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[9/10/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Sep.11, 2014 @ 3:17 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants will be collecting donations for Hiroshima landslide relief during their series against Yokohama that begins on the 12th at Tokyo Dome. A number of players will make special appearances on the 13th. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yutaka Wada is reportedly ready to step down if the Tigers are unable to finish within the top three in the standings. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix on Tuesday. He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and was removed from the game after the 5th inning. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014 ... Nishioka played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix on Wednesday. He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI - single to center in the 1st, three-run home run in the 2nd. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Zach Phillips is scheduled to arrive to Japan on the 11th after returning to the United States for additional tests on his knee. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014
  • The Carp set a new franchise record with their seventh walk-off victory in extra innings on Tuesday. The previous record of six was set in 1958, 1967, and 1973. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki became the seventeenth player in NPB history to reach 250 sac hits during his at bat in the 1st inning of Wednesday's game against the Hiroshima Carp. Motonobu Tanishige is one sac hit away from 250. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Takayuki Kajitani hit lead-off home runs in consecutive games (Tuesday and Wednesday) for the first time in his Ichi-gun career. Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014 ... The last player in franchise history to hit lead-off home runs in back-to-back games was Daisuke Yamashita in 1977 (April 28, 29). Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2014
  • The Bay Stars recorded nine-inning complete game shutouts in back-to-back games on Tuesday (Yasutomo Kubo) and Wednesday (Shun Yamaguchi) for the first time since 2000 (May 2 - Takashi Saito; May 3 - Satoru Komiyama). Yokohama recorded consecutive shutouts in 2012 as well (April 11 - Shogo Yamamoto - six innings; April 12 - Daisuke Miura), but one of the games ended after six innings due to rain. Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2014
  • Kubo's slide-step delivery was timed at 0.99 seconds in the 4th inning of Tuesday's game against the Yakult Swallows. A slower delivery was timed at 2.2 seconds in the 7th. Source: Sponichi 9/10/2014
  • Two players were in the car when Yuta Kakita hit a parked vehicle while moving out of a parking space in a store lot on August 29. The two players, Shun Yamashita and Taiki Sekine, were given three-day suspensions. Kakita was given a stern warning, a one-week suspension, an indefinite driving ban, and twenty-four-hour curfew until the end of the season. Players living in the team dormitory will take a traffic safety course on the 11th. Kakita and the owner of the vehicle reached a settlement on the 8th. Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2014, Sponichi 9/10/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The front office is planning to make a decision on Junji Ogawa at some point before the end of the regular season. Source: Sports Hochi 9/10/2014

Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 – Yokohama Bay Stars 2 (September 10, 2014)

by on Sep.10, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yakult Swallows vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Sugiura, Toshihiro (YAK) - Yamaguchi, Shun (YOK) 6-3, 3.19

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

Attendance: 14388 | Time: 2h32m | Yokohama leads series, 15-6-0

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[9/9/2014] Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.10, 2014 @ 2:27 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • Possible starters for the series against Hiroshima that begins on the 9th at Mazda Stadium: Junki Ito, Shunta Wakamatsu, and Yudai Ono. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014
  • The Dragons want to give Daisuke Yamai a shot at the win title by giving him starts on five days of rest.  They also want to give Ono more chances to pitch as well. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014
  • Potential free agents the Dragons are interested in: Seibu's Ginjiro Sumitani and Softbank's Toru Hosokawa. Source: Sports Hochi 9/9/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars are scheduled to play twenty-six games over the next twenty-eight days (as of Tuesday): nine games, three games, fourteen games. They will be going with a six-man rotation. Kentaro Takasaki will join the rotation with Hisanori Takahashi heading to Ni-gun. Source: Daily Sports 9/9/2014
  • Takasaki is slated to start Thursday's game against Yakult at Yokohama. Daisuke Miura will start Friday's game against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sanspo 9/9/2014
  • The media learned on Monday that Yuta Kakita was questioned by Kanagawa police for a hit-and-run incident involving a parked car. The incident reportedly took place on August 29 at a store parking lot. As Kakita was pulling out of his space, he bumped into the car parked next to his. He got out of his car to check on the other vehicle, then left without notifying the owner. An eyewitness took down Kakita's license plate number and reported it to the authorities. Kakita managed to make an out-of-court settlement with the owner. He was issued a week-long suspension and an indefinite driving ban by the Bay Stars. His suspension ended on the 5th. He resumed practices on the 6th. The organization is taking the incident seriously and is planning to invite police staff to hold a traffic safety course for players. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014, Sanspo 9/9/2014 ... Shun Yamashita was also in the car at the time of the incident. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Toshihiro Sugiura is slated to make his Ichi-gun debut with a start against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014

Tokyo Yakult Swallows 0 – Yokohama Bay Stars 3 (September 9, 2014)

by on Sep.09, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yakult Swallows vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Narveson, Chris (YAK) 4-8, 4.17 - Kubo, Yasutomo (YOK) 11-6, 3.91

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

Attendance: 12906 | Time: 2h15m | Yokohama leads series, 14-6-0

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 – Yokohama Bay Stars 11 (September 7, 2014)

by on Sep.07, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Kuri, Aren (HIR) 2-5, 4.07 - Ino, Shoichi (YOK) 11-7, 4.06

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
Yokohama 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 3 X 11 19 2

