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[8/31/2015] Softbank Hawks, Seibu Lions

by on Sep.01, 2015 @ 4:13 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Jason Standridge was taken off the active roster on August 31. The Hawks are uncertain when he will get his next start. The open foreign player slot will most likely go to Barbaro Canizares. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2015
  • Dennis Sarfate holds (and continues to extend) the NPB record for strikeouts in consecutive innings. He struck out two in an inning of work against Nippon Ham on August 30 and pushed his streak to thirty-nine consecutive innings with at least one strikeout. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/30/2015
  • Dae-Ho Lee returned to Korea on August 16 because his wife was sick. The Hawks gave him permission provided he return in time for their game against Orix on August 18. Lee rushed to Korea from Fukuoka after Softbank's Seibu game on August 16 and then left Korea in the morning on August 18 and made it to the team hotel in Osaka around 12:00pm. Source: Sanspo 8/29/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Kona Takahashi finished August with four victories and became the first Pacific League rookie out of high school to win four games in one month since Daisuke Matsuzaka in July and September 1999. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/31/2015
  • Ernesto Mejia collected eight RBI during the Rakuten game on August 31 and tied the franchise record held by Takuji Ota (October 1, 1975), Masahiro Doi (September 30, 1977), and Kazuhiro Kiyohara (October 11, 1987 and June 4, 1989). Source: Sponichi 8/31/2015, Sanspo 8/31/2015

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 2 (August 30, 2015)

by on Aug.30, 2015 @ 3:42 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 13:00
Starters: Nakamura, Masaru (HAM) 2-3, 3.90 - Standridge, Jason (SOF) 9-6, 3.80

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

Attendance: 38500 | Time: 4h49m | Softbank leads series, 11-6-1

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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5 (August 29, 2015)

by on Aug.29, 2015 @ 4:55 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 14:00
Starters: Arihara, Kohei (HAM) 7-4, 4.94 - Takeda, Shota (SOF) 10-5, 3.52

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

Attendance: 38500 | Time: 3h35m | Softbank leads series, 11-6-0

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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 11 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 (August 28, 2015)

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 4:12 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 9-5, 3.28 - Nakata, Kenichi (SOF) 7-5, 3.19

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

Attendance: 38500 | Time: 4h1m | Softbank leads series, 10-6-0

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[8/27/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 4:00 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Rick van den Hurk recorded another win on August 26. His seven-game winning streak since the start of the season set a new NPB record for foreign pitchers in their first year. The previous record of six was held by Leo Kiely (1953), Brian Falkenborg (2009), and Bill Murphy (2010). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015
  • Seiji Uebayashi blasted the first home run of his career, a grand slam, on August 25 against the Chiba Lotte Marines. He became the fifty-seventh player in NPB history (eighteen in the Pacific League, twenty-three in Central League, and sixteen during the one-league era) to record a grand slam for his first career home run, and fifth in franchise history, behind Kozaburo Matsumoto in 1941, Hiroyuki Yoshida in 1981, Hideyuki Yasuda in 1991, and Tadahito Iguchi in 1997. At twenty years and zero months, Uebayashi became the youngest player in franchise history to achieve the feat. The previous mark of twenty years and nine months was set by Hiroyuki Yoshida in 1981. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015 ... Including foreign players, Uebayashi is the eighth player in franchise history to hit a grand slam for his first career home run. Source: Sponichi 8/26/2015
  • Yuya Hasegawa's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a boy weighing 3,986 grams, at a hospital in Fukuoka on August 25. Source: Sponichi 8/26/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes announced on August 27 that Hiroshi Moriwaki will become a senior adviser, effective September 1. He will officially step down as manager at the end of the month. His contract as senior adviser will be good through to the end of October next year. Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015

[8/26/2015] Softbank Hawks top two million in attendance

by on Aug.27, 2015 @ 1:46 am, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks topped two million in attendance on August 26. They set a new franchise record (based on records from 2005) by reaching two milion in fifty-eight home games. The previous record of fifty-nine was set last year.

