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Chunichi Dragons 3 – Yokohama Bay Stars 5 (April 26, 2015)

by on Apr.26, 2015 @ 8:31 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 13:00
Starters: Wakamatsu, Shunta (CHU) 0-0, 1.50 - Takasaki, Kentaro (YOK) 1-1, 2.84

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

Attendance: 28936 | Time: 3h19m | Yokohama leads series, 4-2-0

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[4/25/2015] Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Apr.26, 2015 @ 8:31 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroki Kuroda is 20-10 against the Hanshin Tigers over his career. Source: Sponichi 4/25/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons could swap Tomoya Yagi with Ryosuke Oguma in the starting rotation. Yagi was sent down to Ni-gun on April 25 after dropping his third start in a row on April 24. Oguma is 1-1 with a 1.08 ERA in five games (25.0 innings) at Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/25/2015, Sponichi 4/25/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hit a grand slam on April 24. He became the first Yokohama clean-up hitter to hit a grand slam since Tony Blanco on April 8, 2014; and the first Japanese Yokohama clean-up hitter since Shuichi Murata on July 24, 2007. Source: Sponichi 4/25/2015
  • Former Bay Stars Norihiro Nakamura started a baseball school. Source: official site

[4/24/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Apr.25, 2015 @ 12:37 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez did not participate in practices at Koshien on April 24 because of a fever. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015
  • Yutaka Wada might sit Matt Murton if he feels it will benefit everyone. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2015, Sanspo 4/24/2015
  • Randy Messenger appeared to lack focus and drive during his two at bats on April 22 -- he did not lift the bat off his shoulder during his first at bat in the 3rd inning and struck out looking on four pitches; and attempted a slash bunt during his second at bat in the 4th and ultimately struck out looking. Team official Eiichi Takano told reporters on April 23, without revealing anything that might give away their strategies, that there were misunderstandings. During his first at bat, he was reportedly waiting for a slider to hit. During his second at bat, he missed the bunt sign and tried the slash bunt on his own. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015, Sponichi 4/24/2015, Daily Sports 4/24/2015

Hiroshima Carp

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi's next start could come during a Yokohama series that begins on May 1 at Nagoya Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 4/24/2015 ... Yoshimi has not allowed a run in twenty innings from his first outing of the season. The NPB record of 38.1 scoreless innings from the pitcher's first outing of the season was set by Satoshi Takahashi in 1939. The Central League record of thirty-one was set by Etsuo Nakai in 1963. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Hisanori Takahashi could get Guillermo Moscoso's next start on April 29 against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium. Moscoso was diagnosed with a strain in his left hamstring and taken off the active roster on April 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015, Sports Hochi 4/24/2015

Chunichi Dragons 2 – Yokohama Bay Stars 5 (April 25, 2015)

by on Apr.25, 2015 @ 12:09 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 14:00
Starters: Valdes, Raul (CHU) 0-1, 1.59 - Yamaguchi, Shun (YOK) 2-1, 4.76

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

Attendance: 28519 | Time: 2h31m | Yokohama leads series, 3-2-0

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[4/23/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Apr.24, 2015 @ 10:00 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants held a press conference for Juan Francisco at Giants Stadium on April 22. Source: official report, Sponichi 4/23/2015
  • The Giants recorded a 1-0 victory against the Hiroshima Carp on April 22. The lone run scored in the 1st inning. The last time the Giants scored a run in the 1st inning and won the game 1-0 was on July 30, 2000 against the Chunichi Dragons. The last time they did it against the Carp was on June 2, 1995. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger picked up the twelfth double-digit strikeout game of his NPB career on April 22 and set a new Central League record for foreign pitchers. The previous record of eleven was held by Darrell May. Source: Daily Sports 4/23/2015, Sponichi 4/23/2015
  • The Tigers dropped Matt Murton down from fifth to sixth in the starting line-up on April 22. It was the first time Murton batted sixth since April 5, 2013. He also picked up his first hit in twenty-four trips to the plate. Source: Daily Sports 4/23/2015, Sponichi 4/23/2015
  • Kosuke Fukudome moved up to batting fifth from sixth on April 22. It was the first time he batted fifth since August 10, 2014. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2015
  • Tomoaki Kanemoto posted a message at his personal site on April 22 about visiting the training facilities at the University of Southern California. Source: official post

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons will finish the month of April with five walk-off victories, one short of a new Central League record and one short of tying the NPB record. Source: Sponichi 4/23/2015 ... The Dragons recorded eleven victories at Nagoya Dome in April. That set a franchise record for wins at Nagoya Dome in April and tied the franchise record for wins at Nagoya Dome in one month (August 2004 and August 2010). Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Hitoshi Tamura is set to make the active roster on April 24. He is expected to make the starting line-up in center batting seventh. Source: Daily Sports 4/23/2015

[4/22/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons

by on Apr.23, 2015 @ 4:43 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Juan Francisco arrived at Narita Airport on April 22. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2015
  • The three, four, and five hitters recorded RBIs on April 19 and 21. The last time the three, four, and five hitters in the line-up each recorded RBIs in consecutive games was in 2013 on August 24 and 25. Itaru Hashimoto and Hayato Sakamoto hit back-to-back triples in the 5th inning of a game against Hiroshima on April 21. The last time two Yomiuri hitters recorded back-to-back triples was on April 24, 2002. Source: Sponichi 4/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/22/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Iori Katsura joined Kazuhiro Yamakura (1978), Nobuyuki Kagawa (1980), Kosei Ono (1997), Naoyuki Shimizu (1997), and Ryohei Kawamoto (2007) as the only players since the start of the draft to make the line-up at catcher and hit a home run in his debut game. Iori is the only one in the group that also recorded a multi-hit game. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2015