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Chunichi Dragons 4 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (May 29, 2015)

by on May.29, 2015 @ 9:15 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Ono, Yudai (CHU) 5-2, 1.83 - Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 5-1, 2.61

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

Attendance: 16749 | Time: 2h47m | Chunichi leads series, 1-0-0

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[5/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on May.26, 2015 @ 7:45 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Ni-gun game against Seibu on May 24: Juan Francisco started at first and batted clean-up. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI and three strikeouts. He also committed three errors. Kazuma Okamoto got the start at third and batted fifth. He went 1-for-4 with two RBI. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2015
  • Hayato Sakamoto's situational batting averages so far this season - none on: 13-for-80; runner on first: 3-for-14; and runner's in scoring position: 13-for-41. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2015
  • Hayato Takagi joined Ritsuo Horimoto (eleven in 1960) as the only rookies in franchise history to win at least six games before the end of May. Source: Sponichi 5/25/2015
  • Toshiya Sugiuchi moved into fourteenth on the all-time list on May 23 with 2,121 career strikeouts. Source: Sponichi 5/24/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Rakuten on May 23: Randy Messenger started the game and gave up one earned run over five innings of work. He faced eighteen, allowed two hits, walked one, struck out six, and topped out at 151km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015
  • Mario Santiago could make his Ichi-gun Koshien debut on May 28 against Rakuten. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/25/2015
  • Randy Messenger could get an Ichi-gun start on May 29 against Seibu. Source: Sanspo 5/24/2015
  • Hayata Ito recorded the organization's 300th pinch-hit home run on May 24. Source: Daily Sports 5/25/2015
  • Seung-Hwan Oh missed the Yokohama games on May 23 and 24 because he was not feeling well. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/25/2015, Sponichi 5/23/2015, Sponichi 5/24/2015
  • Atsushi Nomi started taking supplements this year to improve his weight-training program. He managed to gain about 2.5 kilograms since February. Source: Daily Sports 5/24/2015
  • On May 20, Shintaro Fujinami joined Yutaka Enatsu (1968 against Chunichi, 1970 against Hiroshima) as the only pitchers in franchise history to toss a 1-0 shutout while recording at least one strikeout in every inning of the game. Eight pitchers, including Fujinami, have accomplished the feat in NPB history, the last was Koji Uehara (Yomiuri) on June 30, 2005 against Yakult. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/21/2015, Sponichi 5/21/2015 ... In addition to Fuijnami, only two other pitchers have tossed a shutout against the Yomiuri Giants while recording at least one strikeout in every inning of the game: Hiromu Matsuoka, 1-0 on September 2, 1979 and Yutaka Ono, 4-0 on June 29, 1989. Source: Sanspo 5/21/2015
  • The Tigers got in touch with Kyuji Fujikawa's agent over the phone to check on the pitcher's availability and status. No offers were exchanged. Source: Sponichi 5/25/2015, Sports Hochi 5/25/2015

Hiroshima Carp

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons are planning to make some roster changes. Ryosuke Oguma, Yuta Muto, Daisuke Sobue, and Yusuke Matsui were taken off the active roster on May 25. Candidates for the active roster include Katsuki Matayoshi, Tomoya Yagi, Shunta Wakamatsu, and Kazuhiro Wada. Source: Daily Sports 5/25/2015
  • Yudai Ono's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl weighing 3,370 grams, on May 20 at 6:54pm. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/21/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Seven Yokohama players were first to ten home runs in the Central League five times: Noboru Aota in 1956, Takeshi Kuwata in 1961, Isao Ito in 1969, Tomio Tashiro in 1977, Glenn Braggs in 1994, Tony Blanco in 2013, and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo in 2015. Five of the seven were Japanese. Of the five Japanese players, Tsutsugo is the only left-handed hitter. Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 5/22/2015
  • Three Yokohama pitchers have been tossed for throwing dangerous pitches this season: Shun Yamaguchi on April 4, Yasutomo Kubo on May 19, and Yasuaki Yamasaki on May 24. Three pitchers have been tossed for throwing dangerous pitches in one season two other times in franchise history: 2002 and 2012. One more ejection for throwing a dangerous pitch will set a new single-season franchise record. Source: Sponichi 5/25/2015 ... Y. Yamasaki visited the Hanshin clubhouse after the game on May 24 to apologize for the dangerous pitch he threw at Hiroki Uemoto. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows set a new franchise record with their sixth straight extra inning victory on May 21. The previous record of five was set in 1962, 1993, and 2003. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/22/2015

[5/20/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on May.21, 2015 @ 9:51 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Ni-gun game against Yokohama on May 21: Juan Francisco got the start at first and batted fifth. He went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. He also struck out once. His home run came off Kenta Ishida in the 2nd inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/20/2015
  • Seiji Kobayashi was taken off the active roster on May 20 due to his struggles and to make room for Ryoji Aikawa. Shuichi Murata was also be taken off the active roster. Source: Sponichi 5/20/2015
  • Tomoyuki Sugano became the twelfth pitcher in franchise history to record thirty victories within their first three seasons, first since Koji Uehara in 2001. Six players managed to record thirty victories within their first two seasons. Sugano, Tsuneo Horiuchi (1968), Suguru Egawa (1981), and Koji Uehara (2001) are the only pitchers since the start of the draft to win thirty within their first three years. Source: Sponichi 5/20/2015
  • Shinnosuke Abe hit his first home run of the season on May 19 and became the fifth player in franchise history to record at least one home run in fifteen consecutive seasons. The other four players: Sadaharu Oh (twenty-two years, 1959-1980), Isao Shibata (nineteen years, 1963-1981), Shigeo Nagashima (seventeen years, 1958-1974), and Tatsunori Hara (fifteen years, 1981-1995). Source: Sponichi 5/20/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Matt Murton recorded his second modasho of the season on May 20. It was the eighty-fifth modasho of his NPB career. Source: Daily Sports 5/20/2015
  • The Tigers could offer Kyuji Fujikawa a multi-year deal if he decides he wants to return to Japan. Hanshin has been keeping tabs on Fujikawa since he left the team and will continue to keep an eye on him if he stays in the United States. Source: Daily Sports 5/20/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The commissioner's office fined Hector Luna 100,000 yen and gave him a stern warning for his ejection on May 19 (argued balls and strikes). Source: Sponichi 5/20/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • On May 20, Daisuke Miura hit a two-out single to center in the 2nd inning of a game against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium and became the ninth player in the NPB, first pitcher in the NPB, to record at least one hit in twenty-three consecutive seasons. Source: Sponichi 5/20/2015 ... The other eight players: Motonobu Tanishige (1989-2015, twenty-seven years), Katsuya Nomura (1956-1980, twenty-five years), Takeshi Yamasaki (1989-2013, twenty-five years), Yasunori Oshima (1971-1994, twenty-four years), Isao Harimoto (1959-1981, twenty-three years), Sachio Kinugasa (1965-1987, twenty-three years), Hiromitsu Kadota (1970-1992, twenty-three years), and Masahiro Kawai (1984-2006, twenty-three years). Source: Daily Sports 5/20/2015
  • Also on May 20, first round draft pick Yasuaki Yamasaki recorded his ninth save of the month and tied the NPB record set by Tsuyoshi Yoda in June 19990. Source: Sponichi 5/20/2015