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[4/24/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Apr.24, 2014 @ 11:41 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui set a franchise record on Wednesday by walking five hitters in the 1st inning. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2014 ... The Seibu Lions apparently think Matsui has nothing to learn at Ni-gun and would do well to stay at Ichi-gun -- Ni-gun may not be enough of a challenge and doing well there does not mean he will do well at Ichi-gun. Source: Tokyo Sports 4/24/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yosuke Okamoto will be sent down to Ni-gun after giving up three runs on six hits over two innings of work on Thursday.  In four games (three starts), he allowed fifteen runs (thirteen earned) on twenty-seven hits and for walks over 10.1 innings. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2014
  • Yusei Kikuchi is scheduled to start a game on the 26th against Softbank at YafuOku Dome. Source: Sanspo 4/24/2014
  • Seibu Holdings returned to the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday.  To celebrate, the Lions will be offering discounted same-day tickets for all available seats during an upcoming three-game series against the Fighters (April 29-May 1). Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa threw fifty pitches (slide step) to 5th round draft pick Seiya Inoue, Daichi Suzuki, 3rd round draft pick Ryo Miki, and 2nd round draft pick Yuta Yoshida during batting practice on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2014

[4/22/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.23, 2014 @ 1:12 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui threw about 100 pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his next start on Wednesday.  Matsui is trying to find stability in his mechanics by improving the way he uses his right foot.  He is also working on pitching from the set position. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014, Daily Sports 4/22/2014, Sports Hochi 4/22/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines will begin giving away Monthly Best Hero Interview Awards.  Every month fans will have to a chance to vote for players that gave the best performances during their post-game hero interviews. Source: Sanspo 4/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks are planning to go with a seven-man rotation when they play a stretch of nine consecutive games during the Golden Week break (April 29-May 7).  The two that get added to the current mix of five could be Kazuyuki Hoashi (May 1 vs Orix at Hotto Motto) and Shota Oba (May 5 vs Nippon Ham at YafuOku Dome). Source: Sponichi 4/22/2014
  • Hayato Terahara threw sixty-two pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his next start on the 23rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Mamoru Kishida is slated to start a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Wednesday.  Kishida was taken off the active roster on the 17th because he was not needed in the rotation.  He could rejoin the Ichi-gun team for an upcoming Softbank series that begins on the 29th. Source: Sanspo 4/22/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Anthony Carter was introduced to the media during a press conference at Tokyo Dome on Tuesday. Source: official announcement
  • The Fighters sold over 20,000 advance tickets for an inter-league game against Hanshin at Sapporo Dome on May 31 in a little over a week.  The game is drawing attention from fans because it has been announced as a Players Special Game for Shohei Otani. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014, Sponichi 4/22/2014

[4/20/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa was taken off the active roster on Sunday after another rough start on Saturday.  In the three games he has started and lost this season, he has given up eighteen runs (all earned) on twenty-nine hits over 15.1 innings of work.  Karakawa will remain with the Ichi-gun team as he works through his issues.  He might get a chance to start a game on May 1 against Rakuten at kobo Stadium.  Takahiro Fujioka could get what would have been Karakawa's next start on the 26th against Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome.  Ryoji Katsuki was called up to take his spot on the active roster. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Daily Sports 4/20/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshitomo Tani was taken off the active roster on Sunday because of his struggles at the plate (9 G, 2-for-16).  Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 0 – Chiba Lotte Marines 4 (April 20, 2014)

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 13:00
Starters: Wolfe, Brian (SOF) 1-0, 1.71 - Ishikawa, Ayumu (LOT) 1-1, 1.66

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Lotte 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 X 4 11 0

Attendance: 18253 | Time: 2h47m | Softbank leads series, 4-1-1

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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6 – Chiba Lotte Marines 1 (April 19, 2014)

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 14:00
Starters: Nakata, Kenichi (SOF) 3-0, 2.37 - Karakawa, Yuki (LOT) 0-2, 8.22

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 6 13 0
Lotte 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0

Attendance: 18865 | Time: 2h51m | Softbank leads series, 4-0-1

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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Chiba Lotte Marines 2 (April 18, 2014)

by on Apr.18, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Starters: Settsu, Tadashi (SOF) 2-1, 3.38 - Naruse, Yoshihisa (LOT) 2-1, 4.76

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

Attendance: 7311 | Time: 4h22m | Softbank leads series, 3-0-1

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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