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[4/20/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.21, 2015 @ 5:51 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kris Johnson has not allowed a run over seventeen innings at Mazda Stadium. Source: Sponichi 4/20/2015
  • Hiroki Kuroda's last start on April 18 was broadcast on Sogo NHK. Ratings for the broadcast were split into three parts: sixty minute block beginning at 1:50pm - 14.4%; thirteen minute block beginning at 2:50pm - 16.3%; and 169 minute block beginning at 3:06pm - 20.1%. The average was 20.1%. Source: Spoonchi 4/20/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Tomohiro Hamada gave up hits to the first five hitters he faced during his first career appearance on April 19, including a solo home run to the first batter he faced. Hamada became the sixty-sixth pitcher in NPB history to surrender a home run to the first batter he faced in his first career appearance, first since Yakult's Toshihiro Sugiura on September 10, 2014; and the ninth pitcher in franchise history, first since Yuya Ishii on April 13, 2005. The last pitcher in NPB history to give up hits to the first five hitters they faced during their first career appearance was Hanshin's Naoto Tsuru on June 15, 2008. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2015 ... Hamada and Hiroshima's Takayoshi Noma became the fourth match-up in NPB history where the pitcher gave up a home run to the first batter he faced and the batter that hit the home run connected for his first career blast. The other three match-ups: Toichiro Sofue - Isamu Uchio in 1950; Eiji Shibata - Isao Odate in 1950; and Norihiro Mizutani - Ritsuo Yamashita in 1969. Hamada and Noma are the first match-up where the pitcher and batter were both rookies. Source: Sports Hochi 4/20/2015, Sponichi 4/20/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshihisa Naruse, Taichi Ishiyama, and Nagisa Arakaki will get starts during the Chunichi series at Nagoya Dome that begins on April 21. Source: Sponichi 4/20/2015

[4/19/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.20, 2015 @ 5:33 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kazuto Taguchi picked up another RBI during his start against Hanshin on April 18. He joined Hiroaki Nakayama (Taiyo, May 8 and 15, 1986) and Atsushi Nakazato (Chunichi, September 16 and 23, 2001) as the only players since the draft to record RBIs in their first two games. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2015 ... At nineteen years and seven months, Taguchi became the first player under twenty in franchise history to record RBIs in consecutive outings since Masumi Kuwata in 1987 (nineteen years and two months: SF8 against Yakult on June 4 and 1B8 against Chunichi on June 11); and the first player under twenty in franchise history to record RBIs in consecutive outings on hits since Tsuneo Horiuchi in 1967 (nineteen years and six months: 2B9 against Taiyo on July 30 and 1B7 against Sankei on August 4). Source: Sanspo 4/19/2015
  • Tatsunori Hara is slated to return on April 21. He has been out with the flu since April 15. Source: Daily Sports 4/19/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi is 19-15 with a 3.03 ERA in fifty-six games against the Yomiuri Giants over his career. Source: Sanspo 4/19/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Nate Schierholtz was added the active roster on April 19. Hiroshima was originally planning to let Schierholtz adjust at Ni-gun until the Yomiuri series that begins on the 21st. Source: Daily Sports 4/19/2015
  • Through April 18, foreign hitters were 8-for-20 against Hiroki Kuroda. Source: Sports Hochi 4/19/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Masanori Ishikawa has recorded at least one victory in fourteen consecutive seasons, beginning with his first year. He joined Masaichi Kaneda (fifteen years, 1950-1964) and Hiromu Matsuoka (sixteen years, 1969-1984) as the only players in franchise history to achieve the feat. Source: Sanspo 4/19/2015

[4/18/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.19, 2015 @ 6:49 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on April 18: Yuya Yokoyama started the game and tossed seven shutout innings. He faced twenty-six hitters, gave up five hits, walked none, struck out six, and topped out at 145km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015
  • Randy Messenger struck out eleven during a game on April 17 against the Yomiuri Giants. It was the eleventh double-digit strikeout game of his career, first since September 2, 2014. The eleven double-digit strikeouts tied Darrell May's Central League record for most double-digit strikeout games by a foreign pitcher. Messenger struck out ten or more once each in 2011 and 2012; four times each in 2013 and 2014; and once in 2015. Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ni-gun game against Hanshin on April 17: Nate Schierholtz got the start in right and batted third. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI. He drove in a run with a ground out to second in the 1st inning; he grounded out to first in his at bat in the 3rd inning; he faced Daiki Enokida in the 6th and hit a 2-1 curve for a single to right. His day ended after three at bats. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015, Daily Sports 4/17/2015
  • Koichi Ogata is planning to give Schierholtz three games a Ni-gun before making a decision on his timetable. The Carp could add him to the active roster in time for the Yomiuri series that begins on April 21. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015, Daily Sports 4/17/2015 ... Hiroshima is now planning to replace Mike Zagurski with Schierholtz on the active roster. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons have lost two 1-0 games in which the lone run scored on a lead-off home run in the 1st inning twice in franchise history: against Taiyo on May 29, 1969 and against Hiroshima on April 17, 2015. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun game against the Futures on April 18: Yoshinori started the game and tossed three shutout innings. He faced twelve hitters, gave up two hits, walked three, struck out four, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015 ... Wladimir Balentien was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 1-for-2: BB, E6-R, 1B9. He was replaced by a pinch-runner after his hit in the 5th. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015
  • Tony Barnette picked up a save on one pitch on April 17 against Yokohama. It was the sixty-third time one of fifty-seven different pitchers managed to record a save on one pitch in NPB history (thirty-one pitchers and thirty-five times in the Central League and twenty-six pitchers and twenty-eight times in the Pacific League); the first time a pitcher notched a save on one pitch by recording a double-play since Hisashi Takeda in 2010; and the eighth time (seventh pitcher) in franchise history a pitcher recorded a save on one pitch, first since Chang-Yong Lim in 2011. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015, Sanspo 4/18/2015

[4/14/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Star, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.15, 2015 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Toshiya Sugiuchi's start on April 14 was rained out. He is slated to get the start on April 15. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2015 ... Miles Mikolas was slated to start the game on April 15. He will be available to pitch out of the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 4/14/2015
  • Batting practice pitcher Shugo Fujii revealed on his blog that he has a hereditary heart disorder. He learned about his condition while he was playing for the Yakult Swallows. Source: Blog, Daily Sports 4/14/2015

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Daichi Osera's start on April 14 was called after two innings due to rain. There are no plans to change the rotation. Source: Sanspo 4/14/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Raul Valdes started a game on April 14 against Hanshin. His next start will come on April 19 against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on four days of rest. Kazuki Yoshimi was taken off the active roster on April 13 to give his right elbow extra rest. He could get starts on ten days of rest moving forward. Source: Sports Hochi 4/14/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino's start on April 14 was rained out. His next start will be pushed back to the Yakult series. Source: Sanspo 4/14/2015
  • Hideki Okajima's wife recently gave birth to the couple's fourth child, a boy. Source: Sports Hochi 4/14/2015

Yakult Swallows