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[9/1/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Sep.02, 2015 @ 4:45 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Nao Higashihama's next start could come on September 6 against Rakuten at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes could be getting ready to offer Brandon Dickson a two-year a deal worth over 300 million yen. He is in the final year of two-year deal. Source: Daily Sports 9/1/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito could get a start on September 14 against Orix at Sapporo Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Kota Futaki could make his Ichi-gun debut as a starter during an Orix three-game series that begins on September 10. Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Kona Takahashi's next start will most likely come on September 6 against Lotte on five days of rest. Source: Daily Sports 9/1/2015
  • Shogo Akiyama picked up his twenty-fourth modasho of the year on August 31 and moved into a third place tie with Alex Ramirez (2007) and Matt Murton (2010) on the all-time list. Only Ichiro Suzuki (twenty-six in 1996) and Tsuyoshi Nishioka (twenty-seven in 2010) have recorded more. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2015

[8/31/2015] Softbank Hawks, Seibu Lions

by on Sep.01, 2015 @ 4:13 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Jason Standridge was taken off the active roster on August 31. The Hawks are uncertain when he will get his next start. The open foreign player slot will most likely go to Barbaro Canizares. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2015
  • Dennis Sarfate holds (and continues to extend) the NPB record for strikeouts in consecutive innings. He struck out two in an inning of work against Nippon Ham on August 30 and pushed his streak to thirty-nine consecutive innings with at least one strikeout. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/30/2015
  • Dae-Ho Lee returned to Korea on August 16 because his wife was sick. The Hawks gave him permission provided he return in time for their game against Orix on August 18. Lee rushed to Korea from Fukuoka after Softbank's Seibu game on August 16 and then left Korea in the morning on August 18 and made it to the team hotel in Osaka around 12:00pm. Source: Sanspo 8/29/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Kona Takahashi finished August with four victories and became the first Pacific League rookie out of high school to win four games in one month since Daisuke Matsuzaka in July and September 1999. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/31/2015
  • Ernesto Mejia collected eight RBI during the Rakuten game on August 31 and tied the franchise record held by Takuji Ota (October 1, 1975), Masahiro Doi (September 30, 1977), and Kazuhiro Kiyohara (October 11, 1987 and June 4, 1989). Source: Sponichi 8/31/2015, Sanspo 8/31/2015

[8/28/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Aug.29, 2015 @ 4:53 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters learned on August 27 that the Fighters are planning to ask Hideki Kuriyama to return in 2016. Since moving to Hokkaido in 2004, the Fighters have had three different managers: Trey Hillman (four years, 2004-2007), Masataka Nashida (four years, 2008-2011), and Kuriyama (four years, 2012-present). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions recorded their 4,500th victory on August 28. They joined the Yomiuri Giants (4,914) as the only teams in the NPB to rack up 4,500 wins since 1950. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015

Saitama Seibu Lions 6 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 0 (August 27, 2015)

by on Aug.27, 2015 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Makita, Kazuhisa (SEI) 5-8, 2.90 - Arakaki, Hayato (HAM) 1-1, 5.40

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

Attendance: 23917 | Time: 3h9m | Nippon Ham leads series, 15-7-0

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