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[4/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.12, 2014 @ 12:14 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • According to Tokyo Sports, Senichi Hoshino is not worried about Andruw Jones' performance at the plate so far this year because he feels the veteran will step up when it really counts.  Hoshino also thinks it better if not everyone is playing well all at the same time since it would only make him worry about the possibility of everyone slumping at the same time.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/11/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yuji Onizaki was taken off the active roster on Friday.  Onizaki fouled a ball off his right shin on Wednesday and was diagnosed with a bruise on Thursday.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/11/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Takashi Ogino was sent down to Ni-gun on Friday for more work because of his struggles at the plate (0-for-20 in six games).  Source: Sponichi 4/11/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yuniesky Betancourt was struggling with the bat and taken off the active roster on Friday.  He had just five hits in forty-nine trips to the plate.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito was taken off the active roster on Friday to get more time to make adjustments at Ni-gun.  Source: Daily Sports 4/11/2014
  • Shohei Otani threw thirty pitches in the bullpen on Friday.  He is slated to start Saturday's game against Seibu on eight days of rest.  Source: Daily Sports 4/11/2014

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 – Chiba Lotte Marines 4 (April 11, 2014)

by on Apr.11, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Starters: Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 2-0, 2.25 - Naruse, Yoshihisa (LOT) 1-1, 6.52

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

Attendance: 9188 | Time: 3h17m | Lotte leads series, 1-0-0

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[4/10/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.11, 2014 @ 1:44 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui's next start could come on the 16th against Softbank at YafuOku Dome.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/10/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Hayato Terahara's next start could come on the 16th against Rakuten at YafuOku Dome.  If he records a victory against Rakuten, he will join Kimiyasu Kudo and Toshiya Sugiuchi as the only pitchers in NPB history to record victories against thirteen different NPB teams.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/10/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Takahiro Matsuba started a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on Thursday.  He tossed seven shutout innings and allowed three hits.  He struck out nine.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters could move Yuki Saito to the bullpen.  The coaches are planning to discuss options with Saito on Friday.  Source: Daily Sports 4/10/2014

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 (April 10, 2014)

by on Apr.10, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Mori, Yudai (RAK) 0-1, 3.18 - Saito, Yuki (HAM) 0-1, 6.00

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

Attendance: 15131 | Time: 3h20m | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-1-0

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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 (April 9, 2014)

by on Apr.09, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Matsui, Yuki (RAK) 0-1, 4.50 - Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HAM) 1-0, 1.50

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

Attendance: 15926 | Time: 3h36m | Series tied, 1-1-0

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[4/8/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.08, 2014 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • If 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui wins his next start, the Eagles plan to release six items to commemorate the milestone.  Items will include a photo panel, replica autographed baseball, t-shirt, parka, and replica autograph board.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/8/2014
  • The Eagles will teach another sports management course at Tohoku University this year.  Source: Sponichi 4/8/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Naoya Masuda was added the active roster on Tuesday.  He will most likely go back to closing games once he shows he is ready.  Source: Sponichi 4/8/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks have seen an increase in the number of fans from Korea this season with the addition of Dae-Ho Lee during the winter.  They are planning to beef up their offerings in Korean to improve relations with their new fan base.  Source: Sponichi 4/8/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hideki Kuriyama will most likely bench Shohei Otani against Rakuten's Yuki Matsui and Yudai Mori.  The two left-handed pitchers are scheduled to start games on Wednesday and Thursday.  Kuriyama feels a right-handed hitter will do better against Matsui and Mori.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014
  • Hisashi Takeda was taken off the active roster on Tuesday with the flu.  He was replaced by Toshiyuki Yanuki.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014

