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[8/20/2014] Injury Report: Akihiro Yanase (Softbank), Yoshihiro Ito (Lotte)

by on Aug.21, 2014 @ 1:57 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka worked out at Naruohama on Tuesday.  He played catch outdoors at a distance of about fifty meters.  He also hit off a tee indoors -- thirty swings from each side. Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka (right shoulder) was re-examined at a hospital in Hiroshima on Wednesday.  He was given the green light to resume throwing, but there is no timetable on when he might start playing catch because he still needs time to regain muscle strength. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kyohei Muranaka was taken off the active roster on Wednesday with a bruise on right calf.  Muranaka suffered the injury during a start against Yomiuri on Tuesday.  He will be examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2014, Sponichi 8/20/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yoshihiro Ito started feeling discomfort in his right shoulder on Tuesday.  He was taken off the active roster on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Akihiro Yanase was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on Wednesday and diagnosed with inflammation in the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow.  He was taken off the active roster on the same day.  The Hawks will re-assess after a week of no throwing. Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2014
  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Tuesday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted second.  He went 1-for-2 with a walk. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014
  • Tadashi Settsu (right thumb) could make his next start on the 26th against Nippon Ham at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014

[8/20/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.21, 2014 @ 1:54 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe has hit six home runs in extra innings over his career: August 11, 2002 against Hiroshima, 10th inning; May 1, 2004 against Hiroshima, 11th inning; August 19, 2007 against Yakult, 10th inning; April 24, 2009 against Chunichi, 10th inning; April 16, 2014 against Yakult, 10th inning; August 19, 2014 against Yakult, 11th inning. Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani recorded his 111th career modasho on Wednesday and tied Makoto Imaoka for fifth on the franchise's all-time list. Source: Daily Sports 8/20/2014
  • Randy Messenger's next start will most likely come on the 26th against Yomiuri. Source: Daily Sports 8/20/2014 ... Messenger currently leads the league in wins (11) and strikeouts (180).  Gene Bacque is the only foreign pitcher in franchise history to finish a season in first with wins (29 in 1964).  Messenger is the only foreign pitcher in franchise history to finish a season in first with strikeouts (183 in 2013).  If Messenger manages to finish the seasons in first in wins and strikeouts, he would become the first foreign pitcher in franchise history to accomplish the feat.  He would also become the first pitcher in franchise history to win two pitching titles in the same season since Yutaka Enatsu in 1968 (25 wins, 401 strikeouts). Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014 ... Jeremy Powell is the only foreign pitcher in NPB history to capture the strikeout and win title in the same season (2002, 17 wins, 182 strikeouts).  Bacque holds the record for most strikeouts by a foreign pitcher in one season with 200 in 1964.  The last foreign pitcher to lead the league in strikeouts two years in a row was Colby Lewis (183 in 2008 and 186 in 2009). Source: Sponichi 8/20/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp tied a franchise record by banging out at least ten hits in their eighth straight game on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 8/20/2014
  • Bryan Bullington will be taken off the active roster after giving up seven runs (all earned) on ten hits over three innings of work against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Wednesday.  Kenjiro Nomura hopes Bullington can use the ten days for rest and recovery. Source: Sponichi 8/20/2014
  • The Ni-gun Carp played in two Industrial League Hiroshima Tournament games on Tuesday.  Deunte Heath started the  semifinals game against Mitsubishi Juko Hiroshima.  He gave up three runs over seven innings of work and was the winning pitcher on record.  Brad Eldred was the starting designated hitter and batted clean-up.  He went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.  In the Finals game, Ryuhei Matsuyama was responsible for driving in the game-winning run in the 8th.  Matsuyama played in all four games of the tournament and went 6-for-16 with five RBI. Source: Daily Sports 8/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014
  • Ryosuke Kikuchi was using bats made of maple before switching over to white ash in July. Source: Sponichi 8/20/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura and Takehiro Ishikawa took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday.  They were challenged by Guillermo Moscoso.  Miura reportedly sent out challenges to Kiyoshi Nakahata, team owner Makoto Haruna, and team president Jun Ikeda. Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014

