Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

Tag: Takayuki Kishi

[10/24/2014] Samurai Japan: Takayuki Kishi withdraws from Samurai Japan due to injury

by on Oct.24, 2014 @ 10:34 pm, under Samurai Japan
Tags: , , ,

The Seibu Lions announced that Takayuki Kishi will not be able to participate in the Suzuki Japan All-Star Series as a member of Samurai Japan because of discomfort in his right side. They posted the following statement from Kishi:

I had some discomfort in my right start near the end of the season. It got better so I kept practicing. But the discomfort returned. I decided to withdraw from the team because I do not want to create any problems for the coaches.

Source: official announcement

===

Samurai Japan announced that Hanshin's Minoru Iwata will take Kishi's spot on the Samurai Japan roster.

Source: official announcement

===

Fans attending games at Koshien on November 11 and Sapporo Dome on November 18 will receive a clear file featuring the Samurai Japan Manga team.

Source: official announcement

===

A temporary Samurai Japan Museum will be set up at the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk between November 8 and 10. Admission will be free.

Source: official announcement

Comments Off on [10/24/2014] Samurai Japan: Takayuki Kishi withdraws from Samurai Japan due to injury

[9/19/2014] Seibu Lions: Takayuki Kishi earns domestic FA option

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 7:34 pm, under NPB
Tags: , ,

Takayuki Kishi (29) earned his domestic FA option today with eight years of service time on the active roster. Said Kishi, "I never thought I would make it this far. I want to thank the different people around me." When asked if he was going to exercise the option, he replied, "Not at all."

Kishi is currently in the first year of a three-year deal worth an estimated 1.2 billion yen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

Comments Off on [9/19/2014] Seibu Lions: Takayuki Kishi earns domestic FA option

[8/5/2014] Injury Report: Yulieski Gourriel (Yokohama), Takayuki Kishi (Seibu)

by on Aug.06, 2014 @ 12:50 am, under NPB
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano first started feeling discomfort in his right middle finger when he hit a grounder to second during an at bat in the 5th inning of a game against Yakult at Tokyo Dome on July 16.  He pitched in three games after that: second game of the All-Star series on July 19, July 25 against Chunichi, and August 1 against Hiroshima.  He was examined at a hospital on Monday because the injury was not showing signs of improvement.  He will most likely be shut down for a little while. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/5/2014 ... Sugano started his rehab at Giants Stadium on Tuesday.  He will be shut down until the inflammation in his middle finger goes away. Source: Sanspo 8/5/2014, Daily Sports 8/5/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars were hoping to get Yulieski Gourriel (left side) back some time around the 12th, but he may have re-injured/re-aggravated the injury when he resumed hitting practice on the 2nd.  Yokohama is no longer certain when Gourriel will be ready to return to the active roster. Source: Sanspo 8/5/2014, Daily Sports 8/5/2014, Sponichi 8/5/2014

Yakult Swallows

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi was taken off the active roster on Tuesday with pain in his right elbow.  Kishi first complained of tightness in the elbow before his last start on the 3rd against Rakuten at kobo Stadium.  The Lions do not expect their ace to miss more than one start. Source: Sanspo 8/5/2014, Sponichi 8/5/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines are planning to take Takahiro Matsunaga and Carlos Rosa off the active roster.  Matsunaga complained of discomfort in his left elbow, Rosa discomfort in his right side. Source: Sponichi 8/5/2014
Comments Off on [8/5/2014] Injury Report: Yulieski Gourriel (Yokohama), Takayuki Kishi (Seibu)

[6/15/2014] Injury Report: Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Esteban German (Orix)

by on Jun.16, 2014 @ 2:23 am, under NPB
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kazunari Tsuruoka (left side) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Softbank on Sunday.  He was the starting catcher and batted seventh.  He played through to the 5th and went 1-for-2. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/15/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuhei Matsuyama (left knee) will be re-examined within the next couple of days. Source: Daily Sports 6/15/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco was taken off the active roster on Sunday after he hurt the back of his left thigh while running the bases during Saturday's game against Softbank. Source: Sanspo 6/15/2014 ... Blanco will most likely need at least one month for a full recovery.  He might be able to return to the active roster some time in August. Source: Sports Hochi 6/15/2014
  • Sho Aranami was also taken off the active roster on Sunday.  He hurt his right calf during pre-game fielding practice. Source: Sports Hochi 6/15/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato (right shoulder) pitched in a game on Saturday for the first time since April 13, 2012.  Of the twenty-one pitches he threw, eleven were in the 150km/h range.  For Sato to make it to the active roster, he will have to throw 100 pitches in four to five games and be ready to pitch on six days of rest. Source: Sanspo 6/15/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi resumed pitching practices on Sunday.  He mixed in all his pitches and threw eighty-four.  If things go well, he could return to the active roster in time for a start on the 21st against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Sponichi 6/15/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Esteban German ran into a little bad luck on Saturday: he took a batted ball off the inner portion of his left knee while running the bases in between second and third during pre-game practices; and he fouled a ball off his left foot during his at bat in the 3rd inning.  Source: Sponichi 6/15/2014 ... German was left out of the starting line-up on Sunday to give him some extra time for rest and recovery. Source: Sponichi 6/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/15/2014
Comments Off on [6/15/2014] Injury Report: Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Esteban German (Orix)

