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[9/21/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.22, 2014 @ 4:57 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • On Saturday, Shinnosuke Abe became the eighth player in NPB history (first in franchise history) to join the 200 pitcher home run club. Abe has hit a home run off 200 different pitchers over his career. Source: Sponichi 9/21/2014 ... On Sunday, he became the sixty-second player in NPB history to reach the 300-double milestone. He joined Sadaharu Oh (422), Shigeo Nagashim (418), Tetsuharu Kawakami (408), and Isao Shibata (305) as the only players in franchise history with 300 or more doubles. Source: Sponichi 9/21/2014
  • Leslie Anderson is still getting treatment for his left elbow. He still has a little difficulty throwing the ball, but has no problem swinging the bat. Source: Sponichi 9/21/2014
  • Seventy-three players attended the Giants' tryout showcase: thirty-three pitchers, two catchers, eighteen infielders, and twenty outfielders. Forty-seven passed the first round of tests (includes running the fifty meter in 6.3 seconds or less and throwing the ball ninety-five meters or more): twenty-five pitchers, nine infielders, thirteen outfielders. Six passed the second round: three pitchers, one infielder, and two outfielders. The six that passed could make the team if they are selected during the draft on October 23. Source: official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez is the 17th foreign player in NPB history to record 100 or more RBI in his first year in the NPB, first since Tony Blanco notched 110 in 2009. Source: Sponichi 9/21/2014 ... Gomez joined Randy Bass (134 in 1985, 109 in 1986), George Arias (107 in 2003), and Craig Brazell (117 in 2010) as the only foreign players in franchise history to notch 100 or more RBI in a season. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/21/2014
  • Randy Messenger picked up his thirteenth victory of the year on Saturday. He became the first Tiger pitcher to win thirteen or more games in a season since Yasutomo Kubo won fourteen in 2010. He joined Gene Bacque (twenty-nine in 1964, eighteen in 1965, fourteen in 1966, eighteen in 1967, and thirteen in 1968), Rich Gale (thirteen in 1985), and Matt Keough (fifteen in 1989) as the only foreign pitchers in franchise history to record thirteen or more victories in a single season. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/21/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Thirty-eight-year-old Ryuji Yokoyama announced on Sunday that he was going to retire at the end of the season. During a press conference at Mazda Stadium, he told the media that he decided to retire because his body was no longer able to keep up with the workload. He also said he had no regrets and was satisfied with his career. Source: official announcement

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien played in his last regular game of the season. He is scheduled to head back to the United States for additional tests on his left Achilles . If he needs surgery, he will most likely require about six months for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/21/2014, Sponichi 9/21/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 2 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 (September 21, 2014)

by on Sep.21, 2014 @ 6:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 13:00
Starters: Miura, Daisuke (YOK) 5-6, 3.14 - Maeda, Kenta (HIR) 11-8, 2.58

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

Attendance: 31796 | Time: 2h52m | Hiroshima leads series, 15-8-1

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[9/20/2014] Injury Report: Kosuke Tanaka (Hiroshima), Atsushi Nomi (Hanshin)

by on Sep.21, 2014 @ 6:04 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Imanari (right side) resumed outdoor practices at Naruohama on Friday. He still feels pain when running, hitting, and throwing. Source: Sanspo 9/20/2014
  • Atsushi Nomi left his start on the 17th with some tightness in his left shoulder. He participated in pitcher practices on Thursday and did some light running. He told reporters the tightness was not a problem. Source: Sanspo 9/19/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kosuke Tanaka was released from the hospital on Saturday. Tanaka took a batted ball off his head during pre-game workouts on Friday and diagnosed with a wound on the front part of his head. He needed fourteen stitches to close a cut on his head. Tests did not reveal any other abnormalities. He stayed in the hospital overnight as a precaution. He is currently slated to report to San-gun for rehab on the 23rd. Source: Daily Sports 9/20/2014
  • Rainel Rosario has not been in the starting line-up because of pain in the back of his left thigh and right adductor muscle. Source: Sports Hochi 9/20/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 1 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 (September 20, 2014)

by on Sep.20, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 14:00
Starters: Ino, Shoichi (YOK) 11-7, 3.88 - Fukui, Yuya (HIR) 3-4, 4.41

