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[8/22/2014] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.23, 2014 @ 3:21 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Interim manager Norio Tanabe is planning to continue using Tomoya Mori as a late-inning bat off the bench.  Mori will also get opportunities to catch during blow-out games. Source: Sponichi 8/22/2014, Sports Hochi 8/22/2014

Softbank Hawks

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are planning to wear their Next Blue alternate uniforms during home games on the 27th against Orix and the 28th against Softbank.  They have won nine of sixteen games while wearing the uniform this year. Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2014

Saitama Seibu Lions 11 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (August 22, 2014)

by on Aug.22, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Nogami, Ryoma (SEI) 5-7, 5.20 - Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 4-11, 3.79

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

Attendance: 21297 | Time: 3h13m | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-6-2

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[8/21/2014] Injury Report: Kyohei Muranaka (Yakult), Kazuya Fukuura (Lotte)

by on Aug.22, 2014 @ 2:47 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hisayoshi Chono was removed from Thursday's game against the Yakult Swallows after he made a nice catch in right-center in the 9th and started feeling discomfort in his right knee.  The Giants will wait to see how Chono is feeling on Friday before making a decision on what to do next. Source: Sponichi 8/21/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) resumed throwing in the bullpen on Thursday.  He threw twenty-six pitches to a standing catch and fourteen to a half-bent catcher.  He mixed in his cutter, curve, slider, and shuto. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Takehiro Ishikawa hurt his left shin when he tried to score on a close play at home plate in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Hiroshima Carp.  He was removed from the game and taken to the hospital for an examination.  He was diagnosed with a bruise. Source: Sports Hochi 8/21/2014, Daily Sports 8/21/2014, Sponichi 8/21/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows announced that Kyohei Muranaka will be shut down for a week because of inflammation in his right shoulder.  He is also nursing a bruised right calf. Source: Sponichi 8/21/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi (right elbow) might be ready to start an Ichi-gun game on the 24th against Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome.  He has already resumed throwing in the bullpen and is scheduled to participate in Ichi-gun workouts on Friday.  The coaches will discuss options with him after they have had a chance to see his progress. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Kazuya Fukuura hurt his left index finger while catching a foul ball in the 7th inning of Thursday's game against the Orix Buffaloes at QVC Marine.  He was pulled from the game and taken to a hospital in Narashino for tests.  He was diagnosed with a dislocated index finger (distal interphalangeal joint).  No word on how long it might take for a full recovery, but he could be okay to play within a few days.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Sports Hochi 8/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/21/2014, Sponichi 8/21/2014

[8/20/2014] Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.21, 2014 @ 1:51 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • The Lions recorded their fourth tie game of the month on Tuesday, a first since July 1978. Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2014 ... The Lions played the final game of a nine-game stretch on Wednesday.  Five of their first eight games went into extra innings.  Four ended in ties.  The eight games combined lasted thirty-four hours and thirteen minutes, or roughly four hours and seventeen minutes per game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Keiichi Hirano became the sixteenth player in  NPB history to reach the 250 sac hit milestone on Wednesday. Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • With Tuesday's rain out, Shohei Otani's next start will most likely come on or after the 26th, instead of the 24th.  Naoyuki Uwasawa, originally scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, will most likely get the start on the 24th. Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2014

Saitama Seibu Lions 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 (August 19, 2014)

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Kikuchi, Yusei (SEI) 3-8, 3.82 - Standridge, Jason (SOF) 10-4, 2.76

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Softbank 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0

Attendance: 38561 | Time: 4h38m | Softbank leads series, 11-5-1

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[8/18/2014] Injury Report: Tetsuya Matsumoto (Yomiuri), Yuji Kaneko (Seibu)

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 2:50 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tetsuya Matsumoto felt pain in his right hand after he fouled off a pitch during his at bat in the 7th inning of Friday's game against Hiroshima.  He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday and diagnosed with a hamate hook fracture.  He is scheduled to undergo surgery to treat the injury on the 20th.  There is no timetable on his return. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014, Sponichi 8/18/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) did some long distance throwing at Giants Stadium for the first time since he got hurt.  He slowly expanded the gap out until it reached about ninety-five meters.  Assuming no setbacks, he could toss a bullpen session on the 20th.  He could then move on to batting practice some time during the weekend. Source: Sponichi 8/18/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Anderson Hernandez did not play on Sunday against Yakult because of the tightness he started feeling in his left thigh during Saturday's game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yuji Kaneko was taken off the active roster on Monday with a bruise on his right index finger. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2014 ... Kaneko suffered the injury when attempting a bunt during a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 16th. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2014

[8/18/2014] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 2:38 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • The Seibu Lions and Nippon Ham Fighters played two consecutive twelve-inning games that lasted more than five hours over the weekend (five hours and forty-eight minutes on Saturday and five hours and fourteen minutes on Sunday).  There have been three other three-game series in the past that featured two games that ran over five hours: 1992, Yakult vs Hiroshima, five hours and twenty-seven minutes on September 29 (first game) and six hours and one minute on October 1 (third game); 1999, Seibu vs Kintetsu, five hours and nineteen minutes on September 3 (first game) and five hours and six minutes on September 5 (third game); and 2006, Rakuten vs Nippon Ham, five hours and fifteen minutes on August 29 (first game) and five hours and fourteen minutes on August 31 (third game).  Nippon Ham and Seibu became the first to accomplish the feat in consecutive games. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Shota Takeda's home/road basic pitching splits: fifteen games at home, 4-5, 2.66 ERA; fifteen game on the road, 10-0, 1.99 ERA. Source: Sponichi 8/18/2014