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[4/25/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Apr.26, 2015 @ 7:40 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters recorded a walk-off HBP on April 24 against Orix. It was their first walk-off HBP since June 13, 1977. Source: Sponichi 4/25/2015
  • 1,238 fans attended the game against Lotte on April 24 that featured Yuki Saito and Lotte's Eisuke Tanaka. Twelve television cameras and about forty members of the media covered the game. Source: Sponichi 4/25/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kazuo Matsui recorded the 171st modasho of his career during a game against Lotte on April 24. Source: Sanspo 4/25/2015
  • Kenny Ray became the first pitcher in his forties to win his first four games of the season. The previous record of three wins in as many games from the start of the season was set by Choji Murata in 1990. Ray joined Masahiro Tanaka (2009, seven) as the only players in franchise history to start the season with four or more victories in as many games from the start of the season. The record for most consecutive wins in as many games from the start of the season by a foreign pitcher is six, set by Leo Kiely in 1953 and Dicky Gonzalez in 2009. Source: Sanspo 4/25/2015, Sponichi 4/25/2015

[4/25/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.25, 2015 @ 12:34 pm, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ni-gun game against Lotte on April 24: Yuki Saito started the game and gave up eight runs on ten hits over 3.1 innings of work. He did not allow a run in the 1st, surrendered a solo home run in the 2nd, did not allow a run in the 3rd, and gave up seven runs on seven hits in the 4th. He faced twenty-one hitters, walked none, hit one, and struck out two. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015
  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara could make his Ichi-gun debut in June. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on April 24: second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka started the game and gave up four runs on five hits over two innings of work. He did not allow a run in the 1st and gave up four runs on five hits, including four doubles, in the 2nd. He faced fifteen, walked three, struck out one, and topped out at 148km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015, Sports Hochi 4/24/2015
  • Yuhei Nakaushiro (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-four-year-old woman on April 22. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015
  • Seven Lotte personnel, including players Takayuki Kanamori and Katsuya Kakunaka, have recently recently been diagnosed with the flu. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2015

Seibu Lions

Orix Buffaloes 7 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (April 25, 2015)

by on Apr.25, 2015 @ 12:10 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 14:00
Starters: Dickson, Brandon (ORI) 1-3, 2.17 - Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HAM) 1-2, 2.66

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 7 9 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 9 2

Attendance: 27257 | Time: 3h24m | Nippon Ham leads series, 4-1-0

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Orix Buffaloes 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (April 24, 2015)

by on Apr.24, 2015 @ 10:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Tomei, Daiki (ORI) 1-0, 2.86 - Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 3-0, 1.93

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1X 2 4 0

Attendance: 17049 | Time: 3h4m | Nippon Ham leads series, 4-0-0

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[4/23/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.24, 2015 @ 9:57 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • First round draft pick Yuki Matsumoto tossed a bullpen session to a squatting catcher at the Saitozaki facilities on April 22. It was the first time he threw to a squatting catcher since he turned pro. He threw thirty pitches at seventy to eighty percent strength. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Nakata and Sho Nakata hit home runs in back-to-back bats for the second time in their careers on April 22. For Nakata, the home run was also the first he managed to hit on his birthday. It was Otani's birthday the last time the two went yard in back-to-back at bats on July 5, 2014. Source: Sponichi 4/23/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

  • Ni-gun game against Rakuten on April 23: first round draft pick Kona Takahashi started the game and gave up two runs (one earned) over five innings of work. He faced twenty-five hitters, gave up four hits, walked four, struck out four, and topped out at 154km/h. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2015 ... Fumiya Nishiguchi entered the game in the 7th and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He faced four, allowed one hit, and walked one. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2015
  • Kona Takahashi's next start will most likely come on May 3. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2015
  • Fumiya Nishiguchi is slated to make one more appearance in relief, on either April 25 or 26, before getting a start. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2015

[4/22/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.23, 2015 @ 4:41 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara is slated to make his next Ni-gun appearance on either April 28 or 29 (both against Rakuten). Source: Sports Hochi 4/22/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Katsuya Kakunaka did not make the starting line-up on April 22 because of a fever. He was available to play off the bench. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Yusei Kikuchi joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on April 22. He could get an Ichi-gun start against Lotte at QVC Marine on April 28. Source: Sports Hochi 4/22/2015
  • Takeya Nakamura set a new franchise record on April 18 with his 1,091st and 1,092nd strikeout. The previous record of 1,091 was held by Hiromichi Ishige. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 – Saitama Seibu Lions 1 (April 22, 2015)

by on Apr.22, 2015 @ 4:17 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Prince Dome - 18:00
Starters: Takeda, Masaru (HAM) 1-1, 5.62 - LeBlanc, Wade (SEI) 2-1, 1.96

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 5 9 0
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0

Attendance: 11932 | Time: 2h52m | Nippon Ham leads series, 3-1-0

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[4/21/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Apr.22, 2015 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Kenta Imamiya was named a Special Onsen (Hot Spring) Tourism Ambassador for the city of Beppu. Source: Daily Sports 4/21/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on April 21: First round draft pick Kohei Arihara started the game and gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits over six innings of work. He faced twenty-two hitters, walked none, and struck out four. Source: Sports Hochi 4/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/21/2015
  • Shohei Otani has been averaging one game as a pitcher and two games as a position player so far this season because of the light schedule. The team will begin playing six games a week in May and Hideki Kuriyama is thinking about expanding Otani's workload by one game as a position player each week. That could mean starts as a pitcher on Tuesday and starts as a position player on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 4/21/2015 ... According to Nikkan Sports, Kuriyama is planning to mix and match starts on six days of rest and starts on seven or more days of rest, depending on Otani's condition. The twenty-year-old will get starts on six days of rest most of the time, but could get an extra day or two as needed. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/21/2015 ... Otani signed an advisory contract with SAVAS. Source: Sponichi 4/21/2015 ... Otani's next start could come on eight days of rest on April 28 against Softbank at Sapporo Dome. Source: Sponichi 4/21/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions want to give Tomoya Mori opportunities to grow as a catcher and are planning to give him chances at Ni-gun, while continuing to use him as a designated hitter at Ichi-gun. Source: Daily Sports 4/21/2015 ... Mori got the start at catcher and batted third in a Ni-gun game against Rakuten on April 21. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. He got the start at designated hitter in an Ichi-gun game against Nippon Ham later in the day and went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Chun-Lin Kuo was taken off the active roster on April 21 and sent down to Ni-gun to work on his mechanics. Kuo struggled in his last two starts and failed to make it past the 3rd inning on both occasions. Source: Daily Sports 4/21/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles are thinking about replacing the artificial turf at kobo Stadium with natural grass ahead of the 2016 season. They have been using the secondary field (aka, Green Field) to test the possibilities for natural grass. Source: Sports Hochi 4/21/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Saitama Seibu Lions 6 (April 21, 2015)

by on Apr.21, 2015 @ 5:52 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Prince Dome - 18:00
Starters: Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 1-2, 3.80 - Togame, Ken (SEI) 0-1, 3.75

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 2
Seibu 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 X 6 10 0

Attendance: 11417 | Time: 2h43m | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-1-0

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