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[9/12/2014] Injury Report: Ryota Imanari (Hanshin), Takeya Nakamura (Seibu)

by on Sep.13, 2014 @ 1:55 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Imanari left the game after fouling off a pitch during his at bat in the 4th inning of Friday's game against the Hiroshima Carp. With one out in the 4th, he grabbed at his left side after he swung and fouled off the first pitch he saw. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryosuke Kikuchi was hit by a pitch near the chest/left side during the 5th inning of Friday's game against the Hanshin Tigers. He remained in the game but was later replaced on defense in the 7th as a precaution. Kikuchi told reporters he felt no pain and was okay. He most likely has a bruise. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura is planning to get his right elbow cleaned out during the off-season. He will most likely require two to three months for a full recovery. The hope is to begin spring camp next year fully healthy. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014

[9/12/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.13, 2014 @ 1:54 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants finished a three-game sweep of the Hanshin Tigers on Thursday. It was their first sweep of the Tigers since August 27-29, 2013 at Tokyo Dome and their first sweep of the Tigers at Koshien Stadium since July 16-18, 1999. They also won their third consecutive season series against the Tigers, 13-11-0. They are now lifetime 999-777-67 against Hanshin (beginning on September 25, 1936). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Sponichi 9/12/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yutaka Wada may be losing his way out of a job for the 2015 season. If the Tigers decide to go with someone else, possible managerial candidates could include: Akinobu Okada, Tomoaki Kanemoto, Akihiro Yano. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014 ... According to Sanspo, the Tigers do not consider development coach Masayuki Kakefu a managerial candidate. Source: Sanspo 9/12/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Deunte Heath has not allowed a run over his last 22.1 innings of work. He next start will most likely come on five days of rest on the 17th against Yomiuri at Mazda Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Head coach Shigekazu Mori was issued a stern warning and a 50,000 yen fine by the commissioner's office for his ejection (delay of game) from Thursday's game against the Hiroshima carp. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014
  • The Dragons held an inauguration ceremony at Nagoya Dome on Friday for their new Chunichi Dragons Oendan. Thirty-six people have so far made the group. They could hold their first cheer activities during a Yomiuri game on the 23rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014
  • The players group donated one million yen to Hiroshima landslide relief on Friday. They also donated the 501,184 yen they collected from fans on the 6th. Source: official announcement

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars would like Yulieski Gourriel to return next season, but are still not sure what will go into deciding where players go next season. The Yomiuri Giants may have the best chance at landing Gourriel or Alfredo Despaigne (Lotte) next year since they accepted Frederich Cepeda and agreed to a coach training program this year. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2014

[9/10/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Sep.11, 2014 @ 3:17 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants will be collecting donations for Hiroshima landslide relief during their series against Yokohama that begins on the 12th at Tokyo Dome. A number of players will make special appearances on the 13th. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yutaka Wada is reportedly ready to step down if the Tigers are unable to finish within the top three in the standings. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix on Tuesday. He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and was removed from the game after the 5th inning. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014 ... Nishioka played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix on Wednesday. He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI - single to center in the 1st, three-run home run in the 2nd. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Zach Phillips is scheduled to arrive to Japan on the 11th after returning to the United States for additional tests on his knee. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014
  • The Carp set a new franchise record with their seventh walk-off victory in extra innings on Tuesday. The previous record of six was set in 1958, 1967, and 1973. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki became the seventeenth player in NPB history to reach 250 sac hits during his at bat in the 1st inning of Wednesday's game against the Hiroshima Carp. Motonobu Tanishige is one sac hit away from 250. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Takayuki Kajitani hit lead-off home runs in consecutive games (Tuesday and Wednesday) for the first time in his Ichi-gun career. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014 ... The last player in franchise history to hit lead-off home runs in back-to-back games was Daisuke Yamashita in 1977 (April 28, 29). Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2014
  • The Bay Stars recorded nine-inning complete game shutouts in back-to-back games on Tuesday (Yasutomo Kubo) and Wednesday (Shun Yamaguchi) for the first time since 2000 (May 2 - Takashi Saito; May 3 - Satoru Komiyama). Yokohama recorded consecutive shutouts in 2012 as well (April 11 - Shogo Yamamoto - six innings; April 12 - Daisuke Miura), but one of the games ended after six innings due to rain. Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2014
  • Kubo's slide-step delivery was timed at 0.99 seconds in the 4th inning of Tuesday's game against the Yakult Swallows. A slower delivery was timed at 2.2 seconds in the 7th. Source: Sponichi 9/10/2014
  • Two players were in the car when Yuta Kakita hit a parked vehicle while moving out of a parking space in a store lot on August 29. The two players, Shun Yamashita and Taiki Sekine, were given three-day suspensions. Kakita was given a stern warning, a one-week suspension, an indefinite driving ban, and twenty-four-hour curfew until the end of the season. Players living in the team dormitory will take a traffic safety course on the 11th. Kakita and the owner of the vehicle reached a settlement on the 8th. Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2014, Sponichi 9/10/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The front office is planning to make a decision on Junji Ogawa at some point before the end of the regular season. Source: Sports Hochi 9/10/2014

