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[9/1/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 1:38 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura's next start will most likely come on the 4th against Hiroshima. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2014
  • Yoshinobu Takahashi is scheduled to have surgery to treat his dislocated right middle finger on Tuesday. Source: Sponichi 9/1/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Monday. He could get a start during the Yokohama series that begins on the 2nd at Koshien. Source: Sponichi 9/1/2014
  • Hiroaki Saiuchi and Kazuya Takamiya were added to the active roster on Sunday. They will be used out of the bullpen. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2014
  • Shintaro Yokota hit three home runs in Sunday's Ni-gun game against Chunichi: two-run home run of Kentaro Nishikawa in the 2nd, two-run home run off Takahiro Kawasaki in the 4th, and a two-run home run off Kento Yachi in the 7th. Source: Daily Sports 9/1/2014
  • Sponichi: The Tigers are planning to offer Tsuyoshi Nishioka a contract after the season. They also like Hiroyuki Nakajima. If he decides to return to Japan, Hanshin will most likely offer him a contract. It would be Nishioka at second and Nakajima at third. Source: Sponichi 9/1/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2014
  • The Carp finished August 15-10-1. It was the second time this year they finished a month with fifteen or more victories (16-8-0 in April). Hiroshima has recorded fifteen or more victories in a month twice in one season two other times: 1994 and 1996. Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2014 ... Hiroshima is ten games above .500 (62-52-2) after the end of August. The last time they were at least ten games above .500 after August was when they went 61-47-0 in 1996. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto will most likely get a start during the Hanshin series that begins on the 5th at Nagoya Dome. He practiced at Nagoya Dome on Monday. He will not be with the team when they travel to Kanto for the Yakult series that begins on the 2nd. Source: Sponichi 9/1/2014Sponichi 9/1/2014Nikkan Sports 9/1/2014
  • The Dragons lost twenty games in August. The last team to lose twenty or more games in a month was Rakuten with twenty-one in August 2005. The NPB record of twenty-two losses in one month was set by Kintetsu in August 1961. Four teams, including the August 2014 Dragons, hold the Central League record of twenty: Kokutetsu (May 1953, August 1962), Yosho (August 1954), and Hanshin (August 1990). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2014 ... The Dragons stepped into their first six-game losing streak at Nagoya Dome on Sunday for the first time since 2002. It was the first time they lost six of six at Nagoya Dome since 1997. Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars won their second straight series against the Yomiuri Giants on Sunday for the first time since 2006. They also finished August 14-10. The last time they won fourteen or more games in a month was when they went 14-11 in August 2000. Source: Sponichi 9/1/2014

[8/31/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.01, 2014 @ 1:46 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Itaru Hashimoto tied an NPB record by striking out five times during Saturday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars (fourteenth player in NPB history, eighth in Central League history). He also joined Koji Uehara (2000) and Toshihisa Nishi (2005) as the only players in franchise history to strike out five times in one game. Hashimoto fell one strikeout short of tying the Central League record for strikeouts in consecutive trips to the plate with seven (two on Friday and five on Saturday). Davey Johnson holds the CL record with strikeouts in eight straight plate appearances in June 1975. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers are planning to offer Matt Murton and Mauro Gomez contracts for the 2015 season. Formal negotiations will not begin until after the season. Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2014
  • Gomez was named a fruit ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Japan. He was given the title from Hector Dominguez, ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Japan. Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred was taken off the active roster on Sunday to make room for Bryan Bullington. Source: Sports Hochi 8/31/2014 ... Eldred was also diagnosed with a right knee contusion on the 29th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014 ... The Carp considered taking Deunte Heath off the active roster instead of Eldred, but decided not to after another solid outing on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2014
  • Bullington and Tsubasa Aizawa will be taken off the active roster due to injuries.  Allen Kuri and Yoshikazu Kura will most likely be called up to take their spots.

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on Sunday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014
  • The Dragons set a new franchise record for losses in one month with nineteen on Saturday.  The previous high of eighteen was set in September 1948 and tied on August 1964 and August 1997. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014 ... The Dragons lost another game on Sunday and finished August 7-20-0. They are the first Central League team to lose twenty games in a month since Hanshin in August 1990. Twenty losses by a team in one month is most in CL history. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars managed to collect 132,5584 yen from fans between the 29th and 31st. The money, including one million yen from the players groups, will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society for Hiroshima landslide relief. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2014
  • Masayuki Kuwahara has two walk-off hits against the Yomiuri Giants this season: August 5 off Kentaro Nishimura and August 30 off Scott Mathieson. He joined Robert Rose in 1994 (April 12 off Hiroshi Ishige and September 23 off Masumi Kuwata) as the only players in franchise history to record two walk-off hits against the Giants in one season. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014, Sanspo 8/31/2014

