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[7/30/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.31, 2015 @ 5:28 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo threw sixty-seven pitches to Yuki Yoshimura and Keizo Kawashima during batting practice on July 30. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi went yard twice against Nippon Ham on July 30 for the first time this year and became the 275th player in NPB history to reach the 100 home run milestone with his second home run of the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters announced on July 30 that they filed paperwork to place Victor Garate on waivers. Source: official announcement ... Said team official Hiroshi Yoshimura, "He hurt his leg and was still having problems with it. We didn't think we could guarantee him playing time in August and September." Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2015 ... "He had good pitches, but we had too many foreign players. We weren't sure if we could give him regular playing time. [We thought it] might be best to let him go," said Hideki Kuriyama. Source: Sports Hochi 7/30/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles announced on July 30 that hitting coach Tomio Tashiro was leaving the organization. Tashiro submitted his intent to resign when the team returned to Sendai after a game against Softbank in Morioka on July 29. The two sides met against on July 30, but there was no change of heart and the team accepted. Tashiro originally wanted to step down when Senichi Hoshino decided to leave as manager after the 2014 season, but was convinced to stay. Ni-gun hitting coach Daisuke Kusano will most likely be named the new Ichi-gun hitting coach. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 7/30/2015, Daily Sports 7/30/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Orix Buffaloes 7 (July 30, 2015)

by on Jul.30, 2015 @ 10:14 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Wakasa Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Arakaki, Hayato (HAM) - Yamasaki, Sachiya (ORI) 1-3, 4.84

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

Attendance: 14008 | Time: 3h6m | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-6-0

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[7/29/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.30, 2015 @ 10:00 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Ni-gun game against Hanshin on July 28: Tadashi Settsu started the game. He gave up two runs (one earned) over six innings. He faced twenty-two hitters, allowed five hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Tatsuya Sato will most likely close out games while Yoshihisa Hirano recovers from a left ankle sprain (ten days to two weeks). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2015.

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles announced that they filed paperwork to place Jim Heuser on waivers. Source: official announcement ... Team official Hiroshi Abei told reporters they decided to play Heuser on waivers because they were not going to be able to give him enough chances to play with other pitchers like Kenny Ray and Kam Mickolio on the roster. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 9 – Orix Buffaloes 0 (July 29, 2015)

by on Jul.29, 2015 @ 8:25 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00
Starters: Arihara, Kohei (HAM) 4-4, 5.79 - Tomei, Daiki (ORI) 5-4, 3.10

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

Attendance: 26962 | Time: 3h36m | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-5-0

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[7/28/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.29, 2015 @ 8:13 am, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

  • Potential starters for the Rakuten series that begins on July 31: Yuki Nishi, Takahiro Matsuba, and Kazumasa Yoshida. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2015
  • The Buffaloes are planning to send players to play winter ball in Puerto Rico. Source: Sports Hochi 7/28/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are planning to send Naoyuki Uwasawa to Ni-gun for an adjustment after he gave up three runs on five hits over 2.1 innings of work against the Orix Buffaloes on July 28. Source: Daily Sports 7/28/2015
  • Yuki Saito could get another shot to start an Ichi-gun game next month. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/28/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Dae-Eun Rhee could return to starting rotation in time for a start against Seibu at QVC Marine on July 30. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2015
  • The Marines held a tryout for Cha-Seung Baek (35) at QVC Marine on July 28. He threw forty pitches in the bullpen and topped out at 142km/h. Lotte is planning to make a decision within a day or two. Source: Sports Hochi 7/28/2015, Sponichi 7/28/2015
  • Lotte has plans to install a larger main screen at QVC Marine after the current season (10.8 meters high and 28.8 meters wide). They also have plans to install two secondary screens in left and right (5.76 meters high and 20.16 meters wide). Construction will begin in November and end in February 2016. The total cost will be about 700 million yen. The city of Chiba and Lotte will foot the bill. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2015, Daily Sports 7/28/2015, Sanspo 7/28/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles are thinking about adding Ikusei pitcher Tomohiro Umetsu to their seventy-man roster before the end of the month. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2015

[7/28/2015] Orix Buffaloes: Kyohei Iwasaki blasts organization’s 8,000th home run

by on Jul.28, 2015 @ 9:53 pm, under NPB
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Kyohei Iwasaki blasted Orix's 8,000th organizational home run tonight during a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters. The home run was hit off Naoyuki Uwasawa in the bottom of the 2nd. For Iwasaki, it was just the second home run of his career, first since September 23, 2013.

Teams with at Least 8,000 Home Runs

Team Home Runs
Yomiuri 9726
Seibu 8466
Chunichi 8352
Softbank 8093
Orix 8000

Hiroshima (7757) and Hanshin (7621) trail Orix.

 

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Orix Buffaloes 8 (July 28, 2015)

by on Jul.28, 2015 @ 7:25 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00
Starters: Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HAM) 5-5, 3.95 - Kaneko, Chihiro (ORI) 4-4, 4.02

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

Attendance: 25452 | Time: 3h56m | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-5-0

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[7/27/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.28, 2015 @ 7:20 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo is worried about Dennis Sarfate's workload and is planning to use him sparingly for the time being. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2015 ... Kudo gave Sarfate the night off on July 26. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2015
  • The Hawks Taka-no Saiten winning streak ended at eleven games on July 26. Source: Sanspo 7/27/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes announced that they are going to add Ikusei pitcher Nobuyoshi Yamada to the seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 121 to 57. Source: official announcement

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ni-gun game against Lotte: Yuki Saito started the game and gave up four runs on eleven hits over five innings of work. He gave up a two-run home run to Chad Huffman in the 3rd. He face twenty-five hitters, threw eighty-three pitches, walked none, and struck out two. This was his first start since April 24. Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/26/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines are looking for some pitching help. Nikkan Sports reported on July 26 that they were interested in twenty-three-year-old Carlos Perez, currently playing for the BC League's Fukushima Hopes. A report on July 27 mentioned that Lotte was leaning toward thirty-five-year-old pitcher Cha-Seung Baek (Musashi Heat Bears, BC League) because of his MLB experience and his one year in the Orix organization (2012). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/27/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles announced that they added Jeff Libengood to their staff as a conditioning adviser. He will be checking on players at all levels in the organization. Source: official announcement

[7/26/2015] Orix Buffaloes: Yoshihisa Hirano earns international FA option

by on Jul.26, 2015 @ 8:09 pm, under NPB
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Yoshihisa Hirano (31) earned his international FA option today with nine years of service time on the active roster. Hirano signed a three-year contract during the off-season and told the media at the time that he was not planning to exercise his international FA option once he earned it.

Source: Sponichi 7/26/2015