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[7/19/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.20, 2014 @ 12:39 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Yoshinori Tateyama could be added to the active roster for the Yomiuri series that begins on the 21st.  He got a chance to introduce himself to his new teammates and coaches when he joined the Ichi-gun team for practices at Koshien on Friday.  He also spent some time working with catcher Kazunari Tsuruoka. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2014, Sponichi 7/19/2014
  • Mauro Gomez has yet to reach his goal and will therefore continue to let his beard grow out. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2014
  • The longest Matt Murton went without shaving before this season was a week to ten days. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Ryosuke Hirata (left ankle) could begin playing in rehab games before the end of the month.  He started running dashes at Nagoya Stadium on Friday.  He has already resumed batting practice against pitching machines. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2014
  • Hector Luna (right elbow) might not be able to make it back to the active roster until some time in August.  The Dragons do not want to risk further injury and will likely play it safe with Luna. Source: Daily Sports 7/19/2014 ... Luna told reporters he did not want to repeat the same mistake he made last year by returning to the active roster before his injury fully healed (last year it was his knee and he ended up missing the end of the season).  He also said he wanted to get at least 200 more trips to the plate before the end of the season. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel got an MRI on his left side at a hospital in Yokohama on Saturday.  The Bay Stars are expected to get the results within the next couple days. Source: Daily Sports 7/19/2014
  • Shugo Fujii was limited to three Ni-gun games since June because of problems with his left elbow.  He told reporters his elbow was fine and that he was ready to pitch.  He also said, "I'm not sure if they'll offer me an extension for next year.  I want to make it to Ichi-gun and help the team win.  I'll start and relieve." Source: Sponichi 7/19/2014

[7/18/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.18, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Possible starters for the Hanshin series that begins on the 21st at Koshien Stadium: Hirokazu Sawamura, Toshiya Sugiuchi, Tomoyuki Sugano. Source: Sponichi 7/18/2014 ... Daily Sports' guess: Sawamura, Sugiuchi, and Yuki Koyama. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yoshinori Tateyama joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts at Koshien on Friday. Source: Sports Hochi 7/18/2014
  • Matt Murton thought about shaving his beard because its getting hot, but decided not to after he took a Twitter poll: 200 fans wanted him to keep the beard, 10 fans wanted him to shave it. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/2014
  • Possible starters for the Yomiuri series that begins on the 21st at Koshien Stadium: Minoru Iwata, Randy Messenger, Atsushi Nomi. Possible starters for the Hiroshima series that begins on the 25th at Mazda Stadium: Shintaro Fujinami, [one of the following: 6th round draft pick Suguru Iwazaki, Kazuhito Futagami, Takumi Akiyama], Iwata. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2014 ... Possible starters for the Yakult series that begins on the 29th at Koshien: Nomi, Messenger, [one of the following: Futagami or Akiyama]. Source: Sanspo 7/18/2014
  • Mauro Gomez has a shot at becoming just the fourth foreign player in franchise history to play in every game during his first season, first since Matt Murton in 2010.  He could also become the first foreign player in franchise history to bat fourth in every game during his first season. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/2014
  • The Tigers are planning to offer general manager Katsuhiro Nakamura an extension for the 2015 season (third year). Source: Sanspo 7/18/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hector Luna (right elbow) began his rehab at Nagoya Stadium on Friday.  He told reporters it was not pain he felt, but discomfort. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars will give Tony Blanco a four-day trial before deciding what to do with him.  Although much will depend on the severity of Yulieski Gourriel's injury.  Aarom Baldiris has a clause in his contract that basically guarantees him a spot on the active roster.  Guillermo Moscoso and Enyelbert Soto will also be competing for a spot. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2014

[7/17/2014] Injury Report: Yulieski Gourriel (Yokohama), Ryuji Ichioka (Hiroshima)

by on Jul.18, 2014 @ 12:08 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka (right shoulder) could return to the Ichi-gun roster in time for the Yakult series that begins on the 21st. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel tweaked his left side while swinging the bat during Wednesday's game against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium.  He returned to Tokyo on Thursday and will go to the hospital on Saturday for an examination. Source: Sanspo 7/17/2014 ... The Bay Stars are preparing for the worst because there is a chance Gourriel might be out for an extended period of time.  The last thing they want to do is rush him back and risk further injury. Source: Sponichi 7/17/2014
  • Tony Blanco (left thigh) is expected to join the Ichi-gun team for the first game after the All-Star break. Source: Sponichi 7/17/2014

