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[8/26/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Aug.27, 2014 @ 3:29 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura is slated to start Thursday's game against the Hanshin Tigers. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez joined Willie Kirkland (thirty-seven in 1968), Hal Breeden (forty in 1976), Mike Reinbach (twenty-two in 1976), Leroy Stanton (twenty-three in 1979), Randy Bass (thirty-five in 1983), Cecil Fielder (thirty-eight in 1989), Thomas O'Malley (twenty-one in 1991), Scott Coolbaugh (twenty-two in 1995), Glenn Davis (twenty-three in 1995), and Mark Johnson (twenty in 1999) as the only players in franchise history to record twenty or more home runs in their first years. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • Kosuke Kato was added to the active roster on Tuesday as a lefty specialist out of the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • Nikkan Sports is reporting that the Tigers are looking into Hiroyuki Nakajima.  If he decides to return to Japan, they could offer him third base and uniform numbers six and thirty-one. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014 ... Daily Sports is also carrying an article about Hanshin's interest in Nakajima. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • The Tigers are looking into twenty-nine-year-old Naoki Miyanishi (Nippon Ham) and thirty-six-year-old Daisuke Yamai (Chunichi). Both players earned their domestic FA options this year. Source: Sponichi 8/26/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroshima is planning to call up Brad Eldred on Wednesday. Kila Ka'aihue will be taken off the active roster to make room for Eldred.  Kenjiro Nomura told reporters he went with Eldred because they were going to face a lot of left-handed pitchers. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • If Kenta Maeda gets starts on five days of rest, he could face the Yomiuri Giants three more times before the end of the season. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014 ... Starts on five days of rest should give Maeda at least seven more starts before the end of the season. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • The Carp will collect donations for landslide relief in front of Mazda Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday.  The money will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society through the Chugoku Shimbun Social Welfare Services Corporation. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige played in his 2,921st game as a catcher and tied Katsuya Nomura's record for most games at catcher. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014, Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • Junki Ito could make his next start on the 28th against Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • Masahiro Yamamoto started a Ni-gun game against Orix on Tuesday.  He gave up two runs on five hits over five innings of work.  He threw sixty-nine pitches.  Takuya Asao was also scheduled to pitch, but did not because he was not feeling well. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • Doala performed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Nagoya Dome on Tuesday. Since he can not get wet, he replaced ice water with baseballs. Doala accepted the challenge from Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura. He did not name any candidates to continue the challenge. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014Sanspo 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura has committed just nine errors over his Ichi-gun career (twenty-three years, 510 games, 3,132.2 innings pitched). His last error came during a Yakult game on September 17, 2011 -- he misplayed a bunt.  Twenty-seven pitchers have logged 3,000 or more innings of work.  Miura is the only one with errors in the single digits.  He is also the only one that has not recorded more than two errors in any one season.  He has committed four throwing errors to first, three pick-off errors, and two fielding errors. Source: Sponichi 8/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryohei Kiya and Masaya Emura will be taken off the active roster on Wednesday.  Kiya gave up seven runs (all earned) over 0.2 innings on Tuesday.  Emura relieved Kiya and gave up two runs (both earned) over 1.1 innings.  Hirofumi Yamanaka and Kenta Abe will take their spots at Ichi-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • The players' group donated one million yen to landslide relief efforts in Hiroshima through the Chugoku Shimbun Social Welfare Services Corporation. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 7 – Chunichi Dragons 0 (August 26, 2014)

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Starters: Kubo, Yasutomo (YOK) 10-6, 4.21 - Hamada, Tatsuro (CHU) 5-3, 4.10

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

Attendance: 24463 | Time: 3h12m | Chunichi leads series, 10-6-1

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[8/25/2014] Injury Report: Brad Eldred (Hiroshima), Yulieski Gourriel (Yokohama)

