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[9/27/2015] Hiroshima Carp top two million in attendance

by on Sep.27, 2015 @ 10:16 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp topped the two million mark in attendance on September 27 for the first time in franchese history on September 27.

Date Opponent Venue Attendance
03/27 Fri Yakult Mazda Stadium 31,332
03/28 Sat Yakult Mazda Stadium 31,043
03/29 Sun Yakult Mazda Stadium 31,540
04/07 Tue Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 28,093
04/08 Wed Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 26,794
04/09 Thu Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 26,796
04/17 Fri Chunichi Mazda Stadium 26,433
04/18 Sat Chunichi Mazda Stadium 30,734
04/19 Sun Chunichi Mazda Stadium 29,578
04/25 Sat Hanshin Mazda Stadium 31,589
04/26 Sun Hanshin Mazda Stadium 31,661
04/28 Tue Yokohama Mazda Stadium 28,233
04/29 Wed Yokohama Mazda Stadium 30,313
04/30 Thu Yokohama Mazda Stadium 26,922
05/04 Mon Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,716
05/05 Tue Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,798
05/06 Wed Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,725
05/15 Fri Yokohama Mazda Stadium 29,819
05/16 Sat Yokohama Mazda Stadium 30,886
05/17 Sun Yokohama Mazda Stadium 31,393
05/22 Fri Yakult Mazda Stadium 32,228
05/23 Sat Yakult Mazda Stadium 30,103
05/24 Sun Yakult Mazda Stadium 30,459
05/26 Tue Lotte Onomichi 13,558
05/27 Wed Lotte Mazda Stadium 28,782
05/28 Thu Lotte Mazda Stadium 27,263
06/02 Tue Nippon Ham Mazda Stadium 27,059
06/03 Wed Nippon Ham Mazda Stadium 28,161
06/04 Thu Nippon Ham Mazda Stadium 28,843
06/05 Fri Rakuten Mazda Stadium 28,228
06/06 Sat Rakuten Mazda Stadium 30,792
06/07 Sun Rakuten Mazda Stadium 30,918
06/23 Tue Hanshin Nagano 21,126
06/24 Wed Hanshin Toyama 20,006
06/27 Sat Chunichi Mazda Stadium 31,439
06/28 Sun Chunichi Mazda Stadium 31,396
07/03 Fri Yakult Mazda Stadium 30,168
07/05 Sun Yakult Mazda Stadium 30,923
07/07 Tue Yokohama Mazda Stadium 30,027
07/08 Wed Yokohama Miyoshi 13,625
07/20 Mon Chunichi Mazda Stadium 32,209
07/21 Tue Chunichi Mazda Stadium 28,516
07/24 Fri Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,525
07/25 Sat Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,611
07/26 Sun Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,674
08/04 Tue Hanshin Mazda Stadium 31,426
08/05 Wed Hanshin Mazda Stadium 31,170
08/06 Thu Hanshin Mazda Stadium 31,523
08/11 Tue Yakult Mazda Stadium 31,222
08/12 Wed Yakult Mazda Stadium 30,593
08/13 Thu Yakult Mazda Stadium 30,999
08/14 Fri Yokohama Mazda Stadium 31,049
08/15 Sat Yokohama Mazda Stadium 31,225
08/16 Sun Yokohama Mazda Stadium 30,816
08/21 Fri Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,193
08/22 Sat Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,733
08/23 Sun Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,708
08/26 Wed Hanshin Mazda Stadium 30,777
08/27 Thu Hanshin Mazda Stadium 32,092
09/08 Tue Chunichi Mazda Stadium 29,779
09/09 Wed Chunichi Mazda Stadium 28,839
09/10 Thu Chunichi Mazda Stadium 30,028
09/15 Tue Yomiuri Mazda Stadium 31,686
09/20 Sun Yokohama Mazda Stadium 31,587
09/21 Mon Yokohama Mazda Stadium 31,594
09/25 Fri Hanshin Mazda Stadium 31,513
09/26 Sat Hanshin Mazda Stadium 31,639
09/27 Sun Hanshin Mazda Stadium 31,792

[9/26/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Sep.27, 2015 @ 11:48 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • On September 26, Tetsuya Yamaguchi became the first player in NPB history to reach the 250 hold milestone. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2015
  • The Giants secured a spot to Climax Series on September 26 with a 4-3 victory over Yakult. Source: Daily Sports 9/26/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi most likely made his last start of the season on September 25. He will now head to the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 9/26/2015
  • Takashi Toritani committed two errors against Hiroshima on September 25. It was the fifth two-error game of his career, first since May 31, 2007. Source: Sanspo 9/26/2015, Sponichi 9/26/2015
  • On September 25, Kosuke Fukudome became the first Japanese player in franchise history to hit at least twenty home runs in a season since Kenji Jojima hit twenty-eight in 2010 and the first left-handed Japanese player since Tomoaki Kanemoto hit twenty-one and Toritani twenty in 2009. Source: Sanspo 9/26/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Shota Dobayashi's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy weighing 3,420 grams, at a hospital in Hiroshima on September 25. Source: Daily Sports 9/26/2015

