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[5/4/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on May.05, 2015 @ 8:28 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Third round draft pick Hayato Takagi joined Hideo Fujimoto (1942, ten-game winning streak), Hiroaki Aoki (1960, five-game winning streak), Hiromoto Murase (1961, five-game winning streak), and Tsuneo Horiuchi (1966, thirteen-game winning streak) as the only rookies in franchise history to go on a five game winning streak from the start of the season. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/4/2015 ... Takagi joined Fujimoto, Masaaki Koyama (1953, Hanshin, five-game winning streak), and Murase as the only rookies in NPB history to go on a five-game winning streak as starters from the start of the season. Source: Sponichi 5/4/2015 ... Takagi is the first rookie in franchise history since 1966 (start of the draft) to win five games within the team's first thirty games of the season. Going back before the draft, he is the fourth player in franchise history, behind Eiji Sawamura in 1936 (the team's thirteenth game of the season), Hiroaki Aoki in 1960 (sixteenth game), and Ritsuo Horimoto in 1960 (eighteenth game). Source: Sanspo 5/4/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Through May 4, Atsushi Nomi is 9-8 with a 4.03 ERA in twenty-five games at Tokyo Dome over his career. He has not won a game at the stadium since May 6, 2013. Source: Sanspo 5/4/2015
  • On May 3, Kosuke Fukudome became the fifth player in NPB history to record 400 NPB (289) + MLB (111) doubles. The other four players: Ichiro Suzuki, Kazuo Matsui, Hideki Matsui, and Tadahito Iguchi. Source: Sanspo 5/4/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige hit a home run on May 4 and extended his own NPB record of hits and home runs in consecutive seasons to twenty-seven. Tanishige has recorded at least one hit and one home run in all twenty-seven of his Ichi-gun seasons. He also became the oldest player in Central League history to record a modasho at forty-four years and four months. The previous record of forty-four years and zero months was held by Tomoaki Kanemoto. Source: Daily Sports 5/4/2015

[5/3/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on May.04, 2015 @ 5:45 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Third round draft pick Hayato Takagi became the fifth rookie in franchise history to go on a five-game winning streak since the start of the season, first since Tsuneo Horiuchi in in 1966. Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2015
  • Aaron Poreda is 3-0 in his first three starts against the Hanshin Tigers. The last Yomiuri pitcher to go on a three-game winning streak against the Tigers since the start of the season was Seth Greisinger in 2009 (four-game winning streak). The last Yomiuri pitcher to do it in their first year was Hisanori Takahashi (three-game winning streak) in 2000. Poreda became the first foreign Yomiuri pitcher to accomplish the feat. Source: Sanspo 5/3/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Through May 2, Atsushi Nomi is 19-15 with a 3.03 ERA in fifty-six games against the Yomiuri Giants. He recorded ten wins at Koshien Stadium and nine at Tokyo Dome. Sanspo 5/2/2015
  • Akira Iwamoto was taken off the active roster on May 1 because he is not scheduled to pitch for at least ten days. His next start could come on May 13 against Yakult at Jingu. Source: Sanspo 5/2/2015
  • Shintaro Fujinami recorded his second complete game loss against the Giants this season on May 2. The last Hanshin pitcher to record two complete game losses against the Giants in one season was Shigeru Kobayashi in 1980 on September 4 and October 9. Source: Sponichi 5/3/2015 ... Fujinami notched his first double-digit strikeout game of the year on May 2. He has six over his career (none in his first year in 2013, five in 2014, and one this year). He is 1-5 with a 2.89 ERA in eight games against the Yomiuri Giants. Source: Sanspo 5/3/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Takuya Asao was taken off the active roster on May 2 for adjustments. The Dragons are thinking about converting Asao to either a long reliever or starter. Source: Sponichi 5/3/2015
  • Motonobu Tanishige was ejected from a game against Yokohama on May 2 for coming into contact with an umpire while arguing an out call at home plate in the 9th inning. It was his first ejection as a player (3,001st game) and manager (176th game). Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2015 ... Only four other player/managers have been ejected in NPB history: Futoshi Nakanishi on May 16, 1967; Harutoshi Kodama (started at third, batted sixth) on June 14, 1967; Minoru Murayama on April 22, 1971; and Atsuya Furuta (started at catcher, batted eighth) on April 19, 2007. Source: Sponichi 5/3/2015 ... The commissioner's office issued Tanishige a stern warning and a 200,000 yen fine on May 3. Source: Sponichi 5/3/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Second round draft pick Ren Kazahari was ejected from a game against Hiroshima on May 3 for throwing a dangerous pitch to Ryosuke Kikuchi in the 1st inning. He joined Masato Kobayashi (September 1, 2005) and Kento Yachi (April 18, 2010) as the only rookies in NPB history to get tossed from a game for throwing a dangerous pitch. Kazahari is the first to get tossed in his first game. He was also tossed for throwing a dangerous pitch during a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on March 29. Source: Tokyo Sports 5/3/2015, Sponichi 5/3/2015

[5/1/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on May.02, 2015 @ 3:47 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Juan Francisco is set to join the active roster on May 2. He joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on April 30. He took thirty-eight swings during batting practice and hit three over the fence. He took fielding practice at first base. Miles Mikolas was taken off the active roster on May 1 to make room for Francisco. Source: Sponichi 5/1/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Orix on April 30: Mario Santiago started the game and tossed six shutout innings. He faced twenty hitters, gave up two hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Source: Sanspo 5/1/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp were shutout six times in April. The last time they were shutout six times in one month was in September 2012. Hiroshima also recorded four 1-0 shutout losses in April, a first in franchise history. Source: Sponichi 5/1/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura could make his first Ichi-gun start of the year on May 5 against Yakult at Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/1/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Nagisa Arakaki was taken off the active roster on May 1 because he is not scheduled to pitch for at least another ten days. Source: Sanspo 5/1/2015

[4/30/2015] Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on May.01, 2015 @ 6:32 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Seung-Hwan Oh recorded his forty-eighth career NPB save on April 29. That is most for a foreign player in franchise history and good for fifth on the all-time franchise list, behind Kyuji Fujikawa (220), Kazuyuki Yamamoto (130), Kiyooki Nakanishi (75), and Tsutomu Tamura (54). Source: Sanspo 4/30/2015
  • Through April 29: The Hanshin Tigers are 5-1 when Matt Murton and Mauro Gomez record RBIs in the same game. They were 22-8 last year. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/30/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Nate Schierholtz and Deunte Heath will be taken off the active roster. Mike Zagurski will be called up. Source: Sponichi 4/30/2015

Chunichi Dragons

Yakult Swallows

  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama missed the Hanshin game at Koshien on April 30 because of a fever. He will need a couple of days for a full recovery. Influenza has been ruled out. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/30/2015