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[6/29/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Jun.30, 2015 @ 6:31 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano is 0-2 in four games at Jingu Stadium over his career. It is the one Central League stadium he has yet to record a victory in. He will finish the month of June 0-2. He has gone without a win in a month five times in his career, but this will be the first time he has failed to record at least one victory in a month in which he pitched in at least two games. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2015
  • Aaron Poreda's next start will most likely come on July 2 against Hiroshima. Assuming no roster changes, after that, he will most likely get a start during a three-game Hanshin series that begins on July 10. Source: Daily Sports 6/29/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami joined Keishi Suzuki, Toshiaki Moriyasu, Yutaka Enatsu, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Masahiro Tanaka as the only pitchers drafted out of high school to record 100 or more strikeouts in their first three or more seasons. Source: Sponichi 6/29/2015
  • Kosuke Fukudome and Mauro Gomez went back-to-back in two consecutive games on June 27 (4th inning) and 28 (8th inning). They are the first pair in franchise history to accomplish the feat since Akinobu Mayumi and Randy Bass on June 16 and 17, 1987. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2015, Sponichi 6/29/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroki Kuroda is scheduled to start the Yomiuri game on June 30. It will be his first start against Yomiuri since September 14, 2007. Source: Sports Hochi 6/29/2015
  • Second round draft pick Kazuki Yabuta is expected to start a game against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome on July 1. Source: Daily Sports 6/29/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Shohei Tateyama was taken off the active roster on June 29 because the Swallows plan to give him at least ten days of rest. According to Nikkan Sports, he is due to earn his international FA option the next time he gets added to the active roster. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2015

[6/28/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yakult Swallows

by on Jun.29, 2015 @ 2:59 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Miles Mikolas recorded his second 1-0 shutout of the month on June 27. Only five other pitchers in franchise history have accomplished the feat: Hideo Fujimoto in May 1946, Kazumi Takahashi in September 1973, Nobihiro Tamai in August 1975, Hiromi Makihara in June 1989, and Masaki Saito in August 1992. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2015
  • The Giants will play their 10,000th game when they reach their 100th game of the season. Source: ZakZak 6/28/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami became the first pitcher out of high school to record at least 100 strikeouts in their first three seasons since Masahiro Tanaka (seven years from 2007 until 2013); and the first Hanshin pitcher since Yutaka Enatsu (nine years from 1967 until 1975). Source: Daily Sports 6/28/2015
  • Randy Messenger pushed his strikeout total to 832 on June 27 with seven strikeouts against Yokohama on June 27. The 832 strikeouts is good for fifth place on the all-time list for foreign pitchers. Source: Spoonichi 6/28/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/28/2015
  • Kosuke Fukudome recorded the sixteenth two homer game of his career on June 27, first since April 19, 2013. The home runs came in back-to-back at bats. It was the seventh game in which he homered in back-to-back at bats. Source: Sponichi 6/28/2015

Yakult Swallows

[6/27/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Jun.28, 2015 @ 4:27 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Potential starters for the Yakult series that begins on June 30: Minoru Iwata, Yuta Iwasada, and Atsushi Nomi. Iwasada was originally slated to pitch on June 27, but Randy Messenger was took over the start after his game on June 26 was rained out. The Swallows are 153-681 (.225) against left-handed pitchers this year. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2015, Daily Sports 6/27/2015
  • Shoya Yamamoto could get a start during the Yokohama series that begins on July 3. Suguru Iwazaki is a candidate for a start as well. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • On June 27, Masahiko Morino became the 118th player in NPB history to reach the 1,500 hit milestone. The hit came off Kenta Meada in the 3rd inning of a game against Hiroshima. Source: Sponichi 6/27/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/27/2015

Yakult Swallows

Yomiuri Giants 1 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 (June 27, 2015)

by on Jun.27, 2015 @ 4:10 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium - 14:00
Starters: Mikolas, Miles (YOM) 3-3, 2.59 - Arakaki, Nagisa (YAK) 2-5, 4.50

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

Attendance: 20526 | Time: 2h15m | Yomiuri leads series, 6-4-0

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[6/26/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jun.27, 2015 @ 4:10 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami's next start will most likely come on June 28 against Yokohama at Koshien. Source: Sanspo 6/26/2015
  • The Tigers played their 9,994th game on June 24. Source: Sanspo 6/26/2015
  • Hanshin will be sending five officials to the United States for a six night, eight day trip. They will be there to see how MLB stadiums in Miami (Marlins), Boston (Red Sox), Arizona (Diamondbacks), and New York (Yankees and Mets) operate. They also have plans to visit Cooperstown. The Tigers are looking for new ways to draw and improve relations with fans. Source: Daily Sports 6/26/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Second round draft pick Kazuki Yabuta could make his Ichi-gun debut with a start against Yomiuri on July 2. In eight Ni-gun games, he is 4-1 with a 1.70 ERA (0.95 WHIP). Another possibility, depending on rain outs, is a Yakult game on July 5. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2015, Daily Sports 6/26/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura's last two starts have been rained out (June 21 and June 26). His next start is scheduled for June 28. Source: Sanspo 6/26/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada recorded his fourth lead-off home run of the season on June 25. He hit six lead-off home runs last season and became the first player in franchise history to hit at least four lead-off home runs in consecutive seasons. The ten career lead-off home runs puts Yamada in a tenth place tie with Dave Hilton on the franchise's all-time list. At twenty-two years and eleven months, he became the second youngest player in NPB history, behind Hayato Sakamoto's twenty-two years and four months, to reach the ten lead-off home run milestone. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2015