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[9/18/2014] Various news updates from the last week or so

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 4:53 am, under NPB, Other, Samurai Japan

Various news updates:

  • Base Walls were donated to Toyokawa Teno Elementary School in Aichi on September 11 (Chunichi) and Sendai Yumoto Elementary School in Miyagi on September 18 (Rakuten). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014
  • According to Sanspo, the Central League essentially gave the Pacific League two options when it came to the Inter-league schedule: either agree to an eighteen game season or none at all. And while the CL did want to shorten the schedule because of timing issues, they may have also been upset about the PL's relative success during Inter-league play. Source: Sanspo 9/13/2014
  • The NPB and the twelve NPB teams are planning to establish a company to handle the business side of things for Samurai Japan in early November. They have informally decided to name the new company NPB Enterprise. Samurai Japan was left out of the name because the new company will ultimately to take on other projects to promote baseball. Source: Sports Hochi 9/18/2014
  • SEC Carbon (Kyoto) beat Keiyo Ginko (Chiba) 1-0 in the finals game of the 69th Emperor's Cup All Japan Rubber Baseball ENEOS Tournament on Wednesday (September 17). Source: Sponichi 9/18/2014

[9/18/2014] Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.18, 2014 @ 4:48 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/17 NYY 3
TBR 2
RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279
Batted eighth. G6, G4, G1, Ks. Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014, Sponichi 9/18/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/17 CWS 2
KCR 6
RF 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 .281
Batted second. 2B9[21], 1B7-R[60], 1B8, BB, G5. Replaced on defense in the top of the 9th. Set franchise record with eleven hits in a three-game series. Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014, Sponichi 9/18/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/17 TOR 1
BAL 6
3B 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .268
Batted sixth. BB, BB. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014, Sponichi 9/18/2014

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[9/17/2014] Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara, Masahiro Tanaka

by on Sep.17, 2014 @ 3:47 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/16 NYY 1
TBR 6
RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .282
Batted seventh. 1B9 one RBI[20], K (foul tip), F6, F7. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/16 CWS 7
KCR 5
DH 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 .277
Batted second. G6, 1B9-R[59], 1B7-SB[16] (second base), 1B8 one RBI[38], 1B8. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/16 TOR 2
BAL 8
2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .268
Batted seventh. BB-SB[1] (second base)-R[28], F8. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 9/16 BOS 0
PIT 4
17-10 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.56
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston down 4-0. Allowed a lead-off double to Neil Walker then struck out the next three hitters in a row. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014,

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[9/16/2014] Norichika Aoki, Hisashi Iwakuma, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.16, 2014 @ 3:33 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/15 NYY 0
TBR 1
RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .283
Batted seventh. F6, G1, 2B9[11], G1. Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Sponichi 9/16/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/15 CWS 3
KCR 4
RF 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 .271
Batted second. BB, 1B5, 1B8, 1B5-R[58], 2B7[20]. Replaced by a pinch-runner in the bottom of the 9th. Made a nice catch in the top of the 3rd. Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Sponichi 9/16/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/15 TOR 2
BAL 5
PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for John Mayberry in the top of the 8th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. L9. Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Sponichi 9/16/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 9/15 SEA 1
LAA 8
70-47 18 3.1 6 7 7 2 4 1 3.42
Started the game. He took the loss. Left in the bottom of the 4th with runners on first and second, one out, and Seattle down 5-0. Both runners he left on base came around to score after his departure. (L, 14-8). Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014Sponichi 9/16/2014

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Tiara Cup Kyoto Tournament Champion: North Reia [September 13,14]

by on Sep.15, 2014 @ 5:37 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Tiara Cup Kyoto Tournament

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September 13 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 16:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
East Astraia 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
South Dione 0 1 0 7 1 0 X 9 15 0

W: Ayumi Kawaguchi (15 G, 4-4)
Sv: Honami Ota (11 G, 2-4, 1 Sv)
L: Nagisa (16 G, 6-6)

Hero Interview
Natsumi Saso = 2-for-3: G4, 1B8 one RBI, 2B7.
Kaori Akiyama = 3-for-3: 1B7/8 one RBI, 2B7/8 one RBI, 1B7 one RBI. Also threw out two base-runners trying to steal second.

Time: 1:45
Attendance: 925

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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September 13 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
North Reia 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 2
West Flora 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 3

W: Ayami Sato (19 G, 8-6)
L: Minami Yano (13 G, 11-2)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 7.0 IP, 121 NP, 30 BF, 8 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 2 R.
Yui Oyama = 2-for-3: HBP, G4, 1B8-CS, 2B7 one RBI.

Time: --
Attendance: 1,118

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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September 14 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 16:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
East Astraia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 2
West Flora 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 2 5 1

W: Minako Uemura (12 G, 7-2)
Sv: Mika Konishi (10 G, 3-1, 4 Sv)
L: Risa Nakashima (17 G, 4-5, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Iori Miura = 2-for-2: BB-SB, 1B8, 2B7 two RBI.

Time: 2:04
Attendance: 992

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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September 13 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
North Reia 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 11 1
South Dione 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 11 6

W: Ayami Sato (20 G, 9-6)
L: Kaori Akiyama (6 G, 0-5)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 4.0 IP, 66 NP, 18 BF, 4 H, 4 SO, 2 BB, 1 R (entered in the 6th). Name MIP for the series.
Chihiro Sato = 1-for-5: 1B7, G4, E1, Ks, F8, SH1 one RBI.