Chunichi Dragons 3 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 (September 10, 2014)

by on Sep.10, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Wakamatsu, Shunta (CHU) 0-0, 4.50 - Nomura, Yusuke (HIR) 6-6, 4.12

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

Attendance: 24536 | Time: 2h44m | Hiroshima leads series, 14-8-0

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

by on Sep.10, 2014 @ 2:34 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano threw forty-four pitches in the bullpen at Giants Stadium on Monday in preparation for his start against Hanshin on Wednesday. He mixed in breaking pitches and had someone stand in the batter's box during the session. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014, Sanspo 9/9/2014
  • Hirokazu Sawamura is slated to start Thursday's game against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien. Sawamura has not allowed a run over his last sixteen innings of work. Source: Daily Sports 9/9/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Hiroshima Carp at Koshien on four days of rest. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014
  • Atsushi Nomi is slated to start Thursday's game against the Yomiuri Giants. Source: Sanspo 9/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami is scheduled to start Friday's game against Hiroshima at Koshien. His goal is to finish the season with at least ten wins. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014
  • With twenty games left on the schedule (as of the start of Tuesday), Seung Hwan Oh will pitch when the game is either tied or the Tigers have the lead. He could also pitch up to two innings in tie games. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014 ... Oh could also pitch up to two innings if he enters a game down by one run and the offense manages to tie the game. Source: Daily Sports 9/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014
  • Yutaka Wada's future may be in jeopardy. How the team performs during the nine-game stretch that begins on Tuesday (September 9-11 against Yomiuri at Koshien, September 12-14 against Hiroshima at Koshien, and September 15-17 against Yakult at Jingu) could determine whether or not he returns next year. Source: Sports Hochi 9/9/2014 ... Top team officials, like owner Shinya Sakai, team president Nobuo Minami, and general manager Katsuhiro Nakamura, are expected to meet some time on or after the 14th to discuss the future of the team. Sponichi 9/9/2014
  • Potential free agents the Tigers are interested in: Yokohama's Masanori Hayashi would fill a relief need and is appealing because he will most likely be a C rank player, which means no compensation. Nippon Ham's Naoki Miyanishi would also fill a relief need, but will most likely be a B rank player, which does require compensation. Other players of interest include Chunichi's Daisuke Yamai and Orix's Yoshihisa Hirano. Source: Sports Hochi 9/9/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Deunte Heath will most likely get starts on the 11th against Chunichi at Mazda Stadium and on the 17th against Yomiuri at Mazda Stadium. All of his starts have been coming on five days of rest. Source: Sports Hochi 9/9/2014, Daily Sports 9/9/2014
  • Kenta Maeda will also most likely continue to get starts on five days of rest: 9th against Chunichi at Mazda Stadium and 15th against Yomiuri at Mazda Stadium. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014
  • Possible starters for the next three series: vs Chunichi at Mazda Stadium - Maeda, Yusuke Nomura, and Heath; vs Hanshin at Koshien Stadium - Yuya Fukui, Daichi Osera, Allen Kuri; vs Yomiuri at Mazda Stadium - Maeda, Nomura, Heath. Source: Daily Sports 9/9/2014

