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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

[4/16/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten)

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 12:57 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda worked out at Mazda Stadium on Wednesday.  He resumed playing catch and slowly stretched out his arm until he was throwing at a maximum distance of about sixty meters.  Maeda told reporters he threw the ball light and easy and felt no pain.  He is planning to throw harder on Thursday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014 ... The Carp will wait to make a decision on Maeda until Thursday.  If he is okay, he will most likely start a game on the 20th against Yokohama.  If not, he could be taken off the active roster.  It was the first time he played catch in four days.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage at Nagoya Stadium on Wednesday.  He faced eight hitters, gave up two hits, and struck out three.  He could pitch in his first Ni-gun rehab game on May 1 against Orix at Nagoya Stadium.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco felt pain in the back of his left thigh after sliding into second in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against Chunichi.  He was taken out of the game on defense in the 5th.  Blanco has been playing through discomfort in the same area.  The Bay Stars are concerned about his condition.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kevin Youkilis hurt his left thumb while running the bases during a game against Lotte on the 11th.  He missed Tuesday's game against Softbank and was examined at a hospital in Sendai on Wednesday.  He was diagnosed with a jammed thumb.  The Eagles are hoping he will be okay for the Nippon Ham series at kobo Stadium that begins on the 18th.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae missed Wednesday's game against Seibu because of lower back pain.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

[4/16/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 12:27 am, under NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines

  • At twenty-seven years and nine month, Hideaki Wakui became the youngest pitcher to record victories from all twelve NPB teams.  The previous record of twenty-eight years and eleven months was set by Yasutomo Kubo.  Source: Sanspo 4/16/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks became one of the first teams to win ten games in either league this season on Tuesday for the first time since 1995.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes became one of the first teams to win ten games in either league this season on Tuesday for the first time since 2000.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters have decided to take 3rd round draft pick Hiromi Oka off the active roster to give him a chance to regroup and develop at Ni-gun.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

[4/15/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles could opt to take 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui off the active roster if he continues to struggle during his next start on the 16th against Softbank at YafuOku Dome.  Source: Daily Sports 4/15/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Masaru Nakamura could start a game on the 17th against Orix at Hotto Motto.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2014
  • Shohei Otani could make his next start on the 20th against Rakuten at kobo Stadium on seven days of rest.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2014
  • Posters of current and former star players that spent time in the farm system will grace the outer walls at Kamagaya.  Current players will include Sho Nakata and Dai-Kang Yoh.  Former players will include Yu Darvish, Yoshinori Tateyama, Kensuke Tanaka, Yoshio Itoi, Hichori Morimoto, and Shinya Tsuruoka.  The posters will be revealed on the 26th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2014, Sponichi 4/15/2014

[4/14/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Apr.14, 2014 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Manabu Mima will start Tuesday's game against Softbank.  1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui threw seventy-three pitches in the bullpen on Monday and will start Wednesday's game.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014

Seibu Lions

  • 1st round draft pick Tomoya Mori played in a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Sunday.  He was the starting catcher and batted second.  He went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a strikeout.  He blasted his first home run, with one on, in the 3rd inning off 4th round draft pick Hirotoshi Takanashi.  Source: Sanspo 4/14/2014
  • The Lions will host Crayon Shin-chan Day at Seibu Dome on April 20 (vs Orix).  A variety of events are planned.  Additional information can be found at the official announcement links.  Source: official announcement (events), official announcement (lunch boxes), official announcement (merchandise)

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa made 113 consecutive starts, beginning with his first game, before making a relief appearance on Sunday.  Only Seth Greisinger has a longer streak for active players at 139 games.  Nate Minchey holds the record for foreign players with 187 games.  Hideaki Wakui the record for Japanese players with 175.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014
  • As part of a public relations campaign for Star Channel's upcoming broadcast of The Next Generation Patlabor, the Marines will host The Next Generation Patlabor Day at QVC Marine on the 20th.  Akira Izumino (played by Erina Mano) will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and Shigeo Shiba (played by Shigeru Chiba) will read the starting line-ups.  Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

  • Brian Wolfe and Dae-Ho Lee were selected for hero interviews on Sunday.  Lee turned down his request because he felt he did not do enough.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/14/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 – Chiba Lotte Marines 0 (April 13, 2014)

by on Apr.13, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 13:00
Starters: Karashima, Wataru (RAK) 1-0, 0.73 - Ishikawa, Ayumu (LOT) 1-0, 0.61

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

Attendance: 14812 | Time: 2h45m | Rakuten leads series, 2-1-0

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