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[4/16/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 12:36 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami hit a home run on Tuesday.  He was the first pitcher to hit a home run since Yusuke Nomura on September 12, 2013 and first Hanshin pitcher since Atsushi Nomi on May 6, 2014.  Fujinami also became the first player twenty or younger in franchise history to hit a home run since Hiroshi Hirao and Fumikazu Takanami in 1995 -- Hirao was nineteen years and seven months when he hit a home run on August 3 and Takanami was nineteen years and nine months when he hit a home run on August 19.  The last pitcher twenty or younger in franchise history was Yutaka Enatsu at eighteen years and eleventh months on April 23, 1967.  Source: Sanspo 4/16/2014 ... The fan that caught Fujinami's first home run refused a trade to return the ball.  Source: Sanspo 4/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri could make his next start on the 19th against Yokohama on there days of rest -- he made a relief appearance on Tuesday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • 1st round draft pick Shota Suzuki made his debut in a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on Wednesday.  He entered the game in the 8th with the score tied at three.  With a runner on first and two out, he gave up a home run to Kenta Kurihara.  His final line: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 17 NP.  He topped out at 138km/h.  Source: Sanspo 4/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014
  • Daniel Cabrera's next start could come on the 20th against Yomiuri.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Ichi-gun Equipment Manager Yusaku Iriki will appear in Boss' Earth Research Series commercial (spot number forty-one) for Rainbow Mountain.  The commercial will begin airing nationally on the 22nd.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

[4/14/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Tony Blanco (Yokohama)

by on Apr.14, 2014 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda started having problems with his right elbow during spring camp.  The Tigers shut him down and he has yet to start playing catch.  There is currently no timetable on him.  There is a good chance he will miss the first-half of the season.  Source: Daily Sports 4/14/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda is scheduled to play some catch on the 16th.  The Carp will wait to make a decision on him until they have had a chance to see how he is feeling on the 16th.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014 ... If Maeda is okay to pitch, he could get a start during a Yokohama series that begins on the 18th.  The 20th, on seven days of rest, is a possibility.  Looking to next week, Kenjiro Nomura is hoping Maeda will be okay for the Yomiuri series that begins on the 25th.  If Maeda needs rest, the Carp could take him off the active roster as late as the 17th without losing him as an option to start the last game of the Yomiuri series on the 27th.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014, Sanspo 4/14/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco missed the games over the weekend because of tightness in his left calf.  He is still considered day-to-day.  His status on Tuesday will depend on how he feels during pre-game practices.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Atsunori Inaba had surgery to clean out his left knee at a hospital in Sapporo on Monday.  He will stay in the hospital for a couple of days before beginning his rehab at the Ni-gun facilities in Chiba.  He will require five to six weeks for a full recovery.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014

[4/14/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Apr.14, 2014 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Chris Seddon worked out for about two hours at Giants Stadium.  He threw twenty pitches in the bullpen.  He will start Tuesday's game against Yakult at Shizuoka.  Source: Sanspo 4/14/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano could make his next start on the 16th against Yakult at Jingu.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014
  • Hayato Sakamoto moved in to sole possession of second place on the franchise's all-time list for consecutive games played with 649.  The Giants' top three: Hideki Matsui (1,250), Sakamoto (649), and Shigeo Nagashima (648).  Source: Sanspo 4/14/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kentaro Sekimoto recorded the sixth walk-off hit of his career on Sunday.  Koichi Tabuchi and Akihiro Yano hold the franchise record with ten.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014
  • TV ratings in the Kansai region for Sunday's game was 13.8%.  The ratings peaked at 20.7% when the Tigers won the game on Sekimoto's walk-off (5:01pm).  Ratings for the opening series (vs Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome) - Game 1, first hour: 13.1%; remaining: 10.5%.  Game 2: 9.5%.  Game 3: 12.0%.  Source: Daily Sports 4/14/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera is scheduled to start a game on the 16th against Hanshin at Mazda Stadium.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014
  • 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri's next start could come on the 19th against Yokohama at Yokohama.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014

[4/13/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.14, 2014 @ 12:02 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger became the third foreign pitcher in franchise history to reach the forty win milestone on Friday.  Source: Daily Sorts 4/12/2014
  • Minoru Iwata joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Saturday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami turned twenty on Saturday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014
  • Takashi Toritani recorded his eleventh four-hit game on Saturday, second against the Yomiuri Giants game.

