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NS: Hanshin Tigers 0 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 (October 30, 2014)

by on Oct.30, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB, Postseason
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Hanshin Tigers vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:30
Starters: Messenger, Randy (HAN) 13-10, 3.20 - Settsu, Tadashi (SOF) 10-8, 3.90

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

Attendance: 36068 | Time: 3h31m | Softbank leads series, 4-1-0

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[10/29/2014] Nippon Series: Hanshin Tigers, Softbank Hawks

by on Oct.30, 2014 @ 2:44 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • At twenty years and six months, Shintaro Fujinami became the second youngest pitcher in franchise history to pitch in a Nippon Series game. Katsuhiko Maki holds the record at nineteen years and nine months in 1962. Fujinami also became the youngest pitcher in franchise history to lose a Nippon Series game. The previous record of twenty-four years and ten months was set by Naohisa Sugiyama in 2005. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2014
  • Hanshin designated hitters since 1985: Sumio Hirota (six games), 3-for-22, 1 RBI in 1985; Katsumi Hirosawa (one game) and Osamu Hamanaka (three games) combined to go 1-for-14 with 0 RBI in 2003; Atsushi Kataoka (two games), 1-for-5 with 0 RBI in 2005. Source: Sanspo 10/29/2014
  • The Tigers are planning to offer Osamu Hamanaka a job as Ni-gun hitting coach. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Dae-Ho Lee left Wednesday's game with pain in his right wrist. He reportedly tweaked the wrist during his at bat in the 1st and was removed after his at bat in the 3rd as a precaution. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2014
  • Kenji Otonari recorded a victory in his first career Nippon Series appearance and joined Toshiya Sugiuchi (2003, Game 2) and Hiroki Yamada (2011, Game 5) as the only left-handed pitchers in franchise history to achieve the feat. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2014 ... Otonari has received advice from mental trainer Hatsumi Nishida. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2014

NS: Hanshin Tigers 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5 (October 29, 2014)

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB, Postseason
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Hanshin Tigers vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:30
Starters: Iwata, Minoru (HAN) 9-8, 2.54 - Nakata, Kenichi (SOF) 11-7, 4.34

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

Attendance: 35861 | Time: 3h56m | Softbank leads series, 3-1-0

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[10/28/2014] Nippon Series: Hanshin Tigers, Softbank Hawks

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Takahiro Arai was not available to play against on Tuesday. He did play some catch and took some batting practice during pre-game workouts. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014
  • At twenty years and six months, Shintaro Fujinami became the youngest pitcher to start a Nippon Series game in franchise history. The previous record of twenty-four years and three months was set by Kei Igawa in 2003. Source: Sponichi 10/28/2014
  • Hakata Station officials increased staff by five to handle the large number of fans on Monday. Roughly 200 fans and media were at the station at around 5:30pm to greet the Tigers. Yutaka Wada, Fujinami, and a number of others used an alternate route in the station. Sanspo 10/28/2014
  • A number of players worked out at Koshien before traveling to Fukuoka on Monday. The Tigers opted not to hold practices at YafuOku Dome so players could get some rest. Players were also allowed to travel to Fukuoka on their own schedule. Source: Sanspo 10/28/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • About 500 fans greeted the Hawks at Hakata Station on Monday. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014
  • Dae-Ho Lee recorded the franchise's sixty-second Nippon Series home run on Sunday. Sixty-two Nippon Series home runs is good for a third place tie with Orix on the all-time list. Yomiuri leads all teams with 213. Seibu is in second with 130. Source: Sponichi 10/27/2014
  • Team officials told reporters about one third of the tickets sold for Game 3, 4, and 5 were to people outside of Kyushu. Source: Sanspo 10/28/2014
  • The Hawks announced on Tuesday that a parade celebrating their Pacific League championship will take place on November 24. Source: official announcement

NS: Hanshin Tigers 1 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5 (October 28, 2014)

by on Oct.28, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB, Postseason
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Hanshin Tigers vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:30
Starters: Fujinami, Shintaro (HAN) 11-8, 3.53 - Otonari, Kenji (SOF) 3-1, 1.64

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

Attendance: 35527 | Time: 3h30m | Softbank leads series, 2-1-0

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[10/26/2014] Nippon Series: Hanshin Tigers

by on Oct.27, 2014 @ 3:34 am, under NPB
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General

