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[4/25/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.25, 2015 @ 12:34 pm, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ni-gun game against Lotte on April 24: Yuki Saito started the game and gave up eight runs on ten hits over 3.1 innings of work. He did not allow a run in the 1st, surrendered a solo home run in the 2nd, did not allow a run in the 3rd, and gave up seven runs on seven hits in the 4th. He faced twenty-one hitters, walked none, hit one, and struck out two. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015
  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara could make his Ichi-gun debut in June. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on April 24: second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka started the game and gave up four runs on five hits over two innings of work. He did not allow a run in the 1st and gave up four runs on five hits, including four doubles, in the 2nd. He faced fifteen, walked three, struck out one, and topped out at 148km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015, Sports Hochi 4/24/2015
  • Yuhei Nakaushiro (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-four-year-old woman on April 22. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015
  • Seven Lotte personnel, including players Takayuki Kanamori and Katsuya Kakunaka, have recently recently been diagnosed with the flu. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2015

Seibu Lions

Orix Buffaloes 7 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (April 25, 2015)

by on Apr.25, 2015 @ 12:10 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 14:00
Starters: Dickson, Brandon (ORI) 1-3, 2.17 - Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HAM) 1-2, 2.66

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

Attendance: 27257 | Time: 3h24m | Nippon Ham leads series, 4-1-0

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Orix Buffaloes 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (April 24, 2015)

by on Apr.24, 2015 @ 10:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Tomei, Daiki (ORI) 1-0, 2.86 - Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 3-0, 1.93

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

Attendance: 17049 | Time: 3h4m | Nippon Ham leads series, 4-0-0

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Orix Buffaloes 5 – Chiba Lotte Marines 2 (April 21, 2015)

by on Apr.21, 2015 @ 5:53 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Orix Buffaloes vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Starters: Nishi, Yuki (ORI) 0-2, 4.66 - Ishikawa, Ayumu (LOT) 2-0, 2.05

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Orix 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 17 0
Lotte 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1

Attendance: 9878 | Time: 4h51m | Series tied, 2-2-0

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[4/20/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Apr.21, 2015 @ 5:46 am, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

  • Ni-gun batting coach Shinji Shimoyama will be re-assigned to Ichi-gun on April 21. Ichi-gun batting coach Shinichi Sato will be sent down to Ni-gun. Source: Daily Sports 4/19/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani picked up the third shutout victory of his career on April 19. His first two shutout victories: against Seibu on May 13, 2014 and against Orix on September 13, 2014. Otani has not allowed a run over his last twenty-two innings of work. He has also won his first four games of the season, beginning with an opening day start. The last pitcher to get an opening day start and win his first four games of the season was Yomiuri's Tetsuya Utsumi in 2010. Only three opening day pitchers have won their first four or more games in franchise history: Yasuo Yonekawa, 4-0 in four games in 1951; Naoki Takahashi, 6-0 in six games in 1979; and Yukihiro Nishizaki, 5-0 in five games in 1989. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2015 ... At twenty years and eight months, he joined Katsuhiko Ishikawa (1954, twenty years and six months, 6-0 in six games) as the only opening day pitchers under twenty-one since 1950 to win their first four games. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2015 ... Otani is 8-0 with a 2.19 ERA in fifteen indoor starts and 10-4 with a 3.22 ERA in twenty-six outdoor starts. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2015
  • Special coach Makoto Kaneko spent about two months working in the San Diego Padres organization. He could return for a second stint some time after May. Source: Daily Sports 4/20/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

[4/18/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Apr.19, 2015 @ 6:45 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Nao Higashihama was sent down to Ni-gun on April 17 to work through issues and make adjustments. He gave up five runs (all earned) on eight hits and four walks over 4.2 innings of work against Orix on April 16. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Ni-gun game against Softbank on April 17: Takahiro Okada got the start at first and batted clean-up. He went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015
  • Ni-gun game against Hanshin on April 16: Kei Igawa started the game and tossed one shutout inning. He faced four hitters, allowed one hit, walked none, and struck out none. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015
  • Takahiro Okada was taken off the active roster on April 17 due to his struggles at the plate and with the glove. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015
  • Kei Igawa pitched in his first game of the year on April 16. He was slated to pitch in his first game about a week earlier, but his timetable was pushed back because he was not feeling well. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito was re-assigned to Ni-gun after another poor start on April 17. It may take him a while to earn another shot at Ichi-gun since the team has other pitchers to consider, like Masaru Takeda and Hirotoshi Takanashi. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015
  • The media learned on April 16 that Meiji was working with Shohei Otani. Meiji is a major food company in Japan that also owns sports nutrition company Savas. Source: Sports Hochi 4/17/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Rakuten on April 18: Eisuke Tanaka started the game and gave up a run on seven hits over five innings of work. His scoreless innings streak ended at fourteen. He faced twenty-three hitters, walked three, struck out one, and topped out at 141km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2015
  • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka is scheduled to make his Ichi-gun debut on April 29 against Seibu at QVC Marine. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2015, Sponichi 4/17/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kenny Ray (forty years and four months) picked up his third win in as many games from the start of the season on April 17 and became just the second pitcher in NPB history to notch victories in his first three games, first since Choji Murata (forty years and four months) in 1990. Murata ended up going on a three-game losing streak after recording victories in his first three games. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015, Sponichi 4/18/2015, Sanspo 4/18/2015