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[4/16/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 12:27 am, under NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines

  • At twenty-seven years and nine month, Hideaki Wakui became the youngest pitcher to record victories from all twelve NPB teams.  The previous record of twenty-eight years and eleven months was set by Yasutomo Kubo.  Source: Sanspo 4/16/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks became one of the first teams to win ten games in either league this season on Tuesday for the first time since 1995.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes became one of the first teams to win ten games in either league this season on Tuesday for the first time since 2000.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters have decided to take 3rd round draft pick Hiromi Oka off the active roster to give him a chance to regroup and develop at Ni-gun.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 8 – Orix Buffaloes 3 (April 16, 2014)

by on Apr.16, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Starters: Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HAM) 2-0, 2.31 - Kishida, Mamoru (ORI) 1-1, 3.86

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

Attendance: 12381 | Time: 2h58m | Nippon Ham leads series, 3-2-0

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[4/14/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Apr.14, 2014 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Manabu Mima will start Tuesday's game against Softbank.  1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui threw seventy-three pitches in the bullpen on Monday and will start Wednesday's game.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014

Seibu Lions

  • 1st round draft pick Tomoya Mori played in a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Sunday.  He was the starting catcher and batted second.  He went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a strikeout.  He blasted his first home run, with one on, in the 3rd inning off 4th round draft pick Hirotoshi Takanashi.  Source: Sanspo 4/14/2014
  • The Lions will host Crayon Shin-chan Day at Seibu Dome on April 20 (vs Orix).  A variety of events are planned.  Additional information can be found at the official announcement links.  Source: official announcement (events), official announcement (lunch boxes), official announcement (merchandise)

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa made 113 consecutive starts, beginning with his first game, before making a relief appearance on Sunday.  Only Seth Greisinger has a longer streak for active players at 139 games.  Nate Minchey holds the record for foreign players with 187 games.  Hideaki Wakui the record for Japanese players with 175.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014
  • As part of a public relations campaign for Star Channel's upcoming broadcast of The Next Generation Patlabor, the Marines will host The Next Generation Patlabor Day at QVC Marine on the 20th.  Akira Izumino (played by Erina Mano) will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and Shigeo Shiba (played by Shigeru Chiba) will read the starting line-ups.  Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

  • Brian Wolfe and Dae-Ho Lee were selected for hero interviews on Sunday.  Lee turned down his request because he felt he did not do enough.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/14/2014

Orix Buffaloes

[4/13/2014] Injury Report: Yoshitomo Tani, Yoshio Itoi (ORI), Atsunori Inaba (HAM)

by on Apr.13, 2014 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shinya Azuhata played in an Ikusei game against Tokyo Gas on Saturday.  He was involved in a collision play at home plate in the 5th inning and struck his head hard.  He was carried off the field on a stretcher and taken to the hospital in an ambulance.  He was conscious.  Tests at the hospital did not reveal any problems in the head.  Azuhata told reporters he was fine when he returned to the team dormitory after the game.  Source: Daily Sports 4/13/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda felt some tightness in his right elbow before his start on Saturday.  He pitched because he thought he would okay.  He pulled himself out of the game as soon as he felt he could no longer be effective.  The injury does not appear to be serious.  The Carp are planning to take things one day at a time.  Source: Daily Sports 4/13/2014 ... Maeda will get treatment and Hiroshima will check to see how he is doing over the next two to three days.  There is a good he will miss his next start on the 19th against Yokohama at Yokohama.  Source: Sponichi 4/13/2014 ... Hiroshima's chief trainer told reporters that inflammations generally get better after three to four days.  Source: Sponichi 4/13/2014 ... "I do not think it is a major injury," said Kenjiro Nomura.  "We will see how he is feeling today and tomorrow.  He said it was feeling better than yesterday, but things could change tomorrow."  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/13/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco did not play on Saturday because of discomfort in the back of his left thigh.  Source: Daily Sports 4/13/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshitomo Tani took a thrown ball (at close range) off his head while running the bases in the 8th inning of Sunday's game against the Softbank Hawks.  He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after the game.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/13/2014
  • Yoshio Itoi left Sunday's game on defense in the bottom of the 2nd because of discomfort in his right side -- he felt something when he swung the bat during his trip to the plate in the 1st inning.  It could be connected to the injury he suffered during spring camp.  He left the stadium before the end of the game and got treatment at the team hotel.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/13/2014, Sponichi 4/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/13/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

[4/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.12, 2014 @ 12:14 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • According to Tokyo Sports, Senichi Hoshino is not worried about Andruw Jones' performance at the plate so far this year because he feels the veteran will step up when it really counts.  Hoshino also thinks it better if not everyone is playing well all at the same time since it would only make him worry about the possibility of everyone slumping at the same time.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/11/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yuji Onizaki was taken off the active roster on Friday.  Onizaki fouled a ball off his right shin on Wednesday and was diagnosed with a bruise on Thursday.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/11/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Takashi Ogino was sent down to Ni-gun on Friday for more work because of his struggles at the plate (0-for-20 in six games).  Source: Sponichi 4/11/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yuniesky Betancourt was struggling with the bat and taken off the active roster on Friday.  He had just five hits in forty-nine trips to the plate.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito was taken off the active roster on Friday to get more time to make adjustments at Ni-gun.  Source: Daily Sports 4/11/2014
  • Shohei Otani threw thirty pitches in the bullpen on Friday.  He is slated to start Saturday's game against Seibu on eight days of rest.  Source: Daily Sports 4/11/2014