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[7/29/2014] Injury Report: Ryutaro Umeno (Hanshin), Ryosuke Yagi (Yakult)

by on Jul.30, 2014 @ 12:50 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Akihito Fujii was taken off the active roster on Tuesday with discomfort in his right elbow.  The Tigers are not sure how long he will be out. Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2014, Sponichi 7/29/2014
  • Ryutaro Umeno missed the last two games with an injury to his left thumb.  Yutaka Wada told reporters Umeno suffered the injury when he took a foul-tip off the thumb during a game against Hiroshima on the 26th.  Tests did not reveal any broken bones, but there was still some swelling. Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hector Luna (right elbow) resumed batting practice on Tuesday and could make it back to the active roster sooner than expected.  He told reporters he wanted to get back to Ichi-gun before August 3. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014
  • Ryosuke Hirata (left ankle) played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Tuesday.  He might be okay to return to the active roster for the Yakult series that begins on August 1. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel (left side) might be able to return to the active roster on August 12.  Gourriel has already resumed batting practice and could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on August 8. Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryosuke Yagi left Tuesday's game against Hanshin in the 9th with a runner and first and no out because he developed a cramp in his left middle finger.  He was planning to return to the mound after some treatment, but Tony Barnette's name was already called. Source: Sanspo 7/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko (fatigue) could return to the active roster in early August. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014 ... August 2 is a possibility. Source: Sponichi 7/29/2014 ... Kaneko tossed fifteen pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen on Monday.  It was his first session since the start of the season -- he generally does not do a lot of throwing in the bullpen during the season. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014

[7/29/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.30, 2014 @ 12:47 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez was left out of the starting line-up on Tuesday for the first time this season for a number of reasons, including fatigue from the summer heat. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014 ... Gomez had a fever. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014, Sports Hochi 7/29/2014
  • Yuta Iwasada joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Tuesday.  He could make his Ichi-gun debut with a start on Sunday (August 3) against Yokohama at Koshien. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014
  • Ryutaro Umeno dropped about ten kilograms since January. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014
  • General manager Katsuhiro Nakamura left for the United States about a week ago to check on talent for the 2015 season.  He is expected to return to Japan later this week. Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2014
  • Koshien Stadium will be celebrating its ninetieth anniversary on August 1.  Shintaro Fujinami is slated to start the anniversary game. Source: Sanspo 7/29/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Possible starters for the Yakult series that began on Tuesday: Yusuke Nomura, Bryan Bullington, and Takaya Toda. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014
  • The Carp could switch from two pitchers and two position players to three pitchers and one position player to fill their four foreign player roster spots.  The four could be pitchers Bullington, Kam Mickolio, and Deunte Heath, and position player Brad Eldred.  Heath could make his Ichi-gun debut some time in mid-August. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada missed the Hiroshima game on Tuesday because he was not feeling well.  He did not go to the stadium and instead rested at the team hotel.  He is a question mark for Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014, Sponichi 7/29/2014
  • Junki Ito is scheduled to make his first start of the season on Thursday against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yujo Kitagata changed his motion from over-the-top to side-arm in June.  He has since decided to go back to over-the-top. Source: Sponichi 7/29/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows are not planning to make any managerial changes during the season. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014

[7/27/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.28, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Yoshinori Tateyama might join the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Monday.  He could also make the active roster on Tuesday.  Tateyama tossed a shutout inning in relief, while allowing two hits, against Ni-gun Chunichi on Saturday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2014
  • Ryosuke Ogata and umpire Ryohei Imaoka complained of feeling sick (like heat sickness) after the 5th inning of a Ni-gun game on the 26th against Chunichi.  Both Ogata and Imaoka were taken out of the game before the start of the 6th. Source: Daily Sports 7/27/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp held a press conference for Deunte Heath on Sunday. Source: official announcement
  • Daichi Osera on the cramp he developed during his last start on the 26th: "It felt like the cramp was mostly in the back area of my right hamstring.  I've been drinking a lot of water so I don't think it was dehydration.  I'm not really sure what the problem is.  I'm out here practicing like this and I'm not really having any major difficulties.  I'm fine." Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino is currently slated to make his next start on August 1 against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien. Source: Sponichi 7/27/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Nagisa Arakaki will most likely get his next Ni-gun start during a Nippon Ham series that begins on August 1.  He is slated to throw about 100 pitches. Source: Sanspo 7/27/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 10 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 (July 27, 2014)

by on Jul.27, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Miura, Daisuke (YOK) 1-4, 4.64 - Ogawa, Yasuhiro (YAK) 4-2, 3.03

