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[8/30/2014] Injury Report: Seiichi Uchikawa (Softbank), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Aug.31, 2014 @ 3:56 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano threw forty-one pitches in the bullpen on Friday -- fourteen to a standing catcher and twenty-seven to a half-bent catcher.  He had not tossed a session since the 21st due to discomfort in his lower back.  He is slated to pitch three innings in a Ni-gun rehab game on September 4 against Lotte at Giants Stadium. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka might be able to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game some time in early September, based on his current progress. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred tweaked his right knee while chasing after a baseball in foul territory in the 9th inning of Friday's game against the Chunichi Dragons. He was examined at a hospital in Nagoya and diagnosed with a knee contusion. Eldred was able to participate in pre-game workouts on Saturday and made the starting line-up at first, batting clean-up. Source: Daily Sports 8/30/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiko Morino felt discomfort in his left leg while running the bases in the bottom of 10th inning of Friday's game against Hiroshima and left on defense in the top of the 11th as a precaution. He was left out of the starting line-up on Saturday. Source: Sanspo 8/30/2014, Sanspo 8/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014
  • Kazuki Yoshimi (right elbow) can only play catch. The Dragons have been unable to set a timetable on his return because he is still not ready to toss bullpen sessions or do long-distance throwing. Best case scenario: he could resume bullpen sessions in mid-September at the earliest. If he cannot make it back in time for the regular season, the Dragons could let him pitch during the Phoenix League. Source: Sports Hochi 8/30/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien did not make the starting line-up on Saturday against the Hanshin Tigers because of pain in his left Achilles tendon. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa did not play in Saturday's game against the Rakuten Eagles because his neck was most likely giving him problems (from the diving catch he made on Thursday). Source: Sanspo 8/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014

[8/29/2014] Injury Report: Brad Eldred (Hiroshima), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 12:09 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) is currently slated to pitch three innings in his first Ni-gun rehab game on September 4 against Lotte. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014 ... Sugano tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium on Friday.  He threw forty-one pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Arai was taken off the active roster on Friday with pain in his lower back. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred tweaked his right knee while chasing a foul ball during a game against the Chunichi Dragons on Friday.  The incident took place in the bottom of the 9th with runners on first and second and two out.  Eldred was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Nagoya for tests. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien tweaked his left Achilles tendon while running the bases in the 1st inning of Friday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  He was removed from the game on defense in the 3rd as a precaution.  He is a question mark for Saturday's game. Source: Sanspo 8/29/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa banged his face into the turf and tweaked his neck as he made a diving catch in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He played through to the 4th inning and was pulled on defense in the 5th.  He was questionable for Friday, but ended up making the starting line-up as a designated hitter. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ryo Watanabe took a batted ball off his face during practices on the 24th and suffered a nasal bone fracture.  The Fighters announced on Thursday that he was going to have surgery on September 4 to treat the fracture.  He will be able to resume workouts as soon as the swelling goes down.  Watanabe was able to play in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on the 26th (designated hitter, batted lead-off, went 0-for-4), but opted for surgery because he was having problems with his day-to-day life. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

[8/28/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 2:39 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez hit home runs in three consecutive games against the Yomiuri Giants: August 14, 26, and 27.  The last Hanshin foreign player to hit home runs in three consecutive games against the Giants was George Arias in 2003. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014
  • Masayuki Kakefu will most likely return next season as development coach. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014
  • Yutaka Wada told reporters on Thursday he had not yet heard from the team about the 2015 season.  He also said that he had not been keeping track of reports about an extension. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp recorded their sixth extra-inning walk-off victory on Wednesday.  They are the first team to pick up six extra-inning walk-off victories since Chunichi notched seven in 2010.  The last time Hiroshima recorded six or more extra-inning walk-off victories was when they racked up six in 1973.  They are 9-2-2 in extra innings this season.  The last time they won nine games in extra innings was in 1996 (9-5-0). Source: Sanspo 8/28/2014
  • Not related to the Carp, but having to do with baseball in Hiroshima: the Koryo High School baseball team, about 140 members, helped landslide victims in Hiroshima clear out mud on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars moved into sole possession of fourth place on Wednesday after playing in at least 100 games for the first time since 2007.  They also recorded their fiftieth victory in their 108th game of the year, quickest since they reached fifty in 100 games in 2007.  The Bay Stars are playing above .500 ball since May.  Yokohama and Yomiuri are the only teams in the Central League that have winning records since May. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Masanori Ishikawa picked up his tenth win of the season on Thursday.  He now has ten seasons with at least ten victories.  That's good for a second place tie with Hiromu Matsuoka.  Masaichi Kaneda holds the franchise record with fourteen. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 (August 28, 2014)

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Ishikawa, Masanori (YAK) 9-7, 4.65 - Maeda, Kenta (HIR) 10-6, 2.48

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

Attendance: 28736 | Time: 3h5m | Hiroshima leads series, 12-6-0

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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2 (August 27, 2014)

by on Aug.27, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Narveson, Chris (YAK) 4-8, 4.65 - Fukui, Yuya (HIR) 3-2, 4.50

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1X 2 9 1

Attendance: 28106 | Time: 3h52m | Hiroshima leads series, 12-5-0

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[8/26/2014] Injury Report: Tatsuro Hamada (Chunichi), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Aug.27, 2014 @ 3:39 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • Tatsuro Hamada was taken out of Tuesday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars after throwing just eleven pitches because of discomfort in his left elbow. He was taken to a hospital during the game and will get additional tests on Wednesday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien left Tuesday's game against Hiroshima with pain in his left Achilles tendon.  Whether he is okay to play on Wednesday will depend on how he is feeling before the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014, Sanspo 8/26/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ayumu Ishikawa (right index fingernail) is slated to return to the active roster in time for a start on the 29th against Nippon Ham at Tokyo Dome. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014
  • The Marines announced that Ryo Miki had meniscus resection surgery on his right knee.  He will require three or four months for a full recovery. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014