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[4/27/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.28, 2015 @ 2:07 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani is 6-0 in six games against the Orix Buffaloes. His next start could come during a Rakuten three-game series that begins on May 4. Source: Sports Hochi 4/24/2015 ... Otani joined Naoki Takahashi (six games, six wins in 1979) and Yukihiro Nishizaki (five games, five wins in 1989) as only pitchers in franchise history to record victories in at least five straight games, beginning with the opening day start. Source: Sponichi 4/27/2015 ... At twenty years and eight months, Otani also joined Katsuhiko Ishikawa (twenty years and six months, six games, six wins in 1954) as the only pitchers under twenty-one in NPB history to record victories in at least five straight games, beginning with the opening day start. Source: Sanspo 4/27/2015 ... Otani developed a cramp during a game against Orix on April 26. Hideki Kuriyama is concerned and is thinking about giving Otani a little more time to rest before his next start. He might also sit out a game against Softbank on April 28. Source: Sanspo 4/27/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

  • Yusei Kikuchi is set to make his first start of the year on April 28 against Lotte at QVC Marine. Source: Sponichi 4/27/2015

[4/26/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.27, 2015 @ 5:23 am, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

  • Eiichi Koyano became the 278th player in NPB history to reach the 1,000 hit milestone on April 26. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/26/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Dai-Kang Yoh and Shota Ono are set to re-join the Ichi-gun team on April 28. Atsushi Kita and Satoshi Nakajima will be taken off the active roster to make room for Yoh and Ono. Source: Sanspo 4/26/2015, Sponichi 4/26/2015
  • Shohei Otani won his fifth straight game from the start of the season on April 26. He is the first pitcher in franchise history to accomplish the feat since Yukihiro Nishizaki started the 1989 season with victories in his first five games of the season. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/26/2015
  • The Fighters could end up moving away Nago, Okinawa for their spring camp location because of the condition of the facilities. The organization has discussed renovations with the city of Nago, but talks have not led to any significant developments in the immediate future. Arizona is being considered as a possible location for spring camp next year. The team could still use the Nago facilities for the tail end of February. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/26/2015, Sponichi 4/26/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Dae-Eun Rhee became the first foreign pitcher to start his first season with a four-game winning streak since Jorge Sosa started his first season with a five-game winning streak in 2012. Rhee joined Leo Kiely (1953) and Bill Murphy (2010) as the only foreign pitchers in franchise history to start their first seasons with at least a four-game winning streak. Kiely and Murphy started their seasons with six-game winning streaks. Source: Sponichi 4/26/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Ni-gun game against Yokohama on April 26: second round draft pick Yasuo Sano started the game and gave up a run over six innings of work. He faced twenty-two hitters, allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out four. He surrendered a solo home run to Shotaro Ide in the 4th. Source: Sponichi 4/26/2015

[4/25/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.25, 2015 @ 12:34 pm, under NPB
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Orix Buffaloes

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ni-gun game against Lotte on April 24: Yuki Saito started the game and gave up eight runs on ten hits over 3.1 innings of work. He did not allow a run in the 1st, surrendered a solo home run in the 2nd, did not allow a run in the 3rd, and gave up seven runs on seven hits in the 4th. He faced twenty-one hitters, walked none, hit one, and struck out two. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015
  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara could make his Ichi-gun debut in June. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on April 24: second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka started the game and gave up four runs on five hits over two innings of work. He did not allow a run in the 1st and gave up four runs on five hits, including four doubles, in the 2nd. He faced fifteen, walked three, struck out one, and topped out at 148km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015, Sports Hochi 4/24/2015
  • Yuhei Nakaushiro (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-four-year-old woman on April 22. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2015
  • Seven Lotte personnel, including players Takayuki Kanamori and Katsuya Kakunaka, have recently recently been diagnosed with the flu. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2015

Seibu Lions

Saitama Seibu Lions 3 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 (April 24, 2015)

by on Apr.24, 2015 @ 10:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Makita, Kazuhisa (SEI) 2-1, 2.00 - Nakata, Kenichi (SOF) 1-2, 4.82

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Seibu 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Softbank 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 14 0

Attendance: 34507 | Time: 4h2m | Softbank leads series, 2-1-1

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[4/23/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.24, 2015 @ 9:57 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • First round draft pick Yuki Matsumoto tossed a bullpen session to a squatting catcher at the Saitozaki facilities on April 22. It was the first time he threw to a squatting catcher since he turned pro. He threw thirty pitches at seventy to eighty percent strength. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Nakata and Sho Nakata hit home runs in back-to-back bats for the second time in their careers on April 22. For Nakata, the home run was also the first he managed to hit on his birthday. It was Otani's birthday the last time the two went yard in back-to-back at bats on July 5, 2014. Source: Sponichi 4/23/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

  • Ni-gun game against Rakuten on April 23: first round draft pick Kona Takahashi started the game and gave up two runs (one earned) over five innings of work. He faced twenty-five hitters, gave up four hits, walked four, struck out four, and topped out at 154km/h. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2015 ... Fumiya Nishiguchi entered the game in the 7th and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He faced four, allowed one hit, and walked one. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2015
  • Kona Takahashi's next start will most likely come on May 3. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2015
  • Fumiya Nishiguchi is slated to make one more appearance in relief, on either April 25 or 26, before getting a start. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2015

[4/22/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Apr.23, 2015 @ 4:41 am, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara is slated to make his next Ni-gun appearance on either April 28 or 29 (both against Rakuten). Source: Sports Hochi 4/22/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Katsuya Kakunaka did not make the starting line-up on April 22 because of a fever. He was available to play off the bench. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Yusei Kikuchi joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on April 22. He could get an Ichi-gun start against Lotte at QVC Marine on April 28. Source: Sports Hochi 4/22/2015
  • Takeya Nakamura set a new franchise record on April 18 with his 1,091st and 1,092nd strikeout. The previous record of 1,091 was held by Hiromichi Ishige. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5 – Saitama Seibu Lions 1 (April 22, 2015)

by on Apr.22, 2015 @ 4:17 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Prince Dome - 18:00
Starters: Takeda, Masaru (HAM) 1-1, 5.62 - LeBlanc, Wade (SEI) 2-1, 1.96

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

Attendance: 11932 | Time: 2h52m | Nippon Ham leads series, 3-1-0

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