[6/9/2014] Injury Report: Takayuki Kishi (Seibu), Ryuji Ichioka (Hiroshima), Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (Yakult)

by on Jun.09, 2014 @ 6:07 pm, under NPB
Tags: , , , , ,

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi started feeling discomfort in his right shoulder during his start against Yomiuri on Saturday.  He was taken off the active roster today. Source: Sponichi 6/9/2014, Sports Hochi 6/9/2014 ... UPDATE 6/10 @ 12:41am - Pitching coach Eiji Kiyokawa told reporters Kishi's condition was not serious and that the focus right now was on a start during the Yokohama series that begins on the 21st.  Kishi will not be traveling with the Ichi-gun team and will workout at the Ni-gun facilities. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/9/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka was taken off the active roster today with pain in his right shoulder.  He started complaining of the pain after his outing against Softbank at Mazda Stadium on Sunday.  He was not feeling any better this morning and he was taken to a hospital in Hiroshima for an MRI.  Additional tests will be conducted on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/9/2014, Sponichi 6/9/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama hurt his left hamstring while running the bases on Sunday.  He was examined at a hospital today, but could not get an MRI.  He will go in for additional tests later this week.  He was taken off the active roster today. Source: Daily Sports 6/9/2014, Sponichi 6/9/2014
Comments Off on [6/9/2014] Injury Report: Takayuki Kishi (Seibu), Ryuji Ichioka (Hiroshima), Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (Yakult)

[6/7/2014] Injury Report: Takayuki Kishi (Seibu), Luis Cruz (Lotte)

by on Jun.08, 2014 @ 12:02 am, under NPB
Tags: , , , , ,

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka took outdoor batting practice at Koshien on Saturday for the first time since he suffered multiple injuries from a collision play in March.  He took his swings from the left side of the plate. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014 ... Nishioka participated in Ichi-gun pre-game practices at Koshien on Friday.  He played some catch and ran some dashes in the outfield. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014, Sanspo 6/7/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi left Saturday's start after five innings because of discomfort in his right shoulder.  He is not scheduled to go to the hospital.  The Lions will monitor his condition over the next few days before they make a decision on what to do. Source: Sponichi 6/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines wanted to give Luis Cruz (left wrist) a few at bats at Ni-gun on Friday before a possible call-up on Saturday, but the game was rained out.  At this point, they hope to get him back to Ichi-gun by at least the 11th. Source: Sponichi 6/7/2014
Comments Off on [6/7/2014] Injury Report: Takayuki Kishi (Seibu), Luis Cruz (Lotte)

[5/2/2014] Seibu Lions: Takayuki Kishi becomes seventy-eighth pitcher to toss no-no

by on May.02, 2014 @ 9:36 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

Takayuki Kishi made his sixth start of the season against the Chiba Lotte Marines and tossed a no-hitter.  He put just one runner on base with a two-out walk in the 1st inning (Tadahito Iguchi).  He faced twenty-eight hitters, threw 117 pitches, walked one, and struck out eight.

Pitch Breakdown:

  • 117 pitches
  • twelve swinging strikes
  • twenty-three strikes
  • twenty-seven foul balls
  • thirty-six balls
  • nineteen hit
    • seven infield grounders
    • six infield fly balls
    • six outfield fly balls

Some facts:

  • Pitchers that have tossed no-hitters (NPB): seventy-eight
  • Number of times accomplished: eighty-nine
  • Pitchers that have tossed no-hitters (PL): twenty-seven
  • Number of times accomplished: twenty-eight
  • Last NPB pitcher: Chunichi Daisuke Yamai against Yokohama at Yokohama on June 28, 2013
  • Last PL pitcher: Yuki NIshi against Softbank at YafuOku Dome on October 8, 2012
  • Last Seibu pitcher: Hisanobu Watanabe against Orix at Seibu on June 11, 1996
  • Last time Lotte suffered a no-hit loss: against Hankyu's Yutaro Imai at Miyagi on August 31, 1978

Source: Daily Sports 5/2/2014Tokyo Sports 5/2/2014, Sponichi 5/2/2014

===

(continue reading...)

