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[6/18/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jun.18, 2015 @ 5:15 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Former Tiger Takeshi Kiritoshi died at a hospital in Takarazuka on June 15. He was seventy-one. Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp will most likely go with a base rotation of five pitchers until the All-Star break: Kenta Maeda, Kris Johnson, Yuya Fukui, Hiroki Kuroda, and Yusuke Nomura. They are set to play a string of six straight games beginning on June 30, but the schedule is otherwise fairly light. Hiroshima could turn to second round draft pick Kazuki Yabuta for the spot start during the six-game stretch. Yabuta joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on June 17 and threw forty pitches in the bullpen. In six Ni-gun games, he is 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA. He also has thirty-three strikeouts in twenty-seven innings of work. Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2015
  • Yabuta spent two days working out with the Ichi-gun team (June 16, 17). He will rejoin the Ni-gun team on June 18 and is slated to start a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on June 20. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Yudai Ono's next start will most likely come on June 19 against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2015
  • The bat that was used and the ball that was hit when Motonobu Tanishige blasted a home run in his twenty-seventh consecutive season on May 4 off Hanshin's Randy Messenger at Koshien Stadium will be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo. The bat and ball used when Kazuhiro Wada recorded his 2,000th career hit will also be donated to the museum. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Kiyoshi Nakahata is planning to use Guillermo Moscoso as a late inning reliever over the next few weeks when the team is scheduled to play no more than five consecutive games in a row. Moscoso will move back to the starting rotation after the All-Star break, when the schedule returns to normal. Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/17/2015, Sponichi 6/17/2015
  • The Bay Stars could go with the following five-man rotation until the All-Star break: Shoichi Ino, Shun Yamaguchi, Daisuke Miura, Yasutomo Kubo, and Yoshiki Sunada. Source: Chunichi Sports 6/17/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Potential starters for the Hanshin two-game series that begins on June 20: Masanori Ishikawa and Nagisa Arakaki. Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2015, Sponichi 6/17/2015
  • Shohei Tateyama could become the sixth man in the starting rotation once he is ready to join the active roster. He will most likely be swapped around with other starters, like Hirofumi Yamanaka and Taichi Ishiyama, until he is back at full strength. Source: Sponichi 6/17/2015

Chunichi Dragons 1 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (June 12, 2015)

by on Jun.12, 2015 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Iwata, Shinji (CHU) 0-1, 4.50 - Karashima, Wataru (RAK) 2-1, 2.45

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Rakuten 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 X 3 11 1

Attendance: 17443 | Time: 3h19m | Rakuten leads series, 1-0-0

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[6/11/2015] Chunichi Dragons: Kazuhiro Wada reaches 2000-hit milestone

by on Jun.12, 2015 @ 12:27 am, under NPB
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Kazuhiro Wada became the forty-fifth player in NPB history to reach the 2,000-hit milestone when he hit a single to left off Masatomo Uematsu in the 2nd inning of tonight's game against Lotte. At forty-two years and eleven months, he became the oldest player to reach the milestone. He joined Shinya Miyamoto and Atsuya Furuta as the only players in NPB history to reach the milestone after playing baseball at college and with an Industrial League team.

Other notes

  • He reached 2,000 hits in 1,903 games, eighteenth fastest to the milestone overall, and sixth fastest by a right-handed hitter
  • He is the eighth player with experience as a catcher to reach 2,000 hits
  • He became the first player to reach the milestone with hits in the four trips to the plate leading up to number 2000.
  • Through June 11, he had 1,032 hits with Seibu and 969 with Chunichi. Only two players currently have at least 1,000 hits in each league: Katsuo Osugi (CL: 1057, PL: 1171) and Hiromitsu Ochiai (CL: 1275, PL: 1096).
  • Of the forty-five players with 2,000 hits, he was the first to reach the milestone without every having recorded enough plate appearance to qualify for a hitting title until he turned thirty, and the only player without 1,000 hits before turning thirty-four.

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Chunichi Dragons 6 – Chiba Lotte Marines 0 (June 11, 2015)

by on Jun.11, 2015 @ 8:30 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Starters: Ono, Yudai (CHU) 6-2, 1.78 - Uematsu, Masatomo (LOT) 0-1, 1.50

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

Attendance: 12525 | Time: 3h5m | Chunichi leads series, 2-1-0

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