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[4/12/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.13, 2015 @ 2:39 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ni-gun game against the Futures on April 12: Yuki Saito started the game and tossed two shutout innings. He allowed one hit, struck out two, and topped out at 141km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 4/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2015 ... First round draft pick Kohei Arihara entered the game in the 3rd inning and gave up two runs on five hits over five innings of work. He struck out six and topped out at 149km/h. The first two innings he pitched were perfect. He gave up a two-out hit in the 5th and a run each in the 6th and 7th. Source: Sports Hochi 4/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Alfredo Despaigne could join the Ichi-gun team in time for a game on April 15 against Nippon Ham. He participated in pre-game practices at Seibu Prince Dome on April 12. He took forty-one swings during two servings of batting practice and hit six over the fence (twenty-five and four the first time and sixteen and two the second time). Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2015, Daily Sports 4/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on April 12: Yusei Kikuchi started the game and tossed six shutout innings. He faced twenty-three hitters, gave up two hits, walked two, hit one, and struck out nine. Source: Sanspo 4/12/2015, Sponichi 4/12/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 0 (April 12, 2015)

by on Apr.12, 2015 @ 7:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ Kumamoto Stadium - 13:00
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) 2-0, 2.13 - Standridge, Jason (SOF) 2-0, 1.12

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

Attendance: 15088 | Time: 2h59m | Series tied, 1-1-0

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[4/11/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Apr.12, 2015 @ 7:01 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani threw about forty pitches in the bullpen during pre-game practices on Aoril 11. He is slated to start a game on April 12 against Softbank at Kumamoto. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2015
  • Yuki Saito's next start could come on April 17 against Rakuten at kobo Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2015 ... Saito is scheduled to start a Ni-gun game on April 12 against the Futures. First round draft pick Kohei Arihara is slated to make an appearance in relief. Source: Sponichi 4/10/2015
  • A number of MLB teams could be interested in Luis Mendoza. He is in the final year of a two-year deal. Source: ZakZak 4/10/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Alfredo Despaigne arrived at Narita Airport on April 11. He could be ready for the Nippon Ham series that begins on April 14. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2015, Sports Hochi 4/11/2015
  • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka could make his Ichi-gun debut on April 22 against Orix at QVC Marine. Whether or not he gets the start will depend on how well he pitches during his next Ni-gun start on April 14 against Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2015, Daily Sports 4/11/2015, Sponichi 4/11/2015
  • Kuan-Yu Chen or Yuta Kimura will get a start on April 15 against Nippon Ham. Chen could be taken off the active roster by April 22 to make room for Despaigne. Kimura could be shifted to the bullpen if he gets the start on April 15 and does not pitch well. That could help open the door to Tanaka's debut on April 22. Source: Daily Sports 4/11/2015

Rakuten Eagles

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 4 (April 11, 2015)

by on Apr.11, 2015 @ 5:06 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium - 13:00
Starters: Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HAM) 1-0, 1.00 - Settsu, Tadashi (SOF) 1-1, 1.80

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

Attendance: 19079 | Time: 3h0m | Softbank leads series, 1-0-0

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[4/9/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Apr.10, 2015 @ 5:37 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Through April 8, the offense has not scored a run in thirty-three innings. The franchise record of forty-four innings was set in 1942 between July 9 (2nd inning) and July 15 (9th inning). Source: Sanspo 4/9/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters extended their winning streak to seven games on April 8. Their last seven-game winning streak came in 2009 when they won nine between July 15 and 31. The franchise record of fourteen was set in 2007. Nippon Ham also won their first four series of the season. The last time they started a season by winning four or more series in a row was in 1962, when the team won it's first five series. Source: Sanspo 4/9/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/9/2015
  • The Fighters have recorded eight or more wins in their first ten games of the season twice in franchise history: nine in 1962 and eight in 2015. Source: Sanspo 4/8/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka could make his Ichi-gun debut during a three-game series against Nippon Ham at QVC Marine that begins on May 1. Source: Sanspo 4/8/2015 ... Tanaka is slated to make his next Ni-gun start on April 14 against Yokohama. Source: Sponichi 4/8/2015

Saitama Seibu Lions 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 6 (April 8, 2015)

by on Apr.08, 2015 @ 5:36 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:30
Starters: LeBlanc, Wade (SEI) 1-0, 0.00 - Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 1-0, 4.76

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

Attendance: 23228 | Time: 3h16m | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-0-0

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[4/7/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.08, 2015 @ 5:28 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes held an emergency meeting that involved Hiroshi Moriwaki (Ichi-gun manager), Junichi Fukura (head coach), Tetsuji Okamoto (Ni-gun manager), and team official Ryuzo Setoyama at Hotto Motto Kobe on April 6. They most likely talked about timetables for player injuries and depth. Source: Daily Sports 4/7/2015, Sponichi 4/7/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The media learned on April 6 that scouts from at least five MLB teams were planning to attend the Seibu game at Tokyo Dome on April 7. Source: Sports Hochi 4/7/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Seibu on April 7: second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka started the game and tossed seven shutout innings. He faced twenty-six hitters, threw 103 pitches, allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out three. Source: Daily Sports 4/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/7/2015
  • Eisuke Tanaka could make his Ichi-gun debut on April 30 against Seibu at QVC Marine. He has pitched well at Ni-gun so far (two starts, fourteen shutout innings) and will most likely have at least two more chances to show coaches that he deserves the start. Source: Daily Sports 4/7/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Yusei Kikuchi (left elbow) is slated to start a Ni-gun game against Lotte on April 8. Depending on how things go, he could be ready to rejoin the active roster in time for a start on April 24 against Softbank at YafuOku Dome, or during a nine-game stretch that begins on April 28. Source: Daily Sports 4/7/2015, Sanspo 4/7/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 7 – Orix Buffaloes 2 (April 5, 2015)

by on Apr.05, 2015 @ 7:31 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 13:00
Starters: Takeda, Masaru (HAM) 0-1, 12.00 - Yamasaki, Sachiya (ORI) 0-0, 11.57

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

Attendance: 36098 | Time: 3h12m | Nippon Ham leads series, 3-0-0

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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Orix Buffaloes 2 (April 4, 2015)

by on Apr.04, 2015 @ 6:57 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 14:00
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) 1-0, 1.59 - Bullington, Bryan (ORI) 0-1, 2.70

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

Attendance: 35550 | Time: 3h33m | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-0-0

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