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

Attendance: 31427 | Time: 3h28m | Hiroshima leads series, 14-8-1

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[9/19/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.20, 2014 @ 3:53 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami picked up his tenth victory of the year on Friday and became the first player out of high school to record at least ten victories in each of his first two seasons in the NPB since Daisuke Matsuzaka in 1999 (sixteen victories) and 2000 (fourteen victories). The last pitcher to accomplish the feat in the Central League (and in franchise history) was Yutaka Enatsu in 1967 (twelve victories) and 1968 (twenty-five victories). Source: Daily Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014 ... Fujinami recorded his sixth RBI of the season on Friday and became the first Japanese pitcher in franchise history to record six RBI in one season since Tetsuro Kawajiri in 1996. Source: Daily Sports 9/19/2014
  • The Tigers are planning to offer Atsushi Nomi a multi-year contract. Source: Sponichi 9/19/2014
  • CS channel Sky A is planning to provide live coverage of fall camp this year. Source: official announcement

Hiroshima Carp

  • Tsubasa Aizawa (right hamstring) is hoping to make it back to the active roster in time for the Climax Series. He told reporters he no longer felt any pain and was able to swing the bat with full force. Source: Daily Sports 9/19/2014
  • Kenta Maeda is slated to make three more starts during the regular season: against Yokohama on the 21st, against Yakult on the 28th, and against Yomiuri on October 5. Source: Sponichi 9/19/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto could get another start on the 23rd against Yomiuri at Nagoya Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014
  • Thirty-nine-year-old pitcher Kenshin Kawakami will consider retirement if the Dragons decide to let him go. He enjoys the game, but "does not want to cling just to play." Source: Sports Hochi 9/19/2014
  • The Dragons are planning to invite Masahiro Doi to their fall camp as a special instructor. Source: Daily Sports 9/19/2014
  • Takuya Asao may not pitch in another game this season (his last game was against Ni-gun Hiroshima on August 24). He could attend the Phoenix League. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014
  • Kazuhiro Wada (right wrist), Kazuki Yoshimi (right elbow), Tatsuro Hamada (left ebow), and Hitoki Iwase will most likely miss the rest of the season. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shugo Fujii believes he still has enough left in the tank to continue playing. He plans to attend the twelve-team tryouts if the Bay Stars decide to let him go. Source: Sponichi 9/19/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles) could return to the United States as early as the 22nd, if he can get enough plate appearances to qualify for hitting titles during the Yomiuri series that begins on the 19th. Source: Daily Sports 9/19/2014

[9/19/2014] Hiroshima Carp: Kosuke Tanaka takes batted ball of head during fielding practice

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 8:58 pm, under NPB
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Kosuke Tanaka was struck in the head by a baseball during practices today. He was taken to a hospital in Hiroshima and diagnosed with a wound on the front portion of his head. Tests did not reveal any abnormalities to the brain or skull. He did require fourteen stitches to close a cut and will require about a week for a full recovery.

Tanaka was in the middle of fielding a grounder at short during pre-game practices when a errant batted ball struck him in the head. He was bleeding from his head and could not stand up on his own. He was taken off the field on a stretcher. He did not appear to lose consciousness.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014Daily Sports 9/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 8 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5 (September 19, 2014)

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Moscoso, Guillermo (YOK) 8-8, 3.10 - Osera, Daichi (HIR) 9-6, 3.90

