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[4/15/2014] Injury Report: Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten)

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei worked out at Giants Stadium on Tuesday.  A cast he wore for his right index finger fracture came off on the 12th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kevin Youkilis did not play in Tuesday's game against Softbank.  Youkilis hurt his left thumb during a game on the 11th.  Source: Sanspo 4/15/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (tightness in the left portion of his back) is scheduled to play in a Ni-gun rehab game later this week.  If he can play in a few games without any problems, he could make the active roster before the end of the month, perhaps as early as the 22nd.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/15/2014

[4/14/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Apr.14, 2014 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Manabu Mima will start Tuesday's game against Softbank.  1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui threw seventy-three pitches in the bullpen on Monday and will start Wednesday's game.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014

Seibu Lions

  • 1st round draft pick Tomoya Mori played in a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Sunday.  He was the starting catcher and batted second.  He went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a strikeout.  He blasted his first home run, with one on, in the 3rd inning off 4th round draft pick Hirotoshi Takanashi.  Source: Sanspo 4/14/2014
  • The Lions will host Crayon Shin-chan Day at Seibu Dome on April 20 (vs Orix).  A variety of events are planned.  Additional information can be found at the official announcement links.  Source: official announcement (events), official announcement (lunch boxes), official announcement (merchandise)

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa made 113 consecutive starts, beginning with his first game, before making a relief appearance on Sunday.  Only Seth Greisinger has a longer streak for active players at 139 games.  Nate Minchey holds the record for foreign players with 187 games.  Hideaki Wakui the record for Japanese players with 175.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014
  • As part of a public relations campaign for Star Channel's upcoming broadcast of The Next Generation Patlabor, the Marines will host The Next Generation Patlabor Day at QVC Marine on the 20th.  Akira Izumino (played by Erina Mano) will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and Shigeo Shiba (played by Shigeru Chiba) will read the starting line-ups.  Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

  • Brian Wolfe and Dae-Ho Lee were selected for hero interviews on Sunday.  Lee turned down his request because he felt he did not do enough.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/14/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Saitama Seibu Lions 3 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 (April 13, 2014)

by on Apr.13, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 13:00
Starters: Reynolds, Greg (SEI) 0-2, 2.08 - Urano, Hiroshi (HAM) 0-0, 3.00

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

Attendance: 22669 | Time: 3h8m | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-1-0

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[4/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.12, 2014 @ 12:14 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • According to Tokyo Sports, Senichi Hoshino is not worried about Andruw Jones' performance at the plate so far this year because he feels the veteran will step up when it really counts.  Hoshino also thinks it better if not everyone is playing well all at the same time since it would only make him worry about the possibility of everyone slumping at the same time.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/11/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yuji Onizaki was taken off the active roster on Friday.  Onizaki fouled a ball off his right shin on Wednesday and was diagnosed with a bruise on Thursday.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/11/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Takashi Ogino was sent down to Ni-gun on Friday for more work because of his struggles at the plate (0-for-20 in six games).  Source: Sponichi 4/11/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yuniesky Betancourt was struggling with the bat and taken off the active roster on Friday.  He had just five hits in forty-nine trips to the plate.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito was taken off the active roster on Friday to get more time to make adjustments at Ni-gun.  Source: Daily Sports 4/11/2014
  • Shohei Otani threw thirty pitches in the bullpen on Friday.  He is slated to start Saturday's game against Seibu on eight days of rest.  Source: Daily Sports 4/11/2014

Saitama Seibu Lions 5 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (April 11, 2014)

by on Apr.11, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Kishi, Takayuki (SEI) 0-2, 3.21 - Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 0-1, 5.56

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

Attendance: 13278 | Time: 2h32m | Seibu leads series, 1-0-0

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[4/10/2014] Injury Report: Kengo Tagawa (Yakult), Michel Abreu (Nippon Ham)

by on Apr.11, 2014 @ 2:08 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Kosuke Fukudome may have suffered a fracture in his right collarbone and a left rib when he crashed into Tsuyoshi Nishioka on March 30.  However, he did play in two games (Ni-gun and Ichi-gun) on Thursday.  Source: Sanspo 4/9/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kengo Tagawa had surgery to remove a herniated lumbar disc.  He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yuji Onizaki fouled a ball off his right shin on Wednesday.  He was examined at a hospital on Thursday and diagnosed with a bruise.  He was using crutches to get around, but was not taken off the active roster because he can get by without them.  He did not play in Thursday's game.  The Lions will wait to see how Onizaki is feeling on Friday before making a decision on what to do next.  Source: Sanspo 4/10/2014, Sponichi 4/10/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Michel Abreu was examined at a hospital in the United States and diagnosed with a minor herniated disc.  He will remain in the US for about a month of rehab.  There is no timetable on his return.  Source: Sponichi 4/10/2014