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[9/26/2014] Injury Report: Dai-Kang Yoh (Nippon Ham), Shoichi Ino (Yokohama)

by on Sep.27, 2014 @ 3:45 am, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino left Friday's game against Yomiuri with discomfort in his right elbow -- he was removed after throwing one pitch to Yoshiyuki Kamei in the 6th inning. He will be examined at a hospital in Yokohama on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 9/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014
  • Tony Blanco's season likely ended on Thursday when he suffered another injury to the back of his right thigh while running the bases in the 6th inning against the Hanshin Tigers. Source: Sports Hochi 9/26/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Dai-Kang Yoh suffered a minor bruise on his right shoulder when he banged off the outfield wall while attempting to catch a ball in the 7th inning of Friday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines. He was removed from the game after the play and is considered day-to-day. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014

[9/26/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.27, 2014 @ 3:43 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants have so far gone through 106 different batting orders this season. Source: Sponichi 9/26/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger became the first Tiger to reach 200 innings in a season on Thursday since Atsushi Nomi recorded 200.1 innings in 2011; and first foreign Tiger since Matt Keough notched 201.0 in 1989. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014 ... Messenger could make his next start on the 30th against Yokohama at Koshien on four days of rest. Source: Sanspo 9/27/2014
  • The Tigers could show interest in Norihiro Nakamura if things do not pan out with Hiroyuki Nakajima. Source: ZakZak 9/26/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Seiya Suzuki became the twenty-eighth player in NPB history, excluding foreign players, to hit a lead-off home run for his first career home run, first since Yuki Miyazaki with Orix in 2012; and tenth in Central League history, first since Masato Akamatsu in 2008. Of the ten, Suzuki became the first to hit a lead-off home run on the first pitch he saw. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Junki Ito threw forty-three pitches in the bullpen on Friday in preparation for his start on Saturday against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2014
  • Motonobu Tanishige is expected to serve the second year of his four-year contract as manager in 2015. Source: Sanspo 9/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo became the first Japanese left-handed hitter in franchise history to reach twenty home runs in a season on Thursday since Katsuaki Furuki in 2003. Source: Sports Hochi 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014
  • Ikusei catcher Kevin Moscatel will be retiring at the end of the season. Source: official announcement

[9/25/2014] Injury Report: Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Luis Cruz (Lotte)

by on Sep.26, 2014 @ 2:55 am, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco hurt the back of his right thigh while running the bases in the 5th inning of Thursday's game against Hanshin. He will be examined at a hospital on Friday. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Tony Barnette was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday and diagnosed with an injury to his left abdominal oblique that will require two to three weeks for a full recovery. Barnette was taken off the active roster on the 23rd and will not pitch again this season. He is expected to return to the United States. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takuya Toyoda was removed from Thursday's game after he developed a cramp in his right leg. Toyoda was in his third inning of work and was pulled after walking the lead-off hitter in the 3rd inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae and Luis Cruz were taken off the active roster on Thursday. Imae with pain in his left calf and Cruz with an injury to a ligament near the base of his left thumb. Source: Daily Sports 9/25/2014

[9/25/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.26, 2014 @ 2:50 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants turned five double plays in a game on Wednesday for the first time since August 16, 1998. They fell one short of the NPB record. They turned the double plays in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 7th innings. The last time they turned double plays in four consecutive innings was on August 11, 1998. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2014
  • Hayato Sakamoto played in his 1,000th game on Wednesday. At twenty-five years and nine months, he became the fourth youngest in NPB history to reach the milestone, behind Yasumitsu Toyoda (twenty-five years and five months), Kihachi Enomoto (twenty-five years and six months), and Masahiro Doi (twenty-five years and six months). He became the youngest Giant to reach the milestone, breaking Sadaharu Oh's record of twenty-six years and three months. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shinobu Fukuhara became the seventh player in franchise history to suffer 100 career losses. Source: Daily Sports 9/25/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Seiya Suzuki blasted the first pitch of Thursday's game against the Yakult Swallows over the fence in right for his first career home run and first career lead-off home run. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2014
  • Daichi Osera recorded his tenth victory of the season on Thursday and became the first rookie in franchise history to win ten or more games in their first year since Toshikazu Sawazaki won twelve in 1997. Source: Daily Sports 9/25/2014, Daily Sports 9/19/2014
  • Brad Eldred was given a stern warning and fined 100,000 yen by the commissioner's office for his ejection on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel was left out of the starting line-up on Thursday because of inflammation in his gums. The pain started Wednesday night and was better in the morning, but returned after he arrived at the stadium. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yuhei joined Tetsuharu Kawakami, Michio Nishizawa, Fumio Fujimura, and Shigeyoshi Morishita as the only players in NPB history to record twenty home runs in a season while having at least one career victory. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2014

Hanshin Tigers 4 – Yokohama Bay Stars 5 (September 25, 2014)

by on Sep.25, 2014 @ 9:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Messenger, Randy (HAN) 13-9, 3.23 - Moscoso, Guillermo (YOK) 9-8, 3.09

