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[4/20/2014] Injury Report: Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult), Ryo Hijirisawa (Rakuten)

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka visited the Koshien clubhouse on Friday to provide the team with an update on his progress.  The Tigers are still not sure when Nishioka will be able to begin his rehab at the Naruohama facilities. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Daily Sports 4/20/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Jorge Sosa's outing on Sunday was cut short when he hurt the back of his left thigh. Source: Sponichi 4/20/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yuhei Nakamura took an HBP off his left elbow on Saturday.  He was examined at a hospital in Osaka after the game and diagnosed with a bruise.  He was not in the starting line-up on Sunday, but was available off the bench. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014
  • Yasuhiro Ogawa was taken off the active roster on Sunday because he was still experiencing pain in his right hand.  Ogawa took a batted ball off his right hand during a game against Hanshin on the 18th.  As a precaution, he will have the hand examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Sports Hochi 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ryo Hijirisawa was taken off the active roster on Sunday because he was not feeling well.  Aoi Enomoto was called up to fill in for Hijirisawa. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (back tightness) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yokohama on Saturday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Source: Sponichi 4/20/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenichi Nakata was pulled after eight innings on Saturday against Lotte because he had a cut on the tip of his right thumb.  He got the cut when he threw a slider to Yuta Yoshida in the 5th inning.  He managed to limit Lotte's chances on the base-paths until he walked two straight to start the 8th. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 (April 20, 2014)

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 13:30
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) 1-0, 2.08 - Karashima, Wataru (RAK) 2-0, 0.44

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

Attendance: 22187 | Time: 3h25m | Series tied, 3-3-0

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[4/19/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto tossed a 12-0 shutout against Nippon Ham on Friday.  He joined Yasuhiro Ichiba (April 7, 2006 vs Lotte, 13-0) and Satoshi Nagai (March 26, 2008 vs Orix, 11-0) as the only pitchers in franchise history to record shutouts in games where the Eagles scored ten or more runs.  He also became the thirteenth pitcher in franchise history to notch a shutout and the first not named Masahiro Tanaka since Yoshinao Kamata on August 16, 2012.  Source: Sanspo 4/19/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions will unveil their Jungle Taitei uniforms after a game against Nippon Ham at Seibu Dome on the 29th.  Source: Sanspo 4/19/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The pitching staff issued eleven walks on Friday for the first time since September 20, 2009.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014
  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa was taken off the active roster today because of his struggles so far this season.  In four starts, he went 0-3 with a 5.96 ERA (eighteen runs, fifteen earned, on thirty hits and thirteen walks over 22.2 innings).  Source: Sponichi 4/19/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 9 (April 19, 2014)

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 14:00
Starters: Takeda, Masaru (HAM) 0-1, 7.71 - Shiomi, Takahiro (RAK) 1-1, 5.09

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 5 11 1
Rakuten 1 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 X 9 13 3

Attendance: 18667 | Time: 3h53m | Rakuten leads series, 3-2-0

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[4/18/2013] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 12:25 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

Seibu Lions

  • On Thursday, Hideto Asamura hit two home runs on Thursday.  It was the third two home run game of his career (May 31, 2013, July 4, 2013, and April 17, 2014).  He joined Takeya Nakamura (April 30, 2009) as the only clean-up hitters in franchise history to hit a grand slam in the 1st inning of a game.  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014, Sponichi 4/18/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 0 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 12 (April 18, 2014)

by on Apr.18, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 0-2, 4.66 - Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 2-1, 3.27

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Rakuten 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 1 X 12 13 0

Attendance: 22688 | Time: 3h33m | Series tied, 2-2-0

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[4/17/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui has lost three starts in a row, beginning with the first start of his career.  He is the seventh pitcher since the start of the draft to begin a season with three or more consecutive losses, first since Hideaki Wakui in 2005.  He is the first pitcher out of high school since the start of the two league format to lose three in a row, beginning with their first appearance.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014 ... Matsui's next start could come on the 23rd against Seibu at kobo Stadium.  Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Dae-Ho Lee was late for practices at YafuOku Dome by about twenty-five minutes on Thursday.  He forgot to check the schedule and was at Fukuoka Airport seeing his wife off (they were returning to Korea) when the interpreter contacted him and asked where he was.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Sanspo 4/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoyuki Uwasawa has won three starts in a row, beginning with the first start of his career.  He joined Yukio Ozaki (1962 in relief) and Chris Seelbach (2002 as a starter) as the only pitchers in franchise history to start their pro careers in similar fashions.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/17/2014, Sponichi 4/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014

[4/16/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten)

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 12:57 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda worked out at Mazda Stadium on Wednesday.  He resumed playing catch and slowly stretched out his arm until he was throwing at a maximum distance of about sixty meters.  Maeda told reporters he threw the ball light and easy and felt no pain.  He is planning to throw harder on Thursday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014 ... The Carp will wait to make a decision on Maeda until Thursday.  If he is okay, he will most likely start a game on the 20th against Yokohama.  If not, he could be taken off the active roster.  It was the first time he played catch in four days.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage at Nagoya Stadium on Wednesday.  He faced eight hitters, gave up two hits, and struck out three.  He could pitch in his first Ni-gun rehab game on May 1 against Orix at Nagoya Stadium.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco felt pain in the back of his left thigh after sliding into second in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against Chunichi.  He was taken out of the game on defense in the 5th.  Blanco has been playing through discomfort in the same area.  The Bay Stars are concerned about his condition.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kevin Youkilis hurt his left thumb while running the bases during a game against Lotte on the 11th.  He missed Tuesday's game against Softbank and was examined at a hospital in Sendai on Wednesday.  He was diagnosed with a jammed thumb.  The Eagles are hoping he will be okay for the Nippon Ham series at kobo Stadium that begins on the 18th.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae missed Wednesday's game against Seibu because of lower back pain.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 (April 16, 2014)

by on Apr.16, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Matsui, Yuki (RAK) 0-2, 4.82 - Terahara, Hayato (SOF) 0-2, 3.46

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

Attendance: 30176 | Time: 3h5m | Softbank leads series, 3-2-0

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[4/15/2014] Injury Report: Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten)

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei worked out at Giants Stadium on Tuesday.  A cast he wore for his right index finger fracture came off on the 12th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kevin Youkilis did not play in Tuesday's game against Softbank.  Youkilis hurt his left thumb during a game on the 11th.  Source: Sanspo 4/15/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (tightness in the left portion of his back) is scheduled to play in a Ni-gun rehab game later this week.  If he can play in a few games without any problems, he could make the active roster before the end of the month, perhaps as early as the 22nd.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/15/2014