[8/30/2014] Injury Report: Seiichi Uchikawa (Softbank), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Aug.31, 2014 @ 3:56 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano threw forty-one pitches in the bullpen on Friday -- fourteen to a standing catcher and twenty-seven to a half-bent catcher.  He had not tossed a session since the 21st due to discomfort in his lower back.  He is slated to pitch three innings in a Ni-gun rehab game on September 4 against Lotte at Giants Stadium. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka might be able to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game some time in early September, based on his current progress. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred tweaked his right knee while chasing after a baseball in foul territory in the 9th inning of Friday's game against the Chunichi Dragons. He was examined at a hospital in Nagoya and diagnosed with a knee contusion. Eldred was able to participate in pre-game workouts on Saturday and made the starting line-up at first, batting clean-up. Source: Daily Sports 8/30/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiko Morino felt discomfort in his left leg while running the bases in the bottom of 10th inning of Friday's game against Hiroshima and left on defense in the top of the 11th as a precaution. He was left out of the starting line-up on Saturday. Source: Sanspo 8/30/2014, Sanspo 8/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014
  • Kazuki Yoshimi (right elbow) can only play catch. The Dragons have been unable to set a timetable on his return because he is still not ready to toss bullpen sessions or do long-distance throwing. Best case scenario: he could resume bullpen sessions in mid-September at the earliest. If he cannot make it back in time for the regular season, the Dragons could let him pitch during the Phoenix League. Source: Sports Hochi 8/30/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien did not make the starting line-up on Saturday against the Hanshin Tigers because of pain in his left Achilles tendon. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa did not play in Saturday's game against the Rakuten Eagles because his neck was most likely giving him problems (from the diving catch he made on Thursday). Source: Sanspo 8/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014

[8/30/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons

by on Aug.31, 2014 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yuya Kubo is slated to start Sunday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars. It will be his first start since September 26, 2009. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014
  • The Giants recorded complete-game shutouts in back-to-back games on Thursday (Hirokazu Sawamura vs Hanshin) and Friday (Tetsuya Utsumi vs Yokohama) for the first time since 2005 -- June 30, Koji Uehara against Yakult and July 1, Hisanori Takahashi against Hiroshima. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014, Daily Sports 8/30/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kosuke Fukudome was awarded the Sanspo Hanshin Tigers Series MVP on Friday.  The series took place over fifteen home games between July 21 and August 21 this year. Sanspo 8/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kam Mickolio picked up his twentieth save of the season during Saturday's game against the Chunichi Dragons and joined Yutaka Ono (three years between 1991 and 1993) and Katsuhiro Nagakawa (four years between 2006 and 2009) as the only pitchers in franchise history to record three or more consecutive seasons with twenty or more saves. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014
  • Daichi Osera used an application called Ubersense to help him work out some issues with his pitching mechanics. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 6 – Chunichi Dragons 5 (August 29, 2014)

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Starters: Osera, Daichi (HIR) 7-6, 4.30 - Ono, Yudai (CHU) 6-7, 3.32

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Hiroshima 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 9 1
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 5 14 1

Attendance: 37954 | Time: 4h31m | Hiroshima leads series, 10-8-0

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[8/29/2014] Injury Report: Ryota Arai (Hanshin), Seiichi Uchikawa (Softbank)

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 2:41 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshinobu Takahashi (right middle finger) began his rehab at Giants Stadium on Wednesday.  He focused most of his exercises on the lower-half of his body since his right hand is in a brace. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) played catch at a distance of about fifty meters on Wednesday.  He could toss a bullpen session some time this week. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Arai will be taken off the active roster with lower back pain. Source: Sanspo 8/28/2014 ... Arai started complaining of the pain during pre-game practices on Thursday -- he skipped batting and fielding practice.  He was taken to the hospital for tests. Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka (back) practiced at Naruohama on Wednesday.  His workouts included infield drills, fielding practice at second, and batting practice (thirty-one swings from the right side and twenty-eight from the left.  He should be okay to play in his first rehab game soon. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Tatsuro Hamada was seen with a cast on his left arm after his hospital visit on Wednesday.  The Dragons are not planning to rush the youngster back. Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa was a little banged up after making a diving catch in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He remained in the game, but was replaced on defense in the 5th. Source: Sanspo 8/28/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 6 – Chunichi Dragons 5 (August 28, 2014)

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Starters: Miura, Daisuke (YOK) 5-4, 2.67 - Cabrera, Daniel (CHU) 5-7, 3.72

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

Attendance: 24723 | Time: 4h54m | Chunichi leads series, 10-8-1

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