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[7/28/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.29, 2014 @ 1:25 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shuichi Murata's consecutive games streak ended at 676 games.  The streak started on September 21, 2009. Source: Sanspo 7/28/2014 ... Sunday marked the first time Murata and Shinnosuke Abe did not make the starting line-up in the same game.  It was just the sixth time two or more of  Hayato Sakamoto, Hisayoshi Chono, Abe, and Murata failed to make the starting line-up in the same game since 2012.  Sunday's game was the first time two or more of the four failed to make the starting line-up in a game before the team managed to clinch first place. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yoshinori Tateyama joined Ichi-gun practices at Koshien on Monday.  He will most likely be added to the active roster on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2014
  • Yuta Iwasada is scheduled to make his Ichi-gun debut against Yokohama at Koshien on August 3.  Iwasada tossed six shutout innings against Ni-gun Chunichi on Saturday (July 26).  He allowed one hit, walked two, and struck out seven. Source: Daily Sports 7/28/2014
  • Possible starters for the Yakult series at Koshien that begins on the 29th: Minoru Iwata, Kazuhito Futagami, Atsushi Nomi.  Possible starters for the Yokohama series at Koshien that begins on August 1: Shintaro Fujinami, Randy Messenger, and Iwasada. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2014
  • Hiroaki Saiuchi tossed three shutout innings in a Ni-gun intra-squad game on the 23rd.  He was added to the active roster on Sunday. Source: Sanspo 7/28/2014
  • Kazuyuki Kaneda suffered a cut on his right middle finger during a game against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on the 26th.  He was taken off the active roster on Sunday. Source: Sanspo 7/28/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto is scheduled to start a Ni-gun game against Softbank at Nagoya on the 31st. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura threw 148 pitches during his start against the Yakult Swallows on Sunday.  It was the eighth time he threw 148 or more pitches in a game over his career.  His career high of 158 was set on April 25, 1996.  His thirty-one career victories against the Swallows is good for sole possession of  fourth on the franchise's all-time list, behind Noboru Akiyama's forty-five, Masaji Hiramatsu's thirty-eight, and Kazuhiko Endo's thirty-seven. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2014
  • The Bay Stars have won their last nine games against the Yakult Swallows.  The last time they carried a nine-game winning streak against one team during a season was in 1997 against Chunichi (eleven games between July 1 and August 28).  The last time they carried a nine-game winning streak against Yakult was in 1970 (ten games between May 9 and August 23). Source: Sanspo 7/28/2014

[7/27/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.28, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Yoshinori Tateyama might join the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Monday.  He could also make the active roster on Tuesday.  Tateyama tossed a shutout inning in relief, while allowing two hits, against Ni-gun Chunichi on Saturday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2014
  • Ryosuke Ogata and umpire Ryohei Imaoka complained of feeling sick (like heat sickness) after the 5th inning of a Ni-gun game on the 26th against Chunichi.  Both Ogata and Imaoka were taken out of the game before the start of the 6th. Source: Daily Sports 7/27/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp held a press conference for Deunte Heath on Sunday. Source: official announcement
  • Daichi Osera on the cramp he developed during his last start on the 26th: "It felt like the cramp was mostly in the back area of my right hamstring.  I've been drinking a lot of water so I don't think it was dehydration.  I'm not really sure what the problem is.  I'm out here practicing like this and I'm not really having any major difficulties.  I'm fine." Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino is currently slated to make his next start on August 1 against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien. Source: Sponichi 7/27/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Nagisa Arakaki will most likely get his next Ni-gun start during a Nippon Ham series that begins on August 1.  He is slated to throw about 100 pitches. Source: Sanspo 7/27/2014

[7/26/2014] Injury Report: Yamato (Hanshin), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Jul.27, 2014 @ 2:14 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Yamato was taken off the active roster on Saturday with a strain in his left abdominal oblique.  He suffered the injury during pre-game fielding practice on Friday. Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2014Sports Hochi 7/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino developed a cramp in his right calf during the 6th inning of Friday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  Ino told reporters on Saturday his leg was fine and that he did not expect to miss his next start. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014 ... Kiyoshi Nakahata also told reporters Ino was going to make his next start as originally scheduled. Source: Sanspo 7/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien took a ball hit by Taketoshi Goto off his chest while playing defense in the 4th inning of Saturday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  He as removed from the game after the 5th and taken to the hospital for tests.  He was diagnosed with a bruise on his left chest.  He might be taken off the active roster if he is unable to play on Sunday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2014, Sponichi 7/26/2014

