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[8/25/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 12:07 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Takaaki Yokoyama started a game against Ni-gun Lotte on Sunday and gave up a three runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks over seven innings of work.  He faced twenty-nine batters, struck out four, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 8/25/2014
  • Kazuo Matsui joined Ichiro and Hideki Matsui as the only Japanese players to reach the 2,500 milestone by collecting hits in both Japan and the United States. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/20014

Softbank Hawks

  • Shota Takeda changed his diet and eating habits and gained about twelve kilograms since August last year. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes will shift their spring camp facilities from Miyakojima Municipal Baseball Stadium to Kiyotake Athletic Park Sokken Stadium next year.  The organization had been using the Miyakojima facilities since 1993.  They decided to switch to Kiyotake Athletic Park because it has better facilities, is closer to other NPB spring camp sites, and is easier to get to.  Ni-gun spring camp will still take place in Miyakojima. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2014, Sponichi 8/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014
  • The Daily Sports Orix Buffaloes Gekirei Series MVP was given to Takahiro Okada.  The series took place over fifteen home games between July 14 and August 17. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2014
  • The Rays and Mariners are among teams that have sent scouts to games in which Chihiro Kaneko has started this season. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2014

[8/24/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.25, 2014 @ 4:39 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Kazuo Matsui recorded his 2,500th NPB (1,885) + MLB (615) hit in his at bat in the 1st inning of Sunday's game against the Orix Buffaloes. Source: Sponichi 8/24/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura hit two homers in consecutive games on Friday and Saturday for the second time in his career.  The first time he hit two homers in back-to-back games was in 2010 (September 25, 26). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014
  • Ryo Hayashizaki's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl weighing 2,974 grams, on the 23rd. Source: Sanspo 8/24/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Dan Runzler joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on Sunday and tossed about thirty pitches in the bullpen.  Hiroshi Moriwaki told reporters he liked what he saw, but felt Runzler still needed to pitch in a few more Ni-gun games. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Luis Mendoza was taken off the active roster on Monday after he gave up seven runs (all earned) on seven hits and two walks on Friday against the Seibu Lions.  Hideki Kuriyama hopes Mendoza can use the time at Ni-gun to rest and sort out possible issues with his mechanics. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014

[8/24/2014] Orix Buffaloes: Chihiro Kaneko earns domsetic FA option

by on Aug.24, 2014 @ 7:18 pm, under NPB
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Chihiro Kaneko (30) earned his domestic FA option today with eight years of service time on the active roster.

"When I first turned pro, I never thought I'd be able to get my FA option.  I am grateful to the managers and coaches that allowed me to get to where I am.  While it is true that I earned the option, I am only thinking about the current season right now," said Kaneko to reporters.

Team official Ryuzo Setoyama met the ace on the 23rd and told him the Buffaloes wanted him back in 2014.

"We will do what we can," said Setoyama.  "I told him that we'd like him to stick around beyond next season as well.  We will sit down at the negotiating table when that time comes.  It's all about timing."

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2014

[8/23/2014] Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Aug.24, 2014 @ 2:55 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura blasted the twelfth grand slam of his career on Friday, his first since August 10, 2011. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines recorded their fourth walk-off victory of the month on Friday.  This is their first month with four walk-off wins since April 2009. Source: Sports Hochi 8/23/2014

Orix Buffaloes

[8/21/2014] Softbank, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Aug.22, 2014 @ 2:42 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Shota Takeda threw eighty pitches in the bullpen on Thursday in preparation for his next start on the 24th against Lotte at QVC Marine. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshihisa Hirano set a new franchise record by notching his thirty-fourth save of the season during Thursday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine.  Daisuke Kato (2008) and Mamoru Kishida (2011) held the previous record of thirty-three. Source: Sports Hochi 8/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014
  • Everyone in the starting batting order struck out at least once during Wednesday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.  If was the fifteenth time everyone in the starting batting order struck out at least once during a game in NPB history, first since Seibu on September 1, 2009.  Orix accomplished the feat two other times in the past: against Lotte on August 11, 1992 and against Seibu on September 26, 1999. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014

[8/20/2014] Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.21, 2014 @ 1:51 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • The Lions recorded their fourth tie game of the month on Tuesday, a first since July 1978. Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2014 ... The Lions played the final game of a nine-game stretch on Wednesday.  Five of their first eight games went into extra innings.  Four ended in ties.  The eight games combined lasted thirty-four hours and thirteen minutes, or roughly four hours and seventeen minutes per game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Keiichi Hirano became the sixteenth player in  NPB history to reach the 250 sac hit milestone on Wednesday. Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • With Tuesday's rain out, Shohei Otani's next start will most likely come on or after the 26th, instead of the 24th.  Naoyuki Uwasawa, originally scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, will most likely get the start on the 24th. Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2014