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[7/28/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.29, 2014 @ 1:25 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shuichi Murata's consecutive games streak ended at 676 games.  The streak started on September 21, 2009. Source: Sanspo 7/28/2014 ... Sunday marked the first time Murata and Shinnosuke Abe did not make the starting line-up in the same game.  It was just the sixth time two or more of  Hayato Sakamoto, Hisayoshi Chono, Abe, and Murata failed to make the starting line-up in the same game since 2012.  Sunday's game was the first time two or more of the four failed to make the starting line-up in a game before the team managed to clinch first place. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yoshinori Tateyama joined Ichi-gun practices at Koshien on Monday.  He will most likely be added to the active roster on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2014
  • Yuta Iwasada is scheduled to make his Ichi-gun debut against Yokohama at Koshien on August 3.  Iwasada tossed six shutout innings against Ni-gun Chunichi on Saturday (July 26).  He allowed one hit, walked two, and struck out seven. Source: Daily Sports 7/28/2014
  • Possible starters for the Yakult series at Koshien that begins on the 29th: Minoru Iwata, Kazuhito Futagami, Atsushi Nomi.  Possible starters for the Yokohama series at Koshien that begins on August 1: Shintaro Fujinami, Randy Messenger, and Iwasada. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2014
  • Hiroaki Saiuchi tossed three shutout innings in a Ni-gun intra-squad game on the 23rd.  He was added to the active roster on Sunday. Source: Sanspo 7/28/2014
  • Kazuyuki Kaneda suffered a cut on his right middle finger during a game against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on the 26th.  He was taken off the active roster on Sunday. Source: Sanspo 7/28/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto is scheduled to start a Ni-gun game against Softbank at Nagoya on the 31st. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura threw 148 pitches during his start against the Yakult Swallows on Sunday.  It was the eighth time he threw 148 or more pitches in a game over his career.  His career high of 158 was set on April 25, 1996.  His thirty-one career victories against the Swallows is good for sole possession of  fourth on the franchise's all-time list, behind Noboru Akiyama's forty-five, Masaji Hiramatsu's thirty-eight, and Kazuhiko Endo's thirty-seven. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2014
  • The Bay Stars have won their last nine games against the Yakult Swallows.  The last time they carried a nine-game winning streak against one team during a season was in 1997 against Chunichi (eleven games between July 1 and August 28).  The last time they carried a nine-game winning streak against Yakult was in 1970 (ten games between May 9 and August 23). Source: Sanspo 7/28/2014

[7/27/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.28, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Yoshinori Tateyama might join the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Monday.  He could also make the active roster on Tuesday.  Tateyama tossed a shutout inning in relief, while allowing two hits, against Ni-gun Chunichi on Saturday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2014
  • Ryosuke Ogata and umpire Ryohei Imaoka complained of feeling sick (like heat sickness) after the 5th inning of a Ni-gun game on the 26th against Chunichi.  Both Ogata and Imaoka were taken out of the game before the start of the 6th. Source: Daily Sports 7/27/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp held a press conference for Deunte Heath on Sunday. Source: official announcement
  • Daichi Osera on the cramp he developed during his last start on the 26th: "It felt like the cramp was mostly in the back area of my right hamstring.  I've been drinking a lot of water so I don't think it was dehydration.  I'm not really sure what the problem is.  I'm out here practicing like this and I'm not really having any major difficulties.  I'm fine." Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino is currently slated to make his next start on August 1 against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien. Source: Sponichi 7/27/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Nagisa Arakaki will most likely get his next Ni-gun start during a Nippon Ham series that begins on August 1.  He is slated to throw about 100 pitches. Source: Sanspo 7/27/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 10 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 (July 27, 2014)

by on Jul.27, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Miura, Daisuke (YOK) 1-4, 4.64 - Ogawa, Yasuhiro (YAK) 4-2, 3.03

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

Attendance: 16646 | Time: 3h47m | Yokohama leads series, 11-3-0

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[7/26/2014] Injury Report: Yamato (Hanshin), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Jul.27, 2014 @ 2:14 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Yamato was taken off the active roster on Saturday with a strain in his left abdominal oblique.  He suffered the injury during pre-game fielding practice on Friday. Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2014Sports Hochi 7/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino developed a cramp in his right calf during the 6th inning of Friday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  Ino told reporters on Saturday his leg was fine and that he did not expect to miss his next start. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014 ... Kiyoshi Nakahata also told reporters Ino was going to make his next start as originally scheduled. Source: Sanspo 7/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien took a ball hit by Taketoshi Goto off his chest while playing defense in the 4th inning of Saturday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  He as removed from the game after the 5th and taken to the hospital for tests.  He was diagnosed with a bruise on his left chest.  He might be taken off the active roster if he is unable to play on Sunday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2014, Sponichi 7/26/2014

