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[8/17/2014] Injury Report: Sho Nakata (Nippon Ham), Ryuhei Matsuyama (Hiroshima)

by on Aug.18, 2014 @ 3:21 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Yamato (left side) played in a Ni-gun rehab game on Sunday against Orix.  He got the start in center and batted second.  He went 1-for-3.  The Tigers are planning to make a decision on Yamato after he plays in at least one more rehab game. Source: Sponichi 8/17/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuhei Matsuyama (left knee) played in a Ni-gun rehab practice game against Tsuneishi (Industrial League) on Saturday.  He started the game in right and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-4 with a home run and one RBI.  He will most likely play in a few more rehab games in right field and at first before the Carp consider him for the active roster. Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Sho Nakata tweaked his left knee while running the bases in the top of the 10th inning of Saturday's game against the Seibu Lions.  He was removed from the game in the bottom half of the inning as a precaution. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014
  • Michael Crotta (left side) tossed a bullpen session Saturday.  He threw thirteen pitches to a standing catcher and eight to a squatting catcher. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014

[8/17/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.18, 2014 @ 3:18 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • An opening ceremony for the new natural grass practice field next to kobo Stadium took place on Sunday.  The field will be called Green Field. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 8/17/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Tomoya Mori is the third player out of high school to hit home runs in three consecutive games in his first year.  The other two: Yasumitsu Toyoda in 1953 (August 6-9) and Takumi Ejima in 1968 (June 4-6).  Mori and Ejima are the only two players that started the streak with their first career home run.  Mori also joined Yasuharu Fujio (1984) as the only players out of high school to record two pinch-hit home runs in their first year. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014, Sponichi 8/17/2014 ... Mori joined Shinji Nishida (1983) as the only players out of high school to record home runs in consecutive pinch-hit appearances in their first year. Source: Sanspo 8/17/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Dan Runzler made his Ni-gun debut on Sunday against Hanshin.  He started the game and gave up three runs (all earned) on three hits and two walks over two innings of work.  He faced eleven hitters and struck out one. Source: Sponichi 8/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito is slated to start a Ni-gun game on the 26th against Yokohama at Yokosuka. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 – Saitama Seibu Lions 3 (August 17, 2014)

by on Aug.17, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 17:00
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) 9-3, 2.44 - Koishi, Hirotaka (SEI)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
Seibu 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 2

Attendance: 28544 | Time: 5h14m | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-5-2

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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 8 – Saitama Seibu Lions 8 (August 16, 2014)

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 17:00
Starters: Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 1-4, 5.44 - Reynolds, Greg (SEI) 3-5, 4.47

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 8 17 3
Seibu 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 11 1

Attendance: 28374 | Time: 5h48m | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-5-1

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[8/15/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 2:06 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto picked up his tenth victory of the season on Friday and became the first pitcher in franchise history to win at least ten games in their first two seasons. Source: Sponichi 8/15/2014 ... Norimoto also tied Masahiro Tanaka's franchise record for most shutouts in a season with his sixth. Source: Daily Sports 8/15/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Tomoya Mori joined Akira Ogi (August 15, 1954) and Masahiro Yanagida (July 30, 1967) as the only players out of high school in franchise history to record a pinch-hit home run in their first year.  Mori is the first player out of high school to notch his first career home run in his first year with a pinch-hit home run since Hiroyasu Hayashi on June 29, 1990. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiko Matsunaka recorded a walk-off on a bases loaded walk on Thursday.  It was the twelfth walk-off of his career, first since July 10, 2009, and his first walk-off walk since August 3, 1999.  The last player over forty to record a walk-off was Norihiro Nakamura on August 20, 2013 and the last player over forty in franchise history was Hiromitsu Kadota on August 8, 1991. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sports Hochi 8/15/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Atsunori Inaba has hit at least one home run in twenty consecutive seasons.  He joined Tomoaki Kanemoto (1993-2012) as the only players out of college to record a home run in twenty consecutive seasons.  Inaba is the only one to accomplish the feat beginning with his first year in 1995. Source: Daily Sports 8/15/2014Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014 ... At forty-two years and zero months, Inaba joined Yoshiyuki Iwamoto, Yasunori Oshima, and Hiromitsu Ochiai as the only players in franchise history to hit home runs after turning forty-two. Source: Sponichi 8/15/2014, Sanspo 8/15/2014
  • Former Nippon Ham Fighter Tomochika Tsuboi has decided to retire.  He announced his decision on his blog.  He told fans that he still loved the game, but had to come to grips with reality: he was in decline and no team wanted him.  Tsuboi is planning to hold a press conference in Japan on the 18th. Source: Sponichi 8/15/2014, Daily Sports 8/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014

