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[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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[7/23/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.24, 2014 @ 12:00 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshinobu Takahashi hit a game-tying pinch-hit solo home run in the bottom of the 9th with two out against Hanshin on Tuesday.  He became the first Giant to tie a game in the bottom of the 9th with a pinch-hit, two-out home run since Koji Goto hit a three-run blast against Hanshin on April 11, 2003. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yuta Iwasada started a Ni-gun intra-squad game on Tuesday.  He pitched three innings and gave up two runs on three hits.  He also walked three, allowed two stolen bases, and threw one wild pitch.  He is scheduled to start a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on the 26th. Source: Sanspo 7/23/2014
  • Kazuyuki Kaneda picked up his first career victory with just one pitch on Tuesday.  He became the thirty-sixth pitcher in the NPB, nineteenth in the Central League, to record a win with one pitch, first since Yomiuri's Mizuki Tsuchida on June 15, 2014.  He joined Tatsuhiro Yuminaga (October 21, 1993) and Minoru Kasai (August 3, 2000) as the only pitchers in franchise history to win a game with one pitch. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2014, Sanspo 7/23/2014
  • Kosuke Fukudome recorded his third career walk-off home run during Tuesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants -- April 2, 2003 against Yakult; April 19, 2013 vs Yakult; July 22, 2014 vs Yomiuri.  He became the first player in franchise history to hit a walk-off home run against Yomiuri in the 12th inning or later. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2014 ... The Tigers have hit thirteen walk-off home runs against the Giants.  Fukudome joined Fumio Fujimura (1951, 10th inning) and Yasushi Tao (1988, 10th inning) as the only players in franchise history to hit a walk-off home run against the Giants. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka is slated to earn his FA option this year (needs one more day on the active roster).  A team official indicated that the organization wanted him back next year. Source: Sanspo 7/23/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • On Wednesday, the Carp set a new franchise record by extending their winning streak in extra innings to eight this season (8-0-1). Source: Sponichi 7/23/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Tatsuro Hamada will most likely make his next start during a series against Hiroshima that begins on the 29th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2014
  • On Tuesday, Motonobu Tanishige became the first player/manager to hit a home run since Katsuya Nomura in 1977; and the first player/manager in the Central League since Fumio Fujimura since 1956. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2014, Sanspo 7/23/2014 ... At forty-three-years and seven months, Tanishige joined Tomoaki Kanemoto (forty-four years and five months) and Takeshi Yamasaki (forty-three years and eight months) as the only as the only players in Central League history to hit a home run at forty-three years and seven months or older. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2014
  • Former Dragon Takeshi Yamasaki will be participating in the GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race at Fuji Speedway on the 26th. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Newcomers Nagisa Arakaki and Hirofumi Yamanaka joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Wednesday.  They tossed bullpen sessions under the watchful eyes of the coaches (Arakaki about sixty pitches and Yamanaka forty-eight pitches). Source: Sponichi 7/23/2014

[7/22/2014] Injury Report: Wladimir Balentien (Yakult), Yusei Kikuchi (Seibu)

by on Jul.23, 2014 @ 3:18 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei returned to the starting line-up on Monday for the first time in six games.  Kamei was apparently having problems with tightness in his right calf. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka was not available to play on Tuesday because of tightness in his back. Source: Sports Hochi 7/22/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada took an HBP off the left side of his head during Monday's game against Yokohama.  Tests at a hospital did not reveal any abnormalities.  He did participate in pre-game warm-ups on Tuesday, but did not take part in other workouts like batting practice.  Yokohama's Shun Yamaguchi briefly met with Wada before the game to apologize for the pitch he threw.  He did not play on Tuesday and instead rested.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien did not play on Tuesday because of pain in his left wrist.  He tweaked the wrist during his first at bat on Monday.  He was available off the bench as a pinch-hitter.  He will be examined at a hospital on Wednesday as a precaution. Source: Sports Hochi 7/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yusei Kikuchi left Tuesday's game against Rakuten after two innings because he developed a blister on his left middle finger. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014

