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[4/18/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Takeya Nakamura (Seibu)

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 12:50 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda tossed twenty-five pitches during a bullpen session on Friday.  He is still on track for a possible start on the 20th against Yokohama at Yokohama.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2014, Sanspo 4/18/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa left Friday's game against Hanshin after he took a batted ball off his hand.  With a runner on first and two out in the 2nd, Takashi Toritani hit a ball back to the mound that struck Ogawa in the palm of his right hand.  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014
  • Shohei Tateyama visited the team clubhouse at Jingu on Thursday to provide coaches with an update on his progress.  Tateyama had elbow surgery on the 10th and will require about a year for a full recovery.  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (back tightness) played in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama at Seibu 2 Stadium on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-5: Ks, Ks, Kl, L5, 1B7.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2014, Sanspo 4/18/2014
  • Ryo Sakata (dislocated shoulder) had surgery on his left shoulder on Friday.  He could require three to six months for a full recovery.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2014
  • Hideto Asamura took a thrown ball off the back of his neck while sliding into third base in the 3rd inning of Thursday's game against Lotte.  He lost consciousness momentarily, but was otherwise okay (he remained in the game until the end).  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014, Sports Hochi 4/18/2014

[4/18/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 12:47 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe recorded his second multi-homer game in as many days on Thursday.  It was the third time he recorded multiple home runs in back-to-back games.  The previous two times both came in 2004: April 11 (two vs Yakult) and 13 (two vs Chunichi); and April 28 and 29 (both against Yakult; three on the 28th and two on the 29th).  No other player in Central League history has accomplished this feat.  Three have recorded multiple home runs in back-to-back games: Sadaharu Oh (1967, 1976), Masaru Uno (1985 twice), and Katsumi Hirosawa (1986, 1992).  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014, Sponichi 4/18/2014
  • Shuichi Murata will again donate money to organizations involved in providing neonatal care -- 10,000 yen for every hit records this season.  He will also continue to invite current and former NICU patients and their families to games at Tokyo Dome.  Source: official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger moved past Darrell May (540) into sole possession of third on the Central League's all time strikeout list for foreign pitchers.  Messenger struck out seven on Thursday and now has 542 over his NPB career. Source: Daily Sports 4/18/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp moved six games above .500 with their victory on Thursday.  It was the first time they recorded six more wins than losses after playing in at least sixteen games since they were 15-9-1 on May 1, 2000.  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014
  • Brad Eldred likes to fish because he finds it relaxing.  He has not done much fishing in Japan during the season, but might start this year if he can find a good spot in Hiroshima.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/18/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura gave six runs (all earned) on ten hits and five home runs over six innings of work against Hiroshima on Friday.  He will be taken off the active roster on Saturday.  Source: Daily Sports 4/18/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien walked over to Shinnosuke Abe during pre-game practices on Thursday to apologize for what happened on Wednesday night -- he upset Scott Mathieson when he did a little celebration after hitting a home run in the 9th; after rounding the bases, he looked toward Mathieson and started walking toward him, both benches cleared.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2014

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 11 – Yokohama Bay Stars 2 (April 18, 2014)

by on Apr.18, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Shinoda, Jumpei (HIR) 0-1, 2.84 - Miura, Daisuke (YOK) 0-1, 4.50

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 5 11 14 0
Yokohama 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1

Attendance: 12656 | Time: 3h15m | Hiroshima leads series, 3-1-0

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[4/17/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Toshiaki Imae (Lotte)

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano took two batted balls off his right hand during Wednesday's game against Yakult.  He had the wrist taped for practices on Thursday.  He told reporters he was fine and felt less pain than Wednesday.  Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda (right elbow) threw the ball seventy times on Wednesday.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/17/2014, Daily Sports 4/17/2014 ... Maeda threw the ball seventy-six times on Thursday.  He maxed his distance out to about sixty meters.  He also tried throwing from the set position at about eighty percent strength.  Maeda told reporters he felt he could pitch on the 20th and that he planned to toss a bullpen session on Friday.  Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2014 ... He threw the ball about twenty times at a distance of about twenty meters.  Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Ryo Hayashizaki hurt his left shoulder while playing defense in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.  He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital for testing.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014 ... Hayashizaki was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder. He will be taken off the active roster on Friday. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014
  • Ryo Sakata dislocated his left shoulder on March 25.  The Lions announced on Wednesday that he will have right shoulder surgery on Friday.  Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae was taken off the active roster on Thursday with pain in his lower back.  Kei Hosoya was called up to take his spot.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Sponichi 4/17/2014
  • Tatsuya Uchi is working his way back from right ankle surgery he had in November last year. He pitched in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Thursday. He entered the game in the 8th against Seibu and faced the minimum to get out of the inning. He might be ready for Ichi-gun some time in early- or mid-May. Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa did not participate in workouts at YafuOku Dome on Thursday because of pain in his right buttock.  He was at the stadium, but only to get treatment.  Uchikawa started feeling discomfort in the area during a game on the 15th against Rakuten.  Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

[4/16/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten)

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 12:57 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda worked out at Mazda Stadium on Wednesday.  He resumed playing catch and slowly stretched out his arm until he was throwing at a maximum distance of about sixty meters.  Maeda told reporters he threw the ball light and easy and felt no pain.  He is planning to throw harder on Thursday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014 ... The Carp will wait to make a decision on Maeda until Thursday.  If he is okay, he will most likely start a game on the 20th against Yokohama.  If not, he could be taken off the active roster.  It was the first time he played catch in four days.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage at Nagoya Stadium on Wednesday.  He faced eight hitters, gave up two hits, and struck out three.  He could pitch in his first Ni-gun rehab game on May 1 against Orix at Nagoya Stadium.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco felt pain in the back of his left thigh after sliding into second in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against Chunichi.  He was taken out of the game on defense in the 5th.  Blanco has been playing through discomfort in the same area.  The Bay Stars are concerned about his condition.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kevin Youkilis hurt his left thumb while running the bases during a game against Lotte on the 11th.  He missed Tuesday's game against Softbank and was examined at a hospital in Sendai on Wednesday.  He was diagnosed with a jammed thumb.  The Eagles are hoping he will be okay for the Nippon Ham series at kobo Stadium that begins on the 18th.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae missed Wednesday's game against Seibu because of lower back pain.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

[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