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[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

[7/25/2014] 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

[7/17/2014] Hiroshima Carp tops one million in attendance in forty-first home game

by on Jul.26, 2014 @ 2:55 am, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp topped one million in attendance on Friday.  The milestone was attained in the team's forty-first home game of the year.  The franchise record of forty games was set in 2009.

Source: Sanspo 7/25/2014



Date Opponent Venue Attendance
04/01 (Tue) Yakult Mazda Stadium 20,045
04/02 (Wed) Yakult Mazda Stadium 20,917
04/04 (Fri) Yokohama Mazda Stadium 15,839
04/05 (Sat) Yokohama Mazda Stadium 20,524
04/06 (Sun) Yokohama Mazda Stadium 22,539
04/11 (Fri) Chunichi Mazda Stadium 15,601
04/12 (Sat) Chunichi Mazda Stadium 24,070
04/15 (Tue) Hanshin Mazda Stadium 17,946
04/16 (Wed) Hanshin Mazda Stadium 20,428
04/17 (Thu) Hanshin Mazda Stadium 17,410
04/25 (Fri) Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 28,457
04/26 (Sat) Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,669
04/27 (Sun) Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 32,041
05/03 (Sat) Yokohama Mazda Stadium 31,676
05/04 (Sun) Yokohama Mazda Stadium 31,800
05/05 (Mon) Yokohama Mazda Stadium 31,763
05/09 (Fri) Chunichi Mazda Stadium 23,203
05/10 (Sat) Chunichi Mazda Stadium 29,771
05/11 (Sun) Chunichi Mazda Stadium 31,724
05/13 (Tue) Hanshin Yonago 14,347
05/14 (Wed) Hanshin Yonago 13,045
05/25 (Sun) Seibu Mazda Stadium 29,961
05/26 (Mon) Seibu Miyoshi 12,074
05/28 (Wed) Lotte Mazda Stadium 26,959
05/29 (Thu) Lotte Mazda Stadium 24,844
06/06 (Fri) Softbank Mazda Stadium 29,983
06/07 (Sat) Softbank Mazda Stadium 31,466
06/08 (Sun) Orix Mazda Stadium 31,621
06/09 (Mon) Orix Kure 13,334
06/18 (Wed) Rakuten Mazda Stadium 25,431
06/19 (Thu) Rakuten Mazda Stadium 25,494
06/21 (Sat) Nippon Ham Mazda Stadium 31,415
06/22 (Sun) Nippon Ham Mazda Stadium 31,530
07/01 (Tue) Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 25,369
07/02 (Wed) Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 24,109
07/04 (Fri) Yakult Mazda Stadium 23,450
07/05 (Sat) Yakult Mazda Stadium 30,745
07/14 (Mon) Yokohama Mazda Stadium 21,166
07/15 (Tue) Yokohama Mazda Stadium 18,452
07/16 (Wed) Yokohama Mazda Stadium 19,367
07/25 (Fri) Hanshin Mazda Stadium 31,218

[7/25/2014] Hiroshima Carp unveil Sekido Chokka uniforms

by on Jul.25, 2014 @ 11:14 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp unveiled their Sekido Chokka (red alternate) uniforms today.  They will be worn during two home series in October.

  • vs Yakult at Mazda Stadium, August 22-24
  • vs Yakult at Mazda Stadium, August 26-28

Brad Edlred, Yoshihiro Maru, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Ryuji Ichioka, and Shota Dobayashi modeled the uniform for the media.

The base color is Morocco Red, as opposed to Spain Red used for the road uniforms.  The color is supposed to symbolize a flame that pushes forward.  The black lettering indicates power and victory, and goes perfectly with the base red.

Source: official announcement

[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] 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