[7/22/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.23, 2014 @ 3:09 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yoshinori Tateyama is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game intra-squad game on the 23rd. Source: Sanspo 7/22/2014
  • Through Monday, the Tigers are 19-11-1 in games when Rytaro Umeno gets the start at catcher. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014
  • The baseball from Seung Hwan Oh's 300th save game will be placed on temporary display at the Museum of Hanshin Koshien Stadium, beginning on Wednesday, July 23.  The ball will be returned to Oh after the museum is finished with it. Source: Sanspo 7/22/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige knocked out his first home run of the season in the 2nd inning of Tuesday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  He set a new record with twenty-six consecutive seasons with at least one home run (1989-2014).  He entered the day tied with Katsuya Nomura (1956-1980). Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014
  • The Dragons are looking to establish a new oendan. Source: official announcement ... The Dragons announced that the four oendan groups placed on hold earlier this year were not cleared for permits (Dragons Aiko-kai, Nagoya Dragons-kai, Nagoya Tatsuru-kai, and the Hokuriku Dragons Oendan).  Additional information can be found at the announcement link. Source: official announcement

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shun Yamaguchi joined Shota Oba (July 30, 2009 and September 19, 2011) and Masaru Nakamura (April 29, 2013) as the only pitchers in NPB history to start a game and get ejected for throwing a dangerous pitch before recording a single out.  Yamaguchi was tossed after throwing just five pitches and set a NPB record.  The previous record of six was set by Masaki Saito on July 1, 1994, Oba in 2011, and Nakamura in 2013. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows held a press conference for Nagisa Arakaki and Hirofumi Yamanaka on Tuesday.  Arakaki was assigned the number forty-five, Yamanaka the number sixty-eight. Source: official announcement

Yomiuri Giants 2 – Hanshin Tigers 3 (July 22, 2014)

by on Jul.22, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Sugiuchi, Toshiya (YOM) 7-3, 2.77 - Messenger, Randy (HAN) 8-7, 2.73

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 11 0
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1X 3 7 0

Attendance: 44638 | Time: 3h44m | Hanshin leads series, 9-5-0

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[7/21/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Jul.22, 2014 @ 12:07 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tatsunori Hara used fifty-seven different line-ups during the first eighty games of the season. Source: Sanspo 7/21/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takahiro Arai played in fifty-three games during the first-half.  In nineteen games in the starting line-up, he went 22-for-71 (.310) with no home runs and ten RBI.  In thirty-three games as a pinch-hitter, he went 7-for-27 (.259 with one home run and nine RBI. Source: Sanspo 7/21/2014 ... The Tigers could make Arai their everyday third baseman during the second-half.  Kentaro Sekimoto and Ryota Arai will most likely be used as right-handed pinch-hitters.  Tsuyoshi Nishioka could become a left-handed bat off the bench. Source: Sanspo 7/21/2014
  • Yuta Iwasada Pitched in a Ni-gun intra-squad game on the 22nd.  He threw about sixty pitches in the bullpen at Naruohama on Sunday in preparation for his next Ni-gun start on the 26th against Chunichi. Source: Sanspo 7/21/2014
  • Takumi Akiyama will pitch in a Ni-gun intra-squad game on the 23rd.  He is also currently slated to start an Ichi-gun game on the 31st against Yakult at Koshien. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014
  • The Tigers will most likely avoid using Seung Hwan Oh in more than one inning per outing until September.  They could make an exception to the rule, based on opponent (for example, the Yomiuri Giants and Hiroshima Carp). Source: Sports Hochi 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014
  • Mauro Gomez has a shot at becoming the first foreign player in franchise history to record 100 or more RBIs in their first year in Japan.  He currently has seventy-one in eighty-five games. Source: Daily Sports 7/21/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami could make the Samurai Japan roster. Source: Sponichi 7/21/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred launched his thirtieth home run of the season on Monday and became the fourth player in franchise history to reach thirty home runs before any one else in either league.  The other three Carp: Adrian Garrett in 1978, Koji Yamamoto in 1979 and 1981, and Akira Eto in 1995. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014 ... Eldred also became the first Carp to hit thirty or more home runs in a season since Takahiro Arai and Tomonori Maeda in 2005. Source: Sponichi 7/21/2014
  • Kenta Maeda might get Friday starts on six days of rest over the next five or so weeks.  That could means starts against Hanshin at Mazda on July 25, Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome on the August 1, Hanshin at Kyocera Dome on August 8, Yomiuri at Mazda on August 15, and Hanshin at Mazda on August 22. Source: Sports Hochi 7/21/2014, Daily Sports 7/21/2014
  • Takaya Toda will most likely start Wednesday's game against the Yakult Swallows. Source: Daily Sports 7/21/2014