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[6/22/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jun.23, 2015 @ 4:31 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants have lost their last four series: Softbank (L-L-L), Nippon Ham (L-L-W), Lotte (L-L-L), and Chunichi (L-W-L). The last time they lost four series in a row was between June and July 2011. Source: Sanspo 6/22/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Potential starters for the Hiroshima two-game series that begins on June 23: Minoru Iwata and Atsushi Nomi. Source: Daily Sports 6/22/2015
  • Yuta Iwasada could get an Ichi-gun start on June 27 against Yokohama. Suguru Iwazaki and Yuya Yokoyama were also options, but they both gave up runs during their last Ni-gun appearances on June 20. Source: Sanspo 6/22/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Daichi Osera's switch to the bullpen is temporary. "He will be our ace in the future. This is just something for him to experience. He is a future ace," said Koichi Ogata. Source: Sponichi 6/22/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Potential starters for the Yomiuri two-games series that begins on June 23: Yasutomo Kubo and Yoshiki Sunada. Source: ZakZak 6/22/2015
  • Daisuke Miura's start on June 21 was rained out. He will be making a start during the Hanshin three-game series that begins on June 26. Source: ZakZak 6/22/2015

[6/21/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jun.22, 2015 @ 1:38 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants announced that Frederich Cepeda and Hector Mendoza will be returning to Cuba on June 23 to play for the national team. They will return to Japan on July 25. Source: Daily Sports 6/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/21/2015
  • On June 20, at forty years and two months, Yoshinobu Takahashi became the second player in franchise history over forty to record a pinch-hit home run. The other player was Yuko Minamimura at forty-years and three months on July 25, 1957 against Kokutetsu. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on June 21: Nelson Perez got the start in left and batted fourth. He went 1-for-3 with a walk. The hit was his first since signing with the Tigers. Source: Sports Hochi 6/21/2015
  • The Tigers have reportedly told Yutaka Wada he has free reign to decide how to handle Matt Murton if he continues his offensive slide. Murton could have until June 28 to prove that he does not deserve to be taken off the active roster. Depending on how things work out, the Tigers could also ramp up efforts to find another outfield bat on the overseas market. Source: Sanspo 6/21/2015
  • On June 20, Randy Messenger tied Gene Bacque for fifth on the all-time foreign players list with 825 strikeouts and second on the Central League's all-time foreign players list. Source: Sponichi 6/21/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yuya Fukui's start on June 21 against Yokohama was rained out. He could be sent down to Ni-gun for one game and then return to the active roster in time for a start against Chunichi at Mazda Stadium on June 28. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars lost on June 20 to push their losing streak to twelve games (including one tie). It was the seventh losing streak of twelve or more games in franchise history, first since a fourteen-game losing streak between September and October 2008. The seven losing streaks of twelve or more games set a new league record. Yokohama has recorded three losing streaks of twelve or more games since 2000: thirteen-game losing streak in May 2002, fourteen-game losing streak between September and October 2008, and their current losing streak of twelve games. Only one other teams has recorded a losing streak of twelve or more games since 2000: Orix with a twelve-game losing streak in September 2012. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2015

[6/20/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jun.21, 2015 @ 11:41 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on June 20: Nelson Perez got the start in left and batted third. He went 0-for-4: F7, Ks, F9, Ks. He left the game on defense in the 8th. He took forty swings during pre-game practices and hit three over the fence. Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2015, Sports Hochi 6/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/20/2015
  • The Tigers held a press conference for Nelson Perez on June 19. He was assigned the uniform number 95. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2015, Daily Sports 6/19/2015 ... General Manager Katsuhiro Nakamura told reporters he heard Perez was playing a lot of right and center and that they were planning to give him a look in left. He also mentioned that Perez had some experience playing first. The Tigers could be trying to send a message to Matt Murton (and to some degree Mauro Gomez). Source: Sanpso 6/20/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp reached the 4,000 win milestone on June 19. They are 4,000-4,410-332. Source: Sports Hochi 6/19/2015 ... Hiroshima recorded its first win on March 14, 1950 (third game). They are the ninth team in the NPB to reach the milestone, fourth in the Central League. Kenta Maeda was on the mound for the victory. It was his first road win since July 12, 2014 and his first roach complete game victory since August 13, 2013. Source: Sanspo 6/20/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • They Bay Stars losing streak grew to eleven games on June 19 (0-11-1). It is the second longest losing streak in franchise history. The record of fourteen was set in 1955 and 2008. Source: Daily Sports 6/19/2015 ... Yokohama lost again on June 20.

[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