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[7/24/2015] Big night for Seibu’s Takeya Nakamura

by on Jul.24, 2015 @ 11:26 pm, under NPB
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Takeya Nakamura started the day with 999 hits and 299 home runs. He blasted a solo home run off Nippon Ham's Shohei Otani in the 4th inning and became the forty-first player in NPB history to hit 300 home runs and the 281st player in NPB history to record 1,000 hits. He reached the 300 home run milestone in his 1,158th career game, good for eighth fastest in NPB history, ahead of Hideki Matsui (1,200th game).

Nakamura was not yet done.

In the following inning, with the bases loaded and one out, Nakamura took Otani deep for the second time tonight and tied Sadaharu Oh for first on the all-time list with the fifteenth grand slam of his career.

Player GS
Oh, Sadaharu 15
Nakamura, Takeya 15
Fujii, Yasuo 14
Nakamura, Norihiro 14
Komada, Norihiro 13
Eto, Akira 13
Kokubo, Hiroki 13
Eto, Shinichi 12
Nomura, Katsuya 12
Iguchi Tadahito 12

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2015, Daily Sports 7/24/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 13 – Saitama Seibu Lions 6 (July 24, 2015)

by on Jul.24, 2015 @ 9:44 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Prince Dome - 18:00
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) 10-1, 1.43 - Togame, Ken (SEI) 7-4, 3.12

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 3 0 2 1 1 6 0 13 19 0
Seibu 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 6 9 1

Attendance: 23533 | Time: 4h7m | Nippon Ham leads series, 9-5-0

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[7/23/2015] Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.24, 2015 @ 9:40 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • The Lions added Ikusei infielder Daichi Mizuguchi to their seventy-man roster on July 23. His uniform number will change from 123 to 00 and his salary will be an estimated five million yen. Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 7/23/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters gave up nineteen runs to the Eagles on July 22. It was the first time they allowed nineteen runs in a game since 2003 against Kintetsu. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kazuo Matsui is five away from 2,000 career hits. The modasho he recorded on July 22 was the 173rd of his career. Two more will put him in a sixth place tie on the all-time list with Kazuyoshi Tatsunami. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2015
  • The Eagles scored seventeen runs in the first three innings of a game against Nippon Ham on July 22. They scored five in the first, seven in the second, and five in the third. It was the first time a team scored five or more runs in the first three innings of a game since Daiei accomplished the feat against Orix on August 1, 2003 (seven runs in the first, eight runs in the second, and eight runs in the third). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2015

[7/21/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.22, 2015 @ 9:43 am, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

  • The NPB commissioner's office issued Esteban German a stern warning and a fine worth 100,000 yen for his ejection from a game against Seibu on July 21. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Hichori Morimoto will rejoin Ichi-gun practices on July 23 and will be added to the active roster on July 24. Source: Sports Hochi 7/21/2015
  • As of the end of July 21, Takeya Nakamura is sitting on 999 hits and 299 home runs.

Rakuten Eagles

  • Through July 21, Kazuo Matsui is eight away from 2,000 career NPB hits.
  • Through July 20, Yuki Matsui recorded twenty saves in thirty-seven appearances. The team had a lead in twenty-one games, was tied in thirteen games, and was behind in three games. Matsui has one loss -- the game was tied when he took the mound. Of the twenty-one games he pitched in with the lead, one was with five-run lead. He recorded saves in the other twenty. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2015 ... At nineteen years and eight months, Matsui became the pitcher out of high school to record at least twenty saves under the age of twenty. Source: Sponichi 7/21/2015

[7/16/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions

by on Jul.17, 2015 @ 2:13 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa became the 184th player in NPB history to play in 1,500 games on July 15. Source: Sponichi 7/15/2015
  • On July 15, the Hawks became the first team in the NPB to record fifty victories this season. It was the fourteenth time they reached fifty within eighty-one games of the season (first since 2011 when they reached fifty in seventy-nine games). Source: Sponichi 7/16/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hideki Kuriyama was planning to use Shohei Otani in late relief if the team was able to regain the lead against Softbank on July 15. Kuriyama decided to switch gears and use Otani as a pinch-hitter in the 9th after Nobuhiro Matsuda hit a three-run home run in the 7th. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/16/2015
  • Win-Loss records at Hokkaido rural stadiums, through July 14: 13-7 at Asahikawa, 8-8 at Hakodate, 6-8 Obihiro. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura has hit two walk-off home runs over his career: against Lotte on September 17, 2008 and against Rakuten on July 14, 2015. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2015

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 7 – Saitama Seibu Lions 4 (July 15, 2015)

by on Jul.15, 2015 @ 4:21 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Prince Dome - 18:00
Starters: Kikuchi, Yasunori (RAK) 3-2, 2.81 - Nogami, Ryoma (SEI) 7-4, 3.35

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

Attendance: 18329 | Time: 4h14m | Seibu leads series, 9-4-0

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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 – Saitama Seibu Lions 5 (July 14, 2015)

by on Jul.14, 2015 @ 2:41 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Prince Dome - 18:00
Starters: Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 5-7, 3.30 - Makita, Kazuhisa (SEI) 5-6, 2.83

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

Attendance: 13212 | Time: 3h14m | Seibu leads series, 9-3-0

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[7/13/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Jul.14, 2015 @ 2:31 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Edison Barrios and Shinya Tsuruoka joined Ichi-gun workouts on July 13. Barrios threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 7/13/2015

Orix Buffaloes

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Kazuya Fukuura struck out for the 1,000th time in his career on July 13. He started the day with 997 strikeouts and struck out in three consecutive at bats against the Orix Buffaloes. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/13/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Shogo Akiyama notched his twentieth modasho of the year in his team's eighty-fourth game of the season. He became the thirty-fourth player in NPB history to record at least twenty modashos in one season. He also became the quickest to reach twenty. The previous record of eighty-seven games was set by Isao Harimoto in 1972. Kazuo Matsui holds the franchise record for most modashos in a season with twenty-one, set in 1998. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/13/2015