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[7/7/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.08, 2015 @ 8:36 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei batted fourth against Yakult on July 7 and became the eighty-fourth clean-up hitter in franchise history. Source: Sponichi 7/7/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Possible starters for the Yomiuri series that begins on July 10: Randy Messenger, Shintaro Fujinami, and Minoru Iwata. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/7/2015
  • Possible starters for the Hiroshima series that begins on July 14: Atsushi Nomi and Randy Messenger. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/7/2015
  • Atsushi Nomi spent about thirty minutes throwing off the main mound at Koshien Stadium during practices on July 6. He had a staff member stand in as a hitter. There are some concerns that Nomi might be pressing because he normally tosses his sessions indoors, behind closed doors. Source: ZakZak 7/7/2015 ... According to Sanspo, Nomi threw sixty-three pitches off the mound. Source: Sanspo 7/7/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Possible starters for the Hiroshima series that begins on July 10: Shota Suzuki, Daisuke Yamai, and Kentaro Nishikawa. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/7/2015
  • Michihiro Ogasawara was taken off the active roster on July 6 to make room for younger players. Source: Sports Hochi 7/6/2015
  • Drew Naylor is currently playing for the Kagawa Olive Guyners (Shikoku Island League). The Dragons gave him at tryout at Nagoya Dome on July 6. He is slated to pitch for Kagawa in a practice game against Ni-gun Chunichi at Nagoya Stadium on July 8. Source: Daily Sports 7/7/2015, Sponichi 7/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/7/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

[7/6/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons

by on Jul.07, 2015 @ 8:16 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kazuma Okamoto and Ren Wada participated in Ichi-gun practices at Giants Stadium on July 6. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2015
  • Tomoyuki Sugano is 4-0 in four starts following personal two-game losing streaks: win against Yakult on July 16, 2014; win against Yokohama on April 16, 2015; win against Hiroshima on May 12, 2015; and a win against Chunichi on July 5, 2015. He has yet to go on a three-game losing streak. Through July 5, hitters were 0-for-10 in bases loaded situations against Sugano and 16-for-48 against all other pitchers on the staff. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2015
  • Yoshiyuki Kamei hit home runs in consecutive at bats during a game against Chunichi on July 5. It was the seventh two-homer game of his career. It was also the third time he hit home runs in consecutive at bats, first since August 4, 2009. He became the first Giant to give the team a win by driving in all two runs on solo homers since Jesse Barfield gave the team a 2-0 win over Hanshin on August 24, 1993, and the first Japanese Giant to do the same since Norihiro Komada gave the team a 2-1 win over Hanshin on June 25, 1987. Source: Sponichi 7/6/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takumi Akiyama joined Ichi-gun practices at Koshien Stadium on July 6. He is slated to make his first Ichi-gun start this year on July 9 against Chunichi. Source: Sports Hochi 7/6/2015
  • Randy Messenger's next start will most likely come on July 10 against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 7/6/2015
  • On July 5, Shintaro Fujinami became the third pitcher in franchise history to record at least five double-digit strikeouts games in one season over two or more years. The other two: Yutaka Enatsu (six times, 1967-1972) and Kei Igawa (two times, 2004 and 2006). Fujinami and Enatsu are the only two pitchers in franchise history that have recorded at least five double-digit strikeouts games in one year in at least two consecutive seasons. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2015 ... Fujinami became the fourth pitcher out of high school in Central League history to record at least ten double-digit strikeouts games within their first three seasons. The other three pitchers: Masaichi Kaneda (fifteen times, 1950-1952), Toshitake Nakayama (thirteen times, 1955-1957), and Enatsu (thirty-five times, 1967-1969). Source: Sanspo 7/6/2015
  • Mauro Gomez's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a girl weighing 3,662 grams, at a hospital in Amagasaki, Hyogo at 9:48am on July 6. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Second round draft pick Kazuki Yabuta's next start will most likely come on July 8 against Yokohama at Miyoshi. Source: Daily Sports 7/6/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Potential starting rotation for Hanshin series that begins on July 7: Shunta Wakamatsu, Yudai Ono, and Ryosuke Oguma. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2015

