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[4/18/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.19, 2015 @ 6:49 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on April 18: Yuya Yokoyama started the game and tossed seven shutout innings. He faced twenty-six hitters, gave up five hits, walked none, struck out six, and topped out at 145km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015
  • Randy Messenger struck out eleven during a game on April 17 against the Yomiuri Giants. It was the eleventh double-digit strikeout game of his career, first since September 2, 2014. The eleven double-digit strikeouts tied Darrell May's Central League record for most double-digit strikeout games by a foreign pitcher. Messenger struck out ten or more once each in 2011 and 2012; four times each in 2013 and 2014; and once in 2015. Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ni-gun game against Hanshin on April 17: Nate Schierholtz got the start in right and batted third. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI. He drove in a run with a ground out to second in the 1st inning; he grounded out to first in his at bat in the 3rd inning; he faced Daiki Enokida in the 6th and hit a 2-1 curve for a single to right. His day ended after three at bats. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015, Daily Sports 4/17/2015
  • Koichi Ogata is planning to give Schierholtz three games a Ni-gun before making a decision on his timetable. The Carp could add him to the active roster in time for the Yomiuri series that begins on April 21. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015, Daily Sports 4/17/2015 ... Hiroshima is now planning to replace Mike Zagurski with Schierholtz on the active roster. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons have lost two 1-0 games in which the lone run scored on a lead-off home run in the 1st inning twice in franchise history: against Taiyo on May 29, 1969 and against Hiroshima on April 17, 2015. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun game against the Futures on April 18: Yoshinori started the game and tossed three shutout innings. He faced twelve hitters, gave up two hits, walked three, struck out four, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015 ... Wladimir Balentien was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 1-for-2: BB, E6-R, 1B9. He was replaced by a pinch-runner after his hit in the 5th. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015
  • Tony Barnette picked up a save on one pitch on April 17 against Yokohama. It was the sixty-third time one of fifty-seven different pitchers managed to record a save on one pitch in NPB history (thirty-one pitchers and thirty-five times in the Central League and twenty-six pitchers and twenty-eight times in the Pacific League); the first time a pitcher notched a save on one pitch by recording a double-play since Hisashi Takeda in 2010; and the eighth time (seventh pitcher) in franchise history a pitcher recorded a save on one pitch, first since Chang-Yong Lim in 2011. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015, Sanspo 4/18/2015

[4/16/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on Apr.17, 2015 @ 1:55 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tatsuhiko Kinjo has hit home runs against ten NPB teams: Yomiuri (21), Yakult (21), Hanshin (18), Chunichi (14), Hiroshima (12), Lotte (6), Seibu (5), Softbank (3), Orix (3), and Yokohama (1). He has yet to hit a home run against Nippon Ham and Rakuten. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2015

Hashin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Orix on April 16: Mario Santiago started the game tossed four shutout innings. He faced fifteen hitters, gave up three hits, walked two, struck out five, and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015
  • Randy Messenger is slated to make his next start on April 17 against Yomiuri at Koshien. He will then get a start on April 22 against Yokohama at Yokohama. It will be his first outing on four days of rest this season. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2015
  • The Tigers dropped two consecutive games on walk-offs (April 14, 15) for the first time since October 11 and 12, 2011 (both vs Yomiuri). Ryoma Matsuda became the first Hanshin pitcher to lose consecutive games on walk-offs since Tomoyuki Kubota on April 19 (vs Chunichi) and 21 (vs Yomiuri), 2006. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2015
  • The Tigers joined Hiroshima as the first teams in the Central League to lose ten games this season. The last time they were first to ten losses in the league was in 1997. Source: Sports Hochi 4/16/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons are the first team in the NPB since 1950 to record five walk-off victories within the first seventeen games of the season. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015 ... The Dragons recorded five walk-off victories in May. Five other teams have recorded five or more walk-offs in one month in NPB history: Hankyu recorded six in July 1955, Daimai five in August 1959, Yomiuri five in July 1968, Yakult five in May 1993, and Seibu five in July 2014. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2015

[4/15/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons

by on Apr.16, 2015 @ 10:47 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tatsunori Hara developed a fever on April 14 and was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on April 15 and diagnosed with influenza B. Head coach Masahiro Kawai will act as manager while Hara is recovers from the flu. Kawai missed some time with the flu as well and returned on April 9. Source: ZakZak 4/15/2015, Sponichi 4/15/2015 ... The Giants have been doing as much as is possible to keep the flu away. They inoculated players, coaches, and staff twice before the start of the season and required everyone to check their temperatures every day since February. Hara was also taking flu antivirals as an added precaution. Source: Daily Sports 4/15/2015
  • Through the first fifteen games of the season, the three, four, and five hitters had yet to hit a home run. Since 1950, the three, four, and five hitters have gone ten or more games from the start of the season without any home runs four other times in franchise history: ten games in 1956, twelve games in 1962, ten games in 1982, and eleven games in 2012. Source: Sponichi 4/15/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons recorded walk-off victories on April 12 and 14. The last time they won back-to-back games (not necessarily games on back-to-back days) on walk-offs was in 2011, on June 4 against Seibu and 5 against Lotte. Chunichi has four walk-off victories this month, most in the NPB since Seibu recorded five in July 2014, and tied for most in franchise history (four, September 1967, June 1974, August 1988, August 2002, May 2009). The NPB record of six was set by Hankyu in July 1955. The Central League record of five was set by Yomiuri in July 1968 and Yakult in May 1993. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2015, Sponichi 4/15/2015 ... The Dragons added another walk-off on April 15 and set a new franchise record with walk-off victories in three consecutive games. The five walk-offs this month ties the Central League record. Source: Sponichi 4/15/2015

[4/14/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Star, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.15, 2015 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Toshiya Sugiuchi's start on April 14 was rained out. He is slated to get the start on April 15. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2015 ... Miles Mikolas was slated to start the game on April 15. He will be available to pitch out of the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 4/14/2015
  • Batting practice pitcher Shugo Fujii revealed on his blog that he has a hereditary heart disorder. He learned about his condition while he was playing for the Yakult Swallows. Source: Blog, Daily Sports 4/14/2015

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Daichi Osera's start on April 14 was called after two innings due to rain. There are no plans to change the rotation. Source: Sanspo 4/14/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Raul Valdes started a game on April 14 against Hanshin. His next start will come on April 19 against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on four days of rest. Kazuki Yoshimi was taken off the active roster on April 13 to give his right elbow extra rest. He could get starts on ten days of rest moving forward. Source: Sports Hochi 4/14/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino's start on April 14 was rained out. His next start will be pushed back to the Yakult series. Source: Sanspo 4/14/2015
  • Hideki Okajima's wife recently gave birth to the couple's fourth child, a boy. Source: Sports Hochi 4/14/2015

Yakult Swallows

Yokohama Bay Stars 2 – Chunichi Dragons 3 (April 12, 2015)

by on Apr.12, 2015 @ 7:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 14:00
Starters: Mishima, Kazuki (YOK) 1-1, 6.17 - Yoshimi, Kazuki (CHU) 1-0, 0.00

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

Attendance: 28882 | Time: 4h33m | Chunichi leads series, 2-1-0

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