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[8/20/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.21, 2014 @ 1:54 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe has hit six home runs in extra innings over his career: August 11, 2002 against Hiroshima, 10th inning; May 1, 2004 against Hiroshima, 11th inning; August 19, 2007 against Yakult, 10th inning; April 24, 2009 against Chunichi, 10th inning; April 16, 2014 against Yakult, 10th inning; August 19, 2014 against Yakult, 11th inning. Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani recorded his 111th career modasho on Wednesday and tied Makoto Imaoka for fifth on the franchise's all-time list. Source: Daily Sports 8/20/2014
  • Randy Messenger's next start will most likely come on the 26th against Yomiuri. Source: Daily Sports 8/20/2014 ... Messenger currently leads the league in wins (11) and strikeouts (180).  Gene Bacque is the only foreign pitcher in franchise history to finish a season in first with wins (29 in 1964).  Messenger is the only foreign pitcher in franchise history to finish a season in first with strikeouts (183 in 2013).  If Messenger manages to finish the seasons in first in wins and strikeouts, he would become the first foreign pitcher in franchise history to accomplish the feat.  He would also become the first pitcher in franchise history to win two pitching titles in the same season since Yutaka Enatsu in 1968 (25 wins, 401 strikeouts). Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014 ... Jeremy Powell is the only foreign pitcher in NPB history to capture the strikeout and win title in the same season (2002, 17 wins, 182 strikeouts).  Bacque holds the record for most strikeouts by a foreign pitcher in one season with 200 in 1964.  The last foreign pitcher to lead the league in strikeouts two years in a row was Colby Lewis (183 in 2008 and 186 in 2009). Source: Sponichi 8/20/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp tied a franchise record by banging out at least ten hits in their eighth straight game on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 8/20/2014
  • Bryan Bullington will be taken off the active roster after giving up seven runs (all earned) on ten hits over three innings of work against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Wednesday.  Kenjiro Nomura hopes Bullington can use the ten days for rest and recovery. Source: Sponichi 8/20/2014
  • The Ni-gun Carp played in two Industrial League Hiroshima Tournament games on Tuesday.  Deunte Heath started the  semifinals game against Mitsubishi Juko Hiroshima.  He gave up three runs over seven innings of work and was the winning pitcher on record.  Brad Eldred was the starting designated hitter and batted clean-up.  He went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.  In the Finals game, Ryuhei Matsuyama was responsible for driving in the game-winning run in the 8th.  Matsuyama played in all four games of the tournament and went 6-for-16 with five RBI. Source: Daily Sports 8/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014
  • Ryosuke Kikuchi was using bats made of maple before switching over to white ash in July. Source: Sponichi 8/20/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura and Takehiro Ishikawa took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday.  They were challenged by Guillermo Moscoso.  Miura reportedly sent out challenges to Kiyoshi Nakahata, team owner Makoto Haruna, and team president Jun Ikeda. Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 11 – Yokohama Bay Stars 9 (August 20, 2014)

by on Aug.20, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Bullington, Bryan (HIR) 9-8, 4.06 - Yamaguchi, Shun (YOK) 4-3, 3.21

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 1 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 11 13 0
Yokohama 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 17 2

Attendance: 20758 | Time: 3h47m | Hiroshima leads series, 11-5-1

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[8/19/2014] Injury Report: Kyohei Muranaka (Yakult), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama)

by on Aug.20, 2014 @ 3:26 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) could return to the active roster in time to get a start during a three-game series against Yokohama that begins on the 29th at Yokohama. Source: Sanspo 8/19/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada (right wrist) is scheduled to get his third follow-up examination on the 22nd. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • Hitoki Iwase (left elbow) started throwing off the mound on Monday.  He threw thirty pitches (including breaking pitches) at almost full strength.  He could be ready to play before the end of August. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • There was talk about the possibility of Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (concussion) returning to the active roster on the 24th, but he is still not feeling well and has not been able to resume hitting or fielding practice.  He has been doing other things to stay in shape. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • Yulieski Gourriel (left side) could return on the 26th. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kyohei Muranaka left Tuesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants after six full.  Under normal circumstances, he may have pitched longer, but he tweaked his right shoulder during his at bat in the 3rd and took a batted ball off his right calf in the 6th. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 8 – Yokohama Bay Stars 0 (August 19, 2014)

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Nomura, Yusuke (HIR) 4-5, 3.66 - Kubo, Yasutomo (YOK) 10-5, 3.85

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 1 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 8 11 0
Yokohama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

