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[9/1/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.02, 2015 @ 5:06 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • If the Giants decide to pitch Tomoyuki Sugano on four days of rest, he could potentially get starts on September 8 (Hanshin at Koshien), September 13 (Yokohama at Tokyo Dome), September 18 (Yakult at Jingu), September 23 (Hanshin at Tokyo Dome), October 1 (Yokohama at Yokohama). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2015 ... With the rain out on August 1, the schedule will most likely change. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki's next start will most likely come on September 5 against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome on five days of rest. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015
  • Yuya Yokoyama was added to the active roster on September 1 to help bolster the bullpen. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015
  • The Tigers are apparently still undecided on Matt Murton and Mauro Gomez. Gomez is in the first year of a two-year deal, but the second year is a club option. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015
  • The Tigers could have an interest in thirty-year-old outfielder Andrew Brown (SK Wyverns) for the 2016 season. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kris Johnson could get starts on September 6 against Yakult (four days of rest) and September 12 against Hanshin (five days of rest). Kenta Maeda could get starts on September 8 against Chunichi (five days of rest) and September 12 against Hanshin (four days of rest). Source: Daily Sports 9/1/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Mitsuru Manaka is in the first year of a three-year deal. Swallows' president Tsuyoshi Kinugasa told Sankei Sports on August 31 that he felt everything was going according to plan and that the team was united in their effort to win their first pennant and championship in fourteen years. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 – Yokohama Bay Stars 8 (August 30, 2015)

by on Aug.30, 2015 @ 3:42 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 17:00
Starters: Toda, Takaya (HIR) 3-0, 2.86 - Moscoso, Guillermo (YOK) 3-6, 5.08

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 9 0
Yokohama 0 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 X 8 11 0

Attendance: 26992 | Time: 3h58m | Yokohama leads series, 14-8-0

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[8/29/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.30, 2015 @ 3:34 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • With their victory on August 28, the Giants pushed their record against Chunichi to 1,000-806-54. The Dragons are the second team the Giants have beaten at least 1,000 times. The Giants notched their 1,000th victory against Hanshin earlier this year on April 4. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2015 ... Through August 28, the Giants are 1,012-784-67 against the Hanshin Tigers. Source: Sanspo 8/29/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Through August 29, Matt Murton is four away from 1,000 NPB hits.
  • Shintaro Fujinami picked up his third shutout of the year on August 28 and became the first Hanshin pitcher to toss three shutouts in one season since Randy Messenger recorded three in 2013 and 2014; and the first Japanese Hanshin pitcher since Kei Igawa notched three in 2006. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2015 ... Fujinami is the first Hanshin pitcher out of high school to record three shutouts in a season within his first three years in the NPB since Yutaka Enatsu tossed seven in 1969. Source: Sanspo 8/29/2015
  • Braves' scout Hiroyuki Oya on Shintaro Fujinami: "He's a top level pitcher in Japan. He could pitch in the Majors. He's the type people in America like. He's a power pitcher that can hit the upper 150s (km/h) and he's big. There's a lot of eyes on Hiroshima's [Kenta] Maeda, but [Fujinami's] a different kind of pitcher and he's wonderful. Nippon Ham's [Shohei] Otani is in the same age group, but Fujinami has kept his spot in the starting rotation for three years. I think he might be the best young pitcher in Japan." Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2015

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Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars set a new franchise record on August 28 with their thirty-third sellout. The previous record of thirty-two was set in 1998, the last time they won the pennant and the Nippon Series. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2015

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 – Yokohama Bay Stars 2 (August 29, 2015)

by on Aug.29, 2015 @ 4:55 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Kuroda, Hiroki (HIR) 8-6, 2.85 - Sunada, Yoshiki (YOK) 2-4, 2.56

