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[5/14/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on May.15, 2015 @ 5:46 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Shota Takeda is set to start the Seibu game at YafuOku Dome on May 15. He was originally scheduled to start a game against Lotte on May 13, but the rotation was re-set after a rain out on May 12. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/14/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani tied a franchise record by winning all six of his starts this season, beginning with the opening day start on March 27. Naoki Takahashi set the original record in 1979. Source: Sponichi 5/14/2015
  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara threw thirty-one pitches in the bullpen on May 14 in preparation for his debut start on May 15 against Orix at Sapporo Dome. Source: Daily Sports 5/14/2015 ... The Fighters are planning to hand out certificates of attendance to the first 25,000 fans that attend Arihara's debut game. Source: official announcement ... There was a mix-up when starting pitchers for May 15 were announced during a game on May 14. Arihara's name and uniform number sixteen were shown on the big screen, along with Masahiro Inui's picture. Inui wore the number sixteen last year. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions set a new franchise record with nine doubles in one game. Source: Sports Hochi 5/14/2015 ... Prior to May 13, the Lions never hit more than eight doubles in a game (four times). The nine doubles by Seibu on May 13 was the twelfth time an NPB team recorded nine or more doubles in a single game. Source: Sponichi 5/14/2015
  • Everyone in the starting line-up recorded a hit in two straight games (May 12, 13). The last team to accomplish the feat was Nippon Ham on May 1 and 2. The last time the Lions accomplished the feat was on April 28 and 30, 1990. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/14/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on May 14: first round draft pick Tomohiro Anraku started the game and gave up a run over 2.1 innings of work. He faced eleven, threw forty-seven pitches, allowed three hits, walked one, struck out three, and topped out at 143km/h. This was his third Ni-gun game, and first as a starter. Source: Sports Hochi 5/14/2015, Sponichi 5/14/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/14/2015
  • Yasunori Kikuchi's turn in the rotation will be skipped after his start against Orix on May 14 was rained out. He could pitch an inning (throw about thirty pitches) in relief against Lotte on May 16. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/14/2015

Saitama Seibu Lions 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (May 14, 2015)

by on May.14, 2015 @ 2:59 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: LeBlanc, Wade (SEI) 2-3, 3.67 - Otani, Shohei (HAM) 5-0, 0.80

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

Attendance: 22778 | Time: 2h48m | Nippon Ham leads series, 4-3-0

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[5/13/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on May.14, 2015 @ 2:48 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen on May 13 in preparation for his start against Seibu at Sapporo Dome on May 14. Source: Sports Hochi 5/13/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Dae-Eun Rhee's start on May 13 will be skipped because Hideaki Wakui's turn was pushed back a day due to the rain out on May 12. Source: Sponichi 5/13/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on May 12: Wataru Karashima started the game and gave up a run over seven innings of work. He faced twenty-seven hitters, threw 109 pitches, allowed five hits, walked none, and struck out thirteen. Source: Sports Hochi 5/13/2015
  • Yudai Mori will be sent back down to Ni-gun for more work after he gave up seven runs (all earned) on eight hits and three walks over three innings of work against the Orix Buffaloes on May 13. Source: Sanspo 5/13/2015

[5/12/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on May.13, 2015 @ 7:17 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Orix Buffaloes

  • Francisco Caraballo could earn about twenty million yen in performance bonuses based on how he is playing right now. Source: Sanspo 5/12/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Victor Garate will be shifted to the bullpen for the time being. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/12/2015
  • Hideki Kuriyama is still concerned about Shohei Otani's condition and wants to maintain some flexibility when it comes to his pitching schedule. He does not want to be too lenient, and will most likely switch Otani's starts back and forth from six to seven days of rest, depending on condition. That could give the pitcher a shot at pitching and hitting in the same game during the Inter-league Hanshin series that begins on June 5 at Koshien. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/12/2015, Sponichi 5/12/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Pitching coach Eiji Ochiai is planning to reward pitchers out of his own pocket if they do well at the plate during Inter-league road games against Central League teams. Sac bunts will be worth 5,000 yen, singles 10,000 yen, doubles 30,000 yen, home runs 100,000 yen, and 10,000 yen for each RBI. Source: Daily Sports 5/12/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • First round draft pick Tomohiro Anraku is set to make his Ni-gun debut on May 14 against Nippon Ham. Source: Sanspo 5/12/2015

[5/11/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on May.12, 2015 @ 7:38 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Dae-Ho Lee hit a home run in his fourth straight game on May 10. Julio Zuleta was the last player in franchise history to accomplish the feat (September 14-23, 2004). Lee joined Nobuhiko Matsunaka (July 19-23, 2004) as the only players to accomplish the feat at YafuOku Dome. Lee also extended his hitting streak to ten games on May 10. He recorded at least one extra base hit in each game and is one game away from tying Koji Akiyama's 1994 NPB record of eleven consecutive games with an extra base hit (September 17-October 7). Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2015 ... Lee once hit home runs in nine consecutive games while playing in Korea. Source: Sanspo 5/11/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi missed his first game of the season on May 10 because he was not feeling well. He should be able to return to the line-up on May 12. Source: Sponichi 5/11/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Brothers Yuta Omine and Shota Omine made the starting line-up on May 10. They became the first pitcher and position player brother combo to make the starting line-up for the same team in the same game since Akihiro Shimada (pitcher) and Munehiko Shimada (catcher) on April 25, 1986. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Second round draft pick Yasuo Sano is scheduled to make his Ichi-gun debut against Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome on May 13. Source: Sponichi 5/11/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yudai Mori joined the Ichi-gun team and threw forty-six pitches in the bullpen at Hotto Motto Field Kobe on May 11. He is currently slated to start a game against Orix on May 13. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 – Orix Buffaloes 6 (May 10, 2015)

by on May.10, 2015 @ 9:29 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 13:00
Starters: Garate, Victor (HAM) 1-0, 0.90 - Nishi, Yuki (ORI) 0-2, 3.34

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Orix 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 X 6 13 0

Attendance: 22742 | Time: 3h16m | Nippon Ham leads series, 6-3-0

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[5/9/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on May.10, 2015 @ 9:24 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Edison Barrios extended his hold streak to fourteen games on May 9. Only Takuya Asao (fifteen in 2011) and Kyuji Fujikawa (seventeen in 2005) have put together longer streaks. Source: Sponichi 5/9/2015
  • Dae-Ho Lee recorded the 300th KBO (225) + NPB (75) home run of his career on May 8. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/9/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • On May 8, third round draft pick Daiki Asama became just the second player drafted out of high school to start their career with hits in their first three games. The other was Shogo Akada in 1999 with a four-game winning streak. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/9/2015 ... Asama picked up another hit on May 9 and extended his streak to four games. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/9/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Luis Cruz did not make the starting line-up on May 9 because he was getting work done on his teeth. Source: Sponichi 5/9/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on May 9: first round draft pick Kona Takahashi started the game and gave up eight runs over four innings of work. He faced twenty-five hitters, gave up nine hits, including two home runs, walked four, hit one, and struck out four. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/9/2015