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[7/23/2014] Injury Report: Kazuki Yoshimi (Chunichi), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin)

by on Jul.24, 2014 @ 12:04 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) played in his first Ni-gun intra-squad rehab game on Wednesday.  He pitched one inning and retired the side in order.  He threw nine pitches, struck out one, and topped out at 146km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 7/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/23/2014
  • The Tigers took Tsuyoshi Nishioka off the active roster on Wednesday with pain in his back.  Nishioka was slated to earn his domestic FA option on the same day. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi left Wednesday's game early because of tightness in his elbow.  His status moving forward is uncertain at this time. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2014
  • Kazuhiro Wada missed another game on Wednesday because he is still recovering from an HBP to the left side of the head during a game against Yokohama on the 21st.  "There is still some swelling and pain.  I feel a little sick when I run," said Wada. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2014

Orix Buffaloes

[7/23/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jul.23, 2014 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Senichi Hoshino could re-join the Ichi-gun team for practices at kobo Stadium on Thursday. Source: Sports Hochi 7/23/2014 ... The Eagles announced on Wednesday that Hoshino will return on the 25th. Source: official announcement

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions picked up their fifth walk-off victory of the month  on Wednesday and set a new franchise record. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2014 ... The previous record of four was set in April 1961, September 1997, and September 2013. Source: Sponichi 7/13/2014
  • Hiroyuki Kobayashi pitched in a Ni-gun game against Lotte on Wednesday.  He gave up a run (unearned) on two hits over an inning of work. He could make the active roster in time for a Lotte game at Seibu Dome on the 25th. Source: Sports Hochi 7/23/2014, Sponichi 7/23/2014
  • Makoto Aiuchi started a Ni-gun game against Lotte on Wednesday.  He gave up a run on four hits and three walks over five innings of work.  He threw eighty pitches and struck out four. Source: Sanspo 7/23/2014, Tokyo Sports 7/23/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Hideaki Wakui will be called back to the Ichi-gun roster for a start on Saturday against the Seibu Lions at Seibu Dome due to a lack of arms.  Wakui did toss two shutout innings in a Ni-gun game against Seibu on Monday.  Yoshihisa Naruse will also return to the active roster in time for a start on Sunday against Seibu. Source: Sports Hochi 7/23/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes decided to part ways with Yuniesky Betancourt because he no longer fit into their plans after they were told he would require about four months for a full recovery from bunion surgery on both feet. Source: Daily Sports 7/23/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on Wednesday.  He gave up eight runs on eleven hits over 4.2 innings of work.  He is slated to start an Ichi-gun game on the 31st against Lotte at QVC Marine. Source: Tokyo Sports 7/23/2014, Sports Hochi 7/23/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 0 – Orix Buffaloes 1 (July 23, 2014)

by on Jul.23, 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) 6-4, 3.52 - Yoshida, Kazumasa (ORI) 2-1, 3.08

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

Attendance: 15111 | Time: 2h39m | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-7-0

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[7/22/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jul.23, 2014 @ 3:03 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles are not sure where to place interim manager Hiromoto Okubo when Senichi Hoshino returns.  He could go back to managing at Ni-gun, or remain at Ichi-gun as a head coach. Source: Sports Hochi 7/22/2014 ... Okubo will most likely return to managing the Ni-gun team.  Ni-gun Ikusei coach Osamu Yonemura will most likely go back to Ichi-gun as outfield/base-running coach with Ichi-gun outfield/base-running coach Koichi Isobe going back to Ni-gun as an Ikusei coach. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2014
  • Takashi Saito recorded his first victory of the year on Monday at the age of forty-four years and five months.  He joined Shinji Hamazaki, Kimiyasu Kudo, and Masahiro Yamamoto as the only pitchers in NPB history to win one or more games after turning forty-four.  He also became the first pitcher in NPB history to record a win, save, and hold after turning forty-four. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions held a press conference for Hiroyuki Kobayashi on Tuesday.  He was assigned the number fifty-two.  He agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated six million yen.  He is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Lotte on the 23rd. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014
  • Takeya Nakamura became the fifty-sixth player in NPB history to strike out for the 1,000th time during his at bat in the 5th inning against Rakuten on Monday. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks held a press conference for Keizo Kawashima and Ryo Hidaka at YafuOku Dome on Tuesday. Source: official announcement

