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[8/4/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.05, 2015 @ 3:25 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani will most likely begin getting regular starts on six days of rest. That could mean Tuesday starts for the rest of the month. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2015
  • Yuki Saito could get his next Ichi-gun start on August 8 against Rakuten at Sapporo Dome. He started a Ni-gun game on August 2 and tossed five shutout innings against Yakult. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on August 4: Cha-Seung Baek started the game and gave up five runs over 5.2 innings of work. He faced twenty-eight hitters, threw ninety-four pitches, allowed ten hits, walked three, hit one, struck out three, and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2015, Sponichi 8/4/2015,
  • The Marines are planning to install a sound meter at QVC Marine as a way to show how loud and excited their fans get during games. They may even try for a Guinness World Record. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2015, Sponichi 8/4/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions dropped their game against Rakuten on August 4 and set a new franchise record with their thirteenth straight loss. The NPB record of eighteen (0-18-1) was set by Lotte in 1998. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2015, Sponichi 8/4/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui set a new franchise record with his twenty-third save of the year on August 4. The previous record of twenty-two was set by Koji Aoyama in 2012. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2015
  • The Eagles added Tomohiro Umetsu to the active roster to help bolster the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2015
  • Owner Hiroshi Mikitani's shenanigans could end up driving Motohiro Shima to free agency. Shima apparently did not appreciate the owner meddling with team decisions on the field. Source: ZakZak 8/4/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 7 (August 4, 2015)

by on Aug.04, 2015 @ 2:23 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) 11-1, 1.79 - Nakata, Kenichi (SOF) 6-3, 3.27

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

Attendance: 38500 | Time: 3h7m | Softbank leads series, 8-5-0

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Chiba Lotte Marines 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (August 2, 2015)

by on Aug.02, 2015 @ 5:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 13:00
Starters: Omine, Yuta (LOT) 4-4, 2.90 - Nakamura, Masaru (HAM) 0-2, 18.69

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

Attendance: 41138 | Time: 3h12m | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-6-0

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Chiba Lotte Marines 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 (August 1, 2015)

by on Aug.01, 2015 @ 6:45 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 15:00
Starters: Karakawa, Yuki (LOT) 4-2, 6.56 - Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 5-5, 3.09

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

Attendance: 38074 | Time: 2h59m | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-5-0

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[7/31/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.01, 2015 @ 6:33 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Rick van den Hurk picked up another win during a start against Seibu on July 31 and became the first foreign pitcher in franchise history to begin their NPB careers with a five-game winning streak as a starting pitcher. Source: Sponichi 7/31/2015
  • The Hawks announced that they will add Ikusei outfielder Go Kamamoto to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 122 to 60. His contract will be worth an estimated six million yen. Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 7/31/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters players association presented baseball equipment (about 100 items) to the Burkina Faso Baseball Federation in Africa during a ceremony at Sapporo Dome before their game against Lotte on July 31. Source: official announcement

Seibu Lions

  • Kazuhisa Makita will be pulled from the starting rotation to temporarily bolster the bullpen. Kona Takahashi could make his Ichi-gun debut with a start on August 2 against Softbank at Seibu Prince Dome. Takahashi threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen on July 31. Source: Sports Hochi 7/31/2015, Daily Sports 7/31/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • More on hitting coach Tomio Tashiro's resignation: According to Nikkan Sports, the Eagles were going to make some personnel changes that would send Ni-gun hitting coach Daisuke Kusano to Ichi-gun and Ichi-gun hitting coach Tashiro to Ni-gun. Tashiro submitted his resignation after hearing about the move because he felt he would no longer be able to fulfill his promise with senior adviser Senichi Hoshino. Tashiro was planning to step down after the 2014 season but decided to remain after Hoshino asked him to stay and help new manager Hiromoto Okubo. Tashiro was not against the demotion, but felt it made the most sense for him to leave because he would no longer be able to support Okubo, which was his only reason for staying. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/31/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/31/2015 ... In a separate report, Nikkan Sports adds that one of the reasons why the batting order is constantly changing is because owner Hiroshi Mikitani has been vocal with his opinions this year. This may have contributed to Tashiro's decision to step down. Mikitani has also been pushing the team to do more running, regardless of situation. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/31/2015 ... Sanspo mentions something similar in a report of their own. Source: Sanspo 7/31/2015
  • The Eagles announced that Ni-gun hitting coach Daisuke Kusano will take over as the new Ichi-gun hitting coach. A Ni-gun hitting coach will not be named. Ni-gun position player coach Osamu Yonemura will retain his current title and also act as a hitting coach. Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 7/31/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines 6 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (July 31, 2015)

by on Jul.31, 2015 @ 5:45 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Wakui, Hideaki (LOT) 7-7, 3.59 - Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 7-4, 3.20

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 6 11 1
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0

Attendance: 29524 | Time: 3h19m | Nippon Ham leads series, 7-5-0

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[7/30/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.31, 2015 @ 5:28 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo threw sixty-seven pitches to Yuki Yoshimura and Keizo Kawashima during batting practice on July 30. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi went yard twice against Nippon Ham on July 30 for the first time this year and became the 275th player in NPB history to reach the 100 home run milestone with his second home run of the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters announced on July 30 that they filed paperwork to place Victor Garate on waivers. Source: official announcement ... Said team official Hiroshi Yoshimura, "He hurt his leg and was still having problems with it. We didn't think we could guarantee him playing time in August and September." Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2015 ... "He had good pitches, but we had too many foreign players. We weren't sure if we could give him regular playing time. [We thought it] might be best to let him go," said Hideki Kuriyama. Source: Sports Hochi 7/30/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles announced on July 30 that hitting coach Tomio Tashiro was leaving the organization. Tashiro submitted his intent to resign when the team returned to Sendai after a game against Softbank in Morioka on July 29. The two sides met against on July 30, but there was no change of heart and the team accepted. Tashiro originally wanted to step down when Senichi Hoshino decided to leave as manager after the 2014 season, but was convinced to stay. Ni-gun hitting coach Daisuke Kusano will most likely be named the new Ichi-gun hitting coach. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 7/30/2015, Daily Sports 7/30/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Orix Buffaloes 7 (July 30, 2015)

by on Jul.30, 2015 @ 10:14 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Wakasa Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Arakaki, Hayato (HAM) - Yamasaki, Sachiya (ORI) 1-3, 4.84

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

Attendance: 14008 | Time: 3h6m | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-6-0

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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 9 – Orix Buffaloes 0 (July 29, 2015)

by on Jul.29, 2015 @ 8:25 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00
Starters: Arihara, Kohei (HAM) 4-4, 5.79 - Tomei, Daiki (ORI) 5-4, 3.10

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 1 0 9 12 1
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1

Attendance: 26962 | Time: 3h36m | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-5-0

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