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[9/30/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Oct.01, 2014 @ 4:42 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kan Otake (right shoulder) is hoping to be ready for the Nippon Series. Source: Sanspo 9/30/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Hiroki Uemoto stole his twentieth base of the year on Tuesday and became the first Tiger to steal twenty bases in a season since Norhiro Akahoshi stole thirty-one in 2009.
  • Yuta Iwasada pitched in a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Monday and record two outs before he was ejected for throwing a dangerous pitch. Source: Sanspo 9/30/2014
  • Yamato notched his fiftieth sac hit of the season on Monday. He joined Yutaka Wada (fifty-six in 1988) and Keiichi Hirano (fifty-nine in 2010) as the only players in franchise history to record fifty or more sac hits in one season. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2014
  • Akihito Fujii played in his 1,000th career game on Monday and became the 467th player in NPB history to reach the milestone. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Through Monday, Ryosuke Kikuchi had 184 hits. He was five hits away from tying the franchise record of 189 set by Shigenobu Shima in 2004. LATEST: He added two more hits on Tuesday and is currently sitting on 186. Source: Daily Sports 9/30/2014 ... Kikuchi notched 528 assists in 2013 and set a new Central League record for assists in a season by a second baseman. He tied his own record then broke it with 529 on Tuesday. Source: Daily Sports 9/30/2014
  • Brad Edlred pushed his RBI total to 102 on Monday with a five-RBI game and became the first player in franchise history to reach 100 RBI in a season since Kenta Kurihara recorded 103 in 2008. He also became the fourth foreign player in franchise history to reach 100 RBI in a season, first since Greg LaRocca notched 101 in 2004. Source: Daily Sports 9/30/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige is planning to check on Ni-gun players participating in the Phoenix League in Miyazaki that begins on October 6. It will most likely be some time after fall practices begin (October 9). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2014, Sponichi 9/30/2014
  • Daisuke Yamai was awarded the 33rd Dragons Crown MVP Award (backed by Chunichi Sports and Aichi Toyota). Crown Players of Excellence Awards went to Hector Luna, Koji Fukutani, and Katsuki Matayoshi. Source: Chunichi Sports 9/30/2014, Dragons Crown Award

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yakult Swallows

Yokohama Bay Stars 1 – Hanshin Tigers 0 (September 30, 2014)

by on Sep.30, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Yamaguchi, Shun (YOK) 7-4, 2.97 - Messenger, Randy (HAN) 13-9, 3.28

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

Attendance: 28867 | Time: 2h33m | Hanshin leads series, 16-8-0

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[9/29/2014] Injury Report: Yoshiyuki Ishihara (Hiroshima), Naoki Miyanishi (Nippon Ham)

by on Sep.30, 2014 @ 2:25 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Arai (lower back) is scheduled to play in a Ni-gun intra-squad rehab game on October 3. It will be he first game in about a month. Source: Sponichi 9/29/2014 ... Arai took fifty-three swings against a pitching machine on Sunday and hit one over the fence. He also chased baseballs in left during batting practices. He told reporters he felt fine swinging the bat but still had concerns with the glove. Source: Sanspo 9/29/2014

Hiroshima Carp

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoki Miyanishi left Monday's game against Seibu with pain in his left shin. The Fighters are expected to take him off the active roster on Tuesday. Source: Sponichi 9/29/2014

[9/29/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Sep.30, 2014 @ 2:21 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Climax Series rotation will likely include Tomoyuki Sugano, Tetsuya Utsumi, and Toshiya Sugiuchi. The fourth spot could go to either Yuki Koyama or Hirokazu Sawamura. Source: Sponichi 9/29/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi is slated to start Wednesday's game against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 9/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/29/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami will likely be available to pitch out of the bullpen on Wednesday. Source: Daily Sports 9/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/29/2014
  • Yuta Iwasada will get a look in relief at Ni-gun to see if he might be a viable left-handed option out of the bullpen during the Climax Series. Source: Sponichi 9/29/2014
  • Matt Murton was named Nikkan Sports' Energetic Tigers September MVP. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2014
  • Mauro Gomez has recorded 108 RBI so far this year. Robert Petagine set the Central League record for most RBIs by a foreign player in his first year in the NPB with 112 in 1999. Source: Sponichi 9/29/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Tsubasa Aizawa recorded his tenth home run of the season on Monday and joined Masato Monzen (twelve in 1953), Shiro Mizunuma (eleven in 1976), and Yoshiyuki Ishihara (ten in 2009) as the only catchers in franchise history to hit ten or more home runs in a single season. Source: Sponichi 9/29/2014
  • Rainel Rosario missed Sunday's game because he was not feeling well. He was excused from practices and went to the hospital for an examination. Rosario was/is battling headaches due to some sort of bacteria that got into his system through his nose. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2014, Daily Sports 9/29/2014, Sanspo 9/29/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hector Luna will be leaving Japan to return home on October 2. He is scheduled to participate in the Dominican Winter League and will be checking on player talent for the Dragons. Source: Daily Sports 9/29/2014, Chunichi Sports 9/29/2014
  • Motonobu Tanishige was at Nagoya Stadium on Monday checking on players at Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2014
  • Fall camp for about ten young pitchers will take place in Agui in early November. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2014
  • About fifteen players could end up leaving the Dragons this winter (retirement, senryokugai). Source: Sponichi 9/29/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars will finish with a record under .500 for the thirteenth consecutive year (2002-2014). Source: Sponichi 9/29/2014
  • Yokohama is not planning to offer new contracts to Norihiro Nakamura, Shugo Fujii, and Jorge Sosa. Source: Sponichi 9/29/2014

