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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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[8/27/2014] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 2:05 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • The Lions are planning to offer Ernesto Mejia a contract for the 2015 season. Source: Sports Hochi 8/27/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiko Matsunaka was taken off the active roster on Wednesday due to a lack of production and to make room for Tadashi Settsu. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani became the first pitcher out of high school in franchise history to win ten games within his first two years since Yu Darvish won twelve in his second year in 2006.  He also became the first player to start at least twenty games as a pitcher and make the starting line-up as a position player at least twenty times in the same season since Jiro Noguchi in 1950. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014 ... Otani, Darvish, and Toshiaki Moriyasu (eleven in 1966 and fifteen 1967) are the only pitchers out of high school in franchise history to win ten or more games in their first two years. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014
  • Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on Tuesday and gave up eight runs on nine hits, including a two-run home run and a three-run home run, over three innings of work.  He faced eighteen hitters, walked none, and struck out one.

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 (August 27, 2014)

by on Aug.27, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Nakamura, Masaru (HAM) 5-0, 3.38 - Settsu, Tadashi (SOF) 8-5, 3.23

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

Attendance: 36807 | Time: 3h18m | Softbank leads series, 12-7-0

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[8/26/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.27, 2014 @ 3:25 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui set a new record by not surrendering a home run in his first 71.1 innings of work.  The previous record of 70.1 innings was set by Tsuneo Horiuchi in 1966.  The streak ended when he served up a home run to Seibu's Ernesto Mejia on Tuesday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014
  • Rakuten staff surprised Kazuo Matsui with a small party on Tuesday to celebrate the milestone 2,500th career NPB+MLB hit he recorded on the 24th. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Makoto Aiuchi could get a chance to make his Ichi-gun debut some time in early September.  The starting rotation currently includes Takayuki Kishi, Kazuhisa Makita, Ryoma Nogami, Yosuke Okamoto, Yusei Kikuchi, and Greg Reynolds.  There is a good chance Hirotaka Koishi will join the mix when the Lions begin a streak of ten games on September 2.  Reynolds gave up seven runs during his last outing.  If he fails to bounce back during his next start on the 30th, Aiuchi could slide in. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu threw forty-eight pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his next start on Wednesday against Nippon Ham. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • The Hawks will wear their Kachidoki Red uniforms during thirteen home games between September 2 and 26.  They went 6-2 when they wore the uniforms for Taka-no Saiten 2014. Source: official announcement

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko's next start will most likely come on five days of rest on the 28th against Lotte.  After that, he could get a start on the 4th, during a three-game series against Softbank, after Takahiro Matsuba on the 2nd and Daiki Tomei on the 3rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters hold an option to sign Michael Crotta to another contract for the 2015 season.  They will most likely exercise it. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014

[8/26/2014] Injury Report: Yoshinobu Takahashi (Yomiuri), Shuhei Fukuda (Softbank)

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 7:13 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshinobu Takahashi was taken off the active roster on Tuesday.  Takahashi hurt his right hand while checking his swing in the 8th inning of Sunday's game against the Chunichi Dragons at Tokyo Dome.  He was examined at a hospital on Tuesday and diagnosed with a dislocated extensor tendon in his middle finger.  The Giants will see where he is after ten days. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014, Daily Sports 8/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks announced that Shuhei Fukuda will have surgery on his left shoulder (bankart repair) at a hospital in Fukuoka on the 28th.  He will be hospitalized for three weeks after the procedure and will require about six months for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 (August 26, 2014)

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) 9-3, 2.52 - Standridge, Jason (SOF) 10-4, 2.75

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

Attendance: 38561 | Time: 3h34m | Softbank leads series, 12-6-0

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[8/25/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 12:07 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Takaaki Yokoyama started a game against Ni-gun Lotte on Sunday and gave up a three runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks over seven innings of work.  He faced twenty-nine batters, struck out four, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 8/25/2014
  • Kazuo Matsui joined Ichiro and Hideki Matsui as the only Japanese players to reach the 2,500 milestone by collecting hits in both Japan and the United States. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/20014

Softbank Hawks

  • Shota Takeda changed his diet and eating habits and gained about twelve kilograms since August last year. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes will shift their spring camp facilities from Miyakojima Municipal Baseball Stadium to Kiyotake Athletic Park Sokken Stadium next year.  The organization had been using the Miyakojima facilities since 1993.  They decided to switch to Kiyotake Athletic Park because it has better facilities, is closer to other NPB spring camp sites, and is easier to get to.  Ni-gun spring camp will still take place in Miyakojima. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2014, Sponichi 8/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014
  • The Daily Sports Orix Buffaloes Gekirei Series MVP was given to Takahiro Okada.  The series took place over fifteen home games between July 14 and August 17. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2014
  • The Rays and Mariners are among teams that have sent scouts to games in which Chihiro Kaneko has started this season. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2014

[8/23/2014] Injury Report: Frederich Cepeda, Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri)

by on Aug.24, 2014 @ 3:01 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Frederich Cepeda was taken off the active roster on Saturday with discomfort in his right elbow. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) canceled a scheduled bullpen session on Saturday because of discomfort in his lower back. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki did not play in Saturday's game against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome because of pain in his thigh.  He may have suffered the injury during Friday's game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel (left side) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri on Saturday.   He got the start at second and batted clean-up.  He went 1-for-5, including a two-run double. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2014 ... Gourriel played in his first Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-4 with a walk.  He also played some second.  He could be okay to return to the active roster in time for the Chunichi series that begins on the 26th. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ayumu Ishikawa (right middle finger nail) started a Ni-gun rehab game against Rakuten on Saturday.  He gave up an earned run on one hit and a walk over two innings of work.  He faced eight batters, threw twenty-seven pitches, and struck out two.  He could make it back to the active roster in time for a start during the Nippon Ham series that begins on the 29th at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014 ... Ishikawa threw twenty-seven pitches and topped out at 145km/h. Source: Sanspo 8/23/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix on Friday.  He got the start at third and batted second. He went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in the 8th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014 ... Matsuda got the start at third and batted second again in Saturday's Ni-gun rehab game against Orix.  He went 1-for-4.

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5 – Chiba Lotte Marines 1 (August 23, 2014)

by on Aug.23, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:00
Starters: Nakata, Kenichi (SOF) 8-4, 4.13 - Naruse, Yoshihisa (LOT) 7-7, 4.76

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

Attendance: 26477 | Time: 2h55m | Softbank leads series, 11-7-2

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