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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

[7/17/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jul.17, 2014 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Some MLB scouts feel Alfredo Despaigne might have a hard time adjusting his swing to handle off-speed/breaking pitches. Tokyo Sports 7/17/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Hiroshi Moriwaki is in the second year of a two-year deal.  The Buffaloes see no reason to replace him after the season and are planning to sign him to an extension. Source: Sanspo 7/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani has not allowed a run over his last fifteen innings of work at stadiums in Hokkaido, other than Sapporo Dome (going back to last year). Source: Sanspo 7/17/2014 ... Outdoor vs Dome splits this season: seven games outdoors, 6-0, 0.88 ERA; eight games domed, 3-1, 3.74 ERA. Source: Sponichi 7/17/2014 ... Otani joined Atsushi Aramaki (1950; one loss), Hiroshi Maruko (1955; one loss), Kazuhisa Inao (1956; one loss), Tsuneo Horiuchi (1966; no losses), and Kunikazu Ogawa (1973-1974; one loss) as the only pitchers since the two-league format started to record their first twelve victories while losing one or no games. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2014

[7/17/2014] Orix Buffaloes topped one million in attendance on Wednesday

by on Jul.17, 2014 @ 10:10 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes topped the one million mark in attendance during Wednesday's game against the Rakuten Eagles.  They reached the milestone in their forty-fourth home game of the season (it took them until their fifty-first game last year).

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Attendance

Date Opponent Venue Attendance
04/04 (Fri) Seibu Kyocera Dome 27,487
04/05 (Sat) Seibu Kyocera Dome 28,512
04/06 (Sun) Seibu Kyocera Dome 30,997
04/08 (Tue) Lotte Kyocera Dome 12,250
04/09 (Wed) Lotte Kyocera Dome 12,653
04/10 (Thu) Lotte Kyocera Dome 12,231
04/15 (Tue) Nippon Ham Kyocera Dome 12,784
04/16 (Wed) Nippon Ham Kyocera Dome 12,381
04/17 (Thu) Nippon Ham Hotto Motto Kobe 14,158
04/25 (Fri) Rakuten Kyocera Dome 17,198
04/26 (Sat) Rakuten Hotto Motto Kobe 23,036
04/27 (Sun) Rakuten Hotto Motto Kobe 26,331
04/29 (Tue) Softbank Kyocera Dome 35,895
04/30 (Wed) Softbank Kyocera Dome 18,089
05/01 (Thu) Softbank Hotto Motto Kobe 16,373
05/05 (Mon) Lotte Kyocera Dome 32,986
05/06 (Tue) Lotte Kyocera Dome 29,371
05/07 (Wed) Lotte Kyocera Dome 15,301
05/09 (Fri) Nippon Ham Hotto Motto Kobe 18,804
05/10 (Sat) Nippon Ham Hotto Motto Kobe 16,950
05/11 (Sun) Nippon Ham Hotto Motto Kobe 18,191
05/16 (Fri) Softbank Kyocera Dome 21,982
05/17 (Sat) Softbank Kyocera Dome 29,126
05/18 (Sun) Softbank Kyocera Dome 32,126
05/20 (Tue) Hanshin Kyocera Dome 30,108
05/21 (Wed) Hanshin Kyocera Dome 34,039
05/23 (Fri) Hiroshima Hotto Motto Kobe 31,318
05/24 (Sat) Hiroshima Hotto Motto Kobe 34,142
05/31 (Sat) Yomiuri Kyocera Dome 35,903
06/01 (Sun) Yomiuri Kyocera Dome 35,982
06/03 (Tue) Yakult Kyocera Dome 15,644
06/04 (Wed) Yakult Kyocera Dome 17,092
06/11 (Wed) Yokohama Kyocera Dome 17,989
06/12 (Thu) Yokohama Kyocera Dome 18,013
06/14 (Sat) Chunichi Kyocera Dome 27,860
06/15 (Sun) Chunichi Kyocera Dome 29,325
07/01 (Tue) Rakuten Kyocera Dome 29,122
07/02 (Wed) Rakuten Kyocera Dome 15,355
07/03 (Thu) Rakuten Kyocera Dome 14,853
07/05 (Sat) Seibu Hotto Motto Kobe 22,803
07/06 (Sun) Seibu Kyocera Dome 35,789
07/14 (Mon) Rakuten Kyocera Dome 12,103
07/15 (Tue) Rakuten Kyocera Dome 12,536
07/16 (Wed) Rakuten Kyocera Dome 15,086
      1,000,274

[7/16/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jul.17, 2014 @ 3:59 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Hiromoto Okubo is thinking about giving 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui another chance at making the starting rotation after the All-Star break.  He could get a start during a Seibu series that begins on the 21st at Seibu Dome. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2014, Daily Sports 7/16/2014
  • On Tuesday, the Eagles almost became the fifth team to toss a no-hitter while allowing one or more runs, first since Kintetsu on May 13, 1964. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2014 ... The Eagles held the opposition to one hit on Tuesday for the sixth time in franchise history, first since June 30, 2013 against Orix. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tsutsomu Ito told reporters after Tuesday's game that he was upset about Saburo getting hit in the 6th inning because the Hawks did not appear apologetic.  The fact that it was the fourth HBP in two games made it worse. Source: Daily Sports 7/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014 ... Incidentally, both teams have nine HBPs against each other through fourteen games so far this year (as of the end of Tuesday).
  • Alfredo Despaigne does not have a fear of flying. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014 ... The Marines would like Despaigne to arrive in Japan some time between the 26th and 28th. Source: Sports Hochi 7/16/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenji Otonari could get a start on the 27th against Orix at YafuOku Dome, depending on how well he does during a batting practice scrimmage on the 20th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014
  • A number of team officials will visit Cuba to establish a presence. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes are heading into the All-Star break in first place for the first time since 1997. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani's streak of at least one strikeout an inning ended at twenty on Wednesday.  The franchise record of twenty-three was set by Isamu Kida in 1980. Source: Sports Hochi 7/16/2014
  • The Hiura Sisters (fashion models) are slated to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a Ni-gun game against Yokohama at Kamagaya Stadium on the 21st. Source: Daily Sports 7/16/2014