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 10 17 0
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 2

Attendance: 16646 | Time: 3h47m | Yokohama leads series, 11-3-0

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[7/26/2014] Injury Report: Yamato (Hanshin), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Jul.27, 2014 @ 2:14 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Yamato was taken off the active roster on Saturday with a strain in his left abdominal oblique.  He suffered the injury during pre-game fielding practice on Friday. Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2014Sports Hochi 7/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino developed a cramp in his right calf during the 6th inning of Friday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  Ino told reporters on Saturday his leg was fine and that he did not expect to miss his next start. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014 ... Kiyoshi Nakahata also told reporters Ino was going to make his next start as originally scheduled. Source: Sanspo 7/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien took a ball hit by Taketoshi Goto off his chest while playing defense in the 4th inning of Saturday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  He as removed from the game after the 5th and taken to the hospital for tests.  He was diagnosed with a bruise on his left chest.  He might be taken off the active roster if he is unable to play on Sunday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2014, Sponichi 7/26/2014

[7/26/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.27, 2014 @ 2:13 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe became the sixth catcher in NPB history to reach the 3,000 total bases milestone on Friday. The other five: Katsuya Nomura (5,315), Motonobu Tanishige (3,188), Atsuya Furuta (3,154), Koichi Tabuchi (3,145), and Tatsuhiko Kimata (3,022). Source: Sponichi 7/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Kiyoshi Nakahata is planning to give Yuki Kuniyoshi a look as closer after Tomoya Mikami's recent struggles. Source: Sponichi 7/26/2014
  • Shoichi Ino joined Noboru Akiyama (1962, 1964), Masaji Hiramatsu (1970), Akio Saito (1978), Kazuhiko Endo (1985), and Hiroki Nomura (1993) as the only pitchers in franchise history to be the first (or one of the first) to reach ten victories in the Central League.  Ino became the Central League's first (and only) ten-game winner on Friday, making him the first Yokohama pitcher to accomplish the feat since Endo in 1985 (Nomura won ten games on the same day another pitcher reached the total). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014 ... Ino became the first pitcher in franchise history to be one of the first to reach ten victories in the league within his first two years after turning pro since Saito in 1978.  He also became the first pitcher in franchise history to win ten or more games before the end of July since Takashi Saito won eleven and Takeo Kawamura won ten in 1999. Source: Sanspo 7/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Nagisa Arakaki started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on Saturday.  He gave up a run on four hits over three innings of work.  He also struck out two. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 7 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 (July 26, 2014)

by on Jul.26, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Moscoso, Guillermo (YOK) 5-6, 3.57 - Ishikawa, Masanori (YAK) 6-6, 4.76

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 7 10 1
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 1

Attendance: 22884 | Time: 3h39m | Yokohama leads series, 10-3-0

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[7/25/2014] Injury Report: Hector Luna (Chunichi), Nobuhiro Matsuda (Softbank)

by on Jul.26, 2014 @ 3:18 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • Hector Luna (right elbow) could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on August 2 against Hiroshima.  Ryosuke Hirata (left ankle) is slated to play in his first rehab game on the 29th against Softbank. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (left hamstring) played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Friday.  He got the start at first and batted clean-up against Yokohama.  He went 1-for-3.  He will play in two more Ni-gun rehab games over the weekend.  If there are no problems, he could rejoin the Ichi-gun team in time for the start of the Hanshin series that begins on the 29th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014, Sponichi 7/25/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Hideki Okajima was diagnosed with a strain in his left calf on Friday.  He will most likely require two to three weeks for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014
  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) recovery is taking longer than expected.  He might be about two weeks behind schedule.  He might not be able to rejoin the Ichi-gun team until late-August. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014