Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

Tag: Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award

[12/1/2015] Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award for the 2015 Season

by on Dec.01, 2015 @ 11:37 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for the 2015 season are:

Central League

Yuhei - Yakult Swallows

October 2 vs Hanshin Tigers at Jingu Stadium. Tied at one. Bottom of the 11th, with runners on first and third and two out. Yuhei recorded a walk-off hit down the first base line.

Pacific League

Yuki Yanagita - Softbank Hawks

August 11 vs Orix Buffaloes at YafuOku Dome [Pa-League TV]. Down 6-4. Bottom of the 9th, runners on first and second and two out. Yanagita hit a two-run walk-off home run to right-center.

Comments Off on [12/1/2015] Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award for the 2015 Season

Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: September 2015

by on Oct.08, 2015 @ 6:22 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The Central League and Pacific League announced the winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for September.

Yuhei Nakamura, Yakult Swallows

September 15 vs Yokohama at Jingu Stadium. Score tied at one in the bottom of the 9th. With a runner on third and two out, Nakamura hit a walk-off single to center. The Swallows started the day in first place, a half-game up on the Tigers. The victory allowed Yakult to remain in first place (Hanshin also won their game that day). The walk-off was the second of Nakamura's career.

Brandon Laird, Nippon Ham Fighters

September 22 vs Softbank at Sapporo Dome [Pa-League TV]. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th. With a runner on first and no out, Laird drilled the first pitch he saw out to left for a walk-off, two-run home run. The Fighters quickly fell behind 3-0 in the 1st inning and answered back with single runs of their own in the bottom of the 1st and 2nd. Laird had struck out in each of his three at bats before the home run. This was the first walk-off of his NPB career.

Comments Off on Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: September 2015

Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: August 2015

by on Sep.09, 2015 @ 7:58 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The Central League and Pacific League announced the winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for August.

Hayato Sakamoto, Yomiuri Giants

August 1 vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome. Down 4-3 in the bottom of the 9th. Bases loaded, one out. Sakamoto hit a double to left-center to give the Giants a walk-off 5-4 victory. Yomiuri managed to tie the game at two when Shinnosuke Abe and Seiji Kobayashi hit solo home runs in the bottom of the 6th, but quickly gave up the lead by giving up two more runs in the top of the 7th. Yasuyuki Kataoka made it 4-3 in the top of the 9th with an RBI single to left, just before Sakamoto's at bat.

Yuki Yanagita, Softbank Hawks

August 11 vs Orix at YafuOku Dome [Pa-League TV]. Down 6-4 in the bottom of the 9th. Runners on first and second and two out. Yanagita blasted a 1-1 pitch over the fence in right-center for a walk-off three-run home run. The Hawks started the inning down by four runs. Akira Nakamura shortened the lead to two runs with a two-out, bases loaded, two-run single to left. That set the table for Yanagita.

Comments Off on Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: August 2015

Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: July 2015

by on Aug.12, 2015 @ 5:25 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The Central League and Pacific League announced the winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for July.

Atsushi Fujii, Chunichi Dragons

July 12 vs Hiroshima at Nagoya Dome. No score, bottom of the 12th, runner on first and two out. Fujii blasted a walk-off two-run home run to right to give the Dragons a 2-0 win over the Carp. Seven Chunichi pitchers combined for the shutout. The offense had a number of chances to score runs, but failed.

Takeya Nakamura, Seibu Lions

July 14 vs Rakuten at Seibu Dome [Pa-League TV]. Score tied at two. Runners on first and second and two out in the bottom of the 10th. Nakamura went deep to give the Lions a 5-2 win over the Eagles. The Lions struck first with two runs in the 6th, but gave up runs in the 7th and 9th. Shogo Akiyama got the offense started in the 10th with a one out walk.

Comments Off on Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: July 2015

Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: June 2015

by on Jul.10, 2015 @ 2:53 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The Central League and Pacific League announced the winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for June.

Hirokazu Ibata, Yomiuri Giants

June 3 vs Orix at Tokyo Dome. Score tied at one. Runners on second and third and one out in the bottom of the 9th. Ibata recorded a pinch-hit walk-off single to center to give the Giants a 2-1 win. It was the fifth walk-off of his career, first since June 11, 2012, and first as a pinch-hitter.

