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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 6 (August 20, 2014)

by on Aug.20, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Asahikawa "Starffin" Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Matsui, Yuki (RAK) 2-5, 3.30 - Nakamura, Masaru (HAM) 5-0, 3.03

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 12 0
Nippon Ham 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 X 6 10 0

Attendance: 16942 | Time: 3h28m | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-7-0

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[8/19/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.20, 2014 @ 3:26 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui's next two starts will likely come on the 20th against Nippon Ham at Asahikawa and on the 27th against Seibu at kobo Stadium. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • Senichi Hoshino indicated that he was thinking about switching over to younger players because he wants to get a head start on the 2015 season. Source: Sanspo 8/19/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines are planning to have players work on their dynamic visual acuity during the off-season to help at them plate.  They have the equipment, but have not used it the last few years. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • According to Sanspo, Tsutomu Ito actually signed for three years, instead of two.  Sports Hochi believes it was a two-year deal with the front office now thinking about offering a multi-year extension (at least two more years). Source: Sanspo 8/19/2014, Sports Hochi 8/19/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Toru Hosokawa will temporarily stop using Kiyoshi Hikawa's Zundoko-bushi for his intro music because the singer recently made headlines due to allegations of physically abusing a former manager. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/19/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • There is a chance Shohei Otani will get a few extra days of rest before his next start.  They could also put him on a 130-pitch limit. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014 ... Otani set a career high by throwing 149 pitches during his last start on the 17th.  The staff will be monitoring his fatigue levels over the next few days before deciding how to proceed with him. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014

[8/19/2014] Rakuten Eagles: Shima, K. Matsui earn FA options

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 8:30 pm, under NPB
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Motohiro Shima earned his domestic FA option today with eight years of service time on the active roster.  He signed a four-year contract in December 2013.  When asked if he might consider exercising the option down the road, he said he wanted discuss things with the organization first.

Kazuo Matsui earned his option for the second time.  "I didn't think I'd be able to earn it a second time, so it hasn't really sunk in.  An option is an option and I am happy about it, but right now, I want to focus on the current season."

Source: Sports Hochi 8/16/2014

[8/17/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.18, 2014 @ 3:18 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • An opening ceremony for the new natural grass practice field next to kobo Stadium took place on Sunday.  The field will be called Green Field. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 8/17/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Tomoya Mori is the third player out of high school to hit home runs in three consecutive games in his first year.  The other two: Yasumitsu Toyoda in 1953 (August 6-9) and Takumi Ejima in 1968 (June 4-6).  Mori and Ejima are the only two players that started the streak with their first career home run.  Mori also joined Yasuharu Fujio (1984) as the only players out of high school to record two pinch-hit home runs in their first year. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014, Sponichi 8/17/2014 ... Mori joined Shinji Nishida (1983) as the only players out of high school to record home runs in consecutive pinch-hit appearances in their first year. Source: Sanspo 8/17/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Dan Runzler made his Ni-gun debut on Sunday against Hanshin.  He started the game and gave up three runs (all earned) on three hits and two walks over two innings of work.  He faced eleven hitters and struck out one. Source: Sponichi 8/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito is slated to start a Ni-gun game on the 26th against Yokohama at Yokosuka. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines 1 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 (August 17, 2014)

by on Aug.17, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 17:00
Starters: Naruse, Yoshihisa (LOT) 7-6, 4.88 - Kikuchi, Yasunori (RAK) 0-0, 3.86

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

Attendance: 20135 | Time: 2h51m | Series tied, 9-9-0

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Chiba Lotte Marines 12 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 5 (August 16, 2014)

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Wakui, Hideaki (LOT) 4-10, 4.65 - Miyagawa, Sho (RAK) 3-0, 2.72

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 1 2 12 16 0
Rakuten 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 13 0