Comments Off on [5/2/2014] Seibu Lions: Takayuki Kishi becomes seventy-eighth pitcher to toss no-no

[3/14/2014] Injury Updates: Kan Otake (YOM), Mauro Gomez (HAN), Jun Hirose (HIR)

by on Mar.14, 2014 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Yomiuri Giants

  • Kan Otake (lower-half tightness) could pitch in an exhibition game against Seibu on the 18th.  He has not pitched since March 1 and has been taking things slow.  Source: Daily Sports 3/14/2014
  • Tetsuya Yamaguchi (left shoulder) rejoined the Ichi-gun team on Friday.  He is scheduled to pitch in Saturday's game against Softbank at YafuOku Dome.  Source: Sponichi 3/14/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez (right knee) will not be called up to play in Friday's exhibition game against Yokohama at Yokohama.  He will instead play in a Kyoiku League game against Chunichi on the same day.  Source: Sanspo 3/14/2014 ... Gomez played in a batting practice scrimmage at Naruohama on Friday.  He had eight at bats against Tatsuya Kojima and recorded two hits, including a home run.  He will be a designated hitter in Saturday's Kyoiku League game against Chunichi and will be at first base in Sunday's Kyoiku League game against Chunichi.  If everything is okay, he could join the Ichi-gun team in time for a practice game against Yakult at Jingu on the 18th.  Source: Sports Hochi 3/14/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Akihiro Higashide played in a Kyoiku League game on Friday.  He made the starting line-up as the designated hitter and batted second.  It was his first game since he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an intra-squad game in February 2013.  He went 0-for-2: F8, Fo7.  Source: Sponichi 3/14/2014
  • Jun Hirose was assigned to San-gun due to tightness in the back of his right thigh.  He suffered the injury while running the bases in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien.  While the injury is not considered severe, the Carp do not expect him to be ready for opening day.  Source: Sponichi 3/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/14/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yuhei Nakamura (right elbow) has been working out at Ni-gun.  He joined Ichi-gun workouts on Friday.  He could play in Saturday's game against Rakuten.  Soure: Sanspo 3/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/14/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi pitched with some general tightness in his body on Thursday.  He still managed to toss five shutout innings against Nippon Ham.  Source: Daily Sports 3/14/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Softbank Hawks

  • 2nd round draft pick Yuito Mori will spend some time away from the Ichi-gun team because of pain in his left leg.  Source: Sponichi 3/14/2014
Comments Off on [3/14/2014] Injury Updates: Kan Otake (YOM), Mauro Gomez (HAN), Jun Hirose (HIR)

[2/9/2014] Seibu Lions News and Notes

by on Feb.10, 2014 @ 2:09 am, under NPB
Tags: , , ,

Name Date Swings Notes
Takeya Nakamura 2/8 37 Eight could-be hits, including one over the first; first session of outdoor batting practice since the start of camp.  Sanspo 2/9/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Takayuki Kishi Bullpen 2/9 121 First 102 to a standing catcher, last 19 to a squatting catcher; Ginjiro Sumitani caught the session.  Sanspo 2/9/2014, Sponichi 2/9/2014
Tomomi Takahashi BP 2/9   Face three hitters, did not allow any solid hits.  Sanspo 2/9/2014
Takayuki Kishi Bullpen 2/8 84 Standing catcher, including three to a squatting catcher.  Sports Hochi 2/9/2014

===

Quick Notes

  • The last time Hichori Morimoto played first was during a Ni-gun game in 1999.  Morimoto took fielding practice at first with Takeya Nakamura and Koji Yamasaki on Saturday.  Source: Daily Sports 2/9/2014
  • The Lions are planning to let Makoto Aiuchi attend the NPB Rookie Seminar in March.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2014
  • Takayuki Kishi ended practiced on the 7th early because of some tightness in his lower back.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2014

===

Ryo Hayashizaki hurt his left side during practices on Saturday.  The Lions announced that he will report to Group B camp in Kochi on the 11th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2014

Comments Off on [2/9/2014] Seibu Lions News and Notes

[12/10/2013] Seibu Lions sign Takayuki Kishi to a three-year deal

by on Dec.10, 2013 @ 6:11 pm, under NPB
Tags: ,

The Seibu Lions signed Takayuki Kishi (29) to a three-year deal worth an estimated maximum total 1.2 billion yen.  His yearly salary will begin 200 million yen and will be adjusted according to performance.

Source: Sponichi 12/10/2013, Nikkan Sports 12/10/2013, Sports Hochi 12/10/2013

Comments Off on [12/10/2013] Seibu Lions sign Takayuki Kishi to a three-year deal