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[7/1/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.02, 2015 @ 8:19 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Brian Wolfe arrived in Japan on July 1. Source: Sponichi 7/1/2015
  • Tadashi Settsu tossed batting practice to three hitters on June 30. He threw about 100 pitches (around 170 including bullpen sessions). He could return to the active roster after the All-Star break. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/1/2015
  • Rick van den Hurk's wife, Anna, reportedly turned down an offer to take part in a "Beautiful Wives" talk feature with Miles Mikolas' (Yomiuri) wife, Lauren. Source: Sponichi 7/1/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara threw fifty-two pitches in the bullpen on July 1 in preparation for his next start on July 3 against Rakuten at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sponichi 7/1/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa's start on July 1 against Rakuten was rained out. He is now scheduled to pitch against Seibu on July 3 at Seibu Prince Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 7/1/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura recorded the fourteenth grand slam of his career during a game against Softbank on July 1. He needs one more to tie the NPB record held by Sadaharu Oh. Source: Sponichi 7/1/2015 ... Two other players have fourteen grand slams: Yasuo Fujii and Norihiro Nakamura. Source: Daily Sports 7/1/2015
  • Shogo Akiyama extended his hitting streak to twenty-two games on July 1. He is now one game away from tying the franchise record set by Hiromichi Ishige in 1986 and Kazuo Matsui in 1999. Source: Sponichi 7/1/2015

Orix Buffaloes

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles added Ikusei infielder Yusuke Kosai to the seventy-man roster on July 1. His uniform number will change from 143 to 70. Source: official announcement
  • Kazuya Takahori's loan with the BC League's Fukushima Hopes ended on June 30. Line: 12 G, 2-4, 71.0 IP, 313 BF, 1201 NP, 66 H, 58 K, 30 BB, 5 HBP, 29 R, 22 ER, 2.79 ERA. Source: official announcement
  • Koji Aoyama's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a girl weighing 3,530 grams, on July 1. Source: official announcement

[6/30/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.01, 2015 @ 7:51 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Rick van den Hurk's next start could come on July 2 against Seibu at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2015
  • Through June 29, the Hawks are 28-11 during Taka-no Saiten games. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2015
  • The Hawks finished the month of June 16-5. It was the first time they finished a month ten or more games above .500 since May 2011 (18-4-2) and the first time they finished June ten or more games above .500 since 2005 (18-3). Source: Sanspo 6/30/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi participated in practices at Hakodate Ocean Stadium on June 30. He missed a couple of days with gastroenteritis. The Buffaloes hope he will be able to return to the line-up for the Nippon Ham game at Sapporo Dome on July 2. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2015
  • Chihiro Kaneko was still recovering from a fever he had two to three days before the start he made against Lotte on June 28. Source: Daily Sports 6/29/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani worked out at Kamagaya on June 30 and did not travel with the team to Hakodate. Hideki Kuriyama told reporters it made more sense for Otani to practice than worry about the trip. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Alfredo Despaigne will leave the team on July 9 to play for the Cuba National Team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Source: Sports Hochi 6/30/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Hitting coach Yosuke Hiraishi returned to the team on June 30 after missing time with a bruise on his head and a mild concussion (a batted ball struck his head during practice on June 24). Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2015

[6/28/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Jun.29, 2015 @ 2:57 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Akira Nakamura returned to practices on June 28 after missing a few days with a fever. He did not participate in batting practice and was not in the starting line-up against Rakuten. He is still not fully recovered from his fever. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2015
  • The Hawks recorded their 800th victory on June 28. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi missed the Lotte game on June 28 because of gastroenteritis. He was not feeling well in the morning and was taken to a hospital in Narashino, Chiba for an evaluation and treatment. He will be traveling with the team for the Nippon Ham road series. The Buffaloes are not planning to take him off the active roster for the time being. He missed practices on June 26, but was in the starting line-up for the Lotte game on June 27. Source: Daily Sports 6/28/2015, Sponichi 6/28/2015