[7/5/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.06, 2015 @ 9:31 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Chunichi on July 5: Nelson Perez got the start in left and batted fifth. He went 3-for-4 with a solo home run to left off Kentaro Nishikawa in the 7th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2015 ... Suguru Iwazaki started the game but was ejected for throwing a dangerous pitch to Masato Matsui in the 5th. He gave up a run (earned) over four plus innings of work. He faced seventeen hitters, allowed two hits, walked one, hit two, and struck out one. Source: Daily Sports 7/5/2015
  • Shintaro Fujinami topped 100 innings pitched after recording the first out in the 1st inning of a game against Yokohama on July 5. He became the first pitcher out of high school to record at least 100 innings pitched in his first three years since Masahiro Tanaka (seven years, 2007-2013) and the first Hanshin pitcher out of high school since Yutaka Enatsu (nine years, 1967-1975). Source: Daily Sports 7/5/2015
  • Hiroki Uemoto has hit three lead-off home runs over his career: July 14, 2014 against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome; August 17, 2014 against Yokohama at Yokohama; and July 4 against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Sponichi 7/5/2015
  • Takashi Toritani's home run on July 3 was the organization's 7,613th. Source: Sponichi 7/4/2015
  • The Tigers were reportedly very close to signing Carlos Peguero to a deal that may have cost an estimated 200 million yen, but decided not to for two reasons: his addition would most likely mean losing Matt Murton and the organization may not have been ready to give up on him just yet; and there were concerns about Peguero's hitting, particularly his strikeout rate. The door has not completely closed on Peguero yet though -- if Murton continues to struggle, the Tigers could revisit the option. They have until the end of July to make a final decision. Source: Sanspo 7/5/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The players and coaches will wear the number eighty-six during their game on August 6 to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb. Player names will be replaced by Hiroshima. The word Peace will appear on the chest area. A press conference is scheduled for July 6. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2015, Daily Sports 7/5/2015, Sponichi 7/5/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Taketoshi Goto recorded pinch-hit home runs in consecutive games on July 3 and 4. He became the first player to accomplish the feat since Bum-Ho Lee on August 6 and 7, 2010. He became the sixth Yokohama player to record home runs in consecutive pinch-hit appearances, first since Hitoshi Tamura in 2013, and the third Yokohama player to record home runs in consecutive pinch-hit appearances without any non-pinch-hit at bats in between, first since Yoshiki Otsuka in 1994. Goto recorded both home runs off Hanshin's Seung-Hwan Oh. He became the sixth player in NPB history to record home runs in consecutive pinch-hit at bats off the same pitcher, first since Yoshiyuki Sano (Hiroshima) off Hiroaki Mizutani (Chunichi) on May 27 and 28, 1979. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2015, Sponichi 7/5/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Masanori Ishikawa's start on July 4 was rained out. His next start will most likely come on July 10 against Yokohama. Source: Sanspo 7/4/2015

Hanshin Tigers 8 – Yokohama Bay Stars 1 (July 5, 2015)

by on Jul.05, 2015 @ 10:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 13:00
Starters: Fujinami, Shintaro (HAN) 6-4, 2.26 - Miura, Daisuke (YOK) 3-1, 2.77

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 8 11 0
Yokohama 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3

Attendance: 25368 | Time: 3h20m | Yokohama leads series, 7-6-0

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[7/3/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.04, 2015 @ 5:27 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants had a scheduled day off (and travel day) for position players on July 3, but instead held batting practice sessions at Giants Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 7/3/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Chunichi on July 3: Nelson Perez got the start in left and batted fourth. He went 4-for-4: single to center in the 2nd, RBI single to right in the 4th, single to right in the 5th, single to right in the 7th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/3/2015
  • Through July 2, the Tigers were 12-24-1 with a 4.97 ERA and .232 batting average on the road. At home, they were 24-12-0 with a 2.81 ERA and .240 batting average. The pitching staff has given up ten or more runs in a game six times this year, once at home and five on the road. Source: Sanspo 7/3/2015
  • The Tigers have been swept four times this year: Yokohama at Koshien (April 7-9), Hiroshima at Koshien (May 8-10), Orix at Kyocera Dome (June 12-14), and Yakult at Jingu (June 30-July 2). Source: Sanspo 7/3/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp installed a plaque commemorating Takahiro Arai's 2,000th career game at Mazda Stadium on July 3. Source: official announcement

Chunichi Dragons

  • Shuhei Takahashi joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on July 3. The Dragons are expected to add Takahashi to the active roster on July 4. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/4/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars held a press conference for Duane Below on July 3. He was assigned the number forty-two. Source: official announcement