Date Opponent Venue Attendance
03/27 Fri Lotte YafuOku Dome 38,500
03/28 Sat Lotte YafuOku Dome 37,397
03/29 Sun Lotte YafuOku Dome 38,118
03/31 Tue Orix YafuOku Dome 30,268
04/01 Wed Orix YafuOku Dome 31,198
04/02 Thu Orix YafuOku Dome 32,029
04/11 Sat Nippon Ham Kagoshima 19,079
04/12 Sun Nippon Ham Kumamoto 15,088
04/21 Tue Rakuten YafuOku Dome 31,324
04/22 Wed Rakuten YafuOku Dome 31,274
04/24 Fri Seibu YafuOku Dome 34,507
04/25 Sat Seibu YafuOku Dome 32,587
04/26 Sun Seibu YafuOku Dome 38,500
05/04 Mon Lotte YafuOku Dome 34,431
05/05 Tue Lotte YafuOku Dome 36,009
05/06 Wed Lotte YafuOku Dome 34,203
05/08 Fri Rakuten YafuOku Dome 28,086
05/09 Sat Rakuten YafuOku Dome 38,500
05/10 Sun Rakuten YafuOku Dome 31,147
05/15 Fri Seibu YafuOku Dome 31,219
05/16 Sat Seibu YafuOku Dome 34,088
05/17 Sun Seibu YafuOku Dome 35,388
05/19 Tue Orix Kitakyushu 17,855
05/20 Wed Orix YafuOku Dome 30,638
05/21 Thu Orix YafuOku Dome 31,622
05/29 Fri Yakult YafuOku Dome 35,632
05/30 Sat Yakult YafuOku Dome 36,432
05/31 Sun Yakult YafuOku Dome 37,000
06/09 Tue Hanshin YafuOku Dome 34,453
06/10 Wed Hanshin YafuOku Dome 35,002
06/11 Thu Hanshin YafuOku Dome 32,891
06/12 Fri Hiroshima YafuOku Dome 38,500
06/13 Sat Hiroshima YafuOku Dome 38,500
06/14 Sun Hiroshima YafuOku Dome 38,500
06/19 Fri Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 38,500
06/20 Sat Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 38,500
06/21 Sun Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 38,500
06/29 Mon Seibu Tokyo Dome 46,735
07/01 Wed Seibu YafuOku Dome 38,500
07/02 Thu Seibu YafuOku Dome 38,500
07/07 Tue Rakuten YafuOku Dome 38,500
07/09 Thu Rakuten Kyocera Dome 35,714
07/21 Tue Lotte YafuOku Dome 38,500
07/22 Wed Lotte YafuOku Dome 38,500
07/24 Fri Orix YafuOku Dome 38,500
07/25 Sat Orix YafuOku Dome 38,500
07/26 Sun Orix YafuOku Dome 38,500
08/04 Tue Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 38,500
08/05 Wed Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 36,745
08/06 Thu Nippon Ham YafuOku Dome 36,460
08/11 Tue Orix YafuOku Dome 38,500
08/12 Wed Orix YafuOku Dome 38,396
08/13 Thu Orix YafuOku Dome 36,350
08/14 Fri Seibu YafuOku Dome 36,078
08/15 Sat Seibu YafuOku Dome 35,556
08/16 Sun Seibu YafuOku Dome 37,407
08/25 Tue Lotte YafuOku Dome 33,388
08/26 Wed Lotte YafuOku Dome 36,947
        2,030,241

Chiba Lotte Marines 0 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 (August 26, 2015)

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 3:35 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Ishikawa, Ayumu (LOT) 8-10, 3.35 - van den Hurk, Rick (SOF) 6-0, 2.83

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

Attendance: 36947 | Time: 2h58m | Softbank leads series, 12-7-0

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[8/25/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 3:22 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Former Hawk Satoru Morimoto crashed into a nineteen-year-old motorcyclist while attempting a right turn at an intersection at around 9:30pm on August 24. Morimoto was arrested on charges of negligent driving. The motorcyclist died shortly after the accident and police are planning to change the charges to manslaughter. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Potential starters for the Rakuten series the began on August 25: Chihiro Kaneko, Daiki Tomei, Brandon Dickson. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are planning to exercise the 2016 option they have on Brandon Laird. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions will most likely continue to give Kona Takahashi Sunday starts on six days of rest. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yoshinao Kamata could get a start on August 29 against Seibu at kobo Stadium. If he does, it will be his first Ichi-gun game since October 13, 2013. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015