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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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[8/27/2014] Injury Report: Tatsuro Hamada (Chunichi), Zach Phillips (Hiroshima)

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 2:23 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp announced that Zach Phillips will return to the United States on Thursday for additional testing on his knee.  There is no timetable on his return to Japan. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hitoki Iwase was examined at a hospital on the 25th and diagnosed with some damaged muscle near his left elbow.  He was able to play some light catch on Wednesday.  No timetable has been set on his return. Source: Sanspo 8/27/2014
  • Tatsuro Hamada went to a hospital in Nagoya on Wednesday and was diagnosed with a medial collateral ligament injury in his left elbow.  He could end up missing the rest of the season. Source: Daily Sports 8/27/2014, Sponichi 8/27/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Luis Cruz felt some tightness in his right hamstring while running out a double in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes.  He was replaced by a pinch-runner as a pre-caution. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014
  • Takuya Furuya will be taken off the active roster on Thursday with pain in his left shoulder. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014 ... Furuya's condition does not appear to be serious, but Lotte does not want to risk making things worse since they were planning to use him in relief. Source: Sports Hochi 8/27/2014

[8/27/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 2:19 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shuichi Murata became the 117th player in NPB history to reach the 1,500-hit milestone.  The hit, a three-run home run off Minoru Iwata, came in the 1st inning of Wednesday's game against the Hanshin Tigers. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014
  • Shinnosuke Abe became the fifty-seventh player in NPB history to strike out 1,000 times during Tuesday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  The milestone strikeout came in the 4th inning against Randy Messenger.  The Giants recorded a walk-off, come-from-behind victory against the Tigers on Tuesday for the first time since April 21, 2006. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014 ... Three other Yomiuri players have struck out more than Abe: Sadaharu Oh with 1,319; Yoshinobu Takahashi with 1,134, and Isao Shibata with 1,087. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014
  • Jose Lopez recorded his second walk-off of the month on Tuesday.  The last Yomiuri player to record two walk-offs in one month was Yoshiyuki Kamei in 2009 (August 4 and 8).  Lopez is the first foreign player to accomplish the feat in franchise history. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred has now struck out at least once in twenty-eight consecutive games. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014
  • Fourteen players, including Eishin Soyogi, Kenta Maeda, Daichi Osera, Yoshihiro Maru, Ryosuke Kikuchi, and Shota Dobayashi, stood outside Mazda Stadium on Wednesday asking fans to donate money toward landslide relief. Source: Daily Sports 8/27/2014
  • The Carp scored seven runs in the 1st inning of Tuesday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  It was the first time they scored seven in the 1st since August 7, 2004. Source: Sports Hochi 8/27/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige surpassed Katsuya Nomura and set the new NPB record for games at catcher with 2,922 on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014
  • Masahiro Yamamoto could get a start sometime on or after September 2, when the Dragons play three against Yakult and three against Hanshin. Source: Daily Sports 8/27/2014

[8/26/2014] Injury Report: Tatsuro Hamada (Chunichi), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Aug.27, 2014 @ 3:39 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • Tatsuro Hamada was taken out of Tuesday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars after throwing just eleven pitches because of discomfort in his left elbow. He was taken to a hospital during the game and will get additional tests on Wednesday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien left Tuesday's game against Hiroshima with pain in his left Achilles tendon.  Whether he is okay to play on Wednesday will depend on how he is feeling before the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014, Sanspo 8/26/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ayumu Ishikawa (right index fingernail) is slated to return to the active roster in time for a start on the 29th against Nippon Ham at Tokyo Dome. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014
  • The Marines announced that Ryo Miki had meniscus resection surgery on his right knee.  He will require three or four months for a full recovery. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014