  • Game 1 featured two foreign starters in Jason Standridge (Softbank) and Randy Messenger (Hanshin). Foreign pitchers started both sides of a Nippon Series game for the sixth time in NPB history, first since Dennis Houlton and Jim Heuser in 2013 (Game 4). Standridge and Messenger became the first pair of foreign starters to face off against each other in the first game of a Nippon Series. Source: Sponichi 10/26/2014, Sanspo 10/26/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takahiro Arai was not available to play on Sunday because of back problems. Source: Daily Sports 10/26/2014 ... Arai's condition is considered not serious and will not require a hospital visit. He is slated to travel with the team to Fukuoka. Source: Sanspo 10/26/2014
  • Randy Messenger joined Joe Stanka (1961, 1964), Terry Bross (1995) and Dicky Gonzalez (2009) as the only foreign pitchers in NPB history to start and win the first game of a Nippon Series. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/26/2014 ... Messenger became the fifth foreign player in franchise history to record a Nippon Series win. The other four: Gene Bacque (1964, Game 2), Peter Burnside (1964, Game 5), Rich Gale (1985, Games 2 and 6), and Jeff Williams (2003, Game 4). Source: Sanspo 10/26/2014
  • Mauro Gomez recorded three RBI on Saturday tied the franchise record for most RBIs in a game by a foreign player. Randy Bass drove in three in games 1 and 3 of the 1985 Nippon Series. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/26/2014 ... Gomez became the fifth foreign player to drive in three or more runs in the first game of the Nippon Series while batting clean-up, first since Fernando Seguignol recorded three RBI in 2007. Gomez recorded two hits in addition to the three RBI. Matt Murton notched two hits and two RBI. They joined Pedro Valdes (three hits, three RBI) and Julio Zuleta (two hits, three RBI) as the only pair of foreign players to record multiple hits and RBI while playing in the same Nippon Series game for the same team. Source: Sponichi 10/26/2014
  • The offense scored five runs in the 5th inning on Sunday and set a new franchise record. The previous record was four, accomplished four times in the past, the last time during Game 6 of the 1985 Nippon Series. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/26/2014
  • Former Hanshin manager Senichi Hoshino was at Koshien Stadium on Sunday. He left before the start of the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/26/2014

NS: Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Hanshin Tigers 1 (October 26, 2014)

by on Oct.26, 2014 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB, Postseason
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Softbank Hawks vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:15
Starters: Takeda, Shota (SOF) 3-3, 1.87 - Nomi, Atsushi (HAN) 9-13, 3.99

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

Attendance: 45259 | Time: 2h57m | Series tied, 1-1-0

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[10/25/2014] Nippon Series: Hanshin Tigers, Softbank Hawks

by on Oct.26, 2014 @ 3:46 am, under NPB
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General News

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takahiro Arai was not available to play on Saturday because there was something wrong with him. Keisuke Kano took his spot on the bench. Source: Sports Hochi 10/25/2014 ... According to Daily Sports, Arai started feeling discomfort in his lower back during field practice. Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2014
  • Osaka Police are worried about things getting out of hand depending on the outcome of the Nippon Series and could put about 1,500 officers on guard to keep the peace. Source: Sponichi 10/25/2014
  • Miki House is planning to award up to five million yen in prize money if the Tigers win a Nippon Series. One million would go to Yutaka Wada. The top two players from the Climax Series and the Nippon Series would get one million yen each. And the Miki House Sanspo MVP would get an extra one million yen on top of the usual one million yen. Source: Sanspo 10/25/2014
  • Senryokugai Yuji Yoshimi is planning to retire. Source: Sanspo 10/25/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Jason Standridge is the first foreign pitcher in franchise history to start the opening game of a Nippon Series since Joe Stanka in 1964. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2014
  • Kenta Imamiya took the mound at Koshien before fielding practices. He threw a pitch off the Koshien mound for the first time since August 21, 2009. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2014

NS: Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Hanshin Tigers 6 (October 25, 2014)

by on Oct.25, 2014 @ 5:35 am, under Game Summaries, NPB, Postseason
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Softbank Hawks vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:15
Starters: Standridge, Jason (SOF) 11-8, 3.30 - Messenger, Randy (HAN) 13-10, 3.20

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

Attendance: 45293 | Time: 3h26m | Hanshin leads series, 1-0-0

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