku Dome on Thursday because of pain in his right buttock.  He was at the stadium, but only to get treatment.  Uchikawa started feeling discomfort in the area during a game on the 15th against Rakuten.  Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

[4/17/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe hit two home runs in Wednesday's game against Yakult, including a shot in the 10th inning.  The home run in extra innings was the fifth of his career, first since April 24, 2009.  The multi-home run game was the twenty-seventh of his career.  Top five Yomiuri players, multi-home run games: Sadaharu Oh (ninety-five, NPB record), Hideki Matsui (forty), Shigeo Nagashima (thirty-six), Yoshinobu Takahashi (thirty-one), Tatsunori Hara (twenty-eight).  Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014 ... Abe hit two more home runs in Thursday's game against Yakult and moved into a fifth place tie with Hara.  It was the first time he recorded multiple home runs in back-to-back games since April 28 and 29, 2004 (both games against Yakult).  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez has reached base in all eighteen of Hanshin's games this season.  Cecil Fielder set the franchise record for reaching base in consecutive games by a foreign player in their first year (twenty-one games in 1989).  Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2014 ... Thomas O'Malley reached safely in nineteen straight in 1991.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014

Chunichi Dragons

[4/17/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

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Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui has lost three starts in a row, beginning with the first start of his career.  He is the seventh pitcher since the start of the draft to begin a season with three or more consecutive losses, first since Hideaki Wakui in 2005.  He is the first pitcher out of high school since the start of the two league format to lose three in a row, beginning with their first appearance.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014 ... Matsui's next start could come on the 23rd against Seibu at kobo Stadium.  Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Dae-Ho Lee was late for practices at YafuOku Dome by about twenty-five minutes on Thursday.  He forgot to check the schedule and was at Fukuoka Airport seeing his wife off (they were returning to Korea) when the interpreter contacted him and asked where he was.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Sanspo 4/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoyuki Uwasawa has won three starts in a row, beginning with the first start of his career.  He joined Yukio Ozaki (1962 in relief) and Chris Seelbach (2002 as a starter) as the only pitchers in franchise history to start their pro careers in similar fashions.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/17/2014, Sponichi 4/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014

[4/17/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars: Tony Blanco out with left thigh strain

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 8:49 pm, under NPB
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Tony Blanco felt pain behind his left thigh while sliding into second in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  He was examined at a hospital in Nagoya today diagnosed with a strain in his left biceps femoris muscle. He was taken off the active roster. He could require about a month for a full recovery.

Norihiro Nakamura is expected to take Blanco's spot on the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2014Sponichi 4/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Sports Hochi 4/17/2014

NPB: Roster Changes for 4/17/2014

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 4:11 pm, under NPB, Roster Updates

Central League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

None

Removed from the Active Roster

Yokohama Bay Stars

- Blanco, Tony INF

Pacific League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Chiba Lotte Marines

- Hosoya, Kei INF

Orix Buffaloes

- Nakayama, Shinya P
- Kawabata, Takayoshi OF

Nippon Ham Fighters

- Nakamura, Masaru P
- Ishikawa, Shingo OF

Removed from the Active Roster

Chiba Lotte Marines

- Imae, Toshiaki INF

Orix Buffaloes

- Kishida, Mamoru P
- Kaida, Tomoyuki P

Nippon Ham Fighters

- Enoshita, Yodai P
- Oka, hiromi INF

* Players removed from the active roster today will be eligible to return on April 27.