[7/26/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.27, 2014 @ 2:13 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe became the sixth catcher in NPB history to reach the 3,000 total bases milestone on Friday. The other five: Katsuya Nomura (5,315), Motonobu Tanishige (3,188), Atsuya Furuta (3,154), Koichi Tabuchi (3,145), and Tatsuhiko Kimata (3,022). Source: Sponichi 7/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Kiyoshi Nakahata is planning to give Yuki Kuniyoshi a look as closer after Tomoya Mikami's recent struggles. Source: Sponichi 7/26/2014
  • Shoichi Ino joined Noboru Akiyama (1962, 1964), Masaji Hiramatsu (1970), Akio Saito (1978), Kazuhiko Endo (1985), and Hiroki Nomura (1993) as the only pitchers in franchise history to be the first (or one of the first) to reach ten victories in the Central League.  Ino became the Central League's first (and only) ten-game winner on Friday, making him the first Yokohama pitcher to accomplish the feat since Endo in 1985 (Nomura won ten games on the same day another pitcher reached the total). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014 ... Ino became the first pitcher in franchise history to be one of the first to reach ten victories in the league within his first two years after turning pro since Saito in 1978.  He also became the first pitcher in franchise history to win ten or more games before the end of July since Takashi Saito won eleven and Takeo Kawamura won ten in 1999. Source: Sanspo 7/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Nagisa Arakaki started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on Saturday.  He gave up a run on four hits over three innings of work.  He also struck out two. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 7 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 (July 26, 2014)

by on Jul.26, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Moscoso, Guillermo (YOK) 5-6, 3.57 - Ishikawa, Masanori (YAK) 6-6, 4.76

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

Attendance: 22884 | Time: 3h39m | Yokohama leads series, 10-3-0

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[7/25/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.26, 2014 @ 3:15 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe became the fifty-second player in NPB history to reach the 3,000 total bases milestone when he collected an infield single during his first at bat on Friday against Chunichi's Yudai Ono.  He also joined Sadaharu Oh (5,862), Shigeo Nagashima (4,369), Tetsuharu Kawakami (3,500), Tatsunori Hara (3,144), and Isao Shibata (3,029) as the only players in franchise history to reach the milestone. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano will most likely make the Samurai Japan roster. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger's next few starts: July 27 against Hiroshima at Mazda; August 2 against Yokohama at Koshien; August 8 against Hiroshima at Kyocera Dome; August 14 against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome; August 22 against Hiroshima at Mazda; August 28 against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome.  He could also get starts on September 9 (vs Yomiuri at Koshien) and September 14 (vs Hiroshima at Koshien). Lifetime, Messenger is 4-4 with a 2.79 ERA in starts with four or fewer days of rest (eleven games with four days of rest and one game with two days of rest). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014
  • Minoru Iwata's next start is slated for the 29th against Yakult at Koshien. Source: Sanspo 7/25/2014
  • Kazuhito Futagami will most likely get the start on the 30th against Yakult. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014
  • Mauro Gomez is planning to shave his beard as soon as he hits home run number twenty.  A number of other players have also started growing facial hair. Source: Sanspo 7/25/2014
  • Fifteen Hanshin Electric Railway station attendants at Umeda Station and Koshien Station will be wearing Ultra Tora-no Natsu 2014 uniforms between July 29 and August 3. Source: official announcement (pdf)
  • Masayuki Kakefu appeared at a press conference for Mitsuwa Tiger's new Revol Tiger bat line. Source: Sanspo 7/25/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • With the addition of Deunte Heath, the Carp could fill their four foreign player slots with one position player and three pitchers. Source: Daily Sports 7/25/2014
  • Plane troubles pushed Heath's arrival in Japan back a day to the 26th.  The Carp are planning to hold a press conference for him on the 27th. Source: Sanspo 7/25/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino won his tenth game of the season on Friday against the Yakult Swallows and became the first pitcher in franchise history to reach double-digits in wins in one season since Naoyuki Shimizu in 2010. ... Ino became the first pitcher in the Central League to win ten games this season and also became the first pitcher to win ten or more games since DeNA took over the Bay Stars. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2014
  • Kiyoshi Nakahata on Norihiro Nakamura: "I've been watching him to see if we can use him.  But he's only hitting breaking/offspeed pitches.  He's late on the fastballs." Source: Sponichi 7/25/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 3 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 (July 25, 2014)

by on Jul.25, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Ino, Shoichi (YOK) 9-5, 3.59 - Muranaka, Kyohei (YAK) 0-1, 7.11

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 1
Yakult 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 12 1

Attendance: 19917 | Time: 3h58m | Yokohama leads series, 9-3-0

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Chunichi Dragons 6 – Yokohama Bay Stars 3 (July 23, 2014)

by on Jul.23, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Yoshimi, Kazuki (CHU) 0-1, 3.75 - Takasaki, Kentaro (YOK) 0-0, 5.14

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 14 1
Yokohama 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0

Attendance: 15294 | Time: 3h43m | Chunichi leads series, 9-3-1

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