[8/26/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Aug.27, 2014 @ 3:29 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura is slated to start Thursday's game against the Hanshin Tigers. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez joined Willie Kirkland (thirty-seven in 1968), Hal Breeden (forty in 1976), Mike Reinbach (twenty-two in 1976), Leroy Stanton (twenty-three in 1979), Randy Bass (thirty-five in 1983), Cecil Fielder (thirty-eight in 1989), Thomas O'Malley (twenty-one in 1991), Scott Coolbaugh (twenty-two in 1995), Glenn Davis (twenty-three in 1995), and Mark Johnson (twenty in 1999) as the only players in franchise history to record twenty or more home runs in their first years. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • Kosuke Kato was added to the active roster on Tuesday as a lefty specialist out of the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • Nikkan Sports is reporting that the Tigers are looking into Hiroyuki Nakajima.  If he decides to return to Japan, they could offer him third base and uniform numbers six and thirty-one. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014 ... Daily Sports is also carrying an article about Hanshin's interest in Nakajima. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • The Tigers are looking into twenty-nine-year-old Naoki Miyanishi (Nippon Ham) and thirty-six-year-old Daisuke Yamai (Chunichi). Both players earned their domestic FA options this year. Source: Sponichi 8/26/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroshima is planning to call up Brad Eldred on Wednesday. Kila Ka'aihue will be taken off the active roster to make room for Eldred.  Kenjiro Nomura told reporters he went with Eldred because they were going to face a lot of left-handed pitchers. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • If Kenta Maeda gets starts on five days of rest, he could face the Yomiuri Giants three more times before the end of the season. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014 ... Starts on five days of rest should give Maeda at least seven more starts before the end of the season. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • The Carp will collect donations for landslide relief in front of Mazda Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday.  The money will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society through the Chugoku Shimbun Social Welfare Services Corporation. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige played in his 2,921st game as a catcher and tied Katsuya Nomura's record for most games at catcher. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014, Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • Junki Ito could make his next start on the 28th against Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • Masahiro Yamamoto started a Ni-gun game against Orix on Tuesday.  He gave up two runs on five hits over five innings of work.  He threw sixty-nine pitches.  Takuya Asao was also scheduled to pitch, but did not because he was not feeling well. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • Doala performed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Nagoya Dome on Tuesday. Since he can not get wet, he replaced ice water with baseballs. Doala accepted the challenge from Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura. He did not name any candidates to continue the challenge. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014Sanspo 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura has committed just nine errors over his Ichi-gun career (twenty-three years, 510 games, 3,132.2 innings pitched). His last error came during a Yakult game on September 17, 2011 -- he misplayed a bunt.  Twenty-seven pitchers have logged 3,000 or more innings of work.  Miura is the only one with errors in the single digits.  He is also the only one that has not recorded more than two errors in any one season.  He has committed four throwing errors to first, three pick-off errors, and two fielding errors. Source: Sponichi 8/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryohei Kiya and Masaya Emura will be taken off the active roster on Wednesday.  Kiya gave up seven runs (all earned) over 0.2 innings on Tuesday.  Emura relieved Kiya and gave up two runs (both earned) over 1.1 innings.  Hirofumi Yamanaka and Kenta Abe will take their spots at Ichi-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • The players' group donated one million yen to landslide relief efforts in Hiroshima through the Chugoku Shimbun Social Welfare Services Corporation. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 7 – Chunichi Dragons 0 (August 26, 2014)

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Starters: Kubo, Yasutomo (YOK) 10-6, 4.21 - Hamada, Tatsuro (CHU) 5-3, 4.10

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

Attendance: 24463 | Time: 3h12m | Chunichi leads series, 10-6-1

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[8/25/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 12:11 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura joined the Ichi-gun pitchers for workouts at Giants Stadium on Monday.  He could get a start on the 28th against Hanshin at Tokyo Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014
  • Yuya Kubo walked in three consecutive runs in the 7th inning of Sunday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  He became the fourteenth pitcher (seven Central League, seven Pacific League) since the start of the two leagues to walk in three consecutive runs, first since Hirotaka Egusa on August 27, 2009; and first Yomiuri pitcher since Mitsuo Sumi on June 3, 1979.  Kubo has walked in a total five runs this season, a first for a Yomiuri pitcher since Isao Tamura in 1978. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014
  • Hector Mendoza made his second Ni-gun start on Sunday during a practice game against a mixed team from the Tokai University Baseball League.  He gave up a run on two hits over two innings of work and topped out at 148km/h. Source: Sponichi 8/24/2014
  • Kan Otake picked up his sixth victory of the season against Chunichi on Sunday and became the first Yomiuri pitcher to win six games against the Dragons in one season since Masumi Kuwata recorded seven in 1991. Source: Sponichi 8/24/2014, Sanspo 8/24/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers have three players with ten or more pinch-hit RBIs this season; Kentaro Sekimoto (twelve), Takahiro Arai (eleven), Ryota Arai (eleven).  This is the first time Hanshin has ever had three players on the roster with ten or more pinch-hit RBIs in one season. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2014
  • Matt Murton was issued a stern warning and a 100,000 yen fine for his ejection on the 23rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Tatsuro Hamada threw about forty pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his start against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Tuesday.  This will be his first start on five days of rest. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The media learned that Yuta Kakita had surgery on the 23rd to treat appendicitis. Source: Sports Hochi 8/25/2014