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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

[6/18/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jun.19, 2015 @ 8:59 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tatsunori Hara is planning to go with Ryoji Aikawa and Ken Kato as his two main catchers. Kazunari Sanematsu will be used as a replacement mid-game game. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Chunichi on June 18: third round draft pick Taiga Egoshi got the start in center and batted fifth. He went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs and two RBI. Source: Sports Hochi 6/18/2015
  • Matt Murton spent time talking to coaches about hitting during workouts on June 18. Yutaka Wada, Hitting Coach Koichi Sekikawa, and Assistant Hitting Coach Thomas O'Malley were among those involved in the discussions. Source: Sports Hochi 6/18/2015, Daily Sports 6/18/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Former Bay Star Alex Ramirez will sign a one-day contract with the Gunma Diamond Pegasus. Gunma is planning a retirement ceremony for Ramirez on August 2. There is a chance he might play a full game at designated hitter. Source: Sponichi 6/17/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows had players take an endurance test during general practices on June 18. Players ran twenty-meter dashes, did five-step long jumps, and T drill tests. Times taken during spring camp will be used as a baseline to gauge player fatigue. Source: Sanspo 6/18/2015
  • Tsubakuro is one away from appearing in his 1,500th career home game. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2015

[6/18/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jun.18, 2015 @ 5:15 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Former Tiger Takeshi Kiritoshi died at a hospital in Takarazuka on June 15. He was seventy-one. Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp will most likely go with a base rotation of five pitchers until the All-Star break: Kenta Maeda, Kris Johnson, Yuya Fukui, Hiroki Kuroda, and Yusuke Nomura. They are set to play a string of six straight games beginning on June 30, but the schedule is otherwise fairly light. Hiroshima could turn to second round draft pick Kazuki Yabuta for the spot start during the six-game stretch. Yabuta joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on June 17 and threw forty pitches in the bullpen. In six Ni-gun games, he is 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA. He also has thirty-three strikeouts in twenty-seven innings of work. Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2015
  • Yabuta spent two days working out with the Ichi-gun team (June 16, 17). He will rejoin the Ni-gun team on June 18 and is slated to start a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on June 20. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Yudai Ono's next start will most likely come on June 19 against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2015
  • The bat that was used and the ball that was hit when Motonobu Tanishige blasted a home run in his twenty-seventh consecutive season on May 4 off Hanshin's Randy Messenger at Koshien Stadium will be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo. The bat and ball used when Kazuhiro Wada recorded his 2,000th career hit will also be donated to the museum. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Kiyoshi Nakahata is planning to use Guillermo Moscoso as a late inning reliever over the next few weeks when the team is scheduled to play no more than five consecutive games in a row. Moscoso will move back to the starting rotation after the All-Star break, when the schedule returns to normal. Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/17/2015, Sponichi 6/17/2015
  • The Bay Stars could go with the following five-man rotation until the All-Star break: Shoichi Ino, Shun Yamaguchi, Daisuke Miura, Yasutomo Kubo, and Yoshiki Sunada. Source: Chunichi Sports 6/17/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Potential starters for the Hanshin two-game series that begins on June 20: Masanori Ishikawa and Nagisa Arakaki. Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2015, Sponichi 6/17/2015
  • Shohei Tateyama could become the sixth man in the starting rotation once he is ready to join the active roster. He will most likely be swapped around with other starters, like Hirofumi Yamanaka and Taichi Ishiyama, until he is back at full strength. Source: Sponichi 6/17/2015