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[8/31/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.01, 2015 @ 4:16 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yasuyuki Kataoka has hit two home runs in a game three times during his career (as of August 31): September 17, 2007 against Rakuten, July 21, 2010 against Softbank, and August 30, 2015 against Chunichi. Source: Sanspo 8/31/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki gave up a three-run homer to Yakult's Shohei Tateyama on August 30 and became: the first Hanshin pitcher to give up a home run to a pitcher since Atsushi Nomi surrendered one to Yomiuri's Shun Tono at Tokyo Dome on May 3, 2011; the first Hanshin pitcher to give up a home run to a Yakult pitcher since Nomi surrendered one to Yakult's Yuhei Takai at Osaka Dome on April 3, 2005; and the first Hanshin pitcher to give up a three-run home run to a pitcher since Tetsuro Kawajiri surrendered one to Yakult's Kazuhisa Ishii on June 26, 1999. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2015
  • Takumi Akiyama's next start could come on September 6 against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome. He joined Ichi-gun pitcher practices at Koshien on August 31. Source: Sports Hochi 8/31/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/31/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi's father died of heart failure at 1:00pm on August 26. He was fifty-six. Source: Sanspo 8/31/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Shingo Kawabata recorded seven modashos in August and set a new franchise record for most modashos in one month. Source: Sanspo 8/31/2015
  • Shohei Tateyama hit a home run against Hanshin on August 30. Yasuhiro Ogawa hit a home run against Yomiuri on August 5. The last time two Yakult pitchers hit at least one home run in the same month was in 1995: Tsutomu Yamada against Yokohama on July 23, 1995 and Kazuhisa Ishii against Yomiuri on July 29. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2015 ... Tateyama hit his homer on August 30 at Koshien and became the first: pitcher to hit a home run at Koshien since Hanshin's Ryan Vogelsong on April 12, 2007; and Japanese pitcher to hit a home run at Koshien since Seibu's Daisuke Matsuzaka on June 9, 2006. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2015 ... Through August 31, Tateyama is 17-6 with a 2.16 ERA against the Hanshin Tigers. Source: Sanspo 8/31/2015

[8/27/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 4:03 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano threw fifty-one pitches in the 4th inning of a game against Yakult on August 26. The last Yomiuri pitcher to throw fifty or more pitches in one inning was Hisanori Takahashi on September 4, 2007 (against Chunichi, 5th inning, fifty-seven pitches). Source: Sanspo 8/27/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Nelson Perez has hit three home runs in his last two Ni-gun games: he went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI against Orix on August 26 and 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against Orix on August 27. He has ten home runs in thirty games at Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda picked up his tenth win of the season on August 27 and became the fourth pitcher in franchise history to record ten or more victories in at least six consecutive seasons. The other three: Ryohei Hasegawa (1950-1957), Manabu Kitabeppu (1978-1988), and Kazuhisa Kawaguchi (1986-1991). Source: Sponichi 8/27/2015
  • Kris Johnson picked up his tenth victory of the year on August 26 and became the sixth foreign pitcher in franchise history to win at least ten games in their first year in Japan. The other five: Robinson Checo 15-8 in 1995, Nathan Minchey 15-11 in 1998, John Bale 11-10 in 2004, Colby Lewis 15-8 in 2008, and Bryan Bullington 11-9 in 2011. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Daily Sports 8/27/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons announced that the uniform Motonobu Tanishige wore when he played in his 3,018th game will be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars became the first team in the NPB (excluding the Pacific League years where seasons were split in two) to fall into last place in the second-half of the season after finishing the first-half in first place. The worst finishes at this point belong to the 1960 Chunichi Dragons and the 2012 Cihba Lotte Marines -- both teams finished the first-half in first place but ended in fifth at the end of the season. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Through August 17, Yasuhiro Ogawa is 16-4 with a 3.00 ERA in twenty-six games at Jingu Stadium over his career. Source: Sanspo 8/27/2015

Chunichi Dragons 5 – Yokohama Bay Stars 3 (August 27, 2015)

by on Aug.27, 2015 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Ono, Yudai (CHU) 10-7, 2.48 - Ishida, Kenta (YOK) 2-1, 2.23

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

Attendance: 20665 | Time: 3h41m | Yokohama leads series, 11-8-0

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Chunichi Dragons 4 – Yokohama Bay Stars 3 (August 26, 2015)

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 3:34 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Oguma, Ryosuke (CHU) 0-1, 3.19 - Yamaguchi, Shun (YOK) 3-4, 4.78

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

Attendance: 20027 | Time: 2h50m | Yokohama leads series, 11-7-0

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[8/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 3:33 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Potential starters for the Yakult series that started on August 25: Yuki Koyama, Tomoyuki Sugano, Aaron Poreda. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015
  • Potential starters for the Chunichi series that begins on August 28: Hayato Takagi, Kan Otake, Kazuto Taguchi. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015
  • The Giants swapped third base coaches before the Yakult game on August 25: head coach Masahiro Kawai took over for infield/base coach Hironori Suguro. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki is expected join the starting rotation as the fifth man. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015
  • Through August 25, Matt Murton had 994 hits in 802 NPB games. Only two foreign players have recorded 1,000 hits in fewer games: Boomer Wells in 781 games and Wally Yonamine in 793 games. Leon Lee is currently in third at 821 games. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015
  • The rain out on August 25 means the Tigers will play a string of ten consecutive games in September, from the 18th until the 27th. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015
  • General manager Katsuhiro Nakamura returned from his scouting trip to Korea on August 24. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp are scheduled to play twelve straight in September (from the 18th until the 29th) after their game against the Hanshin Tigers was rained out on August 25. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015

Chunichi Dragons

Yakult Swallows

  • Potential starters for the Yomiuri series that began on August 25: Masanori Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Ogawa, and Tetsuya Terada. Source: ZakZak 8/25/2015
  • Shohei Tateyama's next start could come on August 30 against Hanshin at Koshien on six days of rest. Source: ZakZak 8/25/2015

Chunichi Dragons 5 – Yokohama Bay Stars 4 (August 25, 2015)

by on Aug.25, 2015 @ 3:48 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Valdes, Raul (CHU) 3-8, 3.34 - Kubo, Yasutomo (YOK) 8-7, 4.00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Chunichi 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 13 0
Yokohama 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 2

Attendance: 22790 | Time: 4h29m | Yokohama leads series, 11-6-0

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