[7/25/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.26, 2014 @ 3:15 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe became the fifty-second player in NPB history to reach the 3,000 total bases milestone when he collected an infield single during his first at bat on Friday against Chunichi's Yudai Ono.  He also joined Sadaharu Oh (5,862), Shigeo Nagashima (4,369), Tetsuharu Kawakami (3,500), Tatsunori Hara (3,144), and Isao Shibata (3,029) as the only players in franchise history to reach the milestone. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano will most likely make the Samurai Japan roster. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger's next few starts: July 27 against Hiroshima at Mazda; August 2 against Yokohama at Koshien; August 8 against Hiroshima at Kyocera Dome; August 14 against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome; August 22 against Hiroshima at Mazda; August 28 against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome.  He could also get starts on September 9 (vs Yomiuri at Koshien) and September 14 (vs Hiroshima at Koshien). Lifetime, Messenger is 4-4 with a 2.79 ERA in starts with four or fewer days of rest (eleven games with four days of rest and one game with two days of rest). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014
  • Minoru Iwata's next start is slated for the 29th against Yakult at Koshien. Source: Sanspo 7/25/2014
  • Kazuhito Futagami will most likely get the start on the 30th against Yakult. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014
  • Mauro Gomez is planning to shave his beard as soon as he hits home run number twenty.  A number of other players have also started growing facial hair. Source: Sanspo 7/25/2014
  • Fifteen Hanshin Electric Railway station attendants at Umeda Station and Koshien Station will be wearing Ultra Tora-no Natsu 2014 uniforms between July 29 and August 3. Source: official announcement (pdf)
  • Masayuki Kakefu appeared at a press conference for Mitsuwa Tiger's new Revol Tiger bat line. Source: Sanspo 7/25/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • With the addition of Deunte Heath, the Carp could fill their four foreign player slots with one position player and three pitchers. Source: Daily Sports 7/25/2014
  • Plane troubles pushed Heath's arrival in Japan back a day to the 26th.  The Carp are planning to hold a press conference for him on the 27th. Source: Sanspo 7/25/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino won his tenth game of the season on Friday against the Yakult Swallows and became the first pitcher in franchise history to reach double-digits in wins in one season since Naoyuki Shimizu in 2010. ... Ino became the first pitcher in the Central League to win ten games this season and also became the first pitcher to win ten or more games since DeNA took over the Bay Stars. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2014
  • Kiyoshi Nakahata on Norihiro Nakamura: "I've been watching him to see if we can use him.  But he's only hitting breaking/offspeed pitches.  He's late on the fastballs." Source: Sponichi 7/25/2014

[7/24/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.24, 2014 @ 11:44 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Yoshinori Tateyama pitched in a Ni-gun intra-squad game on Wednesday.  He entered the game in the 4th and gave up a run on two hits (including a solo home run) over one inning of work. Source: Sanspo 7/24/2014
  • Takumi Akiyama started a Ni-gun intra-squad game on Wednesday and gave up three runs on four hits over three innings of work.  Hiroaki Saiuchi started the game for the Reds and tossed three shutout innings while allowing four hits.  Akiyama, Saiuchi, and Kazuhito Futagami are candidates for a start on the 31st against Yakult at Koshien. Source: Sanspo 7/24/2014
  • Atsushi Nomi's record, broken down by starting catcher: Akihito Fujii - 7 G, 4-3, 4.35 ERA; Kazunari Tsuruoka - 4 G, 0-4, 4.45 ERA; Takashi Shimizu - 3 G, 1-1, 6.75 ERA; Ryutaro Umeno - 2 G, 0-1, 2.76 ERA. Source: Sanspo 7/24/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp are 8-0-1 in extra innings this year.  The eight-game winning streak set a new franchise high.  The previous record of seven was set in 1970 (7-0-1) and 1985 (8-0-2).  The last time the team recorded eight or more wins in extra innings was in 1996 (9-5-0). Source: Sanpso 7/24/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons posted additional details for fans interested in trying out for the Chunichi Dragons Oendan. Source: official announcement
  • Masahiro Yamamoto started a Ni-gun game against Orix on Wednesday: 5.0 IP, 17 BF, 58 NP, 4 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.  Kenshin Kawakami relieved Yamamoto in the 6th: 3.0 IP, 19 BF, 84 NP, 5 H, 2 SO, 4 BB, 6 R, 5 ER. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Newly added Hirofumi Yamanaka will most likely be added to the active roster on Friday. Source: Sanspo 7/24/2014

[7/23/2014] Injury Report: Kazuki Yoshimi (Chunichi), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin)

by on Jul.24, 2014 @ 12:04 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) played in his first Ni-gun intra-squad rehab game on Wednesday.  He pitched one inning and retired the side in order.  He threw nine pitches, struck out one, and topped out at 146km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 7/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/23/2014
  • The Tigers took Tsuyoshi Nishioka off the active roster on Wednesday with pain in his back.  Nishioka was slated to earn his domestic FA option on the same day. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi left Wednesday's game early because of tightness in his elbow.  His status moving forward is uncertain at this time. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2014
  • Kazuhiro Wada missed another game on Wednesday because he is still recovering from an HBP to the left side of the head during a game against Yokohama on the 21st.  "There is still some swelling and pain.  I feel a little sick when I run," said Wada. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2014

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