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[4/19/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.20, 2015 @ 5:33 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kazuto Taguchi picked up another RBI during his start against Hanshin on April 18. He joined Hiroaki Nakayama (Taiyo, May 8 and 15, 1986) and Atsushi Nakazato (Chunichi, September 16 and 23, 2001) as the only players since the draft to record RBIs in their first two games. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2015 ... At nineteen years and seven months, Taguchi became the first player under twenty in franchise history to record RBIs in consecutive outings since Masumi Kuwata in 1987 (nineteen years and two months: SF8 against Yakult on June 4 and 1B8 against Chunichi on June 11); and the first player under twenty in franchise history to record RBIs in consecutive outings on hits since Tsuneo Horiuchi in 1967 (nineteen years and six months: 2B9 against Taiyo on July 30 and 1B7 against Sankei on August 4). Source: Sanspo 4/19/2015
  • Tatsunori Hara is slated to return on April 21. He has been out with the flu since April 15. Source: Daily Sports 4/19/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi is 19-15 with a 3.03 ERA in fifty-six games against the Yomiuri Giants over his career. Source: Sanspo 4/19/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Nate Schierholtz was added the active roster on April 19. Hiroshima was originally planning to let Schierholtz adjust at Ni-gun until the Yomiuri series that begins on the 21st. Source: Daily Sports 4/19/2015
  • Through April 18, foreign hitters were 8-for-20 against Hiroki Kuroda. Source: Sports Hochi 4/19/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Masanori Ishikawa has recorded at least one victory in fourteen consecutive seasons, beginning with his first year. He joined Masaichi Kaneda (fifteen years, 1950-1964) and Hiromu Matsuoka (sixteen years, 1969-1984) as the only players in franchise history to achieve the feat. Source: Sanspo 4/19/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars 8 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 9 (April 19, 2015)

by on Apr.19, 2015 @ 6:50 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Mishima, Kazuki (YOK) 1-1, 4.34 - Sugiura, Toshihiro (YAK) 0-3, 2.33

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 17 2
Yakult 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 1X 9 13 1

Attendance: 18878 | Time: 5h20m | Yakult leads series, 5-1-0

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[4/18/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.19, 2015 @ 6:49 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on April 18: Yuya Yokoyama started the game and tossed seven shutout innings. He faced twenty-six hitters, gave up five hits, walked none, struck out six, and topped out at 145km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015
  • Randy Messenger struck out eleven during a game on April 17 against the Yomiuri Giants. It was the eleventh double-digit strikeout game of his career, first since September 2, 2014. The eleven double-digit strikeouts tied Darrell May's Central League record for most double-digit strikeout games by a foreign pitcher. Messenger struck out ten or more once each in 2011 and 2012; four times each in 2013 and 2014; and once in 2015. Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ni-gun game against Hanshin on April 17: Nate Schierholtz got the start in right and batted third. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI. He drove in a run with a ground out to second in the 1st inning; he grounded out to first in his at bat in the 3rd inning; he faced Daiki Enokida in the 6th and hit a 2-1 curve for a single to right. His day ended after three at bats. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015, Daily Sports 4/17/2015
  • Koichi Ogata is planning to give Schierholtz three games a Ni-gun before making a decision on his timetable. The Carp could add him to the active roster in time for the Yomiuri series that begins on April 21. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2015, Daily Sports 4/17/2015 ... Hiroshima is now planning to replace Mike Zagurski with Schierholtz on the active roster. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons have lost two 1-0 games in which the lone run scored on a lead-off home run in the 1st inning twice in franchise history: against Taiyo on May 29, 1969 and against Hiroshima on April 17, 2015. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun game against the Futures on April 18: Yoshinori started the game and tossed three shutout innings. He faced twelve hitters, gave up two hits, walked three, struck out four, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015 ... Wladimir Balentien was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 1-for-2: BB, E6-R, 1B9. He was replaced by a pinch-runner after his hit in the 5th. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2015
  • Tony Barnette picked up a save on one pitch on April 17 against Yokohama. It was the sixty-third time one of fifty-seven different pitchers managed to record a save on one pitch in NPB history (thirty-one pitchers and thirty-five times in the Central League and twenty-six pitchers and twenty-eight times in the Pacific League); the first time a pitcher notched a save on one pitch by recording a double-play since Hisashi Takeda in 2010; and the eighth time (seventh pitcher) in franchise history a pitcher recorded a save on one pitch, first since Chang-Yong Lim in 2011. Source: Sponichi 4/18/2015, Sanspo 4/18/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars 0 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 (April 18, 2015)

by on Apr.18, 2015 @ 10:14 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Yamaguchi, Shun (YOK) 2-0, 4.32 - Ishikawa, Masanori (YAK) 0-2, 2.37

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

Attendance: 25839 | Time: 2h51m | Yakult leads series, 4-1-0

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[4/14/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Star, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.15, 2015 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Toshiya Sugiuchi's start on April 14 was rained out. He is slated to get the start on April 15. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2015 ... Miles Mikolas was slated to start the game on April 15. He will be available to pitch out of the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 4/14/2015
  • Batting practice pitcher Shugo Fujii revealed on his blog that he has a hereditary heart disorder. He learned about his condition while he was playing for the Yakult Swallows. Source: Blog, Daily Sports 4/14/2015

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Daichi Osera's start on April 14 was called after two innings due to rain. There are no plans to change the rotation. Source: Sanspo 4/14/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Raul Valdes started a game on April 14 against Hanshin. His next start will come on April 19 against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on four days of rest. Kazuki Yoshimi was taken off the active roster on April 13 to give his right elbow extra rest. He could get starts on ten days of rest moving forward. Source: Sports Hochi 4/14/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino's start on April 14 was rained out. His next start will be pushed back to the Yakult series. Source: Sanspo 4/14/2015
  • Hideki Okajima's wife recently gave birth to the couple's fourth child, a boy. Source: Sports Hochi 4/14/2015

Yakult Swallows

[4/12/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.13, 2015 @ 2:47 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ikusei game against the Fukui Miracle Elephants (BC League) on April 12: Hiroaki Saiuchi started the game and tossed five shutout innings while allowing one hit. Shinya Azuhata hit a three-run triple in the 9th to give the Tigers a 3-0. Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2015
  • Ikusei game against the Toyama Thunderbirds (BC League) on April 11: First round draft pick Yuya Yokoyama started the game and tossed four shutout innings and allowed one hit. He was slated to throw about 100 pitches over seven innings, but left early because he popped a blister on his left middle finger. Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2014
  • With the rain out on April 10, the Tigers are making some changes to the starting rotation. There is a chance Minoru Iwata will take Atsushi Nomi's next start on April 14. Nomi has been struggling with his control and the Tigers want to give him some time to make adjustments. If things go well, his next start could come during a three-game series against Yomiuri that begins on April 17. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Mike Zagurski's wife will be giving birth to the couple's first child in Japan. Source: Sanspo 4/12/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien's (left Achilles) first rehab game will be pushed back again. Said Mitsuru Manaka, "It's going to take a little longer. Part of it has to do with the recent cold weather." Balentien was scheduled to play in a rehab game on April 14. His first game might be pushed back until April 18. Source: Sanspo 4/12/2015