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[8/29/2015] Rakuten Eagles: Hiromoto Okubo planning to step down after the season

by on Aug.30, 2015 @ 2:12 am, under NPB
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According to various reports filed on August 29, Hiromoto Okubo wants to take responsibility for the team's poor performance this season by stepping down after the season.

"I am always prepared. I will talk to the team when the time is right. I have been prepared to take responsibility by stepping down since the day I accepted this job. That hasn't changed at all. But right now, there are still thirty games we have to play hard," said Okubo to reporters on August 29.

Source: Sponichi 8/29/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/29/2015

[UPDATE 8/31 @ 4:26am]

If Okubo does not return as manager in 2016, the Eagles are planning to explore all possibilities, including senior adviser Senichi Hoshino. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/30/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2015 ... The Eagles could consider candidates like former Nippon Ham manager Masataka Nashida, former WBC pitching coach Tsuyoshi Yoda, and current head coach Hideki Hashigami. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2015

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 6 – Orix Buffaloes 0 (August 27, 2015)

by on Aug.27, 2015 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00
Starters: Tomura, Kenji (RAK) 6-7, 3.87 - Dickson, Brandon (ORI) 8-8, 2.28

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 6 14 0
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0

Attendance: 26034 | Time: 3h19m | Orix leads series, 10-7-2

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[8/25/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 3:22 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Former Hawk Satoru Morimoto crashed into a nineteen-year-old motorcyclist while attempting a right turn at an intersection at around 9:30pm on August 24. Morimoto was arrested on charges of negligent driving. The motorcyclist died shortly after the accident and police are planning to change the charges to manslaughter. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Potential starters for the Rakuten series the began on August 25: Chihiro Kaneko, Daiki Tomei, Brandon Dickson. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are planning to exercise the 2016 option they have on Brandon Laird. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions will most likely continue to give Kona Takahashi Sunday starts on six days of rest. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yoshinao Kamata could get a start on August 29 against Seibu at kobo Stadium. If he does, it will be his first Ichi-gun game since October 13, 2013. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 (August 23, 2015)

by on Aug.23, 2015 @ 4:13 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 17:00
Starters: Standridge, Jason (SOF) 9-6, 3.67 - Kawai, Takashi (RAK) 0-1, 2.57

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

Attendance: 17729 | Time: 4h6m | Softbank leads series, 11-3-1

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