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Orix Buffaloes 5 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1 (July 26, 2015)

by on Jul.26, 2015 @ 9:27 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Orix Buffaloes vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 13:00
Starters: Kondo, Kazuki (ORI) 1-0, 4.50 - Terahara, Hayato (SOF) 5-0, 1.62

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

Attendance: 38500 | Time: 3h59m | Softbank leads series, 11-5-0

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[7/24/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Jul.25, 2015 @ 5:35 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks are currently scheduled to play twenty-seven games in thirty days, including a stretch of nine straight, during the month of September. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2015 ... Softbank is also scheduled to play a stretch of seven straight in October. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Through July 23, the Buffaloes were two long balls away from 8,000. Only four NPB teams have more than 8,000 home runs: Yomiuri (9,726), Seibu (8,466), Chunichi (8,352), and Softbank (8,093). Hiroshima (7,757) and Hanshin (7,621) trail Orix. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2015 ... Hiroyuki Nakajima hit a home run on July 24 to put the Buffaloes one away from 8,000. Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Alfredo Despaigne joined Ichi-gun workouts in Sendai on July 24. He was eligible to return to the active roster, but Lotte decided to give him a little more time to rest. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2015, Daily Sports 7/24/2015
  • Dae-Eun Rhee is planning to serve his mandatory two-years in the Korean military after the 2016 season. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2015

[7/22/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.23, 2015 @ 9:23 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu was taken off the active roster on July 22 because he is not scheduled to make another start for at least ten days. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015 ... By skipping Settsu once in the rotation, the Hawks will be able to give Kenichi Nakata a turn. Nakata's last start was rained out. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Brandon Dickson is slated to make his next start on July 24 against Softbank at YafuOku Dome. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hiroshi Urano celebrated his twenty-sixth birthday on July 22 by giving up nine runs (all earned) on five hits and four walks over 1.1 innings of work against the Rakuten Eagles. The Fighters decided to demote Urano after the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Kota Futaki picked up his first professional victory on July 22 during a Ni-gun game against Rakuten. He started the game and gave up four runs on six hits over five innings of work. He threw seventy-seven pitches, faced twenty-two hitters, walked two, struck out six, and topped out at 142km/h. It was his nineteenth game of the year, sixth as a starter. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015, Sponichi 7/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2015
  • Alfredo Despaigne returned to Japan on July 22. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015 ... Despaigne is scheduled to join the Ichi-gun team on July 24. Source: Sports Hochi 7/22/2015 ... Despaigne played in eight games during the Pan Am games in Toronto. He went 6-for-34 with three home runs and six RBI. He struck out eight times, walked twice, and scored five runs. Cuba won the bronze medal.

Rakuten Eagles

Chiba Lotte Marines 1 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 4 (July 22, 2015)

by on Jul.22, 2015 @ 10:21 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Chen, Kuan-Yu (LOT) 2-3, 4.71 - Standridge, Jason (SOF) 7-6, 3.82

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

Attendance: 38500 | Time: 2h46m | Softbank leads series, 9-5-0

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Chiba Lotte Marines 0 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3 (July 21, 2015)

by on Jul.21, 2015 @ 7:36 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:00
Starters: Ishikawa, Ayumu (LOT) 7-6, 3.58 - Settsu, Tadashi (SOF) 4-5, 4.10

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

Attendance: 38500 | Time: 2h55m | Softbank leads series, 8-5-0

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[7/20/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.21, 2015 @ 7:33 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo would like to try to keep relievers from pitching in more than sixty games this season. Source: Sports Hochi 7/20/2015
  • The Hawks signed Rizap to a cap sponsorship contract for the rest of the current season. A Rizap patch will be added to the right side of all caps. Source: official announcement

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani's next start will most likely come on the July 24 against Seibu at Seibu Prince Dome. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuta Omine's start on July 20 was canceled due to rain. His next start will most likely come against Rakuten at kobo Stadium on Juy 26. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2015
  • The Marines are planning to offer Luis Cruz a contract for the 2016 season. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui racked up his twentieth save of the year on July 20 and became just the second pitcher out of high school in NPB history to reach twenty saves within his first two years. The other was Masafumi Hirai in 1995. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015
  • The Eagles installed a radar at kobo Stadium that will help them collect more data on pitchers, like release points, throwing angles, and spin. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015

[7/19/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Jul.20, 2015 @ 10:33 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Kenichi Nakata tossed a bullpen session on July 18. He will get the first start after the break: July 20 against Lotte at Kitakyushu. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Rookies Kodai Sano and Yu Suzuki joined Ichi-gun practices on July 18. Kenya Wakatsuki and Kyo Okunami also worked out with the Ichi-gun team. Source: Sports Hochi 7/18/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Possible starters for the Rakuten series that begins on July 20: Luis Mendoza, Kohei Arihara, Hiroshi Urano. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2015
  • Possible starters for the Seibu series that begins on July 24: Shohei Otani, Mitsuo Yoshikawa, Mendoza. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2015
  • Yuki Saito is set to return to the Ni-gun rotation for a start against Lotte on July 26. Source: Sports Hochi 7/19/2015
  • Sho Nakata does not like fielding questions about home runs before games because it makes him swing the bat harder. Source: Sponichi 7/19/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa's next start could come on July 25 against Rakuten at kobo Stadium. It could be his last chance to prove that he belongs on the active roster. Source: Sponichi 7/19/2015
  • Lotte was planning to give players the day off on July 16 and 17. They decided to cancel the day off on July 17 because of the team's performance during the first-half ans held practices at QVC Marine. They were the only team in the PL to hold practices on July 17. Source: Sponichi 7/18/2015