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 12:12 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred suffered an injury during a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on Sunday.  He took a batted ball off the area near his left wrist while playing defense in the 2nd inning.  He was taken to the hospital for tests. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2014 ... Edlred was diagnosed with a bruise on his left forearm.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel (left side) is slated to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on Tuesday. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2014 ... Gourriel joined the Ichi-gun team on Monday.  He showed up with his hair dyed blond. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2014 ... Gourriel will most likely get the start at second and bat third on Tuesday against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014
  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo could make it back to the active roster in early September, at the earliest.  He recently resumed hitting off a tee.  He is still unable to run. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2014

[8/25/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 12:11 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura joined the Ichi-gun pitchers for workouts at Giants Stadium on Monday.  He could get a start on the 28th against Hanshin at Tokyo Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014
  • Yuya Kubo walked in three consecutive runs in the 7th inning of Sunday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  He became the fourteenth pitcher (seven Central League, seven Pacific League) since the start of the two leagues to walk in three consecutive runs, first since Hirotaka Egusa on August 27, 2009; and first Yomiuri pitcher since Mitsuo Sumi on June 3, 1979.  Kubo has walked in a total five runs this season, a first for a Yomiuri pitcher since Isao Tamura in 1978. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014
  • Hector Mendoza made his second Ni-gun start on Sunday during a practice game against a mixed team from the Tokai University Baseball League.  He gave up a run on two hits over two innings of work and topped out at 148km/h. Source: Sponichi 8/24/2014
  • Kan Otake picked up his sixth victory of the season against Chunichi on Sunday and became the first Yomiuri pitcher to win six games against the Dragons in one season since Masumi Kuwata recorded seven in 1991. Source: Sponichi 8/24/2014, Sanspo 8/24/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers have three players with ten or more pinch-hit RBIs this season; Kentaro Sekimoto (twelve), Takahiro Arai (eleven), Ryota Arai (eleven).  This is the first time Hanshin has ever had three players on the roster with ten or more pinch-hit RBIs in one season. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2014
  • Matt Murton was issued a stern warning and a 100,000 yen fine for his ejection on the 23rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Tatsuro Hamada threw about forty pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his start against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Tuesday.  This will be his first start on five days of rest. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/25/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The media learned that Yuta Kakita had surgery on the 23rd to treat appendicitis. Source: Sports Hochi 8/25/2014

[8/23/2014] Injury Report: Frederich Cepeda, Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri)

by on Aug.24, 2014 @ 3:01 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Frederich Cepeda was taken off the active roster on Saturday with discomfort in his right elbow. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) canceled a scheduled bullpen session on Saturday because of discomfort in his lower back. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki did not play in Saturday's game against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome because of pain in his thigh.  He may have suffered the injury during Friday's game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel (left side) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri on Saturday.   He got the start at second and batted clean-up.  He went 1-for-5, including a two-run double. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2014 ... Gourriel played in his first Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-4 with a walk.  He also played some second.  He could be okay to return to the active roster in time for the Chunichi series that begins on the 26th. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ayumu Ishikawa (right middle finger nail) started a Ni-gun rehab game against Rakuten on Saturday.  He gave up an earned run on one hit and a walk over two innings of work.  He faced eight batters, threw twenty-seven pitches, and struck out two.  He could make it back to the active roster in time for a start during the Nippon Ham series that begins on the 29th at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014 ... Ishikawa threw twenty-seven pitches and topped out at 145km/h. Source: Sanspo 8/23/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix on Friday.  He got the start at third and batted second. He went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in the 8th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014 ... Matsuda got the start at third and batted second again in Saturday's Ni-gun rehab game against Orix.  He went 1-for-4.

