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[8/23/2014] Injury Report: Frederich Cepeda, Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri)

by on Aug.24, 2014 @ 3:01 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Frederich Cepeda was taken off the active roster on Saturday with discomfort in his right elbow. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) canceled a scheduled bullpen session on Saturday because of discomfort in his lower back. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki did not play in Saturday's game against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome because of pain in his thigh.  He may have suffered the injury during Friday's game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel (left side) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri on Saturday.   He got the start at second and batted clean-up.  He went 1-for-5, including a two-run double. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2014 ... Gourriel played in his first Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-4 with a walk.  He also played some second.  He could be okay to return to the active roster in time for the Chunichi series that begins on the 26th. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ayumu Ishikawa (right middle finger nail) started a Ni-gun rehab game against Rakuten on Saturday.  He gave up an earned run on one hit and a walk over two innings of work.  He faced eight batters, threw twenty-seven pitches, and struck out two.  He could make it back to the active roster in time for a start during the Nippon Ham series that begins on the 29th at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014 ... Ishikawa threw twenty-seven pitches and topped out at 145km/h. Source: Sanspo 8/23/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix on Friday.  He got the start at third and batted second. He went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in the 8th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014 ... Matsuda got the start at third and batted second again in Saturday's Ni-gun rehab game against Orix.  He went 1-for-4.

[8/23/2014] Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Aug.24, 2014 @ 2:55 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura blasted the twelfth grand slam of his career on Friday, his first since August 10, 2011. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines recorded their fourth walk-off victory of the month on Friday.  This is their first month with four walk-off wins since April 2009. Source: Sports Hochi 8/23/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5 – Chiba Lotte Marines 1 (August 23, 2014)

by on Aug.23, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:00
Starters: Nakata, Kenichi (SOF) 8-4, 4.13 - Naruse, Yoshihisa (LOT) 7-7, 4.76

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

Attendance: 26477 | Time: 2h55m | Softbank leads series, 11-7-2

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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 – Chiba Lotte Marines 4 (August 22, 2014)

by on Aug.22, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Starters: Otonari, Kenji (SOF) 2-0, 0.64 - Wakui, Hideaki (LOT) 5-10, 4.76

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

Attendance: 17302 | Time: 4h20m | Softbank leads series, 10-7-2

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[8/21/2014] Injury Report: Kyohei Muranaka (Yakult), Kazuya Fukuura (Lotte)

by on Aug.22, 2014 @ 2:47 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hisayoshi Chono was removed from Thursday's game against the Yakult Swallows after he made a nice catch in right-center in the 9th and started feeling discomfort in his right knee.  The Giants will wait to see how Chono is feeling on Friday before making a decision on what to do next. Source: Sponichi 8/21/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) resumed throwing in the bullpen on Thursday.  He threw twenty-six pitches to a standing catch and fourteen to a half-bent catcher.  He mixed in his cutter, curve, slider, and shuto. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Takehiro Ishikawa hurt his left shin when he tried to score on a close play at home plate in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Hiroshima Carp.  He was removed from the game and taken to the hospital for an examination.  He was diagnosed with a bruise. Source: Sports Hochi 8/21/2014, Daily Sports 8/21/2014, Sponichi 8/21/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows announced that Kyohei Muranaka will be shut down for a week because of inflammation in his right shoulder.  He is also nursing a bruised right calf. Source: Sponichi 8/21/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi (right elbow) might be ready to start an Ichi-gun game on the 24th against Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome.  He has already resumed throwing in the bullpen and is scheduled to participate in Ichi-gun workouts on Friday.  The coaches will discuss options with him after they have had a chance to see his progress. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Kazuya Fukuura hurt his left index finger while catching a foul ball in the 7th inning of Thursday's game against the Orix Buffaloes at QVC Marine.  He was pulled from the game and taken to a hospital in Narashino for tests.  He was diagnosed with a dislocated index finger (distal interphalangeal joint).  No word on how long it might take for a full recovery, but he could be okay to play within a few days.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Sports Hochi 8/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014, Sponichi 8/21/2014

[8/21/2014] Softbank, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Aug.22, 2014 @ 2:42 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Shota Takeda threw eighty pitches in the bullpen on Thursday in preparation for his next start on the 24th against Lotte at QVC Marine. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshihisa Hirano set a new franchise record by notching his thirty-fourth save of the season during Thursday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine.  Daisuke Kato (2008) and Mamoru Kishida (2011) held the previous record of thirty-three. Source: Sports Hochi 8/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014
  • Everyone in the starting batting order struck out at least once during Wednesday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.  If was the fifteenth time everyone in the starting batting order struck out at least once during a game in NPB history, first since Seibu on September 1, 2009.  Orix accomplished the feat two other times in the past: against Lotte on August 11, 1992 and against Seibu on September 26, 1999. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014

[8/21/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines: Alfredo Despaigne

by on Aug.21, 2014 @ 7:03 pm, under NPB
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Alfredo Despaigne started feeling discomfort in his right side during his first at bat in Wednesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes at QVC Marine.  He was replaced by a pinch-hitter for his fourth at bat.  He was examined at a hospital in Narashino today and diagnosed with a right lumbar spine contusion.  He will need about two weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 8/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014

[8/20/2014] Injury Report: Akihiro Yanase (Softbank), Yoshihiro Ito (Lotte)

by on Aug.21, 2014 @ 1:57 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka worked out at Naruohama on Tuesday.  He played catch outdoors at a distance of about fifty meters.  He also hit off a tee indoors -- thirty swings from each side. Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka (right shoulder) was re-examined at a hospital in Hiroshima on Wednesday.  He was given the green light to resume throwing, but there is no timetable on when he might start playing catch because he still needs time to regain muscle strength. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kyohei Muranaka was taken off the active roster on Wednesday with a bruise on right calf.  Muranaka suffered the injury during a start against Yomiuri on Tuesday.  He will be examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2014, Sponichi 8/20/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yoshihiro Ito started feeling discomfort in his right shoulder on Tuesday.  He was taken off the active roster on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Akihiro Yanase was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on Wednesday and diagnosed with inflammation in the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow.  He was taken off the active roster on the same day.  The Hawks will re-assess after a week of no throwing. Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2014
  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Tuesday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted second.  He went 1-for-2 with a walk. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014
  • Tadashi Settsu (right thumb) could make his next start on the 26th against Nippon Ham at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014