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[4/23/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.24, 2014 @ 12:52 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui had another rough outing on Wednesday and will be sent down to Ni-gun on Thursday for additional instruction and work.  Control has been an issue for Matsui.  He walked twenty-three in 19.1 innings this year. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014
  • Andruw Jones notched the first walk-off home run of his NPB career in the 12th inning of Tuesday's game against Seibu.  The last Eagle to hit a walk-off home run was Kazuo Matsui on September 24, 2012 against Softbank in the 10th.  Jones was the first player in franchise history to hit a walk-off in the 12th. Source: Sponichi 4/23/2014 ... Jones joined Jose Fernandez (2006, 2008) and Randy Ruiz (2011) as the only foreign players in franchise history to hit walk-off home runs. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2014 ... Jones celebrated his thirty-seventh birthday on Wednesday.

Seibu Lions

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks turned a triple play (8-2-4) against Nippon Ham on Tuesday, their first since May 5, 1999 vs Orix.  It was the first triple play that went outfielder-catcher-infielder since Yomiuri turned one against Chunichi on August 9, 1997 -- center fielder Hideki Matsui to catcher Shinichi Murata to third baseman Pedro Castellano. Source: Sponichi 4/23/2014 ... It was the first time an OF-C-INF triple play was executed in the Pacific League. Source: Sports Hochi 4/23/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Rugby players Takuro Miuchi and Radike Samo are scheduled to participate in the ceremonial first pitch before a game against Rakuten at Kyocera Dome on the 25th. Source: official announcement
  • Yuki Nishi is the first pitcher in franchise history to start two seasons with four victories in four games (2011, 2014) since Hisashi Yamada (1976, 1978). Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hisashi Takeda (influenza) visited Tokyo Dome to provide coaches with an update with his progress.  He is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun three-game series against Yomiuri at Giants stadium that begins on the 25th. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2014

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 10 (April 23, 2014)

by on Apr.23, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:30
Starters: Terahara, Hayato (SOF) 1-2, 2.70 - Urano, Hiroshi (HAM) 0-0, 3.60

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 6 14 0
Nippon Ham 1 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 X 10 11 0

Attendance: 23212 | Time: 3h30m | Nippon Ham leads series, 3-2-0

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[4/22/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.23, 2014 @ 1:12 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui threw about 100 pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his next start on Wednesday.  Matsui is trying to find stability in his mechanics by improving the way he uses his right foot.  He is also working on pitching from the set position. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014, Daily Sports 4/22/2014, Sports Hochi 4/22/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines will begin giving away Monthly Best Hero Interview Awards.  Every month fans will have to a chance to vote for players that gave the best performances during their post-game hero interviews. Source: Sanspo 4/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks are planning to go with a seven-man rotation when they play a stretch of nine consecutive games during the Golden Week break (April 29-May 7).  The two that get added to the current mix of five could be Kazuyuki Hoashi (May 1 vs Orix at Hotto Motto) and Shota Oba (May 5 vs Nippon Ham at YafuOku Dome). Source: Sponichi 4/22/2014
  • Hayato Terahara threw sixty-two pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his next start on the 23rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Mamoru Kishida is slated to start a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Wednesday.  Kishida was taken off the active roster on the 17th because he was not needed in the rotation.  He could rejoin the Ichi-gun team for an upcoming Softbank series that begins on the 29th. Source: Sanspo 4/22/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Anthony Carter was introduced to the media during a press conference at Tokyo Dome on Tuesday. Source: official announcement
  • The Fighters sold over 20,000 advance tickets for an inter-league game against Hanshin at Sapporo Dome on May 31 in a little over a week.  The game is drawing attention from fans because it has been announced as a Players Special Game for Shohei Otani. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014, Sponichi 4/22/2014

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 (April 22, 2014)

by on Apr.22, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:30
Starters: Standridge, Jason (SOF) 1-1, 3.48 - Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 1-2, 4.96

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

Attendance: 23311 | Time: 3h4m | Series tied, 2-2-0

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[4/20/2014] Injury Report: Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult), Ryo Hijirisawa (Rakuten)