Attendance: 19258 | Time: 3h56m | Lotte leads series, 9-8-0

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[8/15/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 2:06 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto picked up his tenth victory of the season on Friday and became the first pitcher in franchise history to win at least ten games in their first two seasons. Source: Sponichi 8/15/2014 ... Norimoto also tied Masahiro Tanaka's franchise record for most shutouts in a season with his sixth. Source: Daily Sports 8/15/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Tomoya Mori joined Akira Ogi (August 15, 1954) and Masahiro Yanagida (July 30, 1967) as the only players out of high school in franchise history to record a pinch-hit home run in their first year.  Mori is the first player out of high school to notch his first career home run in his first year with a pinch-hit home run since Hiroyasu Hayashi on June 29, 1990. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiko Matsunaka recorded a walk-off on a bases loaded walk on Thursday.  It was the twelfth walk-off of his career, first since July 10, 2009, and his first walk-off walk since August 3, 1999.  The last player over forty to record a walk-off was Norihiro Nakamura on August 20, 2013 and the last player over forty in franchise history was Hiromitsu Kadota on August 8, 1991. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sports Hochi 8/15/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Atsunori Inaba has hit at least one home run in twenty consecutive seasons.  He joined Tomoaki Kanemoto (1993-2012) as the only players out of college to record a home run in twenty consecutive seasons.  Inaba is the only one to accomplish the feat beginning with his first year in 1995. Source: Daily Sports 8/15/2014Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014 ... At forty-two years and zero months, Inaba joined Yoshiyuki Iwamoto, Yasunori Oshima, and Hiromitsu Ochiai as the only players in franchise history to hit home runs after turning forty-two. Source: Sponichi 8/15/2014, Sanspo 8/15/2014
  • Former Nippon Ham Fighter Tomochika Tsuboi has decided to retire.  He announced his decision on his blog.  He told fans that he still loved the game, but had to come to grips with reality: he was in decline and no team wanted him.  Tsuboi is planning to hold a press conference in Japan on the 18th. Source: Sponichi 8/15/2014, Daily Sports 8/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014

[8/15/2014] Rakuten Eagles hit one million in attendance

by on Aug.15, 2014 @ 11:08 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles set a new franchise record by hitting one million in attendance in their fiftieth home game of the season.

Source: official announcement

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Attendance

Date Opponent Venue Attedance
04/01 (Tue) Orix kobo Stadium 21,541
04/02 (Wed) Orix kobo Stadium 21,861
04/03 (Thu) Orix kobo Stadium 15,651
04/04 (Fri) Softbank kobo Stadium 15,484
04/05 (Sat) Softbank kobo Stadium 20,265
04/06 (Sun) Softbank kobo Stadium 21,155
04/18 (Fri) Nippon Ham kobo Stadium 22,688
04/19 (Sat) Nippon Ham kobo Stadium 18,667
04/20 (Sun) Nippon Ham kobo Stadium 22,187
04/22 (Tue) Seibu kobo Stadium 17,482
04/23 (Wed) Seibu kobo Stadium 18,889
04/24 (Thu) Seibu Tokyo Dome 40,965
04/29 (Tue) Lotte kobo Stadium 20,958
04/30 (Wed) Lotte kobo Stadium 13,074
05/01 (Thu) Lotte kobo Stadium 15,564
05/02 (Fri) Softbank kobo Stadium 20,631
05/03 (Sat) Softbank kobo Stadium 22,067
05/04 (Sun) Softbank kobo Stadium 23,377
05/13 (Tue) Orix kobo Stadium 22,861
05/14 (Wed) Orix kobo Stadium 21,474
05/17 (Sat) Seibu Akita 13,522
05/18 (Sun) Seibu Morioka 15,465
05/20 (Tue) DeNA kobo Stadium 15,280
05/22 (Thu) DeNA kobo Stadium 11,697
05/23 (Fri) Chunichi kobo Stadium 16,967
05/24 (Sat) Chunichi kobo Stadium 20,199
05/31 (Sat) Hiroshima kobo Stadium 23,123
06/01 (Sun) Hiroshima kobo Stadium 23,065
06/03 (Tue) Hanshin kobo Stadium 21,183
06/04 (Wed) Hanshin kobo Stadium 21,498
06/11 (Wed) Yakult kobo Stadium 18,405
06/13 (Fri) Yakult kobo Stadium 22,641
06/14 (Sat) Yomiuri kobo Stadium 23,445
06/15 (Sun) Yomiuri kobo Stadium 23,386
07/08 (Tue) Nippon Ham kobo Stadium 15,293
07/09 (Wed) Nippon Ham kobo Stadium 16,026
07/10 (Thu) Nippon Ham kobo Stadium 13,328
07/11 (Fri) Lotte kobo Stadium 16,119
07/12 (Sat) Lotte kobo Stadium 21,620
07/13 (Sun) Lotte kobo Stadium 22,832
07/25 (Fri) Nippon Ham kobo Stadium 22,064
07/26 (Sat) Nippon Ham kobo Stadium 22,193
07/27 (Sun) Nippon Ham kobo Stadium 21,038
07/29 (Tue) Softbank Koriyama 12,818
07/30 (Wed) Softbank Yamagata 17,170
07/31 (Thu) Softbank kobo Stadium 23,036
08/01 (Fri) Seibu kobo Stadium 23,121
08/02 (Sat) Seibu kobo Stadium 23,348
08/03 (Sun) Seibu kobo Stadium 23,489
08/15 (Fri) Lotte kobo Stadium 22,312
      1,002,524