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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 (April 19, 2015)

by on Apr.19, 2015 @ 6:50 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 13:00
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) 3-0, 1.37 - Tomura, Kenji (RAK) 1-0, 4.38

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

Attendance: 24164 | Time: 2h50m | Series tied, 3-3-0

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[4/18/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Apr.19, 2015 @ 6:45 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Nao Higashihama was sent down to Ni-gun on April 17 to work through issues and make adjustments. He gave up five runs (all earned) on eight hits and four walks over 4.2 innings of work against Orix on April 16. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Ni-gun game against Softbank on April 17: Takahiro Okada got the start at first and batted clean-up. He went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015
  • Ni-gun game against Hanshin on April 16: Kei Igawa started the game and tossed one shutout inning. He faced four hitters, allowed one hit, walked none, and struck out none. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015
  • Takahiro Okada was taken off the active roster on April 17 due to his struggles at the plate and with the glove. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015
  • Kei Igawa pitched in his first game of the year on April 16. He was slated to pitch in his first game about a week earlier, but his timetable was pushed back because he was not feeling well. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito was re-assigned to Ni-gun after another poor start on April 17. It may take him a while to earn another shot at Ichi-gun since the team has other pitchers to consider, like Masaru Takeda and Hirotoshi Takanashi. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015
  • The media learned on April 16 that Meiji was working with Shohei Otani. Meiji is a major food company in Japan that also owns sports nutrition company Savas. Source: Sports Hochi 4/17/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Rakuten on April 18: Eisuke Tanaka started the game and gave up a run on seven hits over five innings of work. His scoreless innings streak ended at fourteen. He faced twenty-three hitters, walked three, struck out one, and topped out at 141km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2015
  • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka is scheduled to make his Ichi-gun debut on April 29 against Seibu at QVC Marine. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2015, Sponichi 4/17/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kenny Ray (forty years and four months) picked up his third win in as many games from the start of the season on April 17 and became just the second pitcher in NPB history to notch victories in his first three games, first since Choji Murata (forty years and four months) in 1990. Murata ended up going on a three-game losing streak after recording victories in his first three games. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015, Sponichi 4/18/2015, Sanspo 4/18/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 (April 18, 2015)

by on Apr.18, 2015 @ 10:14 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 14:00
Starters: Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HAM) 1-1, 1.20 - Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 0-2, 1.96

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

Attendance: 20942 | Time: 3h24m | Rakuten leads series, 3-2-0

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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 7 (April 17, 2015)

by on Apr.17, 2015 @ 3:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Saito, Yuki (HAM) 0-0, 6.23 - Ray, Kenny (RAK) 2-0, 1.64

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 0
Rakuten 0 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 X 7 12 1

Attendance: 20233 | Time: 3h21m | Series tied, 2-2-0

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[4/16/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Apr.17, 2015 @ 1:52 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa has recorded four or more RBI in fourteen games over his career, through April 15. Six have come in a Softbank uniform. He recorded his career high of six at YafuOku Dome on May 19, 2013. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are 13-1 when Sho Nakata and Shohei Otani hit home runs in the same game. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015
  • At forty-six years and zero months, Satoshi Nakajima became the fifth player forty-six years or over to play in an NPB game. He also became the oldest non-pitcher (exluding pinch-hitters) to play in an NPB game. The previous record of forty-five years and five months for a non-pitcher was set by Yoshiyuki Iwamoto in 1957. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka could make his Ichi-gun debut during a six-game homestand that begins on April 28. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2015 ... Tanaka is currently slated to start a game on April 29 against Seibu at QVC Marine. Source: Daily Sports 4/16/2015, Sponichi 4/16/2015
  • The Marines announced that they signed a cap sponsorship deal with Daiyu Home. The company logo will appear on the left side of the player caps. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015

Seibu Lions

  • At nineteen years and eight months, Tomoya Mori became the first player under twenty to hit two home runs in a game since Ginjiro Sumitani at eighteen years and eight months on March 29, 2006. Mori hit his second home run off Rakuten's Takashi Saito. At forty-five years and two months, Saito and Mori are twenty-five years and six months apart in age. There have only been two other cases where more years have separated a batter and pitcher: twenty-six years and three months when Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (twenty years and five months) hit a home run off Masahiro Yamamoto (forty-six years and eight months) on May 6, 2012; and twenty-five years and eight months when Hayato Sakamoto (twenty years and three months) hit a home run off Kimiyasu Kudo (forty-five years and eleven months) on April 8, 2009. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015 ... Mori is using a heavier bat this season, from 880 grams to 800 grams. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Takashi Saito and Takaaki Yokoyama will be taken off the active roster. Takashi Kawai and Tetsuro Nishida will be called up from Ni-gun. Source: Sanspo 4/16/2015

[4/15/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Apr.16, 2015 @ 10:44 am, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes list of foreign player candidates could include former NPB players Nick Evans (Rakuten, 2014), Nick Stavinoha (Hiroshima, 2012-2013), Juan Miranda (Nippon Ham, 2014), Kila Ka'aihue (Hiroshima, 2013-2014), and John Bowker (Yomiouri, 2012-2013, Rakuten, 2014). Source: Sanspo 4/15/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Satoshi Nakajima played in his first game of the year on April 15 and tied Kimiyasu Kudo's NPB record with his twenty-ninth active season. He holds the Pacific League record with twenty-eight active seasons (he spent one year with Yokohama). Source: Sponichi 4/15/2015
  • The Fighters signed a cap sponsorship deal with Ain Pharmaciez. The company logo will appear on the left side of player caps. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • First round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka's re-scheduled start on April 15 was rained out. He is now slated to pitch during a three-game series against the Ni-gun Rakuten Eagles that begins on April 18. Source: Daily Sports 4/15/2015 ... Tanaka's next Ni-gun start could come on either April 19 or 20. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on April 15: Kohei Hasebe started the game and tossed five shutout innings. He faced sixteen hitters, threw forty-seven pitches, gave up one hit, walked none, and struck out four. Source: Sports Hochi 4/15/2015

General

  • As of the end of April 14, five teams had .500 or better records. The last time five teams had .500 or better records was on July 5, 2013. Orix was the only team under .500 both times. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2015