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[8/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 3:33 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Potential starters for the Yakult series that started on August 25: Yuki Koyama, Tomoyuki Sugano, Aaron Poreda. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015
  • Potential starters for the Chunichi series that begins on August 28: Hayato Takagi, Kan Otake, Kazuto Taguchi. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015
  • The Giants swapped third base coaches before the Yakult game on August 25: head coach Masahiro Kawai took over for infield/base coach Hironori Suguro. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki is expected join the starting rotation as the fifth man. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015
  • Through August 25, Matt Murton had 994 hits in 802 NPB games. Only two foreign players have recorded 1,000 hits in fewer games: Boomer Wells in 781 games and Wally Yonamine in 793 games. Leon Lee is currently in third at 821 games. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015
  • The rain out on August 25 means the Tigers will play a string of ten consecutive games in September, from the 18th until the 27th. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015
  • General manager Katsuhiro Nakamura returned from his scouting trip to Korea on August 24. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp are scheduled to play twelve straight in September (from the 18th until the 29th) after their game against the Hanshin Tigers was rained out on August 25. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015

Chunichi Dragons

Yakult Swallows

  • Potential starters for the Yomiuri series that began on August 25: Masanori Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Ogawa, and Tetsuya Terada. Source: ZakZak 8/25/2015
  • Shohei Tateyama's next start could come on August 30 against Hanshin at Koshien on six days of rest. Source: ZakZak 8/25/2015

[8/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Aug.25, 2015 @ 3:48 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano could make his next start on August 26 against Yakult at Jingu Stadium. Sugano is 0-2 with a 6.95 ERA in two starts at Jingu Stadium this year. Source: Daily Sports 8/24/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Potential starters for the Hiroshima series that begins on August 25: Atsushi Nomi, Yuya Yokoyama, and Minoru Iwata. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015
  • Shintaro Fujinami's next start could come on August 28 against Yakult at Koshien. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015
  • Yuya Yokoyama joined Ichi-gun workouts at Koshien on August 24. He could get a start against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on August 26. Source: Daily Sports 8/24/2015
  • Randy Messenger struck out eleven against Yokohama on August 23 and moved past Joe Stanka (887) into third on the all-time strikeout list for foreign pitchers with 894. Through August 23, Messenger is 2-2 with a 2.73 ERA in five starts on four days of rest; 2-6 with a 3.58 ERA in ten starts on five days of rest; and 3-1 with a 2.00 ERA in four starts on six or more days of rest. Source: Sanspo 8/24/2015 ... The Yokohama game on August 23 was Messenger's fifth double-digit strikeout game of the year. Only two other foreign pitchers have recorded five double-digit strikeout games in one season: Darrell May in 2000 and John Bale in 2004. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015
  • Through August 22, with the bases loaded, Takashi Toritani was 55-for-133 with two home runs and 126 RBI over his career. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2015 ... Toritani recorded the 123rd modasho of his career on August 22. Only three other Hanshin players (since 1950) have recorded more: Taira Fujita (150), Akinobu Mayumi (139), and Yutaka Wada (134). Source: Sanspo 8/23/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroki Kuroda recorded a victory against the Yomiuri Giants on August 23. At forty years and six months, he became the tenth pitcher in NPB history to record a win against the Giants while in their forties. Only one other Hiroshima pitcher has accomplish the feat: Yutaka Ono at forty-one years and seven months on April 16, 1997. His opponent on the mound for the Giants was Kazuto Taguchi (nineteen years and eleven months). It was the fourteenth time in NPB history a pitcher in his forties faced off against a pitcher under twenty, first since Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (forty-one years and ten months) and Junki Ito (nineteen years and two months) on April 4, 2010. Kuroda was the fourth pitcher in his forties to record a victory against a starting pitcher under twenty. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015
  • Brad Eldred's mother was a home run girl for the day on August 23. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2015, Daily Sports 8/23/2015

Yomiuri Giants 4 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 (August 21, 2015)

by on Aug.21, 2015 @ 4:23 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yomiuri Giants vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Poreda, Aaron (YOM) 7-5, 2.91 - Maeda, Kenta (HIR) 9-7, 2.31

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

Attendance: 31193 | Time: 6h21m | Hiroshima leads series, 12-9-0

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[8/18/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.19, 2015 @ 3:43 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Miles Mikolas picked up his tenth win of the season on August 18 and joined Bill Gullickson (fourteen in 1988) and Balvino Galvez (sixteen in 1996) at the only foreign pitchers in franchise history to win at least ten games in their first year in the NPB. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015
  • Randy Johnson is scheduled to throw out the ceremony first pitch on August 19. Luis Gonzalez catch the pitch. Source: official announcement
  • Former head scout Kikuo Ito died of heart failure at a hospital in Nagoya at 8:08am on August 15. He was seventy-nine. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Through August 17, in the month of August, the Tigers are 26-67-6 at Tokyo Dome against the Yomiuri Giants. Outside of August, they are 105-136-3. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Potential starters for the Giants series that begins on August 20: Kenta Maeda, Yuya Fukui, and Hiroki Kuroda. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2015
  • Hiroki Kuroda's next start could come on August 23 against the Giants on four days of rest. Since returning to Japan, Kuroda has made two starts on five days of rest, but none on four days. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2015
  • Hiroshima currently has four mainstays in the starting rotation: Kenta Maeda, Kuroda, Kris Johnson, and Yuya Fukui. Yusuke Nomura could join the fray and become a fifth starter. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige will be in the third year of four-year deal next year. The Dragons are not planning to make any changes to Tanishige's status at this point in time. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yasuaki Yamasaki tied Tsuyoshi Yoda's 1990 record of thirty-one saves by a rookie pitcher in one season. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015
  • The Bay Stars are still interested in bringing Kiyoshi Nakahata back next season. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2015

[8/18/2015] Lotte’s Saburo and Hiroshima’s Arai re-earn FA options

by on Aug.18, 2015 @ 6:04 pm, under NPB
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Saburo (39) earned his second FA option today. He earned and exercised his first option after the 2011 season and returned to Lotte after a trade earlier in the year send him to the Yomiuri Giants.

Source: Sponichi 8/18/2015

Takahiro Arai (38) earned his third FA option today. He earned and exercised his first option after the 2007 and signed with the Hanshin Tigers. He earned and exercised his second option after the 2011 season and re-signed with the Tigers.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2015