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[3/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.26, 2015 @ 5:31 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on March 25: Kan Otake started the game and gave up four runs (three earned) on ten hits over six innings of work. He faced twenty-seven hitters, threw 100 pitches, walked none, and struck out four. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2015
  • Aaron Poreda is working on a splitter. Source: Daily Sports 3/25/2015, Sponichi 3/25/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Third round draft pick Taiga Egoshi decided not to attend his college graduation on March 25 because he made the Ichi-gun opening day roster. He also skipped an awards ceremony on March 24. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2015
  • Ryosuke Ogata (right knee) played in his first rehab game on March 25. He was the starting designated hitter and batted fifth during an Ikusei game against Nippon Shinyaku (Industrial League). He went 1-for-3. Source: Sponichi 3/25/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ni-gun game against Chunichi on March 25: Second round draft pick Kazuki Yabuta entered the game in the 8th and did not allow a run or a hit over an inning of work. He walked one, struck out one, and topped out at 152km/h. Source: Daily Sports 3/25/2015
  • Ni-gun game against Chunichi on March 24: Daichi Osera started the game and gave up two runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings of work. He faced twenty-nine hitters, walked one, struck out four, and topped out at 149km/h. Source: Daily Sports 3/25/2015, Sponichi 3/25/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/25/2015
  • The Carp visited Gokoku Shrine on March 25 to pray for a successful season. Source: official report

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Kiyoshi Nakahata is planning to give third round draft pick Toshihiko Kuramoto the start at short, batting seventh, on opening day. Kuramoto will become the first rookie in franchise history to get the start at short on opening day since Yoshio Noguchi in 1971. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2015, Sponichi 3/25/2015
  • The Bay Stars made preparations for Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to arrive in Japan on March 26 by filing the necessary paperwork and having it ready for the two brothers to pick up at the Japanese embassy in Cuba, but they never showed. Yokohama was informed that the two brothers were hurt (Yulieski his right hamstring and Loudes his left wrist) and would not be traveling to Japan until they were healthy. There is no timetable on their arrival. Source: Daily Sports 3/25/2015, Sponichi 3/25/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/25/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Shingo Kawabata's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy, on March 20. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2015

[03/25/2015] 2015 Chunichi Dragons Opening Day Ichi-gun Roster

by on Mar.26, 2015 @ 2:28 am, under NPB, Roster Updates
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Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
P 12 田島 慎二 Tajima, Shinji
P 14 朝倉 健太 Asakura, Kenta
P 16 又吉 克樹 Matayoshi, Katsuki
P 22 大野 雄大 Ono, Yudai
P 24 福谷 浩司 Fukutani, Koji
P 29 山井 大介 Yamai, Daisuke
P 33 祖父江 大輔 Sobue, Daisuke
P 41 浅尾 拓也 Asao, Takuya
P 44 R.バルデス Valdes, Raul
P 58 八木 智哉 Yagi, Tomoya
P 67 高橋 聡文 Takahashi, Akifumi
C 27 谷繁 元信 Tanishige, Motonobu
C 38 松井 雅人 Matsui, Masato
C 52 武山 真吾 Takeyama, Shingo
INF 00 A.エルナンデス Hernandez, Anderson
INF 0 H.ルナ Luna, Hector
INF 2 荒木 雅博 Araki, Masahiro
INF 3 高橋 周平 Takahashi, Shuhei
INF 7 森野 将彦 Morino, Masahiko
INF 36 小笠原 道大 Ogasawara, Michihiro
INF 37 三ツ俣 大樹 Mitsumata, Taiki
INF 53 亀澤 恭平 Kamezawa, Kyohei
INF 55 福田 永将 Fukuda, Nobumasa
OF 4 藤井 淳志 Fujii, Atsushi
OF 6 平田 良介 Hirata, Ryosuke
OF 8 大島 洋平 Oshima, Yohei
OF 26 井領 雅貴 Iryo, Masataka
OF 60 R.ナニータ Nanita, Ricardo