Yuta Yoshida, Chiba Lotte Marines

June 14 vs Yomiuri at QVC Marine [Pa-League TV]. Score tied at two. Bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the 9th. Yoshida hit a walk-off single to left on a 2-1 pitch that gave the Marines a 3-2 victory. It was the first walk-off of his career.

Comments Off on Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: June 2015

Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: May 2015

by on Jun.10, 2015 @ 3:14 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The Central League and Pacific League announced the winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for May.

Kosuke Fukudome, Hanshin Tigers

May 27 vs Rakuten at Koshien. No score. Runner on first and two out in the bottom of the 11th. Fukudome hit a walk-off home run to give the Tigers a 2-0 win. It was the fourth walk-off home run of his career, first since July 22, 2014.

Taishi Nakagawa, Rakuten Eagles

May 31 vs Yomiuri at kobo Stadium [Pa-League TV]. Score tied at three. None on and no out in the bottom of the 10th. Nakagawa led off the inning and hit a 2-0, 152km/h fastball over the wall in left to give the Eagles a 4-3 victory. It was the first walk-off home run of his career.

Comments Off on Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: May 2015

Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: March/April 2015

by on May.13, 2015 @ 3:40 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The Central League and Pacific League announced the winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for March / April.

Ryosuke Hirata, Chunichi Dragons

April 15 vs Hanshin at Nagoya Dome.  Score tied at one in the bottom of the 9th. A runner on second and two out. Hirata hit an RBI double to right to give the Dragons a 2-1 win. This was the Dragons third walk-off in as many games and fifth of the month.

Nobuhiro Matsuda, Softbank Hawks

April 2 vs Orix at YafuOku Dome [Pa-League TV]. Score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 10th. No runners on and one out. Matsuda hit a 2-1 pitch out to left-center for the 5-4 win. The walk-off was the sixth of his career.

Comments Off on Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: March/April 2015

[10/21/2014] Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award for the 2014 Season

by on Oct.21, 2014 @ 11:13 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for the 2014 season are:

Central League

Kosuke Fukudome - Hanshin Tigers

July 22 vs Yomiuri at Koshien [NPB Channel]. Scored tied at two. Bottom of the 12th, none on and two out. Fukudome hit a walk-off home run to right.

Pacific League

Nobuhiro Matsuda - Softbank Hawks

October 2 vs Orix Buffaloes at YafuOku Dome [Pa-League TV]. Tied at one. Bottom of the 10th, bases loaded and one out. Matsuda hit a 1-2 pitch for a walk-off single to left. The victory helped the Hawks clinch first in the Pacific League.

Comments Off on [10/21/2014] Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award for the 2014 Season

Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: September 2014

by on Oct.09, 2014 @ 10:23 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The Central League and Pacific League announced the winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for September.

Tony Blanco, Yokohama Bay Stars

September 23 vs Hanshin at Yokohama Stadium.  Down 1-0. Bottom of the 9th. With a runner on first and one out, Blanco blasted a home run to give the Bay Stars a walk-off 2-1 win. He also hit a walk-off blast in a 2-2 game against Chunichi on the 15th.

Kazuo Matsui, Rakuten Eagles

September 8 vs Orix at kobo Stadium [Pa-League TV].  Down 4-3.  Bottom of the 9th, runner on first and no out. Matsui hit a home run down the left field line that gave the Eagles a 5-4 victory. It was the fifth walk-off home run of his career.

Comments Off on Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: September 2014

Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: August 2014

by on Sep.10, 2014 @ 11:27 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The Central League and Pacific League announced the winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for August.

Jose Lopez, Yomiuri Giants

August 26 vs Hanshin at Tokyo Dome.  Down 3-2. Bottom of the 9th. Shuichi Murata tied the game at three. A couple batters later, Lopez came up to bat with a runner on second and two out. He hit a walk-off RBI single to center.

Tatsuhiro Tamura, Chiba Lotte Marines

August 19 vs Orix Buffaloes at QVC Marine [Pa-League TV].  Tied 3-3.  Bottom of the 9th, runner on second and two out. Tamura hit a 1-2 pitch to center for the first walk-off of his career.

Comments Off on Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: August 2014