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[6/26/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jun.27, 2015 @ 4:10 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami's next start will most likely come on June 28 against Yokohama at Koshien. Source: Sanspo 6/26/2015
  • The Tigers played their 9,994th game on June 24. Source: Sanspo 6/26/2015
  • Hanshin will be sending five officials to the United States for a six night, eight day trip. They will be there to see how MLB stadiums in Miami (Marlins), Boston (Red Sox), Arizona (Diamondbacks), and New York (Yankees and Mets) operate. They also have plans to visit Cooperstown. The Tigers are looking for new ways to draw and improve relations with fans. Source: Daily Sports 6/26/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Second round draft pick Kazuki Yabuta could make his Ichi-gun debut with a start against Yomiuri on July 2. In eight Ni-gun games, he is 4-1 with a 1.70 ERA (0.95 WHIP). Another possibility, depending on rain outs, is a Yakult game on July 5. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2015, Daily Sports 6/26/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura's last two starts have been rained out (June 21 and June 26). His next start is scheduled for June 28. Source: Sanspo 6/26/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada recorded his fourth lead-off home run of the season on June 25. He hit six lead-off home runs last season and became the first player in franchise history to hit at least four lead-off home runs in consecutive seasons. The ten career lead-off home runs puts Yamada in a tenth place tie with Dave Hilton on the franchise's all-time list. At twenty-two years and eleven months, he became the second youngest player in NPB history, behind Hayato Sakamoto's twenty-two years and four months, to reach the ten lead-off home run milestone. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2015

[6/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jun.26, 2015 @ 2:53 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants dropped their fifth consecutive series on June 24. It was the first time they lost five series in a row since they lost eight series in a row in June 2006. Source: Sanspo 6/25/2015 ... The Giants fell a game under .500 with their loss against Yokohama on June 24 for the first time since they were 47-48-7 on August 26, 2011 (after at least seventy games). Source: Sponichi 6/25/2015
  • Miles Mikolas' wife Lauren signed with the Motoko Inagawa Agency. Source: Sanspo 6/25/2015, Sponichi 6/25/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Practice game against San-gun Softbank on June 24: Nelson Perez got the start in left and batted fourth. He went 2-for-4 and picked up his first RBI in the 5th. Source: Sanspo 6/25/2015
  • Practice game against San-gun Softbank on June 25: Perez was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth. He went 3-for-4. He hit a two-out double in the 3rd, a single to left in the 5th, and another double in the 7th. Source: Sports Hochi 6/25/2015
  • Atsushi Nomi recorded the seventy-eighth victory of his career and moved into sole possession of sixteenth on the franchise's all-time list. He is 5-1 with a 2.63 ERA in thirteen games at rural stadiums over his career. He is 20-9 with a 2.45 ERA in forty-four games against the Hiroshima Carp. Source: Sanspo 6/25/2015
  • Tatsuya Kojima did not participate in practices on June 24 because he was not feeling well. He had a fever and was examined at a hospital. Source: Sanspo 6/25/2015
  • Through June 24, Matt Murton was 44-for-116 with four home runs and twenty-four RBI in twenty-eight games at rural stadiums. He was held to zero hits four times and recorded three or more hits six times. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/25/2015
  • Takashi Toritani played in his 500th consecutive full game on June 24. He has not missed an inning since his streak began on March 30, 2012. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/25/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Daichi Osera has not pitched well out of the bullpen, but the Carp plan to continue using him as a reliever. Since becoming a reliever, Osera has given up seven runs (four earned) on twelve hits over 4.2 innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/24/2015
  • Former Carp manager Kenjiro Nomura will be working with the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in Sri Lanka between July 9 and 16. He will be there to help promote baseball. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/24/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • First round draft pick Yasuaki Yamasaki notched his twentieth save of the season on June 24 and became the sixth pitcher in NPB history to save at least twenty games in his rookie year. The other five: Tsuyoshi Yoda with thirty-one in 1990, Katsuhiro Nagakawa with twenty-five in 2003, Koji Mise with twenty-eight saves in 2004, Kazuhisa Makita with twenty-two in 2011, and Tomoya Mikami with twenty-one in 2014. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/24/2015

Hanshin Tigers 6 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 6 (June 23, 2015)

by on Jun.23, 2015 @ 4:32 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hanshin Tigers vs Hiroshima Carp @ Nagano Olympic Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Iwata, Minoru (HAN) 5-3, 3.22 - Kuroda, Hiroki (HIR) 6-2, 2.61

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Hanshin 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 6 14 1
Hiroshima 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 14 0