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

Attendance: 18617 | Time: 4h2m | Hanshin leads series, 15-7-0

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[9/24/2014] Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.25, 2014 @ 8:49 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons are reportedly planning to offer Akinori Otsuka a job as Ni-gun pitching coach next year. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014
  • Anderson Hernandez left for the Dominican Republic via the United States out of Chubu Internation Airport on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014
  • The Dragons surrendered ten runs in the 7th inning of Tuesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants at Nagoya Dome. It was the first time they gave up ten runs in an inning since the 6th inning of a game aginst Yakult at Jingu on April 26, 2003. The franchise record of thirteen runs allowed in one inning was set in the 1st inning of a game against Yakult at Jingu on April 22, 1998. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014 ... It was the first time they ever gave up ten runs in one inning at Nagoya Dome. It was also the first time they gave up ten runs in one inning to the Giants since 1946. Source: Sponichi 9/24/2014
  • Daisuke Sobue and Shunta Wakamatsu were demoted after their outings on Tuesday against the Giants. Sobue gave up five runs (all earned) on two hits and three walks over an inning of work. Wakamatsu gave up five runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks in 0.2 innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014
  • At forty-nine years and one month, Masahiro Yamamoto became the oldest pitcher in NPB history to record a loss on Tuesday. The previous record of forty-eight years and ten months was set by Shinji Hamazaki in 1950. Source: Sports Hochi 9/24/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Norihiro Nakamura met general manager Shigeru Takada at the Ni-gun facilities in Yokosuka on Tuesday and informed him that he wanted to continue playing in 2015. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Daily Sports 9/24/2014 ... Nakamura wants to be released (assuming the team does not have any plans for him in 2015) so that he can pursue opportunities with other organizations. He has an FA option and will most likely be a B-level free agent. He could exercise the option, but would most likely become an unattractive risk since any team that signs him will owe Yokohama compensation. Source: Sponichi 9/24/2014, Sanspo 9/24/2014 ... The Bay Stars offered to give Nakamura a chance to pay in the last home game of the season on October 2, but he turned it down because he wants to keep playing. Source: Sports Hochi 9/25/2014
  • GM Takada did not deny rumors about his plans to retire after the season when reporters approached him on Tuesday. Source: Sports Hochi 9/24/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yuhei recorded his twentieth home run of the season on Wednesday. He recorded eighteen victories as a pitcher before he was converted to an outfielder. He became the first player to have ten or more career victories and hit twenty or more home runs in a season since Fumio Fujimura in 1955. Source: Sports Hochi 9/25/2014

[9/23/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.24, 2014 @ 4:14 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers plan to send some of their Ichi-gun players to the Phoenix League in Miyazaki after the regular season ends. They also plan to schedule scrimmages at Koshien. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/23/2014
  • The Tigers will most likely go with a three-man rotation of Randy Messenger, Atsushi Nomi, and Shintaro Fujinami for the First Stage of the Climax Series. Messenger could get the Game 1 start if they finish in second place. If they finish in third, Nomi will most likely get the first start. Fujinami is expected to get the game three start in either scenario (assuming it goes to three games). Source: Sponichi 9/23/2014, Sports Hochi 9/23/2014 ... Other post-season starters could include Minoru Iwata and Suguru Iwazaki. Yuta Iwasada will most likely be used out of the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 9/23/2014
  • If the Tigers decide to part ways with Yutaka Wada, they might consider Akinobu Okada as a candidate to replace him. Source: Sponichi 9/23/2014 ... Okada might even be considered the front-runner. Source: Sanspo 9/23/2014
  • Fujinami could make the Samurai Japan roster for the 2014 Suzuki All-Star Series. Source: Sponichi 9/23/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp recorded their seventy-first victory of the year on Tuesday and are now guaranteed their first .500 or better finish since 2001. Source: Sponichi 9/23/2014
  • The Ni-gun players honored the retiring Ryuji Yokoyama by tossing him into the air five times after Tuesday's Ni-gun game against Softbank. Yokoyama did not pitch in the game, but it was the last game of the season. Source: Daily Sports 9/23/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto's start on Tuesday (September 23) will most likely be his last of the season. Source: Daily Sports 9/23/2014
  • The Dragons are planning to offer Kenshin Kawakami a new contract for the 2015 season. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/23/2014
  • The Dragons announced that they will sign Anderson Hernandez to a new contract for the 2015 season. Source: official announcement

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • General manager Shigeru Takada is planning to step down from his post after the season ends. He reportedly based his decision on age (he is sixty-nine) and team performance. Assitant general manager Daisuke Yamashita could slide in as the new general manager. Source: Sponichi 9/23/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows are interested in bringing Chris Carpenter and Chris Narveson back in 2015. Carpenter returned to the United States on Tuesday since he is not scheduled to pitch at Ichi-gun again this season. Source: Sanspo 9/23/2014
  • The Swallows are planning to offer Junji Ogawa some sort of position within the organization. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/23/2014