[8/19/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers

by on Aug.20, 2014 @ 3:26 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura joined the Ichi-gun pitchers for workouts at Giants Stadium on Monday.  He could make his next Ichi-gun start on the 21st against Yakult at Jingu.  If he does not pitch well, he will most likely be shuttled back to Ni-gun for more work. Source: Sanspo 8/19/2014, Daily Sports 8/19/2014 ... If it comes down to Sawamura and Yuki Egarashi, pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi plans to go with the latter. Sponichi 8/20/2014
  • Hector Mendoza pitched in a practice game against Chuo University on Tuesday.  He started the game and tossed a shutout inning.  He topped out at 146km/h and struck out two. Source: Sanspo 8/19/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani recorded the 110th modasho of his career on Tuesday.  He is one modasho away from tying Makoto Imaoka for fifth on the franchise all-time list. Source: Daily Sports 8/19/2014
  • Randy Messenger joined Gene Bacque as the only foreign pitchers in franchise history to record fifty or more victories. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014 ... Messenger has so far recorded seven RBI this year.  Bacque set the franchise record for foreign pitchers with eleven in 1965.  The last Hanshin pitcher to record ten or more RBIs in a season (foreign or Japanese) was Matt Keough with ten in 1989. Source: Daily Sports 8/19/2014
  • The Tigers are carrying two full-time catchers: Kazunari Tsuruoka and Ryutaro Umeno.  Ryota Imanari is listed as a catcher, but the Tigers have been using him primarily as a third baseman this year.  However, they also see him as a back-up catcher, should something happen to the other two. Source: Sanspo 8/19/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami's next two starts could come on the 22nd against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium and on the 28th against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. Source: Daily Sports 8/19/2014, Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • A young pitcher working out at Ni-gun is expected to get the start on the 21st against Chunichi.  Akira Iwamoto and Kazuhito Futagami are candidates. Source: Sanspo 8/19/2014
  • The Tigers could be interested in Daisuke Yamai and Yoshihisa Hirano.  Both players have already earned their domestic FA options. Source: Sports Hochi 8/19/2014

[8/18/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 2:43 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshinobu Takahashi's father, Juei, died of heart failure at a hospital in Chiba at 4:50am on August 18.  He was seventy-five. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2014
  • Susumu Orui (23) filed marriage papers with a twenty-two-year-old woman. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yuta Iwasada received about five hundred congratulatory e-mails from friends and supporters after he recorded the first Ichi-gun victory of his career on the 17th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014
  • The Tigers recorded their third two-homer inning of the season on Sunday: July 1 against Yakult, 4th inning, Ryutaro Umeno and Mauro Gomez; August 5 against Yakult, 3rd inning, Takashi Toritani and Matt Murton.  The franchise record of four was set twice in the past: Game 1 against Hiroshima on September 19, 1976 and against Yakult on August 14, 1983. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2014

Hiroshima Carp

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige set a new NPB record when he homered for the first time this season on July 22 against Yokohama at Yokohama.  The blast gave him at least one home run in twenty-six consecutive seasons.  The bat and ball that set the record will be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo.  The items will be put on display on the evening of August 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Masanori Ishikawa's next start could come on the 21st against Yomiuri at Jingu. Source: Sponichi 8/18/2014

[8/17/2014] Injury Report: Sho Nakata (Nippon Ham), Ryuhei Matsuyama (Hiroshima)

by on Aug.18, 2014 @ 3:21 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Yamato (left side) played in a Ni-gun rehab game on Sunday against Orix.  He got the start in center and batted second.  He went 1-for-3.  The Tigers are planning to make a decision on Yamato after he plays in at least one more rehab game. Source: Sponichi 8/17/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuhei Matsuyama (left knee) played in a Ni-gun rehab practice game against Tsuneishi (Industrial League) on Saturday.  He started the game in right and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-4 with a home run and one RBI.  He will most likely play in a few more rehab games in right field and at first before the Carp consider him for the active roster. Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Sho Nakata tweaked his left knee while running the bases in the top of the 10th inning of Saturday's game against the Seibu Lions.  He was removed from the game in the bottom half of the inning as a precaution. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014
  • Michael Crotta (left side) tossed a bullpen session Saturday.  He threw thirteen pitches to a standing catcher and eight to a squatting catcher. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014