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes are looking into Kensuke Tanaka. Source: Sanspo 7/22/2014, Daily Sports 7/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2014
  • When the Buffaloes visited Cuba, they reportedly gave provided a list of needs (areas they wanted to improve): a middle infielder with speed, a big pitcher, a home run hitter. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014
  • The Buffaloes became the first team to win fifty games in either league on Monday.  It was the seventh time they accomplished the feat in franchise history: 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1984, 1995, and 2014. Source: Sanspo 7/22/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Michel Abreu (lower back) missed his first Ni-gun rehab game on Monday because he was feeling nauseous. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2014 ... Abreu played in a Ni-gun rehab game on Tuesday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted third.  He went 1-for-4. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 – Orix Buffaloes 4 (July 22, 2014)

by on Jul.22, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Starters: Nakamura, Masaru (HAM) 4-0, 3.05 - Matsuba, Takahiro (ORI) 5-1, 2.48

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

Attendance: 22896 | Time: 3h31m | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-6-0

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[7/21/2014] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jul.22, 2014 @ 12:00 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Keizo Kawashima has been assigned the number thirty-five, Ryo Hidaka the number forty.  Kawashima will most likely play in a Ni-gun game against Orix at YafuOku Dome on the 25th.  His assignment will be decided based on how well he does during the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014 ... Hidaka could also pitch in the Ni-gun game on the 25th. Source: Sponichi 7/21/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Keiichi Hirano did not play on Monday because of pain in his right calf.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Sanspo 7/21/2014
  • The Buffaloes were in Cuba between the 13th and 18th.  They met with officials from the Baseball Federation of Cuba and had a chance to see a number of players.  The organization does not plan on signing any players from Cuba this year, but are interested in possibilities for next season. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Dai-Kang Yoh left Monday's game early with tightness in the front of his left thigh.  He started feeling the tightness while running to first on a ground out to second in the 8th.  He was replaced on defense in the 8th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014
  • Michel Abreu was scheduled to play in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on Monday.  He was scratched from the game because he was not feeling well. Source: Sponichi 7/21/2014
  • Hideki Kuriyama is not planning to use Shohei Otani in the starting line-up (pitcher and position player) during the first series after the All-Star break.  He would like Otani fully prepared for what could be his next scheduled start on the 26th against Rakuten at kobo Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014 ... Otani's next two starts after the 26th could come on August 2 and 9. Source: Daily Sports 7/21/2014 ... Otani has a good chance of making the Samurai Japan roster. Source: Sponichi 7/21/2014
  • Yuki Saito could make his next Ichi-gun start on the 31st against Lotte at QVC Marine.  He is also slated to start a Ni-gun game on the 23rd against Yokohama at Kamagaya. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 – Orix Buffaloes 5 (July 21, 2014)

by on Jul.21, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 15:00
Starters: Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 4-8, 3.26 - Dickson, Brandon (ORI) 6-7, 3.38

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

Attendance: 26107 | Time: 3h12m | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-5-0

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[7/18/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Jul.18, 2014 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles will be selling the naming rights to Ni-gun games between August 22 and 24 for 30,000 yen. Source: official announcement ... The Eagles received about fifty applications when they ran the same promotion in April. Source: Sponichi 7/18/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Shunichi Nemoto will most likely be added to the active roster during the Softbank series that begins on the 21st at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/2014
  • The Marines are designating the Mizuno billboard out toward left as a home run target worth one million yen to any right-handed batter that can hit it.  Left-handed batters will be given two million yen. FYI: the billboard is about 130 meters away from home plate. Source: Sponichi 7/18/2014, Sports Hochi 7/18/2014, Daily Sports 7/18/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks are planning to offer Koji Akiyama an extension for the 2015 season.  He is currently in the final year of a three-year deal.  If Akiyama returns next season, it will be his seventh. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2014, Sponichi 7/18/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko could earn his domestic FA option on August 14.  The Buffaloes do not want to lose him to free agency and could sit down with him at least once before the end of the season.  They also might offer him a three-year deal worth about one billion yen. Source: Sports Hochi 7/18/2014