[8/23/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Aug.24, 2014 @ 2:59 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants played in their second straight extra inning game on Friday and recorded victories in back-to-back extra inning games for the first time since 2005 (August 12 and 13). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014
  • On Friday, Jose Lopez recorded the organization's first walk-off sac hit since Michihiro Ogasawara on June 7, 2010.  He also became the first foreign player in franchise history to achieve the feat.  The Giants have recorded walk-off victories in five consecutive months (April-August).  The last time they did that was in 2002 (April-September). Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014
  • Kazunari Sanematsu's father died of multiple myeloma at 2:25pm on Saturday.  He was fifty-eight.  Sanematsu learned of his father's death in an e-mail he received after practices on the same day. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yutaka Wada turned down a post-game press conference on Saturday for the first time in his third year as manager of the team. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014
  • Takashi Toritani played in his 399th straight game at shortstop (everything inning of every game) on Saturday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014 ... Toritani tied his own NPB record of 398 on Friday.  His previous streak began on May 11, 2005 and ended on September 28, 2007.  His current streak began on March 30, 2012. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014
  • Against Hiroshima's Kenta Maeda, the Tigers are 8-14 in twenty-eight games with a .222 batting average (159-for-715) and fifteen home runs. Source: Sanspo 8/23/2014

Hiroshima Carp 

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Hisanori Takahashi could get a start on the 29th against his former team the Yomiuri Giants.  Takahashi started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on the 17th and tossed five shutout innings. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2014

Yakult Swallows

Yokohama Bay Stars 2 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 (August 23, 2014)

by on Aug.23, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Botchan Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Moscoso, Guillermo (YOK) 8-6, 3.46 - Ishiyama, Taichi (YAK) 2-5, 5.16

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

Attendance: 15680 | Time: 3h56m | Yokohama leads series, 13-5-0

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[8/22/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.23, 2014 @ 3:24 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants recorded their twelfth extra-inning victory on Thursday.  They have recorded twelve or more victories in extra innings two other times in the past: twelve in 1996 and fourteen in 2002.  The fourteen victories in 2002 tied the Central League record set by Chunichi in 1967. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/22/2014, Sponichi 8/22/2014 ... The Giants picked up another victory in extra innings on Friday.

Hanshin Tigers

  • Matt Murton, Kosuke Fukudome, and interpreter Kazuhito Oki took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (challenged by his cousin) after practices on Thursday. Fukudome was challenged by Murton.  Among the people challenged by the three was Munenori Kawasaki. Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Junpei Ono was taken off the active roster after failing to properly waste a pitch while facing Toshiki Kurobane during Thursday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  Kurobane ended up recording a squeeze bunt on the pitch Ono was suppose to waste. Source: Sponichi 8/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/22/2014
  • Hiroshima landslide relief/aid: the coaches, players, and the organization donated ten million yen to the Chugoku Shimbun Social Welfare Services Corporation and the organization donated ten million yen to Hiroshima City. Source: Sports Hochi 8/22/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa threw forty-five pitches from the mound at Botchan Stadium in preparation for his next start on the 24th against Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/22/2014
  • The Swallows signed an agreement to hold their fall camp in Matsuyama, Ehime for three years beginning in 2015.  The Swallows have been using Matsuyama for their fall camp destination since 2004. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/22/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura extended his winning streak to five on Thursday.  He is the fifth player in NPB history to put together streaks of five or more victories after turning forty.  The record of seven was set by Masahiro Yamamoto in 2008.  Miura joined Yamamoto as the only two pitchers over forty to record five victories in five consecutive games.  Miura owns a 0.50 ERA over the five games.  He is the only pitcher over forty to record an ERA under 1.00 during his streak. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/22/2014, Sponichi 8/22/2014 ... The other four pitchers over forty that recorded streaks of five or more victories: Masahiro Yamamoto (seven-game winning streak in 2008 at forty-three; five-game winning streak in 2010 at forty-five), Masato Yoshii (six-game winning streak in 2005 at forty), Yutaka Ono (five-game winning streak in 1996 at forty-one), and Kimiyasu Kudo (five-game winning streak in 2004 at forty-one). Source: Sanspo 8/22/2014 ... Miura picked up his fifth victory of the season on Thursday and became the nine pitcher (fifth right-handed pitcher) in NPB history to record five or more wins during the season in which they turn (or turned) forty-one. Source: Sponichi 8/22/2014