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

Attendance: 29964 | Time: 3h14m | Hiroshima leads series, 13-8-1

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[9/18/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 2:57 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura was pulled after giving up four runs in an inning of work on Wednesday. Since he threw only thirty-two pitches, his next start is scheduled to come on three days of rest on the 21st against Yakult at Tokyo Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014, Sponichi 9/18/2014
  • The Giants have recorded nine pinch-hit home runs this season: Federich Cepeda (three), Yoshinobu Takahashi (two), Jose Lopez (one), Fuminori Yokogawa (one), and Taishi Ota (one). They are two pinch-hit home runs from tying the franchise high of eleven, set in 1984 and 2003. Ota notched the first pinch-hit home run of his career on Wednesday. He was 1-for-15 with one RBI, six strikeouts, and two walks in prior pinch-hit opportunities. Source: Sponichi 9/18/2014
  • Tetsuya Matsumoto (right hand) is scheduled to suit up for Friday's Ni-gun game against Yokohama at Hiratsuka. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014
  • The Ni-gun Giants are in the middle of a thirteen-game losing streak (0-13-2). They are one loss away from tying the Eastern League record, set by Sankei in 1965. The players were supposed to get the day off on Thursday, but were instead required to run for about two hours (excluding foreign players and injured players). Source: Sanspo 9/18/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Team president Nobuo Minami, director Eiichi Takano, and general manager Katsuhiro Nakamura met on Wednesday to discuss plans for the 2015 season. The meeting lasted about two hours and likely covered things like draft prospects and free agents. A decision on Yutaka Wada will most likely come after the Climax Series. Source: Sponichi 9/18/2014 ... Senior manager director Keiichi Yotsufuji also attended the meeting on Wednesday. Their top priority during the off-season might be Chihiro Kaneko (if he decides to exercise his FA option). Source: Sanspo 9/18/2014
  • Ryota Arai (lower back) workouts at Naruohama on Wednesday included running and playing catch. The Tigers are hoping he will be ready for the Climax Series. Source: Sanspo 9/18/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda's next start will most likely come on five days of rest on the 21st against Yokohama at Mazda Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars are interested in exploring the free agent market during the off-season. Source: Sponichi 9/18/2014 ... Chihiro Kaneko and Hiroyuki Nakajima are potential targets of interest. Source: Sanspo 9/18/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Toshihiro Sugiura could get another start during the Hiroshima series that begins on the 23rd at Jingu. Source: Sanspo 9/18/2014

[9/17/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Sep.18, 2014 @ 5:08 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano recorded thirteen victories last year in his first year and his eleventh victory of the season on Tuesday. He became the seventh pitcher in franchise history to record eleven or more victories in his first two years in the NPB, first since Tsuneo Horiuchi in 1966 (sixteen victories) and 1967 (twelve victories). Source: Sponichi 9/17/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani recorded his sixteenth modasho of the year on Wednesday. He tied Yoshio Yoshida for fourth on the franchise's all-time list with 114 career modashos. Source: Sponichi 9/17/2014
  • Mauro Gomez tied Craig Brazell's 2010 franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 153 on Tuesday. The Central League record of 173 was set by Akinori Iwamura in 2004. The NPB record of 204 was set by Ralph Bryant in 1993. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014 ... Gomez set a new franchise record with two more strikeouts on Wednesday.
  • If Yutaka Wada returns in 2015, he may have to agree to some changes in the coaching staff, like head coach and Ni-gun manager. Source: Sponichi 9/17/2014
  • Former athlete Nobuharu Asahara spent time giving some of the younger players at Naruohama tips on mental toughness, body usage, and running on Tuesday. Source: Daily Sports 9/17/2014
  • The Tigers are interested in adding Chihiro Kaneko to their rotation and could offer him a four-year deal in the two billion yen range if he exercises his FA option. Source: Daily Sports 9/17/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred set a new franchise record on Tuesday with his 151st strikeout of the season. The previous record of 150 was set by Shota Dobayashi in 2012. Source: Daily Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hitoki Iwase's streak of consecutive seasons with at least thirty saves officially ended at nine years on Wednesday. Iwase has twenty saves this season and the Dragons now have nine games left to play. The veteran has been at Ni-gun since August 9 because of tightness in his left elbow. Source: Daily Sports 9/17/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tomoko Namba, DeNA founder, former CEO, and current member of the board, is expected to become the Bay Stars' next owner. If she does, she will become the first female owner in NPB history. Current owner Makoto Haruta is planning to step down from his post at the end of the season.

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada recorded his sixth lead-off home run of the year on Tuesday and tied Takao Sato's six in 1955 for second on the franchise's all-time list for lead-off home runs in one season. Dave Hilton set the franchise record of eight in 1978. Source: Sanspo 9/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014