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[7/1/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.02, 2015 @ 8:19 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Brian Wolfe arrived in Japan on July 1. Source: Sponichi 7/1/2015
  • Tadashi Settsu tossed batting practice to three hitters on June 30. He threw about 100 pitches (around 170 including bullpen sessions). He could return to the active roster after the All-Star break. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/1/2015
  • Rick van den Hurk's wife, Anna, reportedly turned down an offer to take part in a "Beautiful Wives" talk feature with Miles Mikolas' (Yomiuri) wife, Lauren. Source: Sponichi 7/1/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara threw fifty-two pitches in the bullpen on July 1 in preparation for his next start on July 3 against Rakuten at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sponichi 7/1/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa's start on July 1 against Rakuten was rained out. He is now scheduled to pitch against Seibu on July 3 at Seibu Prince Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 7/1/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura recorded the fourteenth grand slam of his career during a game against Softbank on July 1. He needs one more to tie the NPB record held by Sadaharu Oh. Source: Sponichi 7/1/2015 ... Two other players have fourteen grand slams: Yasuo Fujii and Norihiro Nakamura. Source: Daily Sports 7/1/2015
  • Shogo Akiyama extended his hitting streak to twenty-two games on July 1. He is now one game away from tying the franchise record set by Hiromichi Ishige in 1986 and Kazuo Matsui in 1999. Source: Sponichi 7/1/2015

Orix Buffaloes

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles added Ikusei infielder Yusuke Kosai to the seventy-man roster on July 1. His uniform number will change from 143 to 70. Source: official announcement
  • Kazuya Takahori's loan with the BC League's Fukushima Hopes ended on June 30. Line: 12 G, 2-4, 71.0 IP, 313 BF, 1201 NP, 66 H, 58 K, 30 BB, 5 HBP, 29 R, 22 ER, 2.79 ERA. Source: official announcement
  • Koji Aoyama's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a girl weighing 3,530 grams, on July 1. Source: official announcement

[6/27/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jun.28, 2015 @ 4:25 am, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

  • Daiki Tomei developed swollen tonsils and a fever on June 26. He was treated at a hospital in Kobe and taken off the active roster on June 27. Assuming no changes to the rotation, he would have made his next start on July 2 against Nippon Ham, but the Buffaloes felt the fever would not have given him enough time to prepare. Source: Daily Sports 6/27/2015

Seibu Lions

  • On June 26, Shogo Akiyama joined Makoto Shimada (August 1980) and Alex Ochoa (April 2005) as the only players in NPB history to record eight modashos in twenty or fewer games. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2015 ... Akiyama joined Kazuo Matsui and Futoshi Nakanishi as the only players in franchise history to record eighteen or more modashos in a single season -- Matsui notched twenty-one in 1998, twenty in 2002, nineteen in 1997; and Futoshi Nakanishi eighteen in 1954 and 1955. Source: Sponichi 6/27/2015 ... Akiyama racked up his fortieth hit of the month on June 27 and became the first player in either league to record forty hits in consecutive months since Ichiro Suzuki in May and June 1994. Source: Sanspo 6/27/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/27/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Sixth round draft pick Masashi Kato joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on June 27. The Eagles are expected to add him to the active roster on June 28. Source: Sports Hochi 6/27/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 – Saitama Seibu Lions 9 (June 27, 2015)

by on Jun.27, 2015 @ 4:11 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Prince Dome - 14:00
Starters: Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 6-3, 2.96 - Togame, Ken (SEI) 5-3, 2.53

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

Attendance: 32062 | Time: 3h30m | Seibu leads series, 5-4-0

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[6/26/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jun.27, 2015 @ 4:05 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Akira Nakamura missed the Rakuten game on June 26 with a fever. He traveled to Sendai with the team from Omiya and was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. He was then sent to the team hotel for rest. It might take two or three days for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2015, Sanspo 6/26/2015
  • Hayato Terahara joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on June 26. He threw thirty-six pitches in the bullpen. He could get a start on June 28 against Rakuten. Source: Daily Sports 6/26/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Tatsuya Sato threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen during Ichi-gun practices on June 25. He could be added to the active roster on June 27. Source: Sanspo 6/26/2015
  • Alex Ramirez worked with Orix players on June 26 for the first time since he joined the staff as a roving advisor. Source: Sanspo 6/26/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani tossed his second shutout of the season on June 24 and struck out eleven. He became the first Fighter to record a shutout with at least ten strikeouts since Yu Darvish tossed a shutout and struck out fifteen against Seibu on October 11, 2011. The shutout gave Otani nine victories and made him the first Fighter to win nine games before the end of June since Darvish in 2011. Source: Sanspo 6/25/2015 ... Otani picked up his first victory against Lotte on June 24. He has recorded wins against nine different teams, other than Yomiuri and Yakult. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/25/2015 ... Kuriyama might bench Otani against pitchers he struggles against. For example, against Seibu, Kuriyama could sit Otani when Ken Togame (0-for-6 with five strikeouts) and Yusei Kikuchi (difficulty hitting left-handed pitchers) start games. "It's something to think about with that kind of hitting. I think it's best to look at the numbers realistically. Afterall, we're already halfway through [the season]. ... We're not doing this so he can do two things (hit and pitch). We're doing this to win," said Kuriyama. Source: Sponichi 6/26/2015, Daily Sports 6/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/26/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Shogo Akiyama notched his seventh modasho in the month of June and became the third Seibu player to record at least seven modashos in one month. The other two: Kazuhiro Wada with eight and Tatsuya Kozeki with seven in August 2002. Source: Sanspo 6/25/2015 ... Akiyama recorded his eighth modasho of the month on June 26 and tied the NPB record, held by nine other players (since the start of the two-league format). Source: Sponichi 6/25/2015

Rakuten Eagles

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Saitama Seibu Lions 12 (June 26, 2015)

by on Jun.26, 2015 @ 2:55 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Prince Dome - 18:00
Starters: Arihara, Kohei (HAM) 3-2, 5.26 - Kishi, Takayuki (SEI) 0-1, 4.91

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 4 10 1
Seibu 1 1 4 0 0 5 1 0 X 12 19 0

Attendance: 15940 | Time: 3h18m | Series tied, 4-4-0

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