Time: 2:52
Attendance: 1,196

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 11 7 4 0 .636 -
2 East Astraia 11 3 8 0 .272 4.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 14 10 4 0 .714 -
2 South Dione 14 5 9 0 .357 5.0

Tiara Cup Standings

Team G W L T WPCT EA WF SD RW
West Flora 4 3 1 0 .750 - 0-1 1-0 2-0
North Reia 4 2 2 0 .500 1-0 - 1-1 0-1
South Dione 4 2 2 0 .500 0-1 1-1 - 1-0
East Astraia 4 1 3 0 .250 0-2 1-0 0-1 -

[9/15/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.15, 2014 @ 3:09 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/14 NYY 2
BAL 3
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Entered the game as a defensive replacement in right in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/14 BOS 8
KCR 4
DH 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 .265
Batted second. G6, G4, L6, G4, BB. Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/14 TBR 6
TOR 5
2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Entered the game as a defensive replacement at second in the top of the 8th. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 9/14 NYY 2
BAL 3
94-66 27 7.0 6 1 1 0 5 0 3.81
Started the game. Left after seven inning with the score tied at one. Did not factor into the final decision. He topped 3,000 NPB (1,700.1) + MLB (1304.1) innings pitched when he got Nick Hundley to ground out to third to lead-off the 3rd. Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014

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[9/14/2014] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.14, 2014 @ 4:21 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/13 NYY 3
BAL 2
RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Entered the game on defense in right in the bottom of the 8th. G5f. Nikkan Sports 9/14/2014, Sponichi 9/14/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/13 BOS 1
KCR 7
DH 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 .267
Batted second. 1B7 one RBI[37]-R[57], Ks, 1B7, Ks. Nikkan Sports 9/14/2014, Sponichi 9/14/2014

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[9/13/2014] Tsuyoshi Wada, Koji Uehara, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.13, 2014 @ 5:03 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/12
Gm: 1
NYY 1
BAL 2
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Entered the game on defense in right in the bottom of the 11th. Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/12
Gm: 2
NYY 0
BAL 5
RF 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .284
Batted seventh. Ks, BB-CS[3] (second base), Ks. Made a nice sliding catch in the bottom of the 4th. Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/12 BOS 4
KCR 2
RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Batted lead-off. G6, G4, Fo2, F7. Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/12 TBR 1
TOR 0
PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. F7. Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 9/12 CHC 3
PIT 7
83-54 23 4.1 9 4 4 2 2 0 3.34
Started the game. Left in the bottom 5th with a runner on third, one out, and Chicago down 3-2. The runner he left on third came around to score after his departure. Went 0-for-2 at the plate: K (missed bunt), Ks. Took the loss. (L, 4-3). Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 9/12 BOS 4
KCR 2
15-12 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.60
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 4-2. Picked up a hold. (H, 1). Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014

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[9/12/2014] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki

by on Sep.12, 2014 @ 4:37 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/11 TBR 4
NYY 5
RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .286
Batted sixth. G1, G4, Fo5, 2B8[10]-R[38]. Threw out James Loney at home in the 6th inning, with help from Brian McCann. Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Sponichi 9/12/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/11 BOS 6
KCR 3
RF 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 .267
Batted lead-off. 2B9[19], 1B5, BB, L9, G4. Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Sponichi 9/12/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 9/11 WSH 6
NYM 2
44-26 12 3.0 1 0 0 3 1 0 4.05
Entered the game in the top of the 4th with a runner on first, no out, and New York down 6-0. Left after the 6th inning with New York down 6-1. (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Sponichi 9/12/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/11 BOS 6
KCR 3
11-7 4 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.18
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and Boston up 4-3. Left after the 8th inning with Boston up 6-3. Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Sponichi 9/12/2014

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[9/11/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Ichiro Suzuki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Sep.11, 2014 @ 8:27 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/10 TBR 5
NYY 8
RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .286
Batted sixth. Ks, G4f, Ks, 2B9[9] one RBI[19]-R[37]. Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Sponichi 9/11/2014, Sponichi 9/11/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/10 KCR 3
DET 0
RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .265
Batted lead-off. Kl, FC4, Kl, HBP. Replaced by a pinch-runer in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014Sponichi 9/11/2014, Sponichi 9/11/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/10 CHC 1
TOR 11
2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Entered the game in the top of the 8th on defense at second base. F9. Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014Sponichi 9/11/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 9/10 HOU 5
SEA 2
79-50 21 4.1 6 4 4 2 6 0 3.11
Started the game. Left in the 5th with runners on first and second, one out, and Seattle down 4-2. Took the loss. (L, 14-7). Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014Sponichi 9/11/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/10 BAL 10
BOS 6
11-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.03
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Boston down 8-1. Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Sponichi 9/11/2014, Sponichi 9/11/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 9/10 CHC 1
TOR 11
26-12 7 0.2 3 3 3 2 2 0 5.73
Entered the game in the bottom 7th with runners on first and second, two out, and Chicago down 4-1. Allowed both inherited runners to score. Allowed the first five batters to reach base before striking out two in a row to end the inning. (IBB 1). Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014Sponichi 9/11/2014

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