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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 (August 31, 2014)

by on Aug.31, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 17:00
Starters: Otonari, Kenji (SOF) 2-0, 1.42 - Karashima, Wataru (RAK) 7-11, 3.42

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

Attendance: 25372 | Time: 4h41m | Softbank leads series, 12-8-0

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[8/30/2014] Injury Report: Seiichi Uchikawa (Softbank), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Aug.31, 2014 @ 3:56 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano threw forty-one pitches in the bullpen on Friday -- fourteen to a standing catcher and twenty-seven to a half-bent catcher.  He had not tossed a session since the 21st due to discomfort in his lower back.  He is slated to pitch three innings in a Ni-gun rehab game on September 4 against Lotte at Giants Stadium. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka might be able to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game some time in early September, based on his current progress. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred tweaked his right knee while chasing after a baseball in foul territory in the 9th inning of Friday's game against the Chunichi Dragons. He was examined at a hospital in Nagoya and diagnosed with a knee contusion. Eldred was able to participate in pre-game workouts on Saturday and made the starting line-up at first, batting clean-up. Source: Daily Sports 8/30/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiko Morino felt discomfort in his left leg while running the bases in the bottom of 10th inning of Friday's game against Hiroshima and left on defense in the top of the 11th as a precaution. He was left out of the starting line-up on Saturday. Source: Sanspo 8/30/2014, Sanspo 8/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014
  • Kazuki Yoshimi (right elbow) can only play catch. The Dragons have been unable to set a timetable on his return because he is still not ready to toss bullpen sessions or do long-distance throwing. Best case scenario: he could resume bullpen sessions in mid-September at the earliest. If he cannot make it back in time for the regular season, the Dragons could let him pitch during the Phoenix League. Source: Sports Hochi 8/30/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien did not make the starting line-up on Saturday against the Hanshin Tigers because of pain in his left Achilles tendon. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa did not play in Saturday's game against the Rakuten Eagles because his neck was most likely giving him problems (from the diving catch he made on Thursday). Source: Sanspo 8/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 4 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 9 (August 30, 2014)

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Nakata, Kenichi (SOF) 9-4, 3.89 - Kikuchi, Yasunori (RAK) 2-0, 2.51

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 12 0
Rakuten 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 X 9 14 0

Attendance: 25308 | Time: 3h57m | Softbank leads series, 12-7-0

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[8/29/2014] Injury Report: Brad Eldred (Hiroshima), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 12:09 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) is currently slated to pitch three innings in his first Ni-gun rehab game on September 4 against Lotte. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014 ... Sugano tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium on Friday.  He threw forty-one pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Arai was taken off the active roster on Friday with pain in his lower back. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred tweaked his right knee while chasing a foul ball during a game against the Chunichi Dragons on Friday.  The incident took place in the bottom of the 9th with runners on first and second and two out.  Eldred was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Nagoya for tests. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien tweaked his left Achilles tendon while running the bases in the 1st inning of Friday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  He was removed from the game on defense in the 3rd as a precaution.  He is a question mark for Saturday's game. Source: Sanspo 8/29/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa banged his face into the turf and tweaked his neck as he made a diving catch in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He played through to the 4th inning and was pulled on defense in the 5th.  He was questionable for Friday, but ended up making the starting line-up as a designated hitter. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ryo Watanabe took a batted ball off his face during practices on the 24th and suffered a nasal bone fracture.  The Fighters announced on Thursday that he was going to have surgery on September 4 to treat the fracture.  He will be able to resume workouts as soon as the swelling goes down.  Watanabe was able to play in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on the 26th (designated hitter, batted lead-off, went 0-for-4), but opted for surgery because he was having problems with his day-to-day life. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

[8/29/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles unveiled the new seating sections on the third base side at kobo Stadium to the media on Friday.  The new sections cost about two billion yen to build and added 3,019 new seats.  Max capacity will go up to 28,736 when the new sections open Saturday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/29/2014
  • The Rakuten players group will donate one million yen to landslide relief in Hiroshima on Friday.  Senichi Hoshino, the coaches, and the organization will donate one million yen. Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

  • Ryota Igarashi became the sixteenth pitcher in NPB history to record 100 holds on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani became just the second player in NPB history to hit seven home runs in the same season he recorded ten or more victories as a pitcher.  The other was Hideo Fujimoto in 1950: twenty-six victories and seven home runs. Source: Sports Hochi 8/29/2014 ... Otani hit another home run on Friday and became the first player in NPB history to win ten games and hit eight home runs in the same season.

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 (August 29, 2014)

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Iida, Yuya (SOF) 1-4, 4.54 - Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 11-8, 3.11

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

Attendance: 18846 | Time: 4h17m | Softbank leads series, 12-6-0

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[8/29/2014] Injury Report: Ryota Arai (Hanshin), Seiichi Uchikawa (Softbank)

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 2:41 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshinobu Takahashi (right middle finger) began his rehab at Giants Stadium on Wednesday.  He focused most of his exercises on the lower-half of his body since his right hand is in a brace. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) played catch at a distance of about fifty meters on Wednesday.  He could toss a bullpen session some time this week. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Arai will be taken off the active roster with lower back pain. Source: Sanspo 8/28/2014 ... Arai started complaining of the pain during pre-game practices on Thursday -- he skipped batting and fielding practice.  He was taken to the hospital for tests. Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka (back) practiced at Naruohama on Wednesday.  His workouts included infield drills, fielding practice at second, and batting practice (thirty-one swings from the right side and twenty-eight from the left.  He should be okay to play in his first rehab game soon. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Tatsuro Hamada was seen with a cast on his left arm after his hospital visit on Wednesday.  The Dragons are not planning to rush the youngster back. Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa was a little banged up after making a diving catch in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He remained in the game, but was replaced on defense in the 5th. Source: Sanspo 8/28/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 9 (August 28, 2014)

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Kisanuki, Hiroshi (HAM) 0-1, 3.86 - Iwasaki, Sho (SOF) 3-1, 3.74

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Softbank 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 3 X 9 15 1

Attendance: 37415 | Time: 3h25m | Softbank leads series, 13-7-0

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