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[4/17/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe hit two home runs in Wednesday's game against Yakult, including a shot in the 10th inning.  The home run in extra innings was the fifth of his career, first since April 24, 2009.  The multi-home run game was the twenty-seventh of his career.  Top five Yomiuri players, multi-home run games: Sadaharu Oh (ninety-five, NPB record), Hideki Matsui (forty), Shigeo Nagashima (thirty-six), Yoshinobu Takahashi (thirty-one), Tatsunori Hara (twenty-eight).  Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014 ... Abe hit two more home runs in Thursday's game against Yakult and moved into a fifth place tie with Hara.  It was the first time he recorded multiple home runs in back-to-back games since April 28 and 29, 2004 (both games against Yakult).  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez has reached base in all eighteen of Hanshin's games this season.  Cecil Fielder set the franchise record for reaching base in consecutive games by a foreign player in their first year (twenty-one games in 1989).  Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2014 ... Thomas O'Malley reached safely in nineteen straight in 1991.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars 5 – Chunichi Dragons 6 (April 17, 2014)

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Starters: Mishima, Kazuki (YOK) 0-1, 15.75 - Kawakami, Kenshin (CHU) 0-2, 3.71

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

Attendance: 22553 | Time: 3h46m | Chunichi leads series, 3-0-0

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[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] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 12:36 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami hit a home run on Tuesday.  He was the first pitcher to hit a home run since Yusuke Nomura on September 12, 2013 and first Hanshin pitcher since Atsushi Nomi on May 6, 2014.  Fujinami also became the first player twenty or younger in franchise history to hit a home run since Hiroshi Hirao and Fumikazu Takanami in 1995 -- Hirao was nineteen years and seven months when he hit a home run on August 3 and Takanami was nineteen years and nine months when he hit a home run on August 19.  The last pitcher twenty or younger in franchise history was Yutaka Enatsu at eighteen years and eleventh months on April 23, 1967.  Source: Sanspo 4/16/2014 ... The fan that caught Fujinami's first home run refused a trade to return the ball.  Source: Sanspo 4/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri could make his next start on the 19th against Yokohama on there days of rest -- he made a relief appearance on Tuesday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • 1st round draft pick Shota Suzuki made his debut in a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on Wednesday.  He entered the game in the 8th with the score tied at three.  With a runner on first and two out, he gave up a home run to Kenta Kurihara.  His final line: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 17 NP.  He topped out at 138km/h.  Source: Sanspo 4/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014
  • Daniel Cabrera's next start could come on the 20th against Yomiuri.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Ichi-gun Equipment Manager Yusaku Iriki will appear in Boss' Earth Research Series commercial (spot number forty-one) for Rainbow Mountain.  The commercial will begin airing nationally on the 22nd.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 1 – Chunichi Dragons 7 (April 16, 2014)

by on Apr.16, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Starters: Takahashi, Hisanori (YOK) 0-0, 3.60 - Yamai, Daisuke (CHU) 2-0, 1.38

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

Attendance: 22665 | Time: 2h59m | Chunichi leads series, 2-0-0

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[4/15/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger's next start could come on the 17th against Hiroshima on five days of rest.  Source: Sanspo 4/15/2014
  • Batting averages against Shintaro Fujinami in his first two starts: 1st through 3rd innings .100 (2-for-20), 4th inning through 6th inning .261 (6-for-23), and 7th through 8th innings .538 (7-for-13).  Additionally, hitters were batting .000 in the 1st (0-for-5) and 5th (0-for-6) and .750 in the 8th (3-for-4).  Source: Sanspo 4/15/2014Nikkan Sports 4/15/2014
  • Through Sunday, Matt Murton had twenty-six RBI in the month of April, with fourteen left to play, including Tuesday's game.  Randy Bass and Willie Kirkland hold the franchise record for foreign players with twenty-nine.  Makoto Imaoka set the general franchise record with thirty-three in May 2005.  The NPB record of thirty-nine was set by Makoto Kozuru in May 1950.  Source: Daily Sports 4/15/2014
  • NPB Deputy Director-General Shoji Numazawa will be returning to Hanshin Denki Tetsudo this summer.  Source: Sanspo 4/15/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • 1st round draft pick Shota Suzuki is slated to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima at Nagoya Stadium on the 16th.  He will pitch one inning.  Source: Sanspo 4/15/2014

[4/15/2014] Chunichi Dragons: Kazuhiro Wada reaches 1,000 RBI milestone

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 9:07 pm, under NPB
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Kazuhiro Wada started the day with 999 RBI.  He reached the 1,000 RBI milestone during tonight's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.

With the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the 4th and Yasutomo Kubo on the mound, Wada hit a 2-0 slider for a single to left that plated two runners.  At forty-one years and nine months, he is the second oldest player to reach the 1,000 RBI milestone.  The oldest was Motonobu Tanishige at forty-two years and five months.  He also joined Atsuya Furuta as the only two players that reached the milestone after playing college and Industrial League ball.

Wada is the 41st player in NPB history to reach the 1,000 RBI milestone.  He recorded his first RBI off Daiei's Kazumi Saito on October 5, 1997

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2014, Sponichi 4/15/2014