Attendance: 20129 | Time: 3h11m | Hiroshima leads series, 10-5-1

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[8/16/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.17, 2014 @ 3:18 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The three, four, five hitters went yard on Friday in the same game for the third time this year (April 2 vs Yokohama, April 9 vs Hiroshima, August 15 vs Hiroshima).  Shinnosuke Abe (batted fourth on Friday) and Yoshinobu Takahashi (batted fifth on Friday) homered in the same game for the thirty-eighth time (all-time).  Abe, Takahashi, and Hayato Sakamoto (batted third on Friday) homered in the same game for the fifth time (all-time), first since July 24, 2013.  Friday was the first time the trio hit home runs in the same game batting out of the three, four, and five spots.  The Giants faced Kenta Maeda as a starter on Friday for the twenty-seventh time in franchise history and scored six runs off of him.  They have managed to score six or more runs off Maeda on only one other occasion: eight runs on July 30, 2010.  Friday was the first time he failed to pitch at least five innings against the Giants. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014
  • Tatsunori Hara recorded his 850th managerial victory on Friday. Source: Sponichi 8/16/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami's next start will most likely come on August 22 against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 8/16/2014
  • Yoshinori Tateyama was taken off the active roster on Saturday because the Tigers wanted another lefty in the bullpen. Source: Sponichi 8/16/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka's Hometown Honor Award was recently found listed at an online auction.  He received the distinction from Chiba for his part in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.  Nishioka confirmed that the award was not in his possession, but could not recall losing it. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda recorded the 1,000th strikeout of his career during Friday's game against the Yomiuri Giants and became the 139th pitcher in NPB history to reach the milestone.  The strikeout came in the 2nd inning against Seiji Kobayashi. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Yudai Ono is 0-4 in five starts against the Yakult Swallows over his career.  The Swallows are the only Central League team he has yet to win a game against. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Guillermo Moscoso tied Domingo Guzman's franchise record for wins by a foreign pitcher in one season with his eighth victory of the year on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 8/16/2014 ... The eight victories for a first-year foreign pitcher is a new franchise record. Source: Sponichi 8/16/2014
  • The Bay Stars recorded their fifth straight sellout on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 8/16/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Nagisa Arakaki tied a league record by throwing four wild pitches during his start against the Chunichi Dragons on Saturday.  He will be taken off the active roster on Sunday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014

Hanshin Tigers 2 – Yokohama Bay Stars 8 (August 16, 2014)

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Akiyama, Takumi (HAN) 0-0, 20.25 - Moscoso, Guillermo (YOK) 7-6, 3.53

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
Yokohama 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 X 8 13 0

Attendance: 29642 | Time: 3h0m | Hanshin leads series, 11-4-0

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[8/15/2014] Injury Report: Tadashi Settsu (Softbank), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama)

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 2:16 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei (left thigh) resumed light running during workouts at Giants Stadium on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takahiro Arai is having problems with back tightness.  He skipped pre-game batting practice on Thursday for the fourth straight time. Source: Sanspo 8/15/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was discharged from a hospital in Nagoya on Friday morning.  He headed back to Tokyo on the Shinkansen and reported to Yokohama Stadium, where he provided teammates and coaches with an update on his condition.  He plans to take things day-by-day and hopes to make it back to the active roster on the 24th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sports Hochi 8/15/2014, Sponichi 8/15/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Takahiro Fujioka took a batted ball off his left hand during Friday's game against the Rakuten Eagles.  He was examined at a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with a bruise on his fifth metacarpal.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu left Friday's game against the Orix Buffaloes after he took a batted ball of his right hand.  The incident took place in the 1st inning when Ryoichi Adachi lined a pitch back to the mound that struck Settsu on the right hand.  He was removed from the game after just ten pitches and taken to a hospital in Osaka for treatment.  He was diagnosed with a bruise on his right thumb. Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2014, Daily Sports 8/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sponichi 8/15/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Tomotaka Sakaguchi started having lower back problems at the end of last season.  He is still dealing with the pain and is taking medication as needed. Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2014

[8/15/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 2:13 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yomiuri old timers will take on Hanshin old timers at kobo Stadium on November 16. Source: Sponichi 8/15/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez is one homer away from becoming the first foreign player in franchise history to hit twenty home runs in his first year in Japan since Mark Johnson hit twenty in 1999. Source: Sanspo 8/15/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroshima could be forced to schedule their first doubleheader since October 10, 1993 if there is not enough time to make-up their rained out games. Source: Sponichi 8/15/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura became the nine pitcher over forty in NPB history to go on a four-or-more-game winning streak, first since Masahiro Yamamoto (five-game winning streak) and Masao Kida (four-game winning streak) in 2010.  Miura and Kimiyasu Kudo (2007) are the only two pitchers in franchise history to accomplish the feat. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sanspo 8/15/2014