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[5/15/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on May.16, 2015 @ 6:54 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Edison Barrios recorded his fifteenth straight hold on May 15 and is two away from tying the NPB record set by Kyuji Fujikawa in 2005. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara became the first Nippon Ham rookie to record a win in his debut since Yuki Saito in 2011. Source: Sponichi 5/15/2015
  • Shohei Otani became the youngest pitcher in Pacific League history to record thirty-five or more consecutive scoreless innings. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/2015 ... The thirty-five consecutive scoreless innings was the second longest in franchise history. Yu Darvish set the franchise record with forty-six in 2011. Otani is tied for second with Yasuo Yonekawa's total from 1954. Source: Sanspo 5/15/2015, Sponichi 5/15/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The offense struck out seventeen times in one game two times this season: May 2 against Rakuten, nine innings; May 15 against Softbank, twelve innings. Source: Sanspo 5/15/2015
  • Tomoya Mori worked out in right during pre-game fielding practice on May 14. Norio Tanabe is thinking about using Mori in right during Inter-league road games. He does not want to lose his bat when there is no designated hitter. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/2015 ... Mori played left in three Ni-gun games and the Fresh All-Star game last season. Source: Sanspo 5/15/2015, Sponichi 5/15/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yasunori Kikuchi's next start will most likely come on May 21 against Nippon Ham at kobo Stadium. Source: Sports Hochi 5/15/2015

Saitama Seibu Lions 3 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 (May 15, 2015)

by on May.15, 2015 @ 5:58 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Makita, Kazuhisa (SEI) 4-1, 1.80 - Takeda, Shota (SOF) 2-2, 4.69

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

Attendance: 31219 | Time: 3h43m | Seibu leads series, 3-2-2

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[5/14/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on May.15, 2015 @ 5:46 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Shota Takeda is set to start the Seibu game at YafuOku Dome on May 15. He was originally scheduled to start a game against Lotte on May 13, but the rotation was re-set after a rain out on May 12. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/14/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani tied a franchise record by winning all six of his starts this season, beginning with the opening day start on March 27. Naoki Takahashi set the original record in 1979. Source: Sponichi 5/14/2015
  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara threw thirty-one pitches in the bullpen on May 14 in preparation for his debut start on May 15 against Orix at Sapporo Dome. Source: Daily Sports 5/14/2015 ... The Fighters are planning to hand out certificates of attendance to the first 25,000 fans that attend Arihara's debut game. Source: official announcement ... There was a mix-up when starting pitchers for May 15 were announced during a game on May 14. Arihara's name and uniform number sixteen were shown on the big screen, along with Masahiro Inui's picture. Inui wore the number sixteen last year. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions set a new franchise record with nine doubles in one game. Source: Sports Hochi 5/14/2015 ... Prior to May 13, the Lions never hit more than eight doubles in a game (four times). The nine doubles by Seibu on May 13 was the twelfth time an NPB team recorded nine or more doubles in a single game. Source: Sponichi 5/14/2015
  • Everyone in the starting line-up recorded a hit in two straight games (May 12, 13). The last team to accomplish the feat was Nippon Ham on May 1 and 2. The last time the Lions accomplished the feat was on April 28 and 30, 1990. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/14/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on May 14: first round draft pick Tomohiro Anraku started the game and gave up a run over 2.1 innings of work. He faced eleven, threw forty-seven pitches, allowed three hits, walked one, struck out three, and topped out at 143km/h. This was his third Ni-gun game, and first as a starter. Source: Sports Hochi 5/14/2015, Sponichi 5/14/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/14/2015
  • Yasunori Kikuchi's turn in the rotation will be skipped after his start against Orix on May 14 was rained out. He could pitch an inning (throw about thirty pitches) in relief against Lotte on May 16. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/14/2015

Saitama Seibu Lions 1 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (May 14, 2015)

by on May.14, 2015 @ 2:59 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: LeBlanc, Wade (SEI) 2-3, 3.67 - Otani, Shohei (HAM) 5-0, 0.80

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

Attendance: 22778 | Time: 2h48m | Nippon Ham leads series, 4-3-0

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[5/11/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on May.12, 2015 @ 7:38 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Dae-Ho Lee hit a home run in his fourth straight game on May 10. Julio Zuleta was the last player in franchise history to accomplish the feat (September 14-23, 2004). Lee joined Nobuhiko Matsunaka (July 19-23, 2004) as the only players to accomplish the feat at YafuOku Dome. Lee also extended his hitting streak to ten games on May 10. He recorded at least one extra base hit in each game and is one game away from tying Koji Akiyama's 1994 NPB record of eleven consecutive games with an extra base hit (September 17-October 7). Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2015 ... Lee once hit home runs in nine consecutive games while playing in Korea. Source: Sanspo 5/11/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi missed his first game of the season on May 10 because he was not feeling well. He should be able to return to the line-up on May 12. Source: Sponichi 5/11/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Brothers Yuta Omine and Shota Omine made the starting line-up on May 10. They became the first pitcher and position player brother combo to make the starting line-up for the same team in the same game since Akihiro Shimada (pitcher) and Munehiko Shimada (catcher) on April 25, 1986. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Second round draft pick Yasuo Sano is scheduled to make his Ichi-gun debut against Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome on May 13. Source: Sponichi 5/11/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yudai Mori joined the Ichi-gun team and threw forty-six pitches in the bullpen at Hotto Motto Field Kobe on May 11. He is currently slated to start a game against Orix on May 13. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2015