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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

[4/16/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 12:27 am, under NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines

  • At twenty-seven years and nine month, Hideaki Wakui became the youngest pitcher to record victories from all twelve NPB teams.  The previous record of twenty-eight years and eleven months was set by Yasutomo Kubo.  Source: Sanspo 4/16/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks became one of the first teams to win ten games in either league this season on Tuesday for the first time since 1995.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes became one of the first teams to win ten games in either league this season on Tuesday for the first time since 2000.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters have decided to take 3rd round draft pick Hiromi Oka off the active roster to give him a chance to regroup and develop at Ni-gun.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 (April 16, 2014)

by on Apr.16, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Matsui, Yuki (RAK) 0-2, 4.82 - Terahara, Hayato (SOF) 0-2, 3.46

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

Attendance: 30176 | Time: 3h5m | Softbank leads series, 3-2-0

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[4/15/2014] Softbank Hawks: Fukuoka Classic 2014 Uniforms

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 2:53 pm, under NPB
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Fukuoka Classic 2014

The Softbank Hawks announced that they will wear retro Fukuoka Daiei Hawks uniforms during a Seibu Lions series at YafuOku Dome later this year in August (19th-20th).  It will be a part of the organization's tenth anniversary celebration as the Softbank Hawks and twenty-fifth anniversary as a Fukuoka team.

The retro uniforms, shown above and taken from the official site linked below, are based on what the team wore during it's first four years as the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks (1989-1992).

Source: official announcement

[4/14/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Apr.14, 2014 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Manabu Mima will start Tuesday's game against Softbank.  1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui threw seventy-three pitches in the bullpen on Monday and will start Wednesday's game.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014

Seibu Lions

  • 1st round draft pick Tomoya Mori played in a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Sunday.  He was the starting catcher and batted second.  He went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a strikeout.  He blasted his first home run, with one on, in the 3rd inning off 4th round draft pick Hirotoshi Takanashi.  Source: Sanspo 4/14/2014
  • The Lions will host Crayon Shin-chan Day at Seibu Dome on April 20 (vs Orix).  A variety of events are planned.  Additional information can be found at the official announcement links.  Source: official announcement (events), official announcement (lunch boxes), official announcement (merchandise)

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa made 113 consecutive starts, beginning with his first game, before making a relief appearance on Sunday.  Only Seth Greisinger has a longer streak for active players at 139 games.  Nate Minchey holds the record for foreign players with 187 games.  Hideaki Wakui the record for Japanese players with 175.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014
  • As part of a public relations campaign for Star Channel's upcoming broadcast of The Next Generation Patlabor, the Marines will host The Next Generation Patlabor Day at QVC Marine on the 20th.  Akira Izumino (played by Erina Mano) will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and Shigeo Shiba (played by Shigeru Chiba) will read the starting line-ups.  Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

  • Brian Wolfe and Dae-Ho Lee were selected for hero interviews on Sunday.  Lee turned down his request because he felt he did not do enough.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/14/2014

Orix Buffaloes