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[4/20/2014] Injury Report: Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult), Ryo Hijirisawa (Rakuten)

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka visited the Koshien clubhouse on Friday to provide the team with an update on his progress.  The Tigers are still not sure when Nishioka will be able to begin his rehab at the Naruohama facilities. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Daily Sports 4/20/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Jorge Sosa's outing on Sunday was cut short when he hurt the back of his left thigh. Source: Sponichi 4/20/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yuhei Nakamura took an HBP off his left elbow on Saturday.  He was examined at a hospital in Osaka after the game and diagnosed with a bruise.  He was not in the starting line-up on Sunday, but was available off the bench. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014
  • Yasuhiro Ogawa was taken off the active roster on Sunday because he was still experiencing pain in his right hand.  Ogawa took a batted ball off his right hand during a game against Hanshin on the 18th.  As a precaution, he will have the hand examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Sports Hochi 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ryo Hijirisawa was taken off the active roster on Sunday because he was not feeling well.  Aoi Enomoto was called up to fill in for Hijirisawa. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (back tightness) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yokohama on Saturday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Source: Sponichi 4/20/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenichi Nakata was pulled after eight innings on Saturday against Lotte because he had a cut on the tip of his right thumb.  He got the cut when he threw a slider to Yuta Yoshida in the 5th inning.  He managed to limit Lotte's chances on the base-paths until he walked two straight to start the 8th. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

[4/19/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani recorded the 100th modasho of his career on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014
  • According to Tokyo Sports, a player on the team half-jokingly said he would only do forehead taps with Mauro Gomez during celebrations (in place of high fives) until the latter knocked out his first home run.  Gomez apparently agreed to the deal and earned his first high five on Thursday when he jacked a home run in his seventy-eighth trip to the plate.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/19/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • A number of MLB teams could be interested in Brad Eldred after the season.  He might be a particularly interesting option since he might sign for cheap.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura gave up home runs to Yoshihiro Maru, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Shota Dobayashi, Brad Eldred, and Yoshiyuki Ishihara on Friday.  He joined Masahide Yone (October 1, 1995) and Yuji Yoshimi (July 20, 2003) as the only players in franchise history to give up five home runs in a game.  Miura is the first to surrender home runs to five different hitters.  He is also the first pitcher over forty to allow five home runs in game.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa took a batted ball off his right hand on Friday.  He told reporters on Saturday that while the swelling had gone down, he still felt pain.  He could take a trip to the hospital if the pain does not subside within the next day or two.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2014, Sponichi 4/19/2014 ... Ogawa will most likely remain on the active roster.  His next start will probably be pushed back a few days.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/19/2014 ... Ogawa will miss his next start on the 25th.  He is hoping to resume playing catch on either Sunday or Monday.  Source: Sanspo 4/19/2014

[4/18/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Takeya Nakamura (Seibu)

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 12:50 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda tossed twenty-five pitches during a bullpen session on Friday.  He is still on track for a possible start on the 20th against Yokohama at Yokohama.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2014, Sanspo 4/18/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa left Friday's game against Hanshin after he took a batted ball off his hand.  With a runner on first and two out in the 2nd, Takashi Toritani hit a ball back to the mound that struck Ogawa in the palm of his right hand.  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014
  • Shohei Tateyama visited the team clubhouse at Jingu on Thursday to provide coaches with an update on his progress.  Tateyama had elbow surgery on the 10th and will require about a year for a full recovery.  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (back tightness) played in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama at Seibu 2 Stadium on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-5: Ks, Ks, Kl, L5, 1B7.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2014, Sanspo 4/18/2014
  • Ryo Sakata (dislocated shoulder) had surgery on his left shoulder on Friday.  He could require three to six months for a full recovery.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2014
  • Hideto Asamura took a thrown ball off the back of his neck while sliding into third base in the 3rd inning of Thursday's game against Lotte.  He lost consciousness momentarily, but was otherwise okay (he remained in the game until the end).  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014, Sports Hochi 4/18/2014

[4/18/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 12:47 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe recorded his second multi-homer game in as many days on Thursday.  It was the third time he recorded multiple home runs in back-to-back games.  The previous two times both came in 2004: April 11 (two vs Yakult) and 13 (two vs Chunichi); and April 28 and 29 (both against Yakult; three on the 28th and two on the 29th).  No other player in Central League history has accomplished this feat.  Three have recorded multiple home runs in back-to-back games: Sadaharu Oh (1967, 1976), Masaru Uno (1985 twice), and Katsumi Hirosawa (1986, 1992).  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014, Sponichi 4/18/2014
  • Shuichi Murata will again donate money to organizations involved in providing neonatal care -- 10,000 yen for every hit records this season.  He will also continue to invite current and former NICU patients and their families to games at Tokyo Dome.  Source: official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger moved past Darrell May (540) into sole possession of third on the Central League's all time strikeout list for foreign pitchers.  Messenger struck out seven on Thursday and now has 542 over his NPB career. Source: Daily Sports 4/18/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp moved six games above .500 with their victory on Thursday.  It was the first time they recorded six more wins than losses after playing in at least sixteen games since they were 15-9-1 on May 1, 2000.  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014
  • Brad Eldred likes to fish because he finds it relaxing.  He has not done much fishing in Japan during the season, but might start this year if he can find a good spot in Hiroshima.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/18/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura gave six runs (all earned) on ten hits and five home runs over six innings of work against Hiroshima on Friday.  He will be taken off the active roster on Saturday.  Source: Daily Sports 4/18/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien walked over to Shinnosuke Abe during pre-game practices on Thursday to apologize for what happened on Wednesday night -- he upset Scott Mathieson when he did a little celebration after hitting a home run in the 9th; after rounding the bases, he looked toward Mathieson and started walking toward him, both benches cleared.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2014

Yomiuri Giants 4 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 (April 15, 2014)

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 9:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium - 18:30
Starters: Seddon, Chris (YOM) 1-0, 1.04 - Narveson, Chris (YAK) 0-1, 7.50

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

Attendance: 15955 | Time: 3h14m | Yakult leads series, 1-0-0

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