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[7/15/2014] Injury Report: Hector Luna (Chunichi), Sho Nakata (Nippon Ham)

by on Jul.16, 2014 @ 3:46 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera took a batted ball off his left calf during the 4th inning of Monday's game against Yokohama.  He left the game after six full innings because the calf was beginning to tighten up. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2014 ... Osera told reporters on Tuesday he felt better than he thought he would. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Yohei Oshima (right side) returned to practices on Tuesday.  He did not play catch or take batting practice in the cages.  He did field some grounders, work on his bunts, and hit some soft-toss batting practice. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2014
  • Hector Luna was supposed to get an MRI for his right elbow, but turned it down because the machine made him uncomfortable (it was too small, it hurt his shoulder).  Luna wants for focus on treatment for the pain and inflammation so he can return to the active roster in ten days.  Head coach Shigekazu Mori told reporters doctors could not find any inflammation in his x-rays.  They decided to take Luna off the active roster because they had no solid leads on how long it might take for him to recover. Source: Sports Hochi 7/15/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • 1st round draft pick Ayumu Ishikawa's start was cut short on Monday because of a cramp near the base of his right thumb.  He experienced a similar cramp last year during the Industrial League Championships. Source: Sports Hochi 7/15/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Haruki Nishikawa hurt his right middle finger while returning to second base on a pick-off attempt in the 4th inning of Tuesday's game against Seibu.  He was removed from the game on defense in the 5th. Source: Sponichi 7/15/2014 ... Nishikawa was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with a sprain in the PIP joint of his right middle finger.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2014
  • Sho Nakata was left out of the starting line-up on Tuesday against Seibu because of left knee pain.  He was hit by a pitch on the knee during a game against Lotte on the 6th.  He has had problems with the knee since and was told by doctors to rest it. Source: Sports Hochi 7/15/2014 ... Nakata did make it into the game as a pinch-hitter in the 9th on Tuesday and flied out to right. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2014

[7/15/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Jul.16, 2014 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei is apparently riding the bench because he failed to execute a squeeze bunt during a game against Hanshin on the 11th. Source: ZakZak 7/15/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • On Tuesday, Takashi Toritani became the fifth player in franchise history to record 100 or more hits in ten consecutive seasons. Source: Daily Sports 7/15/2014
  • Yoshinori Tateyama pitched in his first a Ni-gun game on Tuesday against Softbank.  He entered the game in the 6th with Hanshin down 3-1.  He managed to toss a shutout inning in relief, despite loading the bases with no out: 1B7, 1B7, BB, Ks, F9 (runner on third doubled-up to end the inning). Source: Daily Sports 7/15/2014
  • Hiroki Uemoto recorded the first lead-off home run of his career on Monday.  He became the forty-sixth Tiger to hit a lead-off home run, first since Tsuyoshi Nishioka on May 18, 2013.  He joined Makoto Imaoka (July 26, 2003) as the only players in franchise history to hit lead-off home runs against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome.  The lead-off home run was the franchise's 162nd.  Koji Akiyama holds the franchise record with thirty-eight lead-off home runs. Source: Sanspo 7/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/15/2014
  • The Tigers struck out fourteen times on Monday against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome.  It was the second time this season they struck out fourteen or more times in a game (first time was June 4 against Rakuten at kobo Stadium).  They struck out fourteen or more times twice last year: fifteen on September 13 against Yakult at Jingu and sixteen on September 21 against Yakult at Koshien (twelve inning game).  The franchise high, set multiple times, is sixteen.  The NPB high of nineteen was set by Chunichi in 2005 and 2006 and Lotte in 1995. Source: Sanspo 7/15/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred struck out six times during Monday's extra-inning game against the Yokohama Bay Stars (1st, 3rd, 6th, 9th, 11th, and 12th innings).  Thirteen players have struck out five times in one game, the last was Shohei Tateyama in 2011.  No player in NPB history, including extra inning games, has struck out six times in one game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2014

[7/14/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.15, 2014 @ 12:55 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura gave up a pinch-hit grand slam to Kentaro Sekimoto during Sunday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  Heading into the game, he was 3-for-36 in bases loaded situations (three singles). Source: Sponichi 7/14/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kentaro Sekimoto joined Noriyoshi Sano (May 20, 1985) as the only players in franchise history to record pinch-hit grand slams against the Yomiuri Giants.  Sekimoto is the first in franchise history to record a come-from-behind pinch-hit grand slam. Source: Sanspo 7/14/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred struck out six times during Monday's twelve-inning game against the Yokohama Bay Stars and set a new NPB record for strikeouts in a single game.  The previous high was five, set by seven players in the Central League and six players in the Pacific League. Source: Daily Sports 7/14/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • On Sunday, Michihiro Ogasawara became the fifth player in Central League history to reach base in nine straight plate appearances as a pinch-hitter, first since Kentaro Sekimoto reached base in ten straight in 2010. Source: Sanspo 7/14/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura has made 265 consecutive starts since September 25, 2002.  That is the second longest streak in NPB history, behind Shinichi Yamauchi's 311 between 1973 and 1984. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/14/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 5 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5 (July 14, 2014)

by on Jul.14, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Yamaguchi, Shun (YOK) 3-3, 3.35 - Osera, Daichi (HIR) 6-4, 4.28

