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[8/28/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 2:39 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez hit home runs in three consecutive games against the Yomiuri Giants: August 14, 26, and 27.  The last Hanshin foreign player to hit home runs in three consecutive games against the Giants was George Arias in 2003. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014
  • Masayuki Kakefu will most likely return next season as development coach. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014
  • Yutaka Wada told reporters on Thursday he had not yet heard from the team about the 2015 season.  He also said that he had not been keeping track of reports about an extension. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp recorded their sixth extra-inning walk-off victory on Wednesday.  They are the first team to pick up six extra-inning walk-off victories since Chunichi notched seven in 2010.  The last time Hiroshima recorded six or more extra-inning walk-off victories was when they racked up six in 1973.  They are 9-2-2 in extra innings this season.  The last time they won nine games in extra innings was in 1996 (9-5-0). Source: Sanspo 8/28/2014
  • Not related to the Carp, but having to do with baseball in Hiroshima: the Koryo High School baseball team, about 140 members, helped landslide victims in Hiroshima clear out mud on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars moved into sole possession of fourth place on Wednesday after playing in at least 100 games for the first time since 2007.  They also recorded their fiftieth victory in their 108th game of the year, quickest since they reached fifty in 100 games in 2007.  The Bay Stars are playing above .500 ball since May.  Yokohama and Yomiuri are the only teams in the Central League that have winning records since May. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Masanori Ishikawa picked up his tenth win of the season on Thursday.  He now has ten seasons with at least ten victories.  That's good for a second place tie with Hiromu Matsuoka.  Masaichi Kaneda holds the franchise record with fourteen. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

[8/28/2014] Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 2:24 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Possible starters for Orix series that begins on Friday at Seibu Dome: Yusei Kikuchi, Ryoma Nogami, Takayuki Kishi.  Greg Reynolds is slated to start a game on September 2 against Lotte at Seibu Dome. Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2014
  • Tomoya Mori is expected to make the starting line-up at catcher on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Masaru Nakamura improved to 6-0 on Wednesday and became the first Nippon Ham pitcher to go 6-0 from the start of the season since Tomoya Yagi and Naoki Miyanishi in 2009.  The last right-handed Nippon Ham pitcher to go 6-0 from the start of the season, including games in relief, was when Satoru Kanemura went 7-0 before his first loss in 1998.  The last right-handed Nippon Ham pitcher to go 6-0 from the start of the season, excluding games in relief, was when Yukihiro Nishizaki went 7-0 before his first loss in 1996. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014

[8/28/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars: Masanori Hayashi earns international FA option

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 8:35 pm, under NPB
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Thirty-year-old pitcher Masanori Hayashi earned his international FA option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.

When asked about the option, he replied, "I am happy.  It's like a medal.  But I don't really have an interest in America."

He added, "With regards to this year, I appreciate the playing time and the team is doing well.  We have a chance to make the Climax Series and I'm happy to be a part of it.  I want to work hard until the end."

Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2014, Sports Hochi 8/28/2014

NPB: Roster Changes for 8/28/2014

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 3:36 pm, under NPB, Roster Updates

Central League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Chunichi Dragons

- Yoshikawa, Daiki INF

Removed from the Active Roster

Chunichi Dragons

- Mizowaki, Hayato INF

Pacific League Updates

Added to the Active Roster

Chiba Lotte Marines

- Rosa, Carlos P
- Hayasaka, Keisuke INF

Softbank Hawks

- Iwasaki, Sho P

Nippon Ham Fighters

- Kisanuki, Hiroshi P

Removed from the Active Roster

Chiba Lotte Marines

- Furuya, Takuya P
- Omine, Shota INF

Softbank Hawks

- Tatsumi, Shingo P

Nippon Ham Fighters

- Takeda, Masaru P

Commissioner Updates

Free Agent

Nippon Ham Fighters

- Abreu, Michel INF

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* Players removed from the active roster today will be eligible to return on September 7.

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 9 (August 28, 2014)

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Kisanuki, Hiroshi (HAM) 0-1, 3.86 - Iwasaki, Sho (SOF) 3-1, 3.74

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Softbank 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 3 X 9 15 1

Attendance: 37415 | Time: 3h25m | Softbank leads series, 13-7-0

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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 (August 28, 2014)

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Ishikawa, Masanori (YAK) 9-7, 4.65 - Maeda, Kenta (HIR) 10-6, 2.48

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 10 1
Hiroshima 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 1

Attendance: 28736 | Time: 3h5m | Hiroshima leads series, 12-6-0

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Yokohama Bay Stars 6 – Chunichi Dragons 5 (August 28, 2014)

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Starters: Miura, Daisuke (YOK) 5-4, 2.67 - Cabrera, Daniel (CHU) 5-7, 3.72

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

Attendance: 24723 | Time: 4h54m | Chunichi leads series, 10-8-1

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