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Seibu Lions 3 – Rakuten Eagles 2 (April 3, 2016)

by on Apr.03, 2016 @ 11:34 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Rakuten Eagles @ Rakuten Kobo Stadium Miyagi - 13:00
Starters: Van Hekken, Andy (SEI) 0-1, 5.40 - Kamata, Yoshinao (RAK) 0-0, 0.00

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

Attendance: 26357 | Time: 3h26m

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[3/29/2016] Softbank Hawks, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Mar.30, 2016 @ 5:09 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks have installed TrackMan radar systems at YafoOku Dome and Tama Home Stadium Chikugo. Source: Sponichi 3/29/2016
  • Ni-gun defense/base coach Atsushi Fujimoto was ejected from a Ni-gun game on March 27 after strongly arguing with an umpire. The commissioner's office issued a 50,000 yen fine and a stern warning. Source: Daily Sports 3/28/2016

Seibu Lions

  • Hotaka Yamakawa will be taken off the active roster on March 30 because he is struggling with his bat. Source: Sanspo 3/29/2016

Orix Buffaloes

  • All four infielders in the line-up on March 26 -- Takahiro Okada, Masahiro Nishino, Brent Morel, and Hiroyuki Nakajima -- committed an error in the game, a first in franchise history since 1977. Source: Daily Sports 3/27/2016 ... The Buffaloes committed five errors on March 26, a first since April 15, 2003. The team high of eight was set on October 7, 1976. Source: Sanspo 3/27/2016

Rakuten Eagles

  • First round draft pick Louis Okoye recorded his first NPB steal on March 26. He is the first rookie out of high school to steal a base during an opening series since Futoshi Nakanishi on March 23, 1952. He is the first rookie to accomplish the feat since the start of the draft. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/27/2016 ... Okoye has, for the time being, secured a spot on the active roster. There were plans to send him down to Ni-gun on March 30 to make room for Manabu Mima, but the coaching staff decided to keep him at Ichi-gun during a meeting on March 29. Source: Daily Sports 3/29/2016


  • The Pacific League went without a home run during the first three days of the season for the first time in league history. Home runs during the first three days of the season over the last five years: ten, four, eight, twelve, and eight home runs. Source: Sponichi 3/28/2016
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[3/26/2016] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Mar.27, 2016 @ 9:19 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • The San-gun Hawks will play a number of games against KBO teams between June 10 and 19 and July 1 and 7. They will play the Kia Tigers, Hanwha Eagles, Goyang Dinos, Samsung Lions, and the Lotte Giants three times each. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/24/2016

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Takumi Oshima will most likely be used as a left-handed bat off the bench. Source: Sponichi 3/24/2016
  • Kensuke Tanaka will donate enough money to pay for two mammography tests for every hit he records this season. The money will be donated to the Hokkaido Cancer Society through the Pink Ribbon in Sapporo organization at the end of the season. Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Hideaki Wakui is now 5-2 in seven opening day starts over his career. Source: Sponichi 3/26/2016
  • Jason Standridge will donate 100,000 yen to the Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Initiatives Foundation for every victory he records this season. Source: Daily Sports 3/26/2016

Seibu Lions

  • Seibu recorded a walk-off victory on opening day. It was the Pacific League's twentieth opening day walk-off victory, first since Nippon Ham against Orix in 2014. The Lions lead all PL teams with seven opening day walk-off victories. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/26/2016
  • The Lions visited Sayama Fudoson on March 24 to pray for a successful season. Source: Sponichi 3/24/2016, Sanspo 3/24/2016

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes suffered a walk-off loss on opening day. It was their seventh opening day walk-off loss, three of which have come over the last five seasons (2013, 2014, 2016). Source: Nikkan Sports 3/26/2016

Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto has started every opening day game for the Eagles since his rookie year in 2013. Source: Sponichi 3/26/2016
  • Motohiro Shima will donate 10,000 yen to the Pink Ribbon Festival for every hit he records this season. Source: Daily Sports 3/25/2016