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

Attendance: 28913 | Time: 3h38m | Yokohama leads series, 13-8-0

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[8/28/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.29, 2015 @ 4:54 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Through August 28, the offense has been held to two runs or less in sixty-two games this season. The franchise record of sixty-four was set in 2011. Sixty-two, good for second most in franchise history, tied a record set in 2006. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Minoru Iwata is 4-10 with a 3.63 ERA in eighteen games against the Hiroshima Carp over his career. Source: Sanpo 8/28/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Potential starters for upcoming Hanshin series: September 1-3 at Koshien: Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda, Yuya Fukui; September 11-13 at Koshien: Hiroki Kuroda, Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda; September 25-27 at Mazda: Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda, Yusuke Nomura. Source: Sanspo 8/28/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Yomiuri Giants on August 26 and 27. It was the first time they tossed back-to-back shutouts against the Giants since 1997 (September 13 and 14) and the first time they tossed back-to-back shutouts against the Giants at Jingu Stadium since 1979 (September 1 and 2). Source: Sanspo 8/28/2015

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 – Yokohama Bay Stars 6 (August 28, 2015)

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 4:11 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Fukui, Yuya (HIR) 9-3, 3.04 - Mishima, Kazuki (YOK) 4-4, 4.09

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 0
Yokohama 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 X 6 14 0

Attendance: 26713 | Time: 3h43m | Yokohama leads series, 13-7-0

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[8/27/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 4:03 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano threw fifty-one pitches in the 4th inning of a game against Yakult on August 26. The last Yomiuri pitcher to throw fifty or more pitches in one inning was Hisanori Takahashi on September 4, 2007 (against Chunichi, 5th inning, fifty-seven pitches). Source: Sanspo 8/27/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Nelson Perez has hit three home runs in his last two Ni-gun games: he went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI against Orix on August 26 and 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against Orix on August 27. He has ten home runs in thirty games at Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda picked up his tenth win of the season on August 27 and became the fourth pitcher in franchise history to record ten or more victories in at least six consecutive seasons. The other three: Ryohei Hasegawa (1950-1957), Manabu Kitabeppu (1978-1988), and Kazuhisa Kawaguchi (1986-1991). Source: Sponichi 8/27/2015
  • Kris Johnson picked up his tenth victory of the year on August 26 and became the sixth foreign pitcher in franchise history to win at least ten games in their first year in Japan. The other five: Robinson Checo 15-8 in 1995, Nathan Minchey 15-11 in 1998, John Bale 11-10 in 2004, Colby Lewis 15-8 in 2008, and Bryan Bullington 11-9 in 2011. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Daily Sports 8/27/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons announced that the uniform Motonobu Tanishige wore when he played in his 3,018th game will be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars became the first team in the NPB (excluding the Pacific League years where seasons were split in two) to fall into last place in the second-half of the season after finishing the first-half in first place. The worst finishes at this point belong to the 1960 Chunichi Dragons and the 2012 Cihba Lotte Marines -- both teams finished the first-half in first place but ended in fifth at the end of the season. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Through August 17, Yasuhiro Ogawa is 16-4 with a 3.00 ERA in twenty-six games at Jingu Stadium over his career. Source: Sanspo 8/27/2015

[8/27/2015] Hiroshima Carp: Kenta Maeda’s post-game t-shirt

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 12:32 am, under NPB
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For those that have not already seen a photo of the t-shirt Kenta Maeda made for his post-game hero interview (photo taken from Daily Sports):

Kenta Maeda t-shirt

A few notes about the t-shirt:

  • Maeda is making it a point to draw something on a white t-shirt after every victory he records at Mazda Stadium this year. He drew on his first shirt after a victory on April 9. This was his sixth shirt. After the interview, he gives the shirt to a fan.
  • With regards to this shirt in particular:
    • "BERRY" is NOT a mistake. It was intentional and is a play on words. It refers to the band Berry Goodman. They were at the game and band member MOCA threw out the ceremonial first pitch. They are also responsible for Maeda's current intro music, 1988.
    • The number ten is for the tenth victory Maeda recorded. The face in the zero is supposed to be his.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015