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[9/1/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Sep.02, 2015 @ 4:45 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Nao Higashihama's next start could come on September 6 against Rakuten at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes could be getting ready to offer Brandon Dickson a two-year a deal worth over 300 million yen. He is in the final year of two-year deal. Source: Daily Sports 9/1/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito could get a start on September 14 against Orix at Sapporo Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Kota Futaki could make his Ichi-gun debut as a starter during an Orix three-game series that begins on September 10. Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Kona Takahashi's next start will most likely come on September 6 against Lotte on five days of rest. Source: Daily Sports 9/1/2015
  • Shogo Akiyama picked up his twenty-fourth modasho of the year on August 31 and moved into a third place tie with Alex Ramirez (2007) and Matt Murton (2010) on the all-time list. Only Ichiro Suzuki (twenty-six in 1996) and Tsuyoshi Nishioka (twenty-seven in 2010) have recorded more. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015

[8/27/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 4:00 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Rick van den Hurk recorded another win on August 26. His seven-game winning streak since the start of the season set a new NPB record for foreign pitchers in their first year. The previous record of six was held by Leo Kiely (1953), Brian Falkenborg (2009), and Bill Murphy (2010). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015
  • Seiji Uebayashi blasted the first home run of his career, a grand slam, on August 25 against the Chiba Lotte Marines. He became the fifty-seventh player in NPB history (eighteen in the Pacific League, twenty-three in Central League, and sixteen during the one-league era) to record a grand slam for his first career home run, and fifth in franchise history, behind Kozaburo Matsumoto in 1941, Hiroyuki Yoshida in 1981, Hideyuki Yasuda in 1991, and Tadahito Iguchi in 1997. At twenty years and zero months, Uebayashi became the youngest player in franchise history to achieve the feat. The previous mark of twenty years and nine months was set by Hiroyuki Yoshida in 1981. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015 ... Including foreign players, Uebayashi is the eighth player in franchise history to hit a grand slam for his first career home run. Source: Sponichi 8/26/2015
  • Yuya Hasegawa's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a boy weighing 3,986 grams, at a hospital in Fukuoka on August 25. Source: Sponichi 8/26/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes announced on August 27 that Hiroshi Moriwaki will become a senior adviser, effective September 1. He will officially step down as manager at the end of the month. His contract as senior adviser will be good through to the end of October next year. Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 6 – Orix Buffaloes 0 (August 27, 2015)

by on Aug.27, 2015 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00
Starters: Tomura, Kenji (RAK) 6-7, 3.87 - Dickson, Brandon (ORI) 8-8, 2.28

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 6 14 0
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0

Attendance: 26034 | Time: 3h19m | Orix leads series, 10-7-2

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[8/25/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 3:22 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Former Hawk Satoru Morimoto crashed into a nineteen-year-old motorcyclist while attempting a right turn at an intersection at around 9:30pm on August 24. Morimoto was arrested on charges of negligent driving. The motorcyclist died shortly after the accident and police are planning to change the charges to manslaughter. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Potential starters for the Rakuten series the began on August 25: Chihiro Kaneko, Daiki Tomei, Brandon Dickson. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are planning to exercise the 2016 option they have on Brandon Laird. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions will most likely continue to give Kona Takahashi Sunday starts on six days of rest. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yoshinao Kamata could get a start on August 29 against Seibu at kobo Stadium. If he does, it will be his first Ichi-gun game since October 13, 2013. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015