Chunichi Dragons 1 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2 (September 9, 2014)

by on Sep.09, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Ito, Junki (CHU) 0-2, 5.93 - Maeda, Kenta (HIR) 10-8, 2.86

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0
Hiroshima 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1X 2 6 1

Attendance: 22801 | Time: 3h18m | Hiroshima leads series, 13-8-0

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[9/7/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.07, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Dengue Fever: The Giants prepared four cans of insect repellent (two spray types and two mist types) for their players on Saturday. Source: Sanspo 9/7/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Breakdown of runs per inning for Shintaro Fujinami this season: 1st inning - thirteen runs, 2nd inning - thirteen runs, 3rd inning - twelve runs, 4th inning - two runs, 5th inning - three runs, 6th inning - nine runs, 7th inning - eleven runs, 8th inning - eight runs, 9th inning - zero runs. He has given up runs in the 1st inning nine times and in the 2nd inning eight times this season. He has given up 1st inning runs in six out of seven post-All-Star break starts. Source: Sponichi 9/7/2014 ... Prior to Saturday's loss, Fujinami was 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in three starts at Nagoya Dome this year. He went 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA in three Nagoya Dome starts last year. Source: Sanspo 9/7/2014
  • Free agent pitchers the Tigers are interested in: Daisuke Yamai (Chunichi), Chichiro Kaneko (Orix), Yoshihisa Hirano (Orix). Source: Sanspo 9/7/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Daichi Osera struck out ten and tossed a complete game 1-0 shutout over the Yokohama Bay Stars on Saturday. He became the fifteenth rookie in franchise history to toss a shutout victory in his first year, first since Hiroki Kuroda (June 3) and Toshikazu Sawazaki (October 7) in 1997; the sixth rookie in franchise history to record a 1-0 shutout victory in his first year, first since Shinji Sasaoka on October 13, 1990; the second rookie in franchise history to toss a shutout and strike out ten or more hitters in his first year, first since Tsunemi Tsuda struck out twelve on June 2, 1982; and the first rookie in franchise to record a 1-0 shutout victory and strike out ten or more hits in his first year. Daisuke Matsuzaka was the last rookie in the NPB to toss a 1-0 shutout victory and strike out ten or more in his first year (April 27, 1999, ten strikeouts). Source: Sponichi 9/7/2014, Sanspo 9/7/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Daisuke Yamai picked up his tenth victory of the year on Saturday and at thirty-six, became the oldest pitcher to record his first double-digit win season. The previous record of thirty-five was set by Yoshitaka Katori in 1992. The Dragons will most likely offer Yamai a multiple-year deal in an attempt to keep him from leaving via free agency. Source: Sports Hochi 9/7/2014
  • Doala signed a special one-day Kokumin Kyosai (accident insurance) agreement as part of a PR event for Zenryosai on Sunday. If he gets hurt while doing a back-flip, the policy will pay up to a year's worth of his salary (in his case, bread). Source: Sports Hochi 9/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/7/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada set a new franchise record for hits in a season by a Japanese right-handed hitter with his double in the 2nd inning of Sunday's game against the Yomiuri Giants. He recorded two more hits and now leads both leagues with 167 hits. Source: Sponichi 9/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/7/2014
  • Wladimir Balentien blasted his thirtieth home run of the season on Sunday and became the first foreign player to record at least thirty home runs in four consecutive seasons, beginning with his first year, since Tyrone Woods (2003-2008). Source: Sponichi 9/7/2014