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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (September 10, 2014)

by on Sep.10, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:30
Starters: Settsu, Tadashi (SOF) 9-6, 3.33 - Kisanuki, Hiroshi (HAM) 0-1, 3.72

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

Attendance: 23790 | Time: 3h33m | Softbank leads series, 14-8-0

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[9/9/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Sep.10, 2014 @ 2:06 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Takaaki Yokoyama will make the first start of his Ichi-gun career on Wednesday against the Orix Buffaloes at kobo Stadium. He threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday in preparation for the start. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014, Sponichi 9/9/2014
  • Andruw Jones hit a home run against the Orix Buffaloes on Monday and became just the second foreign player in franchise history to record at least twenty home runs in two consecutive seasons since Jose Fernandez (2006, 2007). Source: Sports Hochi 9/9/2014
  • Yuki Matsui became the eighth pitcher out of high school since 1966 to record 100 or more strikeouts in their first season. The other seven: Toshiaki Moriyasu (RHP) with 160 strikeouts in 1966, Keishi Suzuki (LHP) with 160 strikeouts in 1966, Tsuneo Horiuchi (RHP) with 117 strikeouts in 1966, Yutaka Enatsu (LHP) with 225 in 1967, Daisuke Matsuzaka (RHP) with 151 in 1999, Masahiro Tanaka (RHP) with 196 in 2007, and Shintaro Fujinami (RHP) with 125 in 2013. He also became the quickest to the milestone by recording his 100th strikeout in 85.1 innings. The previous record of 96.2 innings was held by Enatsu and Tanaka. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014
  • Kazuo Matsui recorded the fifth walk-off home run of his career on Monday, first since September 24, 2012. It was also his second walk-off hit of the season, eleventh of his career, and first since August 31. The eleven walk-off hits are good for a sixth place tie with Yukio Tanaka in Pacific League history. The other five: Katsuya Nomura with nineteen, Yoshinori Hirose with fourteen, Kazuhiro Kiyohara with thirteen, Yasuo Fujii and Norihiro Nakamura with twelve. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014
  • The Eagles are reportedly interested in Hiroyuki Nakajima. Source: ZakZak 9/9/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Hideaki Wakui became the 168th pitcher in NPB history to reach the 1,500 innings pitched milestone on during Tuesday's game against the Seibu Lions. Source: Daily Sports 9/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014
  • The Marines tied a franchise record on Monday, last set in 1967 , with their third consecutive shutout loss at home. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014 ... It was the eighth time overall the Marines were shutout three games in a row, first since 2006. Source: Sanspo 9/9/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Head coach Hiroshi Ogawa was hospitalized with gallstones in his bile duct. He was released on Monday. He is expected to rejoin the team on the 13th. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The bruise on the top of Yoshio Itoi's left foot may have been the result of an HBP during a game against Nippon Ham on the 7th. He was in the dugout during Monday's game, but did not participate in pre-game practices. Source: Sports Hochi 9/9/2014 ... Itoi left Tuesday's game against Rakuten after he banged his left knee on the ground why attempting a diving catch in the 4th inning. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014
  • The Buffaloes' 101-game winning streak in games with leads after the 7th inning ended during Monday's walk-off loss against the Rakuten Eagles. The streak began on May 28, 2013. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014 ... Sixty-game winning streak this season. Source: Sanspo 9/9/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Masaru Nakamura picked up another win on Tuesday and became the first pitcher in franchise history to go on a seven-game winning streak from the start of the season as a starter since Yukihiro Nishizaki in 1996. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014
  • The Fighters are planning to "temporarily retire" Atsunori Inaba's forty-one. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 10 (September 9, 2014)

by on Sep.09, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:30
Starters: Standridge, Jason (SOF) 10-5, 2.84 - Nakamura, Masaru (HAM) 6-0, 3.15

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 6 X 10 12 0

Attendance: 19603 | Time: 3h34m | Softbank leads series, 13-8-0

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[9/8/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Sep.09, 2014 @ 1:32 am, under NPB
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Rakunten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui topped 100 strikeouts this season during his start on Monday against the Orix Buffaloes and became the first pitcher out of high school in franchise history to accomplish the feat in his first year since Masahiro Tanaka in 2007. Source: Sponichi 9/8/2014
  • Daily Sports reports that Senichi Hoshino is planning to step down after the season due to health concerns. If he does step down, he could be offered another position in the organization, like general manager or senior director. Source: Daily Sports 9/8/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Ernesto Mejia hit a home run against the Softbank Hawks on Sunday and became the first player in the Pacific League to reach thirty home runs this season. The last Seibu player to hit thirty before anyone else in the league was Takeya Nakamura in 2011. Source: Sanspo 9/8/2014
  • The Lions will be running a trial service that will allow fans at games on August 14 and 15 to use their smartphones to access play-by-play commentary and on-field action through six different camera angles. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/8/2014, Sanspo 9/8/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines tied a franchise record on Monday with three consecutive shutout losses. Source: Sponichi 9/8/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes beat the Nippon Ham Fighters on Sunday and snapped a Sunday ten-game losing streak. Source: Sports Hochi 9/8/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani is the first player out of high school to reach double figures in home runs in one season within his first two years since Hideki Matsui (eleven in his first year in 1993, twenty in his second year in 1994). The last player to accomplish the feat in franchise history was Isao Harimoto (thirteen in his first year in 1959 and sixteen in his second year in 1960). Source: Sanspo 9/8/2014 ... Adjustments were made to Otani's bat during the off-season. He wanted a little more weight in the barrel. The length of the bat remained the same at 33.5 inches, but the weight dropped from 915 to 905 grams. The thickest part of the bat was made 0.3 millimeters thicker and the thinnest part (bat handle) 0.5 millimeters thinner. Otani went from a white to a black bat in late-April. He has bats made of maple, white ash, and Japanese ash and uses them according to how he feels. Source: Sponichi 9/8/2014 ... Otani might get four more starts as a pitcher and at least ten more starts as a position play before the end of the season. Source: Sports Hochi 9/8/2014
  • The Fighters announced that they will hold events to honor Atsunori Inaba on September 30 and October 5. Source: official announcement

