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[9/12/2014] Injury Report: Ryota Imanari (Hanshin), Takeya Nakamura (Seibu)

by on Sep.13, 2014 @ 1:55 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Imanari left the game after fouling off a pitch during his at bat in the 4th inning of Friday's game against the Hiroshima Carp. With one out in the 4th, he grabbed at his left side after he swung and fouled off the first pitch he saw. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryosuke Kikuchi was hit by a pitch near the chest/left side during the 5th inning of Friday's game against the Hanshin Tigers. He remained in the game but was later replaced on defense in the 7th as a precaution. Kikuchi told reporters he felt no pain and was okay. He most likely has a bruise. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura is planning to get his right elbow cleaned out during the off-season. He will most likely require two to three months for a full recovery. The hope is to begin spring camp next year fully healthy. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014

[9/12/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Sep.13, 2014 @ 1:53 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Loek Van Mil joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Friday. Source: Sports Hochi 9/12/2014
  • Takahiro Norimoto's start against Orix on Thursday was rained out. He is now slated to start Saturday's game against Seibu at Seibu Dome. After that, he could get a start on the 19th against Nippon Ham at kobo Stadium. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Makoto Aiuchi joined the Ichi-gun team on for practices on Thursday. He is scheduled to start Saturday's game against Rakuten at Seibu Dome. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2014 ... Tomoya Mori will most likely be the starting catcher on Saturday. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014
  • Forty-one-year-old pitcher Fumiya Nishiguchi is thinking about next season. He told Sports Hochi he was planning to play next year, but could not say anything definitive until after he sat down with the organization. He started the year at Ichi-gun and worked out of the bullpen until he was taken off the active roster in May with discomfort in his left side. Since resuming play at Ni-gun in August, he has gone 0-1 with save and a 2.35 ERA in six games. He is currently eighteen victories short of 200. The Lions will most likely offer the veteran a contract for 2015. Source: Sports Hochi 9/12/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Pitching coach Shinichi Kato is concerned Shota Takeda may have been tipping his pitches, particularly the curve, during Thursday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yuki Nishi's next start could come on thirteen days of rest. Nishi has pitched on ten or more days of rest twice this season. The Buffaloes have won both games. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2014
  • Shinya Nakayama, Ryoichi Adachi, Shuhei Kojima, and Shunta Goto were named special tourism envoys to Gunma. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani is slated to start Saturday's game against Orix at Sapporo Dome on nine days of rest. He threw fifty pitches in the bullpen during pre-game practices on Thursday. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014
  • Hideki Kuriyama recorded his 200th managerial victory on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014

[9/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Sep.12, 2014 @ 1:30 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles will play their last game of the season at kobo Stadium (some time after October 5) because their game against Orix was rained out on Thursday. They were set to play their last game against Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome on October 5. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Makoto Aiuchi joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014
  • The Lions raised 1,373,930 yen for the Japan Cancer Society through a charity auction they held in May that was a part of their Lions Happy Mother's Day event. The total also includes a portion of the sales of limited edition sweat bands worn by the players. Source: Sponichi 9/11/2014
  • The Lions also raised 282,000 yen for the World Food Programme through their WFP Walk the World in Seibu Dome event on May 31.

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The organization, coaches, and players' group will donate one million yen to Hiroshima landslide relief efforts. Source: Sponichi 9/11/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu is the first right-handed pitcher in franchise history to record at least ten victories in four consecutive seasons (2011-2014) since Kazumi Saito (2003-2006). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014
  • Nobuhiro Matsuda recorded the franchise's 8,000th home run on Wednesday. Yoshitaro Suzuki was responsible for the franchise's first home run on October 8, 1938. They are the fourth team to reach the 8,000 home run milestone, behind Yomiuri, Seibu, and Chunichi. Source: Sponichi 9/11/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yuki Nishi's start on Thursday was rained out. His next chance will most likely come during a three-game series against Softbank that begins on the 16th at Kyocera Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014

[9/10/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Sep.11, 2014 @ 3:11 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles recorded their second straight walk-off victory on Tuesday. It was the fourth time they won two consecutive games on walk-offs in franchise history, first since 2012 (August 25, 26). Source: Sports Hochi 9/10/2014