[4/8/2014] Rotation News: Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yakult, Rakuten, Softbank, Nippon Ham

by on Apr.08, 2014 @ 5:27 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Daiki Enokida will temporarily move to the bullpen for the Yokohama series (April 8-10 at Koshien).  He will most likely move back to the starting rotation in time for a start on the 13th against the Yomiuri Giants at Koshien).  Source: Sanspo 4/8/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami, 6th round draft pick Suguru Iwazaki, and Hiroaki Saiuchi will likely get starts during the Yokohama series (April 8-10, at Koshien).  Atsushi Nomi, Randy Messenger, and Enokida are scheduled to get starts during the Yomiuri series (April 11-13 at Koshien).  Source: Sponichi 4/8/2014
  • There is also another possibility: either Kazuhito Futagami or Saiuchi could get a chance to start an Ichi-gun game against Yomiuri on the 12th.  Source: Sanspo 4/8/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yusuke Nomura, 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera, and Jumpei Shinoda will most likely get starts during the Yomiuri series (April 8-10 at Tokyo Dome).  Osera threw fifty-seven pitches in the bullpen on Monday.  Source: Daily Sports 4/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Yakult Swallows

  • Chris Narveson, 3rd round draft pick Ryo Akiyoshi, and Masato Furuno will most likely get starts against Chunichi (April 8-10 at Nagoya Dome).  If Narveson pitches well, he could get another start on the 13th against Yokohama at Yokohama on four days of rest.  Source: Sanspo 4/8/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles will likely start Manabu Mima, 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui, and Yudai Mori during the Nippon Ham series (April 8-10, at Sapporo Dome).  Source: Sports Hochi 4/8/2014

Softbank Hawks

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Luis Mendoza, Naoyuki Uwasawa, and Yuki Saito will likely get starts during the Rakuten series (April 8-10, at Sapporo Dome).  Mitsuo Yoshikawa, 2nd round draft pick Hiroshi Urano, and Shohei Otani could get starts during the Seibu series (April 11-13, at Sapporo Dome).  Source: Sports Hochi 4/8/2014
  • It is possible Otani could face Seibu's Yusei Kikuchi, both Hanamaki Higashi alums, on the 12th.  Source: Daily Sports 4/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014, Sponichi 4/8/2014

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 11 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 7 (April 8, 2014)

by on Apr.08, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Mima, Manabu (RAK) 0-1, 8.31 - Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 1-0, 1.35

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 3 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 11 20 0
Nippon Ham 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 7 12 1

Attendance: 17840 | Time: 3h56m | Rakuten leads series, 1-0-0

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[4/7/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.08, 2014 @ 1:25 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui threw about sixty pitches in the bullpen on Monday.  He is expected to start a game on the 9th against Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Rookies recorded victories in consecutive games (4th round draft pick Shohei Yoshihara, relief, April 5 against Nippon Ham and 1st round draft pick Ayumi Ishikawa, complete game, April 6 against Nippon Ham) for the first time since 1998 (Soichi Fujita, relief, August 4 against Orix and Tsuneyuki Iso, complete game, August 5 against Orix).  Source: Sanspo 4/7/2014
  • Ishikawa was the first Lotte rookie to toss a complete game for his first victory since Yasutomo Kubo in 2005.  Source: Sponichi 4/7/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • 1st round draft pick Kazumasa Yoshida was taken off the active roster on Monday because there are no plans for him to pitch within the next ten days.  He will remain with the Ichi-gun team.  Source: Sponichi 4/7/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • 4th round draft pick Hirotoshi Takanashi started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on Sunday.  He pitched five innings and gave up two runs (unearned) on two hits and four walks.  He faced twenty-one, threw eighty-six pitches, and struck out five.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/7/2014

[4/6/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.06, 2014 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles handed out championship rings (valued at about one million yen per ring) to players and coaches during a pre-game ceremony on Saturday.  Masahiro Tanaka's ring will be on temporary display at a special booth near the front entrance of kobo Stadium.  Source: Sponichi 4/6/2014

Softbank Hawks

Orix Buffaloes

  • Wily Mo Pena picked up home run number six in the Buffaloes' eighth game of the season on Saturday.  He is the first player to hit six within the first eight games of the season since Tomoaki Kanemoto in 2009.  The last player in the Pacific League was Hiroki Kokubo with six home runs in the first six games of the season in 2000.  All six home runs Pena has hit have come off left-handed pitchers.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014
  • Brandon Dickson spent the offseason strengthening the muscles in his shoulders and lower body.  Source: Sponichi 4/6/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Masaru Takeda will be sent down to Ni-gun after giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits over five innings against Lotte on Sunday.  Source: Sponichi 4/6/2014