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Yokohama 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 11 1
Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 5 10 1

Attendance: 21166 | Time: 5h39m | Hiroshima leads series, 8-4-1

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[7/13/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.13, 2014 @ 11:39 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Kentaro Sekimoto recorded a pinch-hit grand slam during Sunday's game against the Yomiuri Giants.  Sekimoto became the thirteenth player in franchise history to blast a pinch-hit grand slam, first since Shinjiro Hiyama on August 21, 2007; and sixth player in franchise history to blast a come-from-behind pinch-hit grand slam, first since Hiroshi Yagi on July 30, 2002. Source: Daily Sports 7/13/2014
  • Atsushi Nomi failed to record a strikeout in his start on Saturday against Yomiuri for the first time since June 7, 2008 vs Softbank.  His next start will likely come during a Yomiuri series that begins on the 21st at Koshien. Source: Sanpso 7/13/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda's first start after the All-Star break will most likely come on the 25th against Hanshin at Mazda Stadium. Source: Sports Hochi 7/13/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons will add Ikusei outfielder Kazuyuki Akasaka to the seventy-man roster.  His uniform number will change from 204 to 73.  The move will be finalized on Monday. Source: official announcement
  • Through Saturday: Michihiro Ogasawara joined Kenichi Yazawa (1986) and Hitoshi Taneda (2000) as the only players in franchise history to record hits in six consecutive at bats (not plate appearances). Source: Daily Sports 7/13/2014 ... The Central League record of hits in seven consecutive at bats was set by Makoto Matsubara in 1980.  Ogasawara has also reached based in eight straight trips to the plate.  The Central League record of eleven was set by Taneda in 2000. Source: Sponichi 7/13/2014 ... Ogasawara kept the streak intact on Sunday when he recorded a pinch-hit intentional walk.

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura picked up his first victory of the season during Sunday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  He has now recorded at least one victory over twenty-two consecutive seasons, beginning in 1993.  Twenty-two seasons tied him with Tetsuya Yoneda (1956-1977).  Kimiyasu Kudo (1985-2007) and Masahiro Yamamoto (1988-2010) hold the NPB record with twenty-three. Source: Daily Sports 7/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/13/2014
  • Shun Yamaguchi (July 1) and Guillermo Moscoso (July 12) hit home runs in games this month.  The last time two pitchers on the same team recorded home runs in the same month was Colby Lewis and Kenta Maeda in September 2008.  The last time it happened in franchise history was with Masaji Hiramatsu and Kazuhiko Endo in June 1980. Source: Sponichi 7/13/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa will most likely make his next start during a Hiroshima series that begins on the 21st at Jingu. Source: Sanspo 7/13/2014

[7/12/2014] Injury Report: Shoichi Ino (Yokohama), Yoshinori Sato (Yakult)

by on Jul.12, 2014 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka (right shoulder) is currently scheduled to participate in the All-Star Series.  Pitching coach Yasuyuki Yamauchi told reporters Ichioka's shoulder was now fine. Source: Daily Sports 7/12/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino left Friday's game against Yakult after five innings of work because of tightness in his back.  He told reporters he should be okay for the All-Star Series. Source: Sponichi 7/12/2014 ... Kiyoshi Nakahata spoke to reporters on Saturday and said Ino was fine and that his back was feeling better than on Friday.  Ino was taken off the active roster on Saturday, but only because he is not scheduled to get another start before the All-Star break. Source: Sports Hochi 7/12/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato (right shoulder) started a Ni-gun rehab game against Yokohama on Saturday.  He gave up a run on three hits over three innings of work.  He topped out at 149km/h and struck out two.  The one run he allowed scored in the 1st inning.  He retired the side in order in the 2nd and 3rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/12/2014, Sanspo 7/12/2014
  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles tendon) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yokohama on Saturday.  He got the start in left and batted third.  He went 1-for-3: G6(DP), E6, and a solo home run off Yuta Kakita in the 5th.  His day ended after the 5th.  Junji Ogawa told reporters he planned to call Balentien up on Sunday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/12/2014, Sanspo 7/12/2014