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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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[8/26/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.27, 2014 @ 3:25 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui set a new record by not surrendering a home run in his first 71.1 innings of work.  The previous record of 70.1 innings was set by Tsuneo Horiuchi in 1966.  The streak ended when he served up a home run to Seibu's Ernesto Mejia on Tuesday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014
  • Rakuten staff surprised Kazuo Matsui with a small party on Tuesday to celebrate the milestone 2,500th career NPB+MLB hit he recorded on the 24th. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Makoto Aiuchi could get a chance to make his Ichi-gun debut some time in early September.  The starting rotation currently includes Takayuki Kishi, Kazuhisa Makita, Ryoma Nogami, Yosuke Okamoto, Yusei Kikuchi, and Greg Reynolds.  There is a good chance Hirotaka Koishi will join the mix when the Lions begin a streak of ten games on September 2.  Reynolds gave up seven runs during his last outing.  If he fails to bounce back during his next start on the 30th, Aiuchi could slide in. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu threw forty-eight pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his next start on Wednesday against Nippon Ham. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • The Hawks will wear their Kachidoki Red uniforms during thirteen home games between September 2 and 26.  They went 6-2 when they wore the uniforms for Taka-no Saiten 2014. Source: official announcement

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko's next start will most likely come on five days of rest on the 28th against Lotte.  After that, he could get a start on the 4th, during a three-game series against Softbank, after Takahiro Matsuba on the 2nd and Daiki Tomei on the 3rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters hold an option to sign Michael Crotta to another contract for the 2015 season.  They will most likely exercise it. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 (August 26, 2014)

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) 9-3, 2.52 - Standridge, Jason (SOF) 10-4, 2.75

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

Attendance: 38561 | Time: 3h34m | Softbank leads series, 12-6-0

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[8/24/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.25, 2014 @ 4:39 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Kazuo Matsui recorded his 2,500th NPB (1,885) + MLB (615) hit in his at bat in the 1st inning of Sunday's game against the Orix Buffaloes. Source: Sponichi 8/24/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura hit two homers in consecutive games on Friday and Saturday for the second time in his career.  The first time he hit two homers in back-to-back games was in 2010 (September 25, 26). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014
  • Ryo Hayashizaki's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl weighing 2,974 grams, on the 23rd. Source: Sanspo 8/24/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Dan Runzler joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on Sunday and tossed about thirty pitches in the bullpen.  Hiroshi Moriwaki told reporters he liked what he saw, but felt Runzler still needed to pitch in a few more Ni-gun games. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Luis Mendoza was taken off the active roster on Monday after he gave up seven runs (all earned) on seven hits and two walks on Friday against the Seibu Lions.  Hideki Kuriyama hopes Mendoza can use the time at Ni-gun to rest and sort out possible issues with his mechanics. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014

Saitama Seibu Lions 5 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 8 (August 23, 2014)

by on Aug.23, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 15:00
Starters: Reynolds, Greg (SEI) 3-5, 4.53 - Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 1-4, 5.89

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

Attendance: 39444 | Time: 3h35m | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-6-2

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[8/22/2014] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.23, 2014 @ 3:21 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Interim manager Norio Tanabe is planning to continue using Tomoya Mori as a late-inning bat off the bench.  Mori will also get opportunities to catch during blow-out games. Source: Sponichi 8/22/2014, Sports Hochi 8/22/2014

Softbank Hawks

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are planning to wear their Next Blue alternate uniforms during home games on the 27th against Orix and the 28th against Softbank.  They have won nine of sixteen games while wearing the uniform this year. Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2014

Saitama Seibu Lions 11 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (August 22, 2014)

by on Aug.22, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Nogami, Ryoma (SEI) 5-7, 5.20 - Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 4-11, 3.79

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 4 0 11 12 1
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0

Attendance: 21297 | Time: 3h13m | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-6-2

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[8/21/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters to part ways with Michel Abreu

by on Aug.21, 2014 @ 6:50 pm, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they are parting ways with Michel Abreu.  They have already filed paperwork to place him on waivers.

The Fighters posted the following statement from Abreu:

The Fighter gave me the wonderful chance to play in Japan.  I appreciate the fans for their warm support, no matter the circumstances.  This is not how I wanted to leave the team, but I am focusing on rehab right now and will do everything I can to make sure I can play baseball again.  I hope that the Fighters are successful.  Thank you.

Source: official announcement

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 5 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 9 (August 21, 2014)

by on Aug.21, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Karashima, Wataru (RAK) 7-10, 3.18 - Urano, Hiroshi (HAM) 5-2, 3.84

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

Attendance: 23153 | Time: 3h19m | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-7-0

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