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[8/31/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Sep.01, 2014 @ 1:42 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Takaaki Yokoyama became the third pitcher in franchise history on Saturday to record a victory on one pitch.  The other two: Kenta Satake on October 7, 2008 and Hiroki Yamamura on August 25, 2011. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014 ... Yokoyama also joined Ryohei Isaka (May 5, 2009) and Takahiro Shiomi (May 5, 2011) as the only players in franchise history to record victories in their first outing. Source: Sanspo 8/31/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa will likely head to the bullpen with Yuta Omine getting another shot at starting rotation. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters won their tenth straight against the Chiba Lotte Marines on Saturday.  They have gone on one other ten-or-more-game winning streak against one team in franchise history: eleven-game winning streak against Rakuten in 2006. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014 ... The streak ended on Sunday with a loss.

Chiba Lotte Marines 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (August 31, 2014)

by on Aug.31, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 13:00
Starters: Naruse, Yoshihisa (LOT) 7-8, 4.82 - Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HAM) 7-6, 3.38

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

Attendance: 35609 | Time: 3h40m | Nippon Ham leads series, 12-8-0

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Chiba Lotte Marines 3 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 (August 30, 2014)

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 15:00
Starters: Karakawa, Yuki (LOT) 2-8, 5.34 - Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 1-4, 6.10

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

Attendance: 37045 | Time: 3h16m | Nippon Ham leads series, 12-7-0

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[8/29/2014] Injury Report: Brad Eldred (Hiroshima), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 12:09 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) is currently slated to pitch three innings in his first Ni-gun rehab game on September 4 against Lotte. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014 ... Sugano tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium on Friday.  He threw forty-one pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Arai was taken off the active roster on Friday with pain in his lower back. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred tweaked his right knee while chasing a foul ball during a game against the Chunichi Dragons on Friday.  The incident took place in the bottom of the 9th with runners on first and second and two out.  Eldred was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Nagoya for tests. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien tweaked his left Achilles tendon while running the bases in the 1st inning of Friday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  He was removed from the game on defense in the 3rd as a precaution.  He is a question mark for Saturday's game. Source: Sanspo 8/29/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa banged his face into the turf and tweaked his neck as he made a diving catch in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He played through to the 4th inning and was pulled on defense in the 5th.  He was questionable for Friday, but ended up making the starting line-up as a designated hitter. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ryo Watanabe took a batted ball off his face during practices on the 24th and suffered a nasal bone fracture.  The Fighters announced on Thursday that he was going to have surgery on September 4 to treat the fracture.  He will be able to resume workouts as soon as the swelling goes down.  Watanabe was able to play in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on the 26th (designated hitter, batted lead-off, went 0-for-4), but opted for surgery because he was having problems with his day-to-day life. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

[8/29/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles unveiled the new seating sections on the third base side at kobo Stadium to the media on Friday.  The new sections cost about two billion yen to build and added 3,019 new seats.  Max capacity will go up to 28,736 when the new sections open Saturday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/29/2014
  • The Rakuten players group will donate one million yen to landslide relief in Hiroshima on Friday.  Senichi Hoshino, the coaches, and the organization will donate one million yen. Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

  • Ryota Igarashi became the sixteenth pitcher in NPB history to record 100 holds on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani became just the second player in NPB history to hit seven home runs in the same season he recorded ten or more victories as a pitcher.  The other was Hideo Fujimoto in 1950: twenty-six victories and seven home runs. Source: Sports Hochi 8/29/2014 ... Otani hit another home run on Friday and became the first player in NPB history to win ten games and hit eight home runs in the same season.

Chiba Lotte Marines 3 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 8 (August 29, 2014)

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:30
Starters: Ishikawa, Ayumu (LOT) 7-5, 3.27 - Urano, Hiroshi (HAM) 6-2, 3.93

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 9 0
Nippon Ham 3 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 X 8 13 0

Attendance: 29428 | Time: 3h4m | Nippon Ham leads series, 11-7-0

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[8/28/2014] Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 2:24 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Possible starters for Orix series that begins on Friday at Seibu Dome: Yusei Kikuchi, Ryoma Nogami, Takayuki Kishi.  Greg Reynolds is slated to start a game on September 2 against Lotte at Seibu Dome. Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2014
  • Tomoya Mori is expected to make the starting line-up at catcher on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Masaru Nakamura improved to 6-0 on Wednesday and became the first Nippon Ham pitcher to go 6-0 from the start of the season since Tomoya Yagi and Naoki Miyanishi in 2009.  The last right-handed Nippon Ham pitcher to go 6-0 from the start of the season, including games in relief, was when Satoru Kanemura went 7-0 before his first loss in 1998.  The last right-handed Nippon Ham pitcher to go 6-0 from the start of the season, excluding games in relief, was when Yukihiro Nishizaki went 7-0 before his first loss in 1996. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 9 (August 28, 2014)

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Kisanuki, Hiroshi (HAM) 0-1, 3.86 - Iwasaki, Sho (SOF) 3-1, 3.74

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Softbank 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 3 X 9 15 1

Attendance: 37415 | Time: 3h25m | Softbank leads series, 13-7-0

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[8/27/2014] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 2:05 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • The Lions are planning to offer Ernesto Mejia a contract for the 2015 season. Source: Sports Hochi 8/27/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiko Matsunaka was taken off the active roster on Wednesday due to a lack of production and to make room for Tadashi Settsu. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani became the first pitcher out of high school in franchise history to win ten games within his first two years since Yu Darvish won twelve in his second year in 2006.  He also became the first player to start at least twenty games as a pitcher and make the starting line-up as a position player at least twenty times in the same season since Jiro Noguchi in 1950. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014 ... Otani, Darvish, and Toshiaki Moriyasu (eleven in 1966 and fifteen 1967) are the only pitchers out of high school in franchise history to win ten or more games in their first two years. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014
  • Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on Tuesday and gave up eight runs on nine hits, including a two-run home run and a three-run home run, over three innings of work.  He faced eighteen hitters, walked none, and struck out one.

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 (August 27, 2014)

by on Aug.27, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Nakamura, Masaru (HAM) 5-0, 3.38 - Settsu, Tadashi (SOF) 8-5, 3.23

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

Attendance: 36807 | Time: 3h18m | Softbank leads series, 12-7-0

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