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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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[6/23/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions

by on Jun.24, 2015 @ 9:48 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Kenji Otonari was scheduled to start a game on June 25 against Seibu, but will most likely be pushed back to June 28 against Rakuten for extra rest. Sho Iwasaki is expected to get the start on June 25. Source: Daily Sports 6/23/2015
  • The Hawks are planning to keep an eye on Kyuji Fujikawa. They feel they have enough pitching right now, but could be interested a year or two down the road. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ni-gun game against Yokohama on June 23: Mitch Lively entered the game in the 7th and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He struck out two in a row after putting runners on first and second with one out. He walked one and gave up one hit. He topped out at 154km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 6/23/2015
  • Hideki Kuriyama hinted that he might bench Shohei Otani as a position player because "if you can't hit, you can't play. I use players that help us win." He is 1-for-16 with eight strikeouts in his last four games as a designated hitter. Source: Daily Sports 6/23/2015, Sanspo 6/23/2015 ... Otani has not allowed a run in twenty-two consecutive innings spanning four games at rural stadiums. Source: Sanspo 6/23/2015 ... Otani has not allowed a home run to the last 294 batters he has faced. Of the eleven home runs he has allowed since his rookie year, only two have come after the 2nd inning. He has only given up one home run to a foreign player (Brad Eldred on June 4, 2014). Foreign Pacific League players are 19-for-114 against him (no home runs in 131 plate appearances). Source: Sponichi 6/23/2015
  • The media learned that the Yankees will be at the Fighters' game June 24 against Lotte. Scouts from other MLB teams are also expected to attend. Otani is the scheduled starter. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions are thinking about putting their Inter-league prize money directly toward the players. Source: Sanspo 6/23/2015

[6/22/2015] Softbank Hawks, Seibu Lions

by on Jun.23, 2015 @ 4:27 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • The starting rotation will most likely be Shota Takeda, Kenji Otonari, Sho Nakata, Hayato Terahara, and Sho Iwasaki/Kazuyuki Hoashi. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2015
  • Rick van den Hurk was taken off the active roster on June 22 to make room for Jason Standridge. van den Hurk is expected to get more opportunities to pitch at Ichi-gun. Source: Sponichi 6/22/2015 ... van den Hurk's next Ichi-gun start could come on July 5 against Orix. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Potential starters for the Softbank three-game series that begins on June 23: Kazuhisa Makita, Ryoma Nogami, and Chun-Lin Kuo. Takayuki Kishi was originally scheduled to pitch on June 25, but the Lions could give him extra rest after his 146-pitch outing on June 19 against Orix. Source: Sports Hochi 6/22/2015
  • Takeya Nakamura has recorded eight seasons with at least twenty home runs. He joined Koji Akiyama (nine) and Kazuhiro Kiyohara (eleven) as the only players with at least eights seasons of twenty or more home runs. Nakamura has hit nine home runs off Orix's Chihiro Kaneko over his career, most against any other NPB pitcher. Top three: Chihiro Kaneko (nine), Mitsuo Yoshikawa (eight), Toshiya Sugiuchi and Masahiro Tanaka (six). Source: Sponichi 6/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/22/2015

[6/21/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Jun.22, 2015 @ 12:20 pm, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes suffered a 14-0 shutout loss at the hands of the Lions on June 20. It was their first double-digit shutout loss since September 7, 2013 (12-0 vs Softbank). The last time they gave up fourteen or more runs in a shutout loss was on July 6, 1994 (17-0 vs Seibu). Source: Sponichi 6/21/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Mitch Lively threw thirty-five pitches in the bullpen on June 20. Hideki Kuriyama watched over the session. Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2015 ... Lively could get called up in time for the Seibu series that begins on June 26. Source: Sponichi 6/20/2015
  • Through June 19, Sho Nakata and Shohei Otani have been made the starting line-up in the same game and have been held hitless sixteen times: seven games in 2013, five games in 2014, and four games in 2015. The Fighters have only managed to win one of those sixteen games (6-1 against Seibu on April 8, 2015). Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka is currently the NPB's scheduled starter for the exhibition game against the Samurai Japan university team on June 29. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Through June 22, Shogo Akiyama recorded five modashos in April, five in May, and six in June. He became the first player to record five or more modasho in three consecutive months since Alex Ramirez in 2007 (five in July, six in August, and six in September). He also became the first Seibu player to record fifteen or more modasho since Takumi Kuriyama notched sixteen in 2011. Source: Sanspo 6/21/2015