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[8/27/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 4:03 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano threw fifty-one pitches in the 4th inning of a game against Yakult on August 26. The last Yomiuri pitcher to throw fifty or more pitches in one inning was Hisanori Takahashi on September 4, 2007 (against Chunichi, 5th inning, fifty-seven pitches). Source: Sanspo 8/27/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Nelson Perez has hit three home runs in his last two Ni-gun games: he went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI against Orix on August 26 and 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against Orix on August 27. He has ten home runs in thirty games at Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda picked up his tenth win of the season on August 27 and became the fourth pitcher in franchise history to record ten or more victories in at least six consecutive seasons. The other three: Ryohei Hasegawa (1950-1957), Manabu Kitabeppu (1978-1988), and Kazuhisa Kawaguchi (1986-1991). Source: Sponichi 8/27/2015
  • Kris Johnson picked up his tenth victory of the year on August 26 and became the sixth foreign pitcher in franchise history to win at least ten games in their first year in Japan. The other five: Robinson Checo 15-8 in 1995, Nathan Minchey 15-11 in 1998, John Bale 11-10 in 2004, Colby Lewis 15-8 in 2008, and Bryan Bullington 11-9 in 2011. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Daily Sports 8/27/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons announced that the uniform Motonobu Tanishige wore when he played in his 3,018th game will be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars became the first team in the NPB (excluding the Pacific League years where seasons were split in two) to fall into last place in the second-half of the season after finishing the first-half in first place. The worst finishes at this point belong to the 1960 Chunichi Dragons and the 2012 Cihba Lotte Marines -- both teams finished the first-half in first place but ended in fifth at the end of the season. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Through August 17, Yasuhiro Ogawa is 16-4 with a 3.00 ERA in twenty-six games at Jingu Stadium over his career. Source: Sanspo 8/27/2015

[8/26/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.27, 2015 @ 2:00 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Potential starters for the Yomiuri series at Koshien that begins on September 8: Minoru Iwata, Shintaro Fujinami, Randy Messenger. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015
  • Atsushi Nomi could get up to three starts against the Hiroshima Carp in September: the 1st and 11th at Koshien and the 25th at Mazda Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015
  • Yuya Yokoyama was scheduled for a start at Ichi-gun on August 26 against Hiroshima, but was sent back to Osaka after the rain out on August 25. He will remain on the Ni-gun roster until another start opens up for him at Ichi-gun. Takumi Akiyama's next start at Ichi-gun could come against Chunichi during a series at Nagoya Dome that begins on September 4. Source: Sanspo 8/26/2015
  • The Tigers held an organizational meeting in Hiroshima on August 25. Owner Nobuo Minami, general manager Katsuhiro Nakamura, and manager Yutaka Wada were among those in attendance. Source: Sanspo 8/26/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroki Kuroda could get up to three starts during the team's twelve-game stretch in September: 18th against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome, 23rd against Yakult at Jingu, 28th against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada blasted his thirty-second home run of the year on August 25 and became just the fourth Japanese player in franchise history to hit thirty-two or more home runs in one season. The other three: Toru Sugiura (thirty-four in 1985), Takahiro Ikeyama (thirty-four in 1989, thirty-two in 1991), and Akinori Iwamura (forty-four in 2004 and thirty-two in 2006). Yamada and Akiyama are the only right-handed hitters to accomplish the feat in franchise history.Source: Sanspo 8/26/2015
  • Masanori Ishikawa is 24-24 against the Giants over his career. Among active pitchers, only Masahiro Yamamoto has more wins with forty-three. Ishikawa is tied with Kenshin Kawakami for second. Three other pitchers in franchise history have more victories against the Giants: Masaichi Kaneda with sixty-five, Hiromu Matsuoka with thirty-four, and Kenjiro Kawasaki with twenty-nine. Source: Sanspo 8/26/2015

[8/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 3:33 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Potential starters for the Yakult series that started on August 25: Yuki Koyama, Tomoyuki Sugano, Aaron Poreda. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015
  • Potential starters for the Chunichi series that begins on August 28: Hayato Takagi, Kan Otake, Kazuto Taguchi. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015
  • The Giants swapped third base coaches before the Yakult game on August 25: head coach Masahiro Kawai took over for infield/base coach Hironori Suguro. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki is expected join the starting rotation as the fifth man. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015
  • Through August 25, Matt Murton had 994 hits in 802 NPB games. Only two foreign players have recorded 1,000 hits in fewer games: Boomer Wells in 781 games and Wally Yonamine in 793 games. Leon Lee is currently in third at 821 games. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015
  • The rain out on August 25 means the Tigers will play a string of ten consecutive games in September, from the 18th until the 27th. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015
  • General manager Katsuhiro Nakamura returned from his scouting trip to Korea on August 24. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp are scheduled to play twelve straight in September (from the 18th until the 29th) after their game against the Hanshin Tigers was rained out on August 25. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015

Chunichi Dragons

Yakult Swallows

  • Potential starters for the Yomiuri series that began on August 25: Masanori Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Ogawa, and Tetsuya Terada. Source: ZakZak 8/25/2015
  • Shohei Tateyama's next start could come on August 30 against Hanshin at Koshien on six days of rest. Source: ZakZak 8/25/2015

