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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] 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

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 (July 23, 2014)

by on Jul.23, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Toda, Takaya (HIR) 1-1, 2.95 - Ishiyama, Taichi (YAK) 1-4, 5.32

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

Attendance: 29883 | Time: 4h27m | Hiroshima leads series, 9-4-0

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp 7 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 (July 22, 2014)

by on Jul.22, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Bullington, Bryan (HIR) 7-7, 4.22 - Yagi, Ryosuke (YAK) 4-4, 4.20

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

Attendance: 22045 | Time: 3h35m | Hiroshima leads series, 8-4-0

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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

[7/20/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Jul.20, 2014 @ 11:35 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Toshiya Sugiuchi threw thirty-nine pitches in the bullpen at Giants Stadium on Sunday.  He is slated to start Tuesday's game against Hanshin at Koshien. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/20/2014
  • Tetsuya Utsumi threw 131 pitches in the bullpen on Saturday.  He will most likely get a start during the Chunichi series that begins on the 25th at Nagoya Dome. Source: Sanpso 7/20/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) is scheduled to pitch an inning in a Ni-gun rehab intra-squad game on the 23rd.  He could begin pitching in Ni-gun rehab games in August. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/20/2014, Daily Sports 7/20/2014
  • Yuta Iwasada is slated to start a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on the 27th.  If he continues to make good progress at Ni-gun, he could make it to the active roster some time in mid-August. Source: Sanspo 7/20/2014
  • Mauro Gomez took thirty-one swings during batting practice on Saturday and hit seven over the fence. Source: Sanspo 7/20/2014
  • Yoshinori Tateyama threw forty-three pitches, including the forkball, in the bullpen on Saturday.  He will be with the Ni-gun team for a two-game series against Chunichi (July 26-27).  If he pitches well, he could be available for the active roster for the Yakult series that begins on the 29th at Koshien. Source: Sanspo 7/20/2014
  • Randy Messenger's next two starts could come on the 22nd (Yomiuri at Koshien) and 29th (Yakult at Koshien). Source: Sanspo 7/20/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenjiro Nomura is planning to added Ryuji Ichioka (right shoulder) to the active roster on Monday. Source: Daily Sports 7/20/2014
  • Yoshiyuki Ishihara (right shoulder) will replace Yoshikazu Kura on the active roster.  The Carp are planning to carry two catchers -- Ishihara and Tsubasa Aizawa -- at the start of the second-half. Source: Daily Sports 7/20/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Shuhei Takahashi took seventy-seven swings during batting practice at Nagoya Dome on Sunday and hit seven over the fence. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/20/2014
  • Possible starters for the Yokohama series that begins on the 21st at Yokohama: Shinji Iwata, Tatsuro Hamada, Kazuki Yoshimi. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/20/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Kiyoshi Nakahata does not want to lose Taketoshi Goto in the line-up when Tony Blanco returns and is thinking about giving the veteran a look out in left. Source: Daily Sports 7/20/2014 ... Nakahata believes the first six games of the second-half will be very important and could set the tone for the remainder of the season. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa threw fifty-five pitches in the bullpen on Saturday.  He will start Monday's game against Hiroshima at Jingu.  His next start after that will most likely come on 27th against Yokohama at Jingu on five days of rest. Source: Sanspo 7/20/2014

[7/17/2014] Injury Report: Yulieski Gourriel (Yokohama), Ryuji Ichioka (Hiroshima)

by on Jul.18, 2014 @ 12:08 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka (right shoulder) could return to the Ichi-gun roster in time for the Yakult series that begins on the 21st. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel tweaked his left side while swinging the bat during Wednesday's game against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium.  He returned to Tokyo on Thursday and will go to the hospital on Saturday for an examination. Source: Sanspo 7/17/2014 ... The Bay Stars are preparing for the worst because there is a chance Gourriel might be out for an extended period of time.  The last thing they want to do is rush him back and risk further injury. Source: Sponichi 7/17/2014
  • Tony Blanco (left thigh) is expected to join the Ichi-gun team for the first game after the All-Star break. Source: Sponichi 7/17/2014