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[7/22/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.23, 2015 @ 9:23 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu was taken off the active roster on July 22 because he is not scheduled to make another start for at least ten days. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015 ... By skipping Settsu once in the rotation, the Hawks will be able to give Kenichi Nakata a turn. Nakata's last start was rained out. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Brandon Dickson is slated to make his next start on July 24 against Softbank at YafuOku Dome. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hiroshi Urano celebrated his twenty-sixth birthday on July 22 by giving up nine runs (all earned) on five hits and four walks over 1.1 innings of work against the Rakuten Eagles. The Fighters decided to demote Urano after the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Kota Futaki picked up his first professional victory on July 22 during a Ni-gun game against Rakuten. He started the game and gave up four runs on six hits over five innings of work. He threw seventy-seven pitches, faced twenty-two hitters, walked two, struck out six, and topped out at 142km/h. It was his nineteenth game of the year, sixth as a starter. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015, Sponichi 7/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2015
  • Alfredo Despaigne returned to Japan on July 22. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015 ... Despaigne is scheduled to join the Ichi-gun team on July 24. Source: Sports Hochi 7/22/2015 ... Despaigne played in eight games during the Pan Am games in Toronto. He went 6-for-34 with three home runs and six RBI. He struck out eight times, walked twice, and scored five runs. Cuba won the bronze medal.

Rakuten Eagles

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 19 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 6 (July 22, 2015)

by on Jul.22, 2015 @ 10:20 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Shiomi, Takahiro (RAK) 2-5, 3.17 - Urano, Hiroshi (HAM) 3-2, 2.48

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 5 7 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 19 18 0
Nippon Ham 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 12 0

Attendance: 20566 | Time: 3h27m | Rakuten leads series, 10-8-0

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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (July 21, 2015)

by on Jul.21, 2015 @ 7:35 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Tomura, Kenji (RAK) 4-5, 3.58 - Arihara, Kohei (HAM) 4-3, 5.93

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

Attendance: 21432 | Time: 3h42m | Rakuten leads series, 9-8-0

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[7/20/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.21, 2015 @ 7:33 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo would like to try to keep relievers from pitching in more than sixty games this season. Source: Sports Hochi 7/20/2015
  • The Hawks signed Rizap to a cap sponsorship contract for the rest of the current season. A Rizap patch will be added to the right side of all caps. Source: official announcement

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani's next start will most likely come on the July 24 against Seibu at Seibu Prince Dome. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuta Omine's start on July 20 was canceled due to rain. His next start will most likely come against Rakuten at kobo Stadium on Juy 26. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2015
  • The Marines are planning to offer Luis Cruz a contract for the 2016 season. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui racked up his twentieth save of the year on July 20 and became just the second pitcher out of high school in NPB history to reach twenty saves within his first two years. The other was Masafumi Hirai in 1995. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015
  • The Eagles installed a radar at kobo Stadium that will help them collect more data on pitchers, like release points, throwing angles, and spin. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (July 20, 2015)

by on Jul.20, 2015 @ 10:36 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 5-7, 3.26 - Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 5-4, 2.94

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

Attendance: 26592 | Time: 2h55m | Series tied, 8-8-0

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[7/19/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Jul.20, 2015 @ 10:33 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Kenichi Nakata tossed a bullpen session on July 18. He will get the first start after the break: July 20 against Lotte at Kitakyushu. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Rookies Kodai Sano and Yu Suzuki joined Ichi-gun practices on July 18. Kenya Wakatsuki and Kyo Okunami also worked out with the Ichi-gun team. Source: Sports Hochi 7/18/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Possible starters for the Rakuten series that begins on July 20: Luis Mendoza, Kohei Arihara, Hiroshi Urano. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2015
  • Possible starters for the Seibu series that begins on July 24: Shohei Otani, Mitsuo Yoshikawa, Mendoza. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2015
  • Yuki Saito is set to return to the Ni-gun rotation for a start against Lotte on July 26. Source: Sports Hochi 7/19/2015
  • Sho Nakata does not like fielding questions about home runs before games because it makes him swing the bat harder. Source: Sponichi 7/19/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa's next start could come on July 25 against Rakuten at kobo Stadium. It could be his last chance to prove that he belongs on the active roster. Source: Sponichi 7/19/2015
  • Lotte was planning to give players the day off on July 16 and 17. They decided to cancel the day off on July 17 because of the team's performance during the first-half ans held practices at QVC Marine. They were the only team in the PL to hold practices on July 17. Source: Sponichi 7/18/2015

[7/16/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions

by on Jul.17, 2015 @ 2:13 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa became the 184th player in NPB history to play in 1,500 games on July 15. Source: Sponichi 7/15/2015
  • On July 15, the Hawks became the first team in the NPB to record fifty victories this season. It was the fourteenth time they reached fifty within eighty-one games of the season (first since 2011 when they reached fifty in seventy-nine games). Source: Sponichi 7/16/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hideki Kuriyama was planning to use Shohei Otani in late relief if the team was able to regain the lead against Softbank on July 15. Kuriyama decided to switch gears and use Otani as a pinch-hitter in the 9th after Nobuhiro Matsuda hit a three-run home run in the 7th. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/16/2015
  • Win-Loss records at Hokkaido rural stadiums, through July 14: 13-7 at Asahikawa, 8-8 at Hakodate, 6-8 Obihiro. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura has hit two walk-off home runs over his career: against Lotte on September 17, 2008 and against Rakuten on July 14, 2015. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2015

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 7 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 (July 15, 2015)

by on Jul.15, 2015 @ 4:21 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Obihiro Stadium - 13:30
Starters: van den Hurk, Rick (SOF) 3-0, 2.00 - Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HAM) 5-5, 3.97

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

Attendance: 14917 | Time: 4h47m | Softbank leads series, 7-5-0

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[7/14/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.15, 2015 @ 4:12 am, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

  • Tony Blanco had to wear Brandon Dickson's uniform against Lotte at Kyocera Dome on July 13 because the team forgot his at Hotto Motto Kobe. Kenichi Marumo (recently retired player that joined the staff) was able to retrieve the uniform in time for Blanco's second at bat in the 4th inning. Source: Sports Hochi 7/14/2015, Daily Sports 7/14/2015, Sponichi 7/14/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani is planning to go for strikeouts, if he gets a chance to pitch in relief on July 15 against Softbank. If he does get the chance to pitch, it will be his third appearance out of the bullpen, first since August 18, 2013. Source: Daily Sports 7/14/2015, Sponichi 7/14/2015
  • A Fighters commercial will be shown in the international arrival lobby at Shin Chitose Airport between July 15 and January 24 next year. Source: Daily Sports 7/14/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles have given up on their plan to convert the artificial turf at kobo Stadium to natural grass. They are moving ahead with plans to replace the old turf with a new model (they are in the process of selecting one from about five different choices). The organization gave up on natural grass because they were concerned it might result in more games getting canceled or called due to poor field conditions. They also felt it might keep them from using/renting out the space for various events. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/14/2015

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (July 14, 2015)

by on Jul.14, 2015 @ 2:41 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Obihiro Stadium - 13:30
Starters: Takeda, Shota (SOF) 7-3, 3.32 - Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 6-4, 3.15

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

Attendance: 14118 | Time: 3h29m | Softbank leads series, 6-5-0

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