Attendance: | Time: | Hiroshima leads series, 5-2-1

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[6/22/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jun.23, 2015 @ 4:31 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants have lost their last four series: Softbank (L-L-L), Nippon Ham (L-L-W), Lotte (L-L-L), and Chunichi (L-W-L). The last time they lost four series in a row was between June and July 2011. Source: Sanspo 6/22/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Potential starters for the Hiroshima two-game series that begins on June 23: Minoru Iwata and Atsushi Nomi. Source: Daily Sports 6/22/2015
  • Yuta Iwasada could get an Ichi-gun start on June 27 against Yokohama. Suguru Iwazaki and Yuya Yokoyama were also options, but they both gave up runs during their last Ni-gun appearances on June 20. Source: Sanspo 6/22/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Daichi Osera's switch to the bullpen is temporary. "He will be our ace in the future. This is just something for him to experience. He is a future ace," said Koichi Ogata. Source: Sponichi 6/22/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Potential starters for the Yomiuri two-games series that begins on June 23: Yasutomo Kubo and Yoshiki Sunada. Source: ZakZak 6/22/2015
  • Daisuke Miura's start on June 21 was rained out. He will be making a start during the Hanshin three-game series that begins on June 26. Source: ZakZak 6/22/2015

[6/21/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jun.22, 2015 @ 1:38 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants announced that Frederich Cepeda and Hector Mendoza will be returning to Cuba on June 23 to play for the national team. They will return to Japan on July 25. Source: Daily Sports 6/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/21/2015
  • On June 20, at forty years and two months, Yoshinobu Takahashi became the second player in franchise history over forty to record a pinch-hit home run. The other player was Yuko Minamimura at forty-years and three months on July 25, 1957 against Kokutetsu. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on June 21: Nelson Perez got the start in left and batted fourth. He went 1-for-3 with a walk. The hit was his first since signing with the Tigers. Source: Sports Hochi 6/21/2015
  • The Tigers have reportedly told Yutaka Wada he has free reign to decide how to handle Matt Murton if he continues his offensive slide. Murton could have until June 28 to prove that he does not deserve to be taken off the active roster. Depending on how things work out, the Tigers could also ramp up efforts to find another outfield bat on the overseas market. Source: Sanspo 6/21/2015
  • On June 20, Randy Messenger tied Gene Bacque for fifth on the all-time foreign players list with 825 strikeouts and second on the Central League's all-time foreign players list. Source: Sponichi 6/21/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yuya Fukui's start on June 21 against Yokohama was rained out. He could be sent down to Ni-gun for one game and then return to the active roster in time for a start against Chunichi at Mazda Stadium on June 28. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars lost on June 20 to push their losing streak to twelve games (including one tie). It was the seventh losing streak of twelve or more games in franchise history, first since a fourteen-game losing streak between September and October 2008. The seven losing streaks of twelve or more games set a new league record. Yokohama has recorded three losing streaks of twelve or more games since 2000: thirteen-game losing streak in May 2002, fourteen-game losing streak between September and October 2008, and their current losing streak of twelve games. Only one other teams has recorded a losing streak of twelve or more games since 2000: Orix with a twelve-game losing streak in September 2012. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2015

[6/20/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jun.21, 2015 @ 11:41 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on June 20: Nelson Perez got the start in left and batted third. He went 0-for-4: F7, Ks, F9, Ks. He left the game on defense in the 8th. He took forty swings during pre-game practices and hit three over the fence. Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2015, Sports Hochi 6/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/20/2015
  • The Tigers held a press conference for Nelson Perez on June 19. He was assigned the uniform number 95. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2015, Daily Sports 6/19/2015 ... General Manager Katsuhiro Nakamura told reporters he heard Perez was playing a lot of right and center and that they were planning to give him a look in left. He also mentioned that Perez had some experience playing first. The Tigers could be trying to send a message to Matt Murton (and to some degree Mauro Gomez). Source: Sanpso 6/20/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp reached the 4,000 win milestone on June 19. They are 4,000-4,410-332. Source: Sports Hochi 6/19/2015 ... Hiroshima recorded its first win on March 14, 1950 (third game). They are the ninth team in the NPB to reach the milestone, fourth in the Central League. Kenta Maeda was on the mound for the victory. It was his first road win since July 12, 2014 and his first roach complete game victory since August 13, 2013. Source: Sanspo 6/20/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • They Bay Stars losing streak grew to eleven games on June 19 (0-11-1). It is the second longest losing streak in franchise history. The record of fourteen was set in 1955 and 2008. Source: Daily Sports 6/19/2015 ... Yokohama lost again on June 20.