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[8/30/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.31, 2015 @ 4:34 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants have won three games this year where the offense has recorded three or fewer hits: May 9 against Yokohama (three hits), June 4 against Orix (three hits), August 29 against Chunichi (three hits). The last time they won three games on three or fewer hits in one season was in 1994: May 6 against Chunichi (three hits), August 14 against Hanshin (two hits), August 24 against Yakult (three hits). Source: Sanspo 8/30/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Matt Murton recorded three hits on August 30 and is now one hit away from 1,000.

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Guillermo Moscoso will be sent down to Ni-gun for an adjustment. Hiroshi Kobayashi will most likely be called up to bolster the bullpen. Duane Below could get a start on September 6 against Yomiuri. Source: Daily Sports 8/30/2015
  • The Bay Stars have dropped their last eleven straight extra inning games. They are currently tied with 1995 Kintetsu for most consecutive extra inning losses (going back to 1950). Source: Sponichi 8/30/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada blasted his thirty-third home run of the year on August 29 and joined Toru Sugiura (thirty-four in 1985), Takahiro Ikeyama (thirty-four in 1989) and Akinori Iwamura (forty-four in 2004) as the only Japanese players in franchise history to hit thirty-four or more home runs in one season. Source: Sanspo 8/30/2015

[8/29/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.30, 2015 @ 3:34 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • With their victory on August 28, the Giants pushed their record against Chunichi to 1,000-806-54. The Dragons are the second team the Giants have beaten at least 1,000 times. The Giants notched their 1,000th victory against Hanshin earlier this year on April 4. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2015 ... Through August 28, the Giants are 1,012-784-67 against the Hanshin Tigers. Source: Sanspo 8/29/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Through August 29, Matt Murton is four away from 1,000 NPB hits.
  • Shintaro Fujinami picked up his third shutout of the year on August 28 and became the first Hanshin pitcher to toss three shutouts in one season since Randy Messenger recorded three in 2013 and 2014; and the first Japanese Hanshin pitcher since Kei Igawa notched three in 2006. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2015 ... Fujinami is the first Hanshin pitcher out of high school to record three shutouts in a season within his first three years in the NPB since Yutaka Enatsu tossed seven in 1969. Source: Sanspo 8/29/2015
  • Braves' scout Hiroyuki Oya on Shintaro Fujinami: "He's a top level pitcher in Japan. He could pitch in the Majors. He's the type people in America like. He's a power pitcher that can hit the upper 150s (km/h) and he's big. There's a lot of eyes on Hiroshima's [Kenta] Maeda, but [Fujinami's] a different kind of pitcher and he's wonderful. Nippon Ham's [Shohei] Otani is in the same age group, but Fujinami has kept his spot in the starting rotation for three years. I think he might be the best young pitcher in Japan." Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2015

Hiroshima Carp

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars set a new franchise record on August 28 with their thirty-third sellout. The previous record of thirty-two was set in 1998, the last time they won the pennant and the Nippon Series. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2015

[8/28/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.29, 2015 @ 4:54 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Through August 28, the offense has been held to two runs or less in sixty-two games this season. The franchise record of sixty-four was set in 2011. Sixty-two, good for second most in franchise history, tied a record set in 2006. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Minoru Iwata is 4-10 with a 3.63 ERA in eighteen games against the Hiroshima Carp over his career. Source: Sanpo 8/28/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Potential starters for upcoming Hanshin series: September 1-3 at Koshien: Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda, Yuya Fukui; September 11-13 at Koshien: Hiroki Kuroda, Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda; September 25-27 at Mazda: Kris Johnson, Kenta Maeda, Yusuke Nomura. Source: Sanspo 8/28/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Yomiuri Giants on August 26 and 27. It was the first time they tossed back-to-back shutouts against the Giants since 1997 (September 13 and 14) and the first time they tossed back-to-back shutouts against the Giants at Jingu Stadium since 1979 (September 1 and 2). Source: Sanspo 8/28/2015

[8/27/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 4:03 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano threw fifty-one pitches in the 4th inning of a game against Yakult on August 26. The last Yomiuri pitcher to throw fifty or more pitches in one inning was Hisanori Takahashi on September 4, 2007 (against Chunichi, 5th inning, fifty-seven pitches). Source: Sanspo 8/27/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Nelson Perez has hit three home runs in his last two Ni-gun games: he went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI against Orix on August 26 and 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against Orix on August 27. He has ten home runs in thirty games at Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda picked up his tenth win of the season on August 27 and became the fourth pitcher in franchise history to record ten or more victories in at least six consecutive seasons. The other three: Ryohei Hasegawa (1950-1957), Manabu Kitabeppu (1978-1988), and Kazuhisa Kawaguchi (1986-1991). Source: Sponichi 8/27/2015
  • Kris Johnson picked up his tenth victory of the year on August 26 and became the sixth foreign pitcher in franchise history to win at least ten games in their first year in Japan. The other five: Robinson Checo 15-8 in 1995, Nathan Minchey 15-11 in 1998, John Bale 11-10 in 2004, Colby Lewis 15-8 in 2008, and Bryan Bullington 11-9 in 2011. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Daily Sports 8/27/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons announced that the uniform Motonobu Tanishige wore when he played in his 3,018th game will be donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars became the first team in the NPB (excluding the Pacific League years where seasons were split in two) to fall into last place in the second-half of the season after finishing the first-half in first place. The worst finishes at this point belong to the 1960 Chunichi Dragons and the 2012 Cihba Lotte Marines -- both teams finished the first-half in first place but ended in fifth at the end of the season. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Through August 17, Yasuhiro Ogawa is 16-4 with a 3.00 ERA in twenty-six games at Jingu Stadium over his career. Source: Sanspo 8/27/2015

[8/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 3:33 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Potential starters for the Yakult series that started on August 25: Yuki Koyama, Tomoyuki Sugano, Aaron Poreda. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015
  • Potential starters for the Chunichi series that begins on August 28: Hayato Takagi, Kan Otake, Kazuto Taguchi. Source: Sponichi 8/25/2015
  • The Giants swapped third base coaches before the Yakult game on August 25: head coach Masahiro Kawai took over for infield/base coach Hironori Suguro. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki is expected join the starting rotation as the fifth man. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015
  • Through August 25, Matt Murton had 994 hits in 802 NPB games. Only two foreign players have recorded 1,000 hits in fewer games: Boomer Wells in 781 games and Wally Yonamine in 793 games. Leon Lee is currently in third at 821 games. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015
  • The rain out on August 25 means the Tigers will play a string of ten consecutive games in September, from the 18th until the 27th. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015
  • General manager Katsuhiro Nakamura returned from his scouting trip to Korea on August 24. Source: Sanspo 8/25/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp are scheduled to play twelve straight in September (from the 18th until the 29th) after their game against the Hanshin Tigers was rained out on August 25. Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2015

Chunichi Dragons

Yakult Swallows

  • Potential starters for the Yomiuri series that began on August 25: Masanori Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Ogawa, and Tetsuya Terada. Source: ZakZak 8/25/2015
  • Shohei Tateyama's next start could come on August 30 against Hanshin at Koshien on six days of rest. Source: ZakZak 8/25/2015