[8/14/2014] Injury Report: Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama), Keisuke Tanimoto (Nippon Ham)

by on Aug.15, 2014 @ 3:31 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) played catch on Thursday for the first time in ten days.  The started at a short distance and slowly expanded out to a maximum of about thirty meters.  He threw the ball seventy times.  He also threw about ten breaking pitches. Source: Sponichi 8/14/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yamato (left side) took outdoor batting practice on Wednesday (sixty swings).  He also participated in a batting practice scrimmage and went 3-for-4: single, infield single, home run.  He faced Tomoyuki Kubota, Hirokazu Shiranita, and Hiroya Shimamoto.  He could play in his first rehab game on the 16th. Source: Daily Sports 8/14/2014
  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) pitched in a rehab Ni-gun game on Wednesday.  He entered the game in the 8th and gave up three runs (all earned) on three hits and a walk over 0.2 innings of work. Source: Sanspo 8/14/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was hospitalized on Wednesday after he sustained a concussion and a cervical concussion during Wednesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  Tests on Thursday did not reveal any abnormalities.  He will remain in the hospital for one more day.  If he is okay on Friday, he will be discharged and will return to Yokohama.  He was taken off the active roster on Thursday, but could return on the 24th. Source: Sports Hochi 8/14/2014, ZakZak 8/14/2014, Daily Sports 8/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014, Sponichi 8/14/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Keisuke Tanimoto left Thursday's game against Lotte early because of tightness in his right shoulder. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014

[8/14/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.15, 2014 @ 3:25 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui recorded his second career victory on Wednesday against the Softbank Hawks.  The win stopped the Hawks from extending their winning streak to ten games.  Masahiro Tanaka picked up his second career victory under similar circumstances on May 2, 2007.  Like Matsui, he stopped the Hawks from winning their tenth straight game.  Matsui has not allowed a home run in his first 62.2 innings of work.  Matsui is the only player in either league that has not allowed a home run in sixty or more innings this year.  He is also the first rookie out of high school to avoid the long ball in their first sixty or more innings since Tsuneo Horiuchi went 70.1 innings without allowing a home run in 1966. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014 ... Matsui joined Masahiro Tanaka (2007) and Yoshinao Kamata (2012) as the only rookie pitchers out of high school in franchise history to record victories as starters in their first years. Source: Sanspo 8/14/2014 ... Matsui's victory snapped a six-game losing streak.  At eighteen years and nine months, he became the youngest pitcher in franchise history to stop a losing streak of six or more games.  The previous record of twenty years and seven months was set by Masahiro Tanaka on June 11, 2009 (also stopped a six-game losing streak).  He also became the only pitcher in the NPB this season to strike out Softbank's Yuya Hasegawa, Akira Nakamura, Seiichi Uchikawa, Dae-Ho Lee, and Yuki Yanagita in the same game. Source: Sponichi 8/14/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Tomoya Mori became the first rookie out of high school to hit a home run in his first year since Ginjiro Sumitani in 2006 on Thursday.  At nineteen years and zero months, he also became the youngest rookie to record a pinch-hit home run.  The previous record of nineteen years and two months was set by Masahiro Yanagida on July 30, 1967. Source: Sanspo 8/14/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hiroshi Urano became the first rookie pitcher in franchise history to record a complete game victory in his first year on Wednesday since Mitsuo Yoshikawa in 2007. Source: Sponichi 8/14/2014
  • Shohei Otani had a chance to sit down and chat with soccer player Shinji Ono at Miyanosawa Shiroi Koibito Park for about thirty minutes on Thursday. Source: Daily Sports 8/14/2014, Sports Hochi 8/14/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines 7 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 11 (August 14, 2014)

by on Aug.14, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Karakawa, Yuki (LOT) 1-7, 5.70 - Saito, Yuki (HAM) 1-1, 3.93

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 10 3
Nippon Ham 1 0 3 0 4 3 0 0 X 11 15 0

Attendance: 25446 | Time: 3h41m | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-7-0

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[8/13/2014] Injury Report: Shuhei Fukuda (Softbank), Brandon Dickson (Orix)

by on Aug.14, 2014 @ 2:58 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Daiki Enokida (left shoulder) played catch at a distance of about twenty meters on Monday.  He expanded the distance to roughly forty meters on Tuesday. Source: Sanspo 8/13/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Shuhei Fukuda was diagnosed with an injury near his right knee (右大腿骨外側膝蓋溝軟骨損傷).  He will undergo debridement surgery at a hospital in Fukuoka on Friday.  He will remain in the hospital for a week and will require about six months for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 8/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/13/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Brandon Dickson left Wednesday's game after he popped a blister on his right middle finger while throwing practice pitchers before the 7th inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/13/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Juan Miranda (lower back) played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Tuesday.  He was the starting designated hitter against Yomiuri and batted third.  He went 0-for-2.  He could rejoin the active roster on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014 ... Miranda also played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri on Wednesday.  He got the start at first and batted third.  He went 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI.