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[10/6/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Oct.07, 2015 @ 8:16 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • The 2015 Hawks are the fourth team in franchise history to win ninety or more games in a season (ninety-one in 1954, NPB record ninety-nine in 1955, and ninety-six in 1956), and the eleventh in NPB history (ninety-eight by Shochiku in 1950, ninety by Nishitetsu in 1954, ninety-two by Yomiuri in 1955, ninety by Nishitetsu in 1955, ninety-six by Nishitetsu in 1956, ninety-one by Yomiuri in 1965, and ninety by Seibu in 2002). Kimiyasu Kudo joins Haruki Ihara as the only managers to win ninety games in their first year. Source: Sanspo 10/5/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes are planning to send Kazumasa Yoshida and Sachiya Yamasaki to play winter ball in Puerto Rico. Source: Daily Sorts 10/5/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Ichi-gun fall camp usually takes place in Nango, Miyazaki. Ni-gun camp usually takes place in Tokorozawa, Saitama. The Lions are planning to hold both camps in Nango, Miyazaki this fall. Source: Daily Sports 10/6/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto struck out six against Lotte on October 6 and finished the season with 215 strikeouts. He is the first pitcher in the Pacific League to lead the league in strikeouts two years in a row since Yu Darvish in 2010 and 2011. Source: Sponichi 10/6/2015
  • Tomohiro Anraku became the eighteenth rookie drafted out of high school to record a win in his first outing, first since Shota Takeda in 2012. He is the eighth Rakuten pitcher out of high school to record an appearance in his first year and the first to record a win his first appearance. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/6/2015

[10/4/2015] Orix Buffaloes 2015 Phoenix League Roster

by on Oct.05, 2015 @ 8:57 am, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes Phoenix League Roster

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 佐野 皓大 Sano, Kodai
P 吉田 一将 Yoshida, Kazumasa
P 山崎 福也 Yamasaki, Sachiya
P 高木  伴 Takagi, Ban
P 大山 暁史 Oyama, Satoshi
P 坂寄 晴一 Sakayori, Seiichi
P 齋藤 綱記 Saito, Koki
P 山田 修義 Yamada, Nobuyoshi
P 戸田  亮 Toda, Ryo
P 塚原 頌平 Tsukahara, Shohei
P 森本 将太 Morimoto, Shota
P 鈴木  優 Suzuki, Yu
P 佐藤 峻一 Sato, Shunichi
C 伏見 寅威 Fushimi, Torai
C 若月 健矢 Wakatsuki, Kenya
INF 岩崎 恭平 Iwasaki, Kyohei
INF 縞田 拓弥 Shimada, Takuya
INF 小島 脩平 Kojima, Shuhei
INF 堤  裕貴 Tsutsumi, Yuki
INF 奥浪  鏡 Okunami, Kyo
INF 山本 和作 Yamamoto, Kazunao
INF 園部  聡 Sonobe, Satoshi
OF 後藤 駿太 Goto, Shunta
OF 宮崎 祐樹 Miyazaki, Yuki
OF 小田 裕也 Oda, Yuya
OF 吉田 雄人 Yoshida, Yuto
OF 武田 健吾 Takeda, Kengo


Source: official announcement

[10/1/2015] Orix Buffaloes: Fukura promoted to full-time manager, Taguchi named Ni-gun manager

by on Oct.01, 2015 @ 9:42 pm, under NPB
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The Buffaloes held a press conference earlier today and announced that they promoted interim manager Junichi Fukura to full-time manager. They also announced the addition of So Taguchi as their new Ni-gun manager. According to a number of reports, Fukura and Taguchi each agreed to one-year deals. The Buffaloes will hold a separate press conference for Taguchi on September 5.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2015, Sports Hochi 10/1/2015

[9/30/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Oct.01, 2015 @ 8:27 am, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes set a new attendance record of 1,717,012 with two home games left remaining in the season. The previous record of 1,703,734 was set in 2014 (based on figures released since 2005). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines announced that Carlos Rosa left Narita Airport for New York due to a sudden illness in his family. There is no timetable for his return to Japan. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2015
  • Takahiro Fujioka's wife gave birth the couple's second child, a girl weighing 3,208 grams, at 11:06am on September 29. Source: Sponichi 9/30/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Yusei Kikuchi was called for a two-stage delivery while pitching to Takahiro Okada in the 8th inning against Orix on September 30. Source: Daily Sports 9/30/2015

[9/29/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Sep.30, 2015 @ 7:59 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks announced that their new Ni-gun facilities will be named Hawks Baseball Park Chikugo. The main stadium will be named Hawks Stadium Chikugo. The secondary field will be named Hawks Stadium Chikugo 2. Source: official announcement

Orix Buffaloes

  • Ni-gun game against Hanshin: Kei Igawa entered the game in the 6th inning and gave up a run on two hits, including a two-out home run to Shinta Hifumi, over an inning of work. He topped out at 143km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hirotoshi Masui picked up his thirty-ninth save of the year on September 28 and tied the franchise record set by Micheal Nakamura in 2006. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/2015
  • Shohei Otani notched his tenth double-digit strikeout game of the year on September 27, most for a right-handed pitcher in the year they turned twenty-one. Hideo Nomo set the previous record of ten double-digit strikeout games in the year he turned twenty-two in 1990. Source: Sponichi 9/28/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Orix Buffaloes 0 (September 27, 2015)

by on Sep.27, 2015 @ 11:49 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 13:00
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) 14-5, 2.36 - Yamasaki, Sachiya (ORI) 3-5, 4.97

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

Attendance: 33948 | Time: 2h51m | Nippon Ham leads series, 15-10-0

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