[9/7/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Sep.07, 2014 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Senichi Hoshino is expected to return next season for his fifth year as manager of the Eagles. Source: Sports Hochi 9/7/2014 ... Team president Yozo Tachibana told reporters on Sunday that they signed a multi-year deal with Hoshino and that things were proceeding according to the contract. Source: Daily Sports 9/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/7/2014
  • The Eagles will be running a batting center at kobo Stadium during home games between September 8 and September 21. It will cost 300 yen for ten pitches, or 200 yen for ten pitches between the 8th and 11th. There will be prizes. Source: official announcement

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions have not made any decisions on current interim manager Norio Tanabe. Possible managerial candidates: Ni-gun manager Tetsuya Shiozaki and former manager and current senior director Hisanobu Watanabe. Source: Sponichi 9/7/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani became the first pitcher in the NPB to reach double-digits in victories and home runs. The media in Japan is talking about how he is the first player since Babe Ruth in 1918 to accomplish the feat.

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Orix Buffaloes 8 (September 7, 2014)

by on Sep.07, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 13:00
Starters: Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HAM) 7-7, 3.28 - Yoshida, Kazumasa (ORI) 5-4, 3.06

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

Attendance: 33282 | Time: 3h20m | Orix leads series, 11-9-0

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[9/6/2014] Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Sep.07, 2014 @ 12:41 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • The offense set a new franchise record on Saturday for strikeouts in a nine-inning game with seventeen. They also pushed their strikeout season total to 1,040, which is eleven shy of tying the NPB record set by Nippon Ham in 2005. Source: Sponichi 9/7/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Hero Interview Award for August went to Tatsuhiro Tamura. He received 382 of the 1,001 votes. Yoshifumi Okada came in second with 258 votes. Source: official announcement
  • Yuta Kimura is slated to make the first start of his Ichi-gun career on Sunday against Rakuten at QVC Marine. Source: Sports Hochi 9/6/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks became the first team in either league to clinch a playoff spot on Saturday.
  • Ryota Igarashi set a new franchise record for holds in one season with his fortieth of the year on Friday. Brian Falkenborg set the previous high, thirty-nine, in 2010. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The players, coaches and staff will wear Mission October 2014 t-shirts during practices at home games in September. The shirts will also be available for purchase. Source: Sponichi 9/5/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 0 – Orix Buffaloes 3 (September 6, 2014)

by on Sep.06, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 14:00
Starters: Urano, Hiroshi (HAM) 7-2, 3.86 - Dickson, Brandon (ORI) 8-10, 3.72

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

Attendance: 30215 | Time: 3h2m | Orix leads series, 10-9-0

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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 7 – Orix Buffaloes 3 (September 5, 2014)

by on Sep.05, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00
Starters: Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 4-12, 4.17 - Tomei, Daiki (ORI) 5-5, 3.78

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

Attendance: 29457 | Time: 3h40m | Series tied, 9-9-0

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[9/3/2014] Injury Report: Yuya Hasegawa (Softbank), Naoki Miyanishi (Nippon Ham)

by on Sep.04, 2014 @ 12:59 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Arai showed up at Naruohama on Tuesday for the first time since he was taken off the active roster. He got treatment for his lower back and discussed his rehab schedule with a trainer. Source: Sanspo 9/3/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo played in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on Wednesday. He got the start in left and batted third in a practice game against Rakuten. He went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Source: Daily Sports 9/3/2014, Sponichi 9/3/2014
  • Sho Aranami (right calf) and Tsutsugo could return to the active roster in time for the Hiroshima series that begins on the 5th at Yokohama. Source: Daily Sports 9/3/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuya Hasegawa left Wednesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes after hurting his right leg while trying to score during a close play at home plate in the 4th inning. He was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka and diagnosed with a sprained right ankle. He will be examined again on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/3/2014, Sponichi 9/3/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoki Miyanishi was taken off the active roster on Wednesday with inflammation in his left elbow. Source: Sponichi 9/3/2014