[8/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Aug.25, 2015 @ 3:48 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano could make his next start on August 26 against Yakult at Jingu Stadium. Sugano is 0-2 with a 6.95 ERA in two starts at Jingu Stadium this year. Source: Daily Sports 8/24/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Potential starters for the Hiroshima series that begins on August 25: Atsushi Nomi, Yuya Yokoyama, and Minoru Iwata. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015
  • Shintaro Fujinami's next start could come on August 28 against Yakult at Koshien. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015
  • Yuya Yokoyama joined Ichi-gun workouts at Koshien on August 24. He could get a start against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on August 26. Source: Daily Sports 8/24/2015
  • Randy Messenger struck out eleven against Yokohama on August 23 and moved past Joe Stanka (887) into third on the all-time strikeout list for foreign pitchers with 894. Through August 23, Messenger is 2-2 with a 2.73 ERA in five starts on four days of rest; 2-6 with a 3.58 ERA in ten starts on five days of rest; and 3-1 with a 2.00 ERA in four starts on six or more days of rest. Source: Sanspo 8/24/2015 ... The Yokohama game on August 23 was Messenger's fifth double-digit strikeout game of the year. Only two other foreign pitchers have recorded five double-digit strikeout games in one season: Darrell May in 2000 and John Bale in 2004. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015
  • Through August 22, with the bases loaded, Takashi Toritani was 55-for-133 with two home runs and 126 RBI over his career. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2015 ... Toritani recorded the 123rd modasho of his career on August 22. Only three other Hanshin players (since 1950) have recorded more: Taira Fujita (150), Akinobu Mayumi (139), and Yutaka Wada (134). Source: Sanspo 8/23/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroki Kuroda recorded a victory against the Yomiuri Giants on August 23. At forty years and six months, he became the tenth pitcher in NPB history to record a win against the Giants while in their forties. Only one other Hiroshima pitcher has accomplish the feat: Yutaka Ono at forty-one years and seven months on April 16, 1997. His opponent on the mound for the Giants was Kazuto Taguchi (nineteen years and eleven months). It was the fourteenth time in NPB history a pitcher in his forties faced off against a pitcher under twenty, first since Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (forty-one years and ten months) and Junki Ito (nineteen years and two months) on April 4, 2010. Kuroda was the fourth pitcher in his forties to record a victory against a starting pitcher under twenty. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015
  • Brad Eldred's mother was a home run girl for the day on August 23. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2015, Daily Sports 8/23/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars 1 – Hanshin Tigers 3 (August 23, 2015)

by on Aug.23, 2015 @ 4:12 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hanshin Tigers @ Kyocera Dome - 14:00
Starters: Moscoso, Guillermo (YOK) 3-5, 5.05 - Messenger, Randy (HAN) 7-10, 3.24

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

Attendance: 32120 | Time: 2h31m | Hanshin leads series, 13-9-0

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[8/22/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.23, 2015 @ 4:06 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hayato Sakamoto recorded the eighth walk-off of his career on August 20 and moved into sixth on the franchise's all-time list. Source: Sponichi 8/21/2015
  • Shinnosuke Abe has hit at least ten home runs in fifteen consecutive seasons, beginning with his first year. The fifteen consecutive seasons is third longest in franchise history, behind Sadaharu Oh (twenty-one years, 1960-1981) and Shigeo Nagashima (seventeen years, 1958-1974). Only Abe and Nagashima started their streaks in their first years. Source: Sponichi 8/22/2015
  • The Hiroshima game on August 21 ended at 12:21am on August 22. It was the thirteenth game in NPB history (third in franchise history) to start on one day and end on another. Only one other game in NPB history ended at a later time: a Yakult-Hanshin game on September 11, 1992 ended at 12:26am. Source: Sponichi 8/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015
  • Alex Castellanos is scheduled to return to Japan on August 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015
  • The Giants announced on August 21 that they collected 206,368 yen in donations for Donald McDonald House during eight home games at Tokyo Dome in July. Source: official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami recorded his eighth double-digit strikeout game of the year on August 20. Only three other Hanshin pitchers have recorded eight or more in the same season: Yutaka Enatsu (twenty in 1968, eight in 1969, twelve in 1970, eleven in 1971), Minoru Murayama (nine in 1959), and Kei Igawa (eight in 2004). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada blasted a pinch-hit home run on August 21. It was the first pitch-hit home run of his career. At forty-three years and two months, he became the oldest player in franchise history to record a pinch-hit home run. The previous record of forty-one years and five months was set by Takahiro Saeki in October 2011. The forty-three years and two months is good for third oldest in Central League history, behind Tomoaki Kanemoto (forty-four years and five months and forty-three years and five months). Source: Sponichi 8/22/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada tied an NPB record on August 22 by hitting home runs in four consecutive at bats. Beginning with his last at bat on August 21: HR8, HR7, BB, HR7, HR7. Eighteen other players have hit home runs in four consecutive at bats, including Noboru Aota (1956), Sadaharu Oh (1964), and Wladimir Balentien (2013). Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2015 ... Yamada recorded his thirty-first home run of the season with his third home run on August 22. He became the first Japanese player in franchise history to reach thirty home runs since Akinori Iwamura in 2006; and the first right-handed Japanese player since Atsuya Furuta and Takahiro Ikeyama in 1992.