Seibu Lions

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Kazuya Fukuura recorded the twelfth walk-off (includes hits, walks, HBP, sac flies, ground outs) of his career. Twelve walk-offs is good for a fourth place tie with Yoshihiro Nakata, Yasuo Fujii, Yukio Tanaka, Norihiro Nakamura, Nobuhiko Matsunaka, and Kazuo Matsui. Katsuya Nomura is in first with twenty, Yoshinori Hirose in is in second with fifteen, and Kazuhiro Kiyohara is in third with thirteen. Note - Tuesday's list was for walk-off hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014
  • Naoya Masuda became the thirty-eighth player in NPB history (fifth in franchise history, first since Ken Yamasaki in 2005) to record a victory on one pitch on Tuesday. Four players have recorded one-pitch victories this season. Up until this year, there have never been more than three players: 2000, 2001, 2004, and 2007. Source: Sponichi 9/10/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiro Matsuda's blast in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters was the franchise's 8,000th home run. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014, Sponichi 9/10/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi (left knee) did not participate in pre-game practices on Wednesday. He did not make the starting line-up, but was available to play. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014
  • Chihiro Kaneko will most likely start Tuesday's game against Softbank next week. Source: Sports Hochi 9/10/2014
  • The Buffaloes are planning to offer forty-one-year-old Yoshitomo Tani a contract for the 2015 season. He was slowed down by a left foot injury during spring camp and later hurt his right shoulder. Team officials spoke to Tani in August and confirmed his desire to continue playing. He is currently seventy-seven hits away from 2,000. Source: Sponichi 9/10/2014

Saitama Seibu Lions 2 – Chiba Lotte Marines 3 (September 9, 2014)

by on Sep.09, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Starters: Makita, Kazuhisa (SEI) 6-9, 3.53 - Wakui, Hideaki (LOT) 6-11, 4.52

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

Attendance: 9545 | Time: 3h55m | Seibu leads series, 12-10-0

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[9/8/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Sep.09, 2014 @ 1:32 am, under NPB
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Rakunten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui topped 100 strikeouts this season during his start on Monday against the Orix Buffaloes and became the first pitcher out of high school in franchise history to accomplish the feat in his first year since Masahiro Tanaka in 2007. Source: Sponichi 9/8/2014
  • Daily Sports reports that Senichi Hoshino is planning to step down after the season due to health concerns. If he does step down, he could be offered another position in the organization, like general manager or senior director. Source: Daily Sports 9/8/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Ernesto Mejia hit a home run against the Softbank Hawks on Sunday and became the first player in the Pacific League to reach thirty home runs this season. The last Seibu player to hit thirty before anyone else in the league was Takeya Nakamura in 2011. Source: Sanspo 9/8/2014
  • The Lions will be running a trial service that will allow fans at games on August 14 and 15 to use their smartphones to access play-by-play commentary and on-field action through six different camera angles. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/8/2014, Sanspo 9/8/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines tied a franchise record on Monday with three consecutive shutout losses. Source: Sponichi 9/8/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes beat the Nippon Ham Fighters on Sunday and snapped a Sunday ten-game losing streak. Source: Sports Hochi 9/8/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani is the first player out of high school to reach double figures in home runs in one season within his first two years since Hideki Matsui (eleven in his first year in 1993, twenty in his second year in 1994). The last player to accomplish the feat in franchise history was Isao Harimoto (thirteen in his first year in 1959 and sixteen in his second year in 1960). Source: Sanspo 9/8/2014 ... Adjustments were made to Otani's bat during the off-season. He wanted a little more weight in the barrel. The length of the bat remained the same at 33.5 inches, but the weight dropped from 915 to 905 grams. The thickest part of the bat was made 0.3 millimeters thicker and the thinnest part (bat handle) 0.5 millimeters thinner. Otani went from a white to a black bat in late-April. He has bats made of maple, white ash, and Japanese ash and uses them according to how he feels. Source: Sponichi 9/8/2014 ... Otani might get four more starts as a pitcher and at least ten more starts as a position play before the end of the season. Source: Sports Hochi 9/8/2014
  • The Fighters announced that they will hold events to honor Atsunori Inaba on September 30 and October 5. Source: official announcement

Saitama Seibu Lions 7 – Chiba Lotte Marines 0 (September 8, 2014)

by on Sep.08, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Seibu Lions vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Starters: Kishi, Takayuki (SEI) 10-4, 2.88 - Fujioka, Takahiro (LOT) 6-9, 4.29

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

Attendance: 9686 | Time: 2h32m | Seibu leads series, 12-9-0

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