[7/16/2014] Injury Report: Yulieski Gourriel (Yokohama), Chris Narveson (Yakult)

by on Jul.17, 2014 @ 4:07 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons are hoping to have Yohei Oshima (right side) back in time for the start of the second-half of the season.  Hector Luna (right elbow) could be ready to return on the 25th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014 ... Oshima appeared in Wednesday's game as a pinch-hitter in the 8th and flied out to left.  He is hoping to return to the starting line-up when the second-half of the season resumes on the 21st. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel left Wednesday's game against Hiroshima on defense in the 3rd because of discomfort in his left side. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2014 ... Gourriel started feeling some discomfort in his left side during his second at bat in the top of the 3rd.  He could visit a hospital for tests on Thursday. Source: Daily Sports 7/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Chris Narveson was slated to start Wednesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome, but was scratched at the last minute because of neck pain he started experiencing during practice on Tuesday. Source: Daily Sports 7/16/2014 ... The injury does not appear to be serious.  The team trainer told reporters it was like he slept on his neck wrong. Source: Sports Hochi 7/16/2014

[7/16/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.17, 2014 @ 4:06 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshinobu Takahashi picked up his fifteenth RBI as a pinch-hitter during Tuesday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  The franchise record of eighteen was set by Masahiro Yanagida in 1972. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani joined Masayasu Kaneda (ten years, 1946-1955), Taira Fujita (twelve year, 1967-1978), and Yutaka Wada (twelve years, 1988-1999) as the only Hanshin lifers in franchise history to record 100 hits in ten or more consecutive seasons.  Akinobu Mayumi also recorded 100 hits in eleven consecutive seasons (1978-1988, ten with the Tigers beginning in 1979), but he started his career with the Taiheiyo Club Lions/Crown Lighter Lions.  Tomoaki Kanemoto recorded 100 hits in fifteen consecutive seasons (1995-2009), but only seven with the Tigers.  Sadaharu Oh holds the NPB record with twenty-one (1960-1980). Source: Sanspo 7/16/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami liked basketball growing up and was invited to play on his school team, but declined because he was worried about jamming his finger.  He also did a lot of swimming and kept at it because a friend got hurt after they quit. Source: Daily Sports 7/16/2014 ... Fujinami set career highs in pitches (136) and strikeouts (13) during a start against the Nippon Ham Fighters on June 17.  In tossing the first complete game of his career on Tuesday, he set a new career high in pitches with 143 and tied his career high in strikeouts with thirteen.  By tying his career high in strikeouts, he became the first Hanshin pitcher to strikeout thirteen or more batters in a game two or more times in the same season since Yutaka Enatsu did it twice in 1972. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014
  • The Arai brothers recorded consecutive timely hits in the same game for the fourth time in their careers on Tuesday: 6th inning on April 21, 2013 vs Yakult at Koshien; 3rd inning on May 11, 2013 vs Yakult at Matsuyama; 1st inning on May 26, 2013 vs Nippon Ham at Koshien; and 6th inning on July 15, 2014 vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The pitching staff walked or hit at least one batter in every inning of Tuesday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  They became the tenth team in NPB history to walk or hit at least one batter in every inning of a game, first since Chunichi against Lotte on May 22, 2007; and the fourth team in the Central League (1996 Yomiuri against Hiroshima, 1997 Chunichi against Hiroshima, and 2007 Chunichi against Lotte). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • With all the injuries during the first-half, head coach Shigekazu Mori is already thinking about competing for a second or third, while giving younger players a chance to gain experience at Ichi-gun. Source: Sports Hochi 7/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Masanori Hayashi took a batted ball off his left cheek during a game against Hanshin on the 6th.  He told reporters he was scared when he took the mound for the first time since the incident on the 11th. Source: Sports Hochi 7/16/2014
  • The Bay Stars set a new NPB record by leaving nineteen runners on base during Tuesday's game against the Hiroshima Carp.  The 1943 Hanshin, 1955 Yomiuri, 1973 Hanshin, 1987 Kintetsu, 1990 Hanshin, and 1999 Yakult held the previous record of eighteen. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/16/2014

