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Chunichi Dragons 2 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 13 (August 22, 2015)

by on Aug.22, 2015 @ 4:11 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Hamada, Tatsuro (CHU) 0-0, 0.00 - Ishiyama, Taichi (YAK) 4-5, 3.70

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 1
Yakult 2 0 4 0 2 4 0 1 X 13 14 0

Attendance: 24671 | Time: 3h15m | Yakult leads series, 12-9-0

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[8/18/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.19, 2015 @ 3:43 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Miles Mikolas picked up his tenth win of the season on August 18 and joined Bill Gullickson (fourteen in 1988) and Balvino Galvez (sixteen in 1996) at the only foreign pitchers in franchise history to win at least ten games in their first year in the NPB. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015
  • Randy Johnson is scheduled to throw out the ceremony first pitch on August 19. Luis Gonzalez catch the pitch. Source: official announcement
  • Former head scout Kikuo Ito died of heart failure at a hospital in Nagoya at 8:08am on August 15. He was seventy-nine. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Through August 17, in the month of August, the Tigers are 26-67-6 at Tokyo Dome against the Yomiuri Giants. Outside of August, they are 105-136-3. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Potential starters for the Giants series that begins on August 20: Kenta Maeda, Yuya Fukui, and Hiroki Kuroda. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2015
  • Hiroki Kuroda's next start could come on August 23 against the Giants on four days of rest. Since returning to Japan, Kuroda has made two starts on five days of rest, but none on four days. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2015
  • Hiroshima currently has four mainstays in the starting rotation: Kenta Maeda, Kuroda, Kris Johnson, and Yuya Fukui. Yusuke Nomura could join the fray and become a fifth starter. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige will be in the third year of four-year deal next year. The Dragons are not planning to make any changes to Tanishige's status at this point in time. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yasuaki Yamasaki tied Tsuyoshi Yoda's 1990 record of thirty-one saves by a rookie pitcher in one season. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015
  • The Bay Stars are still interested in bringing Kiyoshi Nakahata back next season. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2015

[8/16/2015] Chunichi Dragons: Kazuhiro Wada records 1,000 hits in each league

by on Aug.17, 2015 @ 7:46 am, under NPB
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Kazuhiro Wada recorded his 1,000th hit in the Central League during a game against the Yomiuri Giants on August 16 and joined Katsuo Osugi and Hiromitsu Ochiai as the only players in NPB history to collect 1,000 or more hits in each league. The milestone hit came off Kan Otake in the 4th inning.

Name JPN Name ENG Pacific
League
Central
League
Total
大杉 勝男 Osugi, Katsuo 1171 1057 2228
落合 博満 Ochiai, Hiromitsu 1096 1275 2371
和田 一浩 Wada, Kazuhiro 1032 1000 2032

Wada also became the fourth player in NPB history to record at least 1,000 hits for two different organizations.

Name JPN Name ENG Team 1 Team 2 Total
大杉 勝男 Osugi, Katsuo Yakult
1057
Nippon Ham
1171
2228
金本 知憲 Kanemoto, Tomoaki Hiroshima
1179
Hanshin
1360
2539
谷繁 元信 Tanishige, Motonobu Yokohama
1002
Chunichi
1105
2107
和田 一浩 Wada, Kazuhiro Seibu
1032
Chunichi
1000
2032

Source: Tokyo Sports 8/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/16/2015, Daily Sports 8/16/2015, Sponichi 8/16/2015, Sanspo 8/17/2015