Hiroshima Carp

  • Tomonori Maeda got a plaque at Mazda Stadium commemorating the twenty-four years he spent in the organization as a player (1990-2013).  Source: official announcement
  • Bryan Bullington's wife and three children arrived in Japan on the 7th.  Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa joined Hiromu Matsuoka as the only starters in franchise history to get opening day starts and win three or more games in a row.  Matsuoka was the opening day starter in 1971 and won four in a row as the starting pitcher.  Ogawa was the opening day starter this year and has so far won three games in a row as the starting pitcher.  Source: Sponichi 4/12/2014

[4/13/2014] Injury Report: Yoshitomo Tani, Yoshio Itoi (ORI), Atsunori Inaba (HAM)

by on Apr.13, 2014 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shinya Azuhata played in an Ikusei game against Tokyo Gas on Saturday.  He was involved in a collision play at home plate in the 5th inning and struck his head hard.  He was carried off the field on a stretcher and taken to the hospital in an ambulance.  He was conscious.  Tests at the hospital did not reveal any problems in the head.  Azuhata told reporters he was fine when he returned to the team dormitory after the game.  Source: Daily Sports 4/13/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda felt some tightness in his right elbow before his start on Saturday.  He pitched because he thought he would okay.  He pulled himself out of the game as soon as he felt he could no longer be effective.  The injury does not appear to be serious.  The Carp are planning to take things one day at a time.  Source: Daily Sports 4/13/2014 ... Maeda will get treatment and Hiroshima will check to see how he is doing over the next two to three days.  There is a good he will miss his next start on the 19th against Yokohama at Yokohama.  Source: Sponichi 4/13/2014 ... Hiroshima's chief trainer told reporters that inflammations generally get better after three to four days.  Source: Sponichi 4/13/2014 ... "I do not think it is a major injury," said Kenjiro Nomura.  "We will see how he is feeling today and tomorrow.  He said it was feeling better than yesterday, but things could change tomorrow."  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/13/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco did not play on Saturday because of discomfort in the back of his left thigh.  Source: Daily Sports 4/13/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshitomo Tani took a thrown ball (at close range) off his head while running the bases in the 8th inning of Sunday's game against the Softbank Hawks.  He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after the game.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/13/2014
  • Yoshio Itoi left Sunday's game on defense in the bottom of the 2nd because of discomfort in his right side -- he felt something when he swung the bat during his trip to the plate in the 1st inning.  It could be connected to the injury he suffered during spring camp.  He left the stadium before the end of the game and got treatment at the team hotel.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/13/2014, Sponichi 4/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/13/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

[4/12/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Ryosuke Morioka (Yakult)

by on Apr.12, 2014 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda was pulled from Saturday's game against Chunichi after throwing sixty-six pitches through five innings.  Kenjiro Nomura later told reporters he was removed as a precaution because of tightness in his right elbow, which was something he had before the start of the game.  The Carp will wait to see how Maeda is feeling on Sunday before deciding what steps to take next.  According to a number of reports, he has some inflammation near his right triceps brachii muscle.  Also of note: a number of MLB scouts were in the stands, including Marty Brown (Nationals), Yuichi "Joe" Furukawa (Rangers), and Mack Hayashi (Diamondbacks).  Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2014, Sports Hochi 4/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Toshiki Kurobane took an HBP off his right hand on Friday.  He was examined at a hospital in Yokohama and diagnosed with a fracture in his right thumb.  He was taken off the active roster on Saturday.  He will require about a month for a full recovery.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryosuke Morioka got hurt during Friday's game against Yokohama.  He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo and diagnosed with a strain in his right side (internal oblique).  He will require three to four weeks for a full recovery.  Source: Jiji Press 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014