Attendance: 23234 | Time: 3h58m | Hiroshima leads series, 13-7-1

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[9/6/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.07, 2014 @ 1:20 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi became the fourth quickest pitcher in franchise history, fifteenth quickest in NPB history, to reach 1,000 strikeouts: Yutaka Enatsu (940.0 innings), Kei Igawa (1,058.0 innings), Koji Nakada (1,122.2 innings), and Nomi (1,130.2 innings). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons and Hanshin Tigers collected 501,184 yen in donations for Hiroshima landslide relief before Saturday's game. Source: official announcement
  • The Dragons are planning to keep Masahiro Yamamoto on the active roster for the time being. Source: Sponichi 9/6/2014 ... Yamamoto's next start might come during a Yakult series at Nagoya Dome that begins on the 12th or a Yokohama series at Yokohama that begins on the 15th. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014 ... Yamamoto improved to 48-26 lifetime against the Hanshin Tigers. The forty-eight victories is good for a third place tie with Tsuneo Horiuchi on the all-time list. Masaichi Kaneda leads all pitchers with seventy-four victories, followed by Takehiko Bessho with seventy-one. Source: Sanspo 9/6/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Hisanori Takahashi was taken off the active roster because of performance issues. Source: Sponichi 9/6/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles) was ready to play on Saturday, but did not make the starting line-up because he was late in letting Junji Ogawa know. Source: Sports Hochi 9/6/2014
  • Players have been instructed to wear long-sleeve shirts and pants when using the Jingu practice facilities due to the recent Dengue Fever outbreak. Mosquito repellent was made available near stadium entrances for fans. Source: Jiji Pres 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
  • Yuki Shichijo's wife is scheduled to give birth to the couple's third child in November. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1 – Yokohama Bay Stars 0 (September 6, 2014)

by on Sep.06, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Osera, Daichi (HIR) 7-6, 4.08 - Moscoso, Guillermo (YOK) 8-6, 3.31

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

Attendance: 28158 | Time: 2h41m | Hiroshima leads series, 13-6-1

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[9/5/2014] Injury Report: Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin), Kenta Asakura (Chunichi)

by on Sep.06, 2014 @ 2:28 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) could return to the active roster in time for a start against Hanshin at Koshien on the 11th. Source: Sanspo 9/5/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka will most likely appear in two to three rehab games at Ni-gun as a designated hitter before he gets to play defense. Source: Sponichi 9/5/2014 ... Nishioka practiced at Naruohama on Thursday. His workouts included taking batting practice from both side of the plate and playing catch at a distance of about fifteen meters. Source: Sanspo 9/5/2014 ... Nishioka played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hiroshima on Friday. He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 0-for-3: G3, Kl, G3. It was his first game since July 21. He is scheduled to make the starting line-up at DH on Saturday as well. Depending on his progress, he could play some defense beginning on the 9th. Source: Sports Hochi 9/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kenta Asakura was taken off the active roster on Thursday with pain in his right elbow. Pitching coach Yui Tomori told reporters Asakura hurt the elbow on the last pitch he threw during his start against the Yakult Swallows on the 3rd. The Dragons are not planning to rush him. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo practiced at Yokohama Stadium with the Ichi-gun team on Friday. He is slated to return to the active roster on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014

[9/5/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Sep.06, 2014 @ 2:26 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tatsunori Hara is in the first year of a two-year contract. Owner Kojiro Shiraishi told reporters there was no reason to cut the deal short. Source: Sponichi 9/5/2014
  • The Giants have two full-time catchers on the active roster. Both were in the starting line-up on Thursday: Shinnosuke Abe at first and Seiji Kobayashi behind the plate. Hara did not seem concerned and said to reporters, "We have a capable [back-up] catcher in Takayuki Terauchi." Source: Sponichi 9/5/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi became the 140th pitcher in NPB history to reach 1,000 strikeouts during Friday's game against the Chunichi Dragons. The milestone strikeout came in the 4th inning against Hector Luna. Source: Sponichi 9/5/2014 ... Eight other pitchers in franchise history have also struck out 1,000 or more hitters: Minoru Murayama, Yutaka Enatsu, Masaaki Koyama, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Kei Igawa, Koji Nakada, Keiichi Yabu, and Shinobu Fukuhara. Source: Daily Sports 9/5/2014
  • Seung Hwan Oh recorded his thirty-fourth save of the season on Thursday and tied the NPB record for saves by a first-year foreign pitcher. Eddie Gaillard (2000) and Dennis Sarfate (2011) also saved thirty-four games in their first years. Source: Sanspo 9/5/2014
  • Mauro Gomez set a new franchise record for first-year foreign players on Thursday with ninety-three RBIs. The previous high of ninety-two was set by Hal Breeden in 1976. Source: Sponichi 9/5/2014
  • Suguru Iwazaki could get another start on 15th against Yakult at Jingu. Source: Sanpso 9/5/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroshima is expected to add Kila Ka'aihue to the active roster on Saturday. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Chunichi players group and the Hanshin players group will collect donations for Hiroshima landslide relief before Saturday's game at Nagoya Dome. Chunichi players for twenty minutes beginning at 1:00pm and Hanshin players for twenty minutes beginning at 2:20pm. Source: official announcement

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Umpires Union sent a letter of protest to the Bay Stars with regards to the game in which Kiyoshi Nakahata was recently ejected for bumping an umpire. They are concerned about Nakahata's repeated use of contact against umpires and are asking that he refrain from further escalation in the future. Source: Daily Sports 9/5/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada recorded his 164th hit of the year in the 5th inning of Friday's game against the Yomiuri Giants and tied Atsuya Furuta's franchise record for hits by a Japanese right-handed hitter in one season. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014
  • The NPB announced an adjustment in Takeaki Tokuyama's pitch count during Wednesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons at Jingu Stadium: from ninety-seven to ninety-eight. Source: official announcement

Hiroshima Toyo Carp 8 – Yokohama Bay Stars 0 (September 5, 2014)

by on Sep.05, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Heath, Deunte (HIR) 1-0, 0.73 - Takahashi, Hisanori (YOK) 0-5, 4.79

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

Attendance: 23236 | Time: 3h12m | Hiroshima leads series, 12-6-1

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