[9/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.26, 2015 @ 9:20 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Miles Mikolas (Yomiuri, ten in 2015, first year) joined Joe Stanka (Nankai, eleven in 1964, fifth year) and Tai-Yuan Kuo (Seibu, ten in 1988, fourth year) as the only foreign pitchers in NPB history to record winnings streaks of ten or more. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2015 ... Only four other pitchers in franchise history have recorded winning streaks of ten or more in their first year: Hideo Fujimoto (ten in 1942), Kunio Jonouchi (ten in 1962), Tsuneo Horiuchi (thirteen in 1966), and Koji Uehara (fifteen in 1999). The franchise record of nineteen was set by Kiyoshi Matsuda in 1951. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Seung-Hwan Oh notched his forty-first save of the year on September 25 and tied Marc Kroon's 2008 record for most saves by a foreign pitcher in a single season. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2015
  • Kosuke Fukudome blasted his twentieth home run of the year on September 25. He has hit twenty or more home runs in four other seasons: thirty-four in 2003, twenty-three in 2004, twenty-eight in 2005, and thirty-one in 2006.
  • Shintaro Fujinami's next two starts will most likely come on September 28 against Yomiuri at Koshien and October 4 against Hiroshima at Koshien. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroki Kuroda's next start is set to come on September 28 against Yokohama at Yokohama on four days of rest. Source: Sports Hochi 9/25/2015
  • Rainel Rosario was not available to play on September 25 because he was not feeling well. He was examined a hospital in Hiroshima and diagnosed with tonsillitis. He is considered day-to-day. Source: Sports Hochi 9/25/2015, Nikkan Sports 9/25/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masataka Iryo joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on September 25. The Dragons are planning to add him to the active roster on September 26. Source: Sports Hochi 9/25/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada blasted his thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth home runs on September 24. This was his fifth multi-homer game of the season, all coming at Jingu Stadium. Of the thirty-six home runs he has hit, twenty-three were hit at Jingu Stadium. Only Wladimir Balentien (thirty-eight in 2013) and Roberto Petagine (twenty-five in 1999) have hit more in one season at Jingu Stadium. The previous high for a Japanese player was Akinori Iwamura's twenty-two in 2004. Yamada and Hiroki Kokubo (1997) are tied for most home runs in a season by a Japanese second baseman (spent more than half of a season at second base). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2015 ... Yamada crossed the plate twice on September 24 and set a new franchise high with 115 runs scored. The previous high of 114 was set by Norichika Aoki in 2007. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2015
  • Shingo Kawabata notched his twentieth modasho of the year on September 24 and tied the franchise high for Japanese players. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2015 ... Norichika Aoki recorded twenty modashos in 2007 and 2010. Yamada collected fourteen in 2014. Source: Sanspo 9/25/2015

[9/24/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.25, 2015 @ 8:52 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Miles Mikolas extended his winning streak to ten games on September 24 and became the first foreign player in Central League history to record a ten-game winning streak. Source: Sponichi 9/24/2015 ... Mikolas's ten-game winning streak is the longest streak for a foreign pitcher in his first year in the NPB. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/24/2015
  • The Giants extended their winning streak at Tokyo Dome to eleven games on September 24. The eleven game-winning streak ties a franchise high set in 2012. Source: Sponichi 9/24/2015 ... The Giants have recorded double-digit winning streaks at Tokyo Dome six times in franchise history: ten games between June and August 1989, ten games between August and September 2008, eleven games (including one tie) between June and July 2012 , ten games between August and September 2012, ten games (including one tie) between March and April 2013, and eleven games between August and September 2015. Source: Sanspo 9/24/2015

Hiroshima Carp

Yakult Swallows

  • Tony Barnette set a new franchise record on September 24 with his thirty-eighth save of the year. Source: Daily Sports 9/24/2015, Sponichi 9/24/2015
  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama's 103 RBI is currently good for a second place tie with Akinori Iwamura on the franchise's all-time list for most RBI in a single season by a Japanese player. Katsuo Osugi set the franchise record with 104 in 1977. Source: Sanspo 9/24/2015
  • Shohei Tateyama's next start will most likely come on five days of rest on September 29 against Hiroshima at Jingu Stadium. Source: Sponichi 9/24/2015

[9/23/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.24, 2015 @ 8:32 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano's next start will most likely come on four days of rest on September 27 against Yakult. Source: Daily Sports 9/23/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda was lined up to get a start against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome on September 24 or against Hanshin on September 25 at Mazda Stadium. The media learned that his next start will instead come on six days of rest on September 26 against Hanshin at Mazda Stadium, most likely because of his struggles against Chunichi on September 19 (seven runs, six earned, over four plus innings). Yusuke Nomura will get the start on September 24. Yuya Fukui should get the start on September 25. Kris Johnson is expected to get the start on September 27. Source: Daily Sports 9/23/2015, Sports Hochi 9/23/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons gave Yudai Ono the option to either make his next start against Yomiuri on September 21 or Yokohama on September 22. He chose Yokohama and struggled: he gave up seven runs (six earned) on eleven hits and a walk over five innings of work. He was told to return to Nagoya after he was replaced and before the end of the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/23/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • With their loss against Chunichi on September 23, the Bay Stars can do no better than fourth place. Source: Sports Hochi 9/23/2015
  • Daisuke Miura will most likely pitch in the team's last game of the season on October 2. Source: Sponichi 9/23/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Masanori Ishikawa's next start will most likely come on four days of rest on September 27 against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. His last three starts have come on five days of rest. Source: Sports Hochi 9/23/2015
  • The Swallows recorded their fortieth Jingu Stadium victory of the year on September 22. They set a new franchise record when they picked up their thirty-ninth Jingu Stadium victory on September 19. The previous record of thirty-eight was set in 1995, 1997, and 2009. Source: Sponichi 9/23/2015

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 (September 23, 2015)

by on Sep.23, 2015 @ 9:28 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 13:00
Starters: Kuroda, Hiroki (HIR) 9-7, 2.67 - Tateyama, Shohei (YAK) 5-2, 3.04

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

Attendance: 32278 | Time: 2h30m | Yakult leads series, 13-10-0

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