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[4/13/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Apr.14, 2015 @ 5:16 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani has not allowed a run in four starts at rural stadiums: one inning at Obihiro on August 18, 2013, nine innings at Hakodate on May 13, 2014, five innings at Asahikawa on July 16, 2014, and seven innings at Kumamoto on April 12, 2015. He became the first opening day pitcher to win his first three starts since Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri) and Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult) in 2014; and the third opening day pitcher to win his first three starts in franchise history, first since Yukihiro Nishizaki won five in five in 1989. At twenty years and eight months, he also became the second opening day starter in NPB history to win his first three games since Katsuhiko Ishikawa won six in six in 1954 at twenty years and five months. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/13/2015, Sponichi 4/13/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae was using a 35.75 inch bat until Tsutomu Ito suggested he try holding the bat shorter by about two finger-widths just before opening day. He found he was able to make better contact with the ball and decided to order shorter 35 inch bats. Source: Sponichi 4/13/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes fell ten games under .500 in their fifteenth game of the season on April 12. They have done worse only two other times in franchise history: ten straight games from the start of the season in 1961 and ten losses in their first fourteen games in 1951. They also started the season by losing their first five series for the first time since they lost their first eight series in 1959. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/13/2015, Sanspo 4/13/2015

Orix Buffaloes 3 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (April 11, 2015)

by on Apr.11, 2015 @ 5:07 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 14:00
Starters: Bullington, Bryan (ORI) 0-1, 2.31 - Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 0-2, 1.29

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Orix 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
Rakuten 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 13 0

Attendance: 19103 | Time: 4h12m | Rakuten leads series, 1-0-1

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[4/7/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.08, 2015 @ 5:28 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes held an emergency meeting that involved Hiroshi Moriwaki (Ichi-gun manager), Junichi Fukura (head coach), Tetsuji Okamoto (Ni-gun manager), and team official Ryuzo Setoyama at Hotto Motto Kobe on April 6. They most likely talked about timetables for player injuries and depth. Source: Daily Sports 4/7/2015, Sponichi 4/7/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The media learned on April 6 that scouts from at least five MLB teams were planning to attend the Seibu game at Tokyo Dome on April 7. Source: Sports Hochi 4/7/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Seibu on April 7: second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka started the game and tossed seven shutout innings. He faced twenty-six hitters, threw 103 pitches, allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out three. Source: Daily Sports 4/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/7/2015
  • Eisuke Tanaka could make his Ichi-gun debut on April 30 against Seibu at QVC Marine. He has pitched well at Ni-gun so far (two starts, fourteen shutout innings) and will most likely have at least two more chances to show coaches that he deserves the start. Source: Daily Sports 4/7/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Yusei Kikuchi (left elbow) is slated to start a Ni-gun game against Lotte on April 8. Depending on how things go, he could be ready to rejoin the active roster in time for a start on April 24 against Softbank at YafuOku Dome, or during a nine-game stretch that begins on April 28. Source: Daily Sports 4/7/2015, Sanspo 4/7/2015

[4/5/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.06, 2015 @ 4:25 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo apologized to umpires on April 4 for his outburst and use of language during a rally in the 8th inning on April 3. Kudo was frustrated when umpires made a split call on a diving catch earlier in the inning that resulted in Dae-Ho Lee grounding out to center. Source: Sponichi 4/5/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Pitching coach Ikuo Takayama told reporters on April 4 that Chihiro Kaneko may have hit a slight setback in his recovery from right elbow surgery that will most likely delay his return to the active roster. Source: Daily Sports 4/5/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines announced that Alfredo Despaigne will be departing Cuba on April 9 and arriving in Japan on April 11. Source: Sports Hochi 4/4/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Ni-gun game against Yakult on April 5: first round draft pick Kona Takahashi started the game and gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits over six innings of work. He faced twenty-five hitters, walked two, struck out five, and topped out at 151km/h. He also threw two wild pitches and made two bad pick-off throws. Source: Sanspo 4/5/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 7 – Orix Buffaloes 2 (April 5, 2015)

by on Apr.05, 2015 @ 7:31 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 13:00
Starters: Takeda, Masaru (HAM) 0-1, 12.00 - Yamasaki, Sachiya (ORI) 0-0, 11.57

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

Attendance: 36098 | Time: 3h12m | Nippon Ham leads series, 3-0-0

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