[3/24/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.25, 2015 @ 3:57 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Top adviser Tsuneo Watanabe has not ruled out the possibility of extending Tatsunori Hara's contract, provided the team does well. He also said there were no other viable candidates he knew of that could replace Hara. Source: Daily Sports 3/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/24/2015

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Koichi Ogata plans to start Seiya Suzuki in right and bat him bat lead-off. Source: Daily Sports 3/24/2015
  • Eishin Soyogi will most likely get the job at third. Source: Sponichi 3/24/2015
  • The Energia Economic and Technical Research Institute estimates that a first place finish by the Carp will have an economic impact of about 22.8 billion yen for Hiroshima Prefecture. If the Carp make it to the Nippon Series, about 25.6 billion yen. Source: official announcement

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun game against Yokohama on March 24: Yoshihisa Naruse started the game and gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings of work. He faced twenty-seven, threw ninety pitches, walked two, and struck out two. Source: Sanspo 3/24/2015
  • Yoshihisa Naruse's first regular season start could come on March 31 against Hanshin at Jingu Stadium. Source: Sanspo 3/24/2015

[3/23/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.24, 2015 @ 3:52 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Aaron Poreda and Miles Mikolas are slated to make the opening day starting rotation. Source: Daily Sports 3/22/2015
  • Tatsunori Hara is planning to use Hirokazu Sawamura as the team closer. Source: Sponichi 3/22/2015
  • Scott Mathieson was sent down to Ni-gun for more work. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2015
  • Itaru Hashimoto (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Saitama on March 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • General coach Toshinori Nagata is slated to return to the team on March 24. He was discharged from the hospital on March 20 and visited Mazda Stadium on March 22. Source: Sanspo 3/22/2015
  • The Carp announced that Juan Arnaldo Benitez Sanchez, a player from their academy in the Dominican Republic, will be playing for the Kochi Fighting Dogs this season (March 19 until late-May and from August until the end of the season). Source: official announcement
  • Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day. Singer-songwriter Tamio Okuda will be the catcher. Source: Sports Hochi 3/23/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige is not planning to put himself in the opening day starting line-up at this point in time. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Third round draft pick Toshihiko Kuramoto will most likely make the starting line-up at short. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2015
  • Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. are currently expected to arrived in Japan on March 26. Yulieski will most likely spend a few days at Ni-gun and join the Ichi-gun team on March 31. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on March 22: Yoshinori Sato started the game and gave up a run on two hits over four innings of work. He faced fifteen hitters, walked one, struck out two, and topped out at 150km/h. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2015
  • Yuichi Matsumoto is slated to get the start in right on opening day. Source: Sanspo 3/22/2015

[3/20/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.21, 2015 @ 4:10 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ni-gun game against Softbank on March 20: Masamitsu Suzuki got the start in center and batted seventh. He went 4-for-4 with three RBI. Source: Daily Sports 3/20/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Daisuke Yamai will most likely get the opening day start. Kazuki Yoshimi was an option, but the Dragons are a little concerned about his right elbow and will see how he is feeling after he pitches on March 22 against Rakuten at Nagoya Dome before deciding his schedule. Source: Sports Hochi 3/20/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura will continue his workouts at Ni-gun, beginning on March 21. If he fails to make the opening day starting rotation, it will be a first since 2010. Source: Daily Sports 3/20/2015
  • Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. could arrive in Japan before the start of the season since their team in Cuba, Industriales, did not make it to the postseason. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/20/2015, Daily Sports 3/20/2015, Sponichi 3/20/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles) is still slated to join the Ichi-gun team some time around mid-April. His legs are at about sixty percent. He should be able to resume base-running practices next week. The Swallows want him to play in at least five Ni-gun rehab games before they call him up. Source: Chunichi Sports 3/20/2015 ... Balentien could play in a Ni-gun rehab game as a designated hitter on March 27 against Nippon Ham. His check-up on March 18 went well. Source: Sports Hochi 3/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/20/2015
  • Yoshinori Sato will try to throw about sixty-five pitches during his next start on March 22 against Ni-gun Yomiuri. Source: Sanspo 3/20/2015