[7/14/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.15, 2014 @ 12:55 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura gave up a pinch-hit grand slam to Kentaro Sekimoto during Sunday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  Heading into the game, he was 3-for-36 in bases loaded situations (three singles). Source: Sponichi 7/14/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kentaro Sekimoto joined Noriyoshi Sano (May 20, 1985) as the only players in franchise history to record pinch-hit grand slams against the Yomiuri Giants.  Sekimoto is the first in franchise history to record a come-from-behind pinch-hit grand slam. Source: Sanspo 7/14/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred struck out six times during Monday's twelve-inning game against the Yokohama Bay Stars and set a new NPB record for strikeouts in a single game.  The previous high was five, set by seven players in the Central League and six players in the Pacific League. Source: Daily Sports 7/14/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • On Sunday, Michihiro Ogasawara became the fifth player in Central League history to reach base in nine straight plate appearances as a pinch-hitter, first since Kentaro Sekimoto reached base in ten straight in 2010. Source: Sanspo 7/14/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura has made 265 consecutive starts since September 25, 2002.  That is the second longest streak in NPB history, behind Shinichi Yamauchi's 311 between 1973 and 1984. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/14/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 5 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 5 (July 14, 2014)

by on Jul.14, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Yamaguchi, Shun (YOK) 3-3, 3.35 - Osera, Daichi (HIR) 6-4, 4.28

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Yokohama 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 11 1
Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 5 10 1

Attendance: 21166 | Time: 5h39m | Hiroshima leads series, 8-4-1

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[7/13/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.13, 2014 @ 11:39 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Kentaro Sekimoto recorded a pinch-hit grand slam during Sunday's game against the Yomiuri Giants.  Sekimoto became the thirteenth player in franchise history to blast a pinch-hit grand slam, first since Shinjiro Hiyama on August 21, 2007; and sixth player in franchise history to blast a come-from-behind pinch-hit grand slam, first since Hiroshi Yagi on July 30, 2002. Source: Daily Sports 7/13/2014
  • Atsushi Nomi failed to record a strikeout in his start on Saturday against Yomiuri for the first time since June 7, 2008 vs Softbank.  His next start will likely come during a Yomiuri series that begins on the 21st at Koshien. Source: Sanpso 7/13/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda's first start after the All-Star break will most likely come on the 25th against Hanshin at Mazda Stadium. Source: Sports Hochi 7/13/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons will add Ikusei outfielder Kazuyuki Akasaka to the seventy-man roster.  His uniform number will change from 204 to 73.  The move will be finalized on Monday. Source: official announcement
  • Through Saturday: Michihiro Ogasawara joined Kenichi Yazawa (1986) and Hitoshi Taneda (2000) as the only players in franchise history to record hits in six consecutive at bats (not plate appearances). Source: Daily Sports 7/13/2014 ... The Central League record of hits in seven consecutive at bats was set by Makoto Matsubara in 1980.  Ogasawara has also reached based in eight straight trips to the plate.  The Central League record of eleven was set by Taneda in 2000. Source: Sponichi 7/13/2014 ... Ogasawara kept the streak intact on Sunday when he recorded a pinch-hit intentional walk.

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura picked up his first victory of the season during Sunday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  He has now recorded at least one victory over twenty-two consecutive seasons, beginning in 1993.  Twenty-two seasons tied him with Tetsuya Yoneda (1956-1977).  Kimiyasu Kudo (1985-2007) and Masahiro Yamamoto (1988-2010) hold the NPB record with twenty-three. Source: Daily Sports 7/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/13/2014
  • Shun Yamaguchi (July 1) and Guillermo Moscoso (July 12) hit home runs in games this month.  The last time two pitchers on the same team recorded home runs in the same month was Colby Lewis and Kenta Maeda in September 2008.  The last time it happened in franchise history was with Masaji Hiramatsu and Kazuhiko Endo in June 1980. Source: Sponichi 7/13/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa will most likely make his next start during a Hiroshima series that begins on the 21st at Jingu. Source: Sanspo 7/13/2014