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka visited the Koshien clubhouse on Friday to provide the team with an update on his progress.  The Tigers are still not sure when Nishioka will be able to begin his rehab at the Naruohama facilities. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Daily Sports 4/20/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Jorge Sosa's outing on Sunday was cut short when he hurt the back of his left thigh. Source: Sponichi 4/20/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yuhei Nakamura took an HBP off his left elbow on Saturday.  He was examined at a hospital in Osaka after the game and diagnosed with a bruise.  He was not in the starting line-up on Sunday, but was available off the bench. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014
  • Yasuhiro Ogawa was taken off the active roster on Sunday because he was still experiencing pain in his right hand.  Ogawa took a batted ball off his right hand during a game against Hanshin on the 18th.  As a precaution, he will have the hand examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Sports Hochi 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ryo Hijirisawa was taken off the active roster on Sunday because he was not feeling well.  Aoi Enomoto was called up to fill in for Hijirisawa. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (back tightness) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yokohama on Saturday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Source: Sponichi 4/20/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenichi Nakata was pulled after eight innings on Saturday against Lotte because he had a cut on the tip of his right thumb.  He got the cut when he threw a slider to Yuta Yoshida in the 5th inning.  He managed to limit Lotte's chances on the base-paths until he walked two straight to start the 8th. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 0 – Chiba Lotte Marines 4 (April 20, 2014)

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 13:00
Starters: Wolfe, Brian (SOF) 1-0, 1.71 - Ishikawa, Ayumu (LOT) 1-1, 1.66

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

Attendance: 18253 | Time: 2h47m | Softbank leads series, 4-1-1

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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6 – Chiba Lotte Marines 1 (April 19, 2014)

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 14:00
Starters: Nakata, Kenichi (SOF) 3-0, 2.37 - Karakawa, Yuki (LOT) 0-2, 8.22

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 6 13 0
Lotte 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0

Attendance: 18865 | Time: 2h51m | Softbank leads series, 4-0-1

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Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 – Chiba Lotte Marines 2 (April 18, 2014)

by on Apr.18, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Starters: Settsu, Tadashi (SOF) 2-1, 3.38 - Naruse, Yoshihisa (LOT) 2-1, 4.76

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

Attendance: 7311 | Time: 4h22m | Softbank leads series, 3-0-1

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[4/17/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Toshiaki Imae (Lotte)

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano took two batted balls off his right hand during Wednesday's game against Yakult.  He had the wrist taped for practices on Thursday.  He told reporters he was fine and felt less pain than Wednesday.  Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda (right elbow) threw the ball seventy times on Wednesday.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/17/2014, Daily Sports 4/17/2014 ... Maeda threw the ball seventy-six times on Thursday.  He maxed his distance out to about sixty meters.  He also tried throwing from the set position at about eighty percent strength.  Maeda told reporters he felt he could pitch on the 20th and that he planned to toss a bullpen session on Friday.  Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2014 ... He threw the ball about twenty times at a distance of about twenty meters.  Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Ryo Hayashizaki hurt his left shoulder while playing defense in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.  He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital for testing.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014 ... Hayashizaki was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder. He will be taken off the active roster on Friday. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014
  • Ryo Sakata dislocated his left shoulder on March 25.  The Lions announced on Wednesday that he will have right shoulder surgery on Friday.  Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae was taken off the active roster on Thursday with pain in his lower back.  Kei Hosoya was called up to take his spot.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Sponichi 4/17/2014
  • Tatsuya Uchi is working his way back from right ankle surgery he had in November last year. He pitched in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Thursday. He entered the game in the 8th against Seibu and faced the minimum to get out of the inning. He might be ready for Ichi-gun some time in early- or mid-May. Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa did not participate in workouts at YafuOku Dome on Thursday because of pain in his right buttock.  He was at the stadium, but only to get treatment.  Uchikawa started feeling discomfort in the area during a game on the 15th against Rakuten.  Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

[4/17/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui has lost three starts in a row, beginning with the first start of his career.  He is the seventh pitcher since the start of the draft to begin a season with three or more consecutive losses, first since Hideaki Wakui in 2005.  He is the first pitcher out of high school since the start of the two league format to lose three in a row, beginning with their first appearance.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014 ... Matsui's next start could come on the 23rd against Seibu at kobo Stadium.  Source: Sanspo 4/17/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Dae-Ho Lee was late for practices at YafuOku Dome by about twenty-five minutes on Thursday.  He forgot to check the schedule and was at Fukuoka Airport seeing his wife off (they were returning to Korea) when the interpreter contacted him and asked where he was.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014, Sanspo 4/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoyuki Uwasawa has won three starts in a row, beginning with the first start of his career.  He joined Yukio Ozaki (1962 in relief) and Chris Seelbach (2002 as a starter) as the only pitchers in franchise history to start their pro careers in similar fashions.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/17/2014, Sponichi 4/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014