Yakult Swallows

Yokohama Bay Stars 0 – Hanshin Tigers 1 (September 29, 2014)

by on Sep.29, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Kubo, Yasutomo (YOK) 12-6, 3.47 - Iwata, Minoru (HAN) 9-8, 2.69

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

Attendance: 26492 | Time: 3h23m | Hanshin leads series, 16-7-0

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[9/28/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.29, 2014 @ 1:04 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Seung-Hwan Oh notched his thirty-eighth save of the season on Saturday and tied the NPB record for saves by a Korean pitcher in a single season. Dong-Yeol Sun set the record with Chunichi in 1997. Source: Sanspo 9/28/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Yudai Ono worked out at Nagoya Stadium on Sunday. He is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against Yokohama at Nagoya Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/2014
  • The Dragons could have an interest in Norihiro Nakamura as a right-handed bat off the bench. He could also provide back-up support at first and third. Source: Sports Hochi 9/28/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars are planning to sign Kiyoshi Nakahata to a new contract. They are also thinking about offering Tomio Tashiro (slated to step down as hitting coach for the Rakuten Eagles at the end of the season) a coaching job. Source: Daily Sports 9/28/2014

[9/27/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Sep.28, 2014 @ 5:39 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tetsuya Yamaguchi extended his own NPB record by notching his seventh consecutive sixty-or-more-game season on Friday. He also set a new NPB record for total number of seasons with sixty or more appearances with seven. He shared the previous record of six with Kazuhisa Inao and Noboru Akiyama. Source: Sponichi 9/27/2014
  • The Giants are planning to offer Yoshinobu Takahashi (39) and Hirokazu Ibata (39) contracts for the 2015 season. Source: Sanspo 9/27/2014
  • Tatsunori Hara is the fourth manager in NPB history to record three or more consecutive first place finishes on two separate occasions. The other three: Shigeru Mizuhara (three years between 1951-1953 and five years between 1955-1959), Kazuto Tsuruoka (three years between 1951-1953 and 1964-1966), and Masaaki Mori (three years between 1986-1988 and five years between 1990-1994). Source: Sanspo 9/27/2014
  • There is a good chance Hideki Matsui will not be offered a job next season since big changes to the coaching staff are not expected during the off-season. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2014, Sponichi 9/27/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers secured a spot at the Climax Series on Saturday. Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami has pitched well against Hiroshima this year (9 G, 6-1, 3.49 ERA) and could start the first game of the Climax Series on October 11 if Atsushi Nomi falters during his next start on October 1 against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium. Source: Sanspo 9/27/2014
  • Yutaka Wada picked up the 200th managerial victory of his career on Friday. Source: Daily Sports 9/27/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Seventy-one players between the ages seventeen and twenty-seven attended a tryout at the Ono facilities on Saturday. Twenty-seven advanced to the second round of tests. Four were considered draft candidates. Source: Daily Sports 9/27/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Norihiro Nakamura may have played in his last game as a member of the Bay Stars. He got the start as the designated hitter batting clean-up against the Ni-gun Chiba Lotte Marines on Saturday. He went 1-for-2: RBI single to left in the 1st inning and a ground out to short in the 3rd inning. Source: Daily Sports 9/27/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kentaro Kyuko's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl weighing 2,652 grams, at 3:39pm on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2014

[9/27/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Hanshin Tigers secure spots to the Climax Series

by on Sep.27, 2014 @ 11:32 pm, under NPB
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The three teams advancing to the Climax Series in the Central League have been decided. The Yomiuri Giants clinched first on Friday and will make their first appearance of the postseason during the Final Stage of the Climax Series. The Hanshin Tigers secured the last Climax Series spot today and will take on the Hiroshima Carp in the First Stage of the Climax Series that begins on October 11. The Tigers currently trail the second place Carp by 0.5 games. If the season were to end today, the First Stage of the Climax Series would take place at Mazda Stadium.