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[4/16/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Apr.17, 2015 @ 1:52 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa has recorded four or more RBI in fourteen games over his career, through April 15. Six have come in a Softbank uniform. He recorded his career high of six at YafuOku Dome on May 19, 2013. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are 13-1 when Sho Nakata and Shohei Otani hit home runs in the same game. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015
  • At forty-six years and zero months, Satoshi Nakajima became the fifth player forty-six years or over to play in an NPB game. He also became the oldest non-pitcher (exluding pinch-hitters) to play in an NPB game. The previous record of forty-five years and five months for a non-pitcher was set by Yoshiyuki Iwamoto in 1957. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka could make his Ichi-gun debut during a six-game homestand that begins on April 28. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2015 ... Tanaka is currently slated to start a game on April 29 against Seibu at QVC Marine. Source: Daily Sports 4/16/2015, Sponichi 4/16/2015
  • The Marines announced that they signed a cap sponsorship deal with Daiyu Home. The company logo will appear on the left side of the player caps. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015

Seibu Lions

  • At nineteen years and eight months, Tomoya Mori became the first player under twenty to hit two home runs in a game since Ginjiro Sumitani at eighteen years and eight months on March 29, 2006. Mori hit his second home run off Rakuten's Takashi Saito. At forty-five years and two months, Saito and Mori are twenty-five years and six months apart in age. There have only been two other cases where more years have separated a batter and pitcher: twenty-six years and three months when Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (twenty years and five months) hit a home run off Masahiro Yamamoto (forty-six years and eight months) on May 6, 2012; and twenty-five years and eight months when Hayato Sakamoto (twenty years and three months) hit a home run off Kimiyasu Kudo (forty-five years and eleven months) on April 8, 2009. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2015 ... Mori is using a heavier bat this season, from 880 grams to 800 grams. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Takashi Saito and Takaaki Yokoyama will be taken off the active roster. Takashi Kawai and Tetsuro Nishida will be called up from Ni-gun. Source: Sanspo 4/16/2015

[4/12/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.13, 2015 @ 2:39 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ni-gun game against the Futures on April 12: Yuki Saito started the game and tossed two shutout innings. He allowed one hit, struck out two, and topped out at 141km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 4/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2015 ... First round draft pick Kohei Arihara entered the game in the 3rd inning and gave up two runs on five hits over five innings of work. He struck out six and topped out at 149km/h. The first two innings he pitched were perfect. He gave up a two-out hit in the 5th and a run each in the 6th and 7th. Source: Sports Hochi 4/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Alfredo Despaigne could join the Ichi-gun team in time for a game on April 15 against Nippon Ham. He participated in pre-game practices at Seibu Prince Dome on April 12. He took forty-one swings during two servings of batting practice and hit six over the fence (twenty-five and four the first time and sixteen and two the second time). Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2015, Daily Sports 4/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on April 12: Yusei Kikuchi started the game and tossed six shutout innings. He faced twenty-three hitters, gave up two hits, walked two, hit one, and struck out nine. Source: Sanspo 4/12/2015, Sponichi 4/12/2015

Saitama Seibu Lions 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 6 (April 8, 2015)

by on Apr.08, 2015 @ 5:36 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:30
Starters: LeBlanc, Wade (SEI) 1-0, 0.00 - Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 1-0, 4.76

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

Attendance: 23228 | Time: 3h16m | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-0-0

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