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[4/18/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 12:47 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe recorded his second multi-homer game in as many days on Thursday.  It was the third time he recorded multiple home runs in back-to-back games.  The previous two times both came in 2004: April 11 (two vs Yakult) and 13 (two vs Chunichi); and April 28 and 29 (both against Yakult; three on the 28th and two on the 29th).  No other player in Central League history has accomplished this feat.  Three have recorded multiple home runs in back-to-back games: Sadaharu Oh (1967, 1976), Masaru Uno (1985 twice), and Katsumi Hirosawa (1986, 1992).  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014, Sponichi 4/18/2014
  • Shuichi Murata will again donate money to organizations involved in providing neonatal care -- 10,000 yen for every hit records this season.  He will also continue to invite current and former NICU patients and their families to games at Tokyo Dome.  Source: official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger moved past Darrell May (540) into sole possession of third on the Central League's all time strikeout list for foreign pitchers.  Messenger struck out seven on Thursday and now has 542 over his NPB career. Source: Daily Sports 4/18/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp moved six games above .500 with their victory on Thursday.  It was the first time they recorded six more wins than losses after playing in at least sixteen games since they were 15-9-1 on May 1, 2000.  Source: Sanspo 4/18/2014
  • Brad Eldred likes to fish because he finds it relaxing.  He has not done much fishing in Japan during the season, but might start this year if he can find a good spot in Hiroshima.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/18/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura gave six runs (all earned) on ten hits and five home runs over six innings of work against Hiroshima on Friday.  He will be taken off the active roster on Saturday.  Source: Daily Sports 4/18/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien walked over to Shinnosuke Abe during pre-game practices on Thursday to apologize for what happened on Wednesday night -- he upset Scott Mathieson when he did a little celebration after hitting a home run in the 9th; after rounding the bases, he looked toward Mathieson and started walking toward him, both benches cleared.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/18/2014

[4/17/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe hit two home runs in Wednesday's game against Yakult, including a shot in the 10th inning.  The home run in extra innings was the fifth of his career, first since April 24, 2009.  The multi-home run game was the twenty-seventh of his career.  Top five Yomiuri players, multi-home run games: Sadaharu Oh (ninety-five, NPB record), Hideki Matsui (forty), Shigeo Nagashima (thirty-six), Yoshinobu Takahashi (thirty-one), Tatsunori Hara (twenty-eight).  Source: Sponichi 4/17/2014 ... Abe hit two more home runs in Thursday's game against Yakult and moved into a fifth place tie with Hara.  It was the first time he recorded multiple home runs in back-to-back games since April 28 and 29, 2004 (both games against Yakult).  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez has reached base in all eighteen of Hanshin's games this season.  Cecil Fielder set the franchise record for reaching base in consecutive games by a foreign player in their first year (twenty-one games in 1989).  Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2014 ... Thomas O'Malley reached safely in nineteen straight in 1991.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2014

Chunichi Dragons

[4/15/2014] Injury Report: Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten)

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei worked out at Giants Stadium on Tuesday.  A cast he wore for his right index finger fracture came off on the 12th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kevin Youkilis did not play in Tuesday's game against Softbank.  Youkilis hurt his left thumb during a game on the 11th.  Source: Sanspo 4/15/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (tightness in the left portion of his back) is scheduled to play in a Ni-gun rehab game later this week.  If he can play in a few games without any problems, he could make the active roster before the end of the month, perhaps as early as the 22nd.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/15/2014

Yomiuri Giants 4 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 (April 15, 2014)

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 9:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium - 18:30
Starters: Seddon, Chris (YOM) 1-0, 1.04 - Narveson, Chris (YAK) 0-1, 7.50

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 7 0
Yakult 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 X 8 10 0

Attendance: 15955 | Time: 3h14m | Yakult leads series, 1-0-0

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[4/14/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Apr.14, 2014 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Chris Seddon worked out for about two hours at Giants Stadium.  He threw twenty pitches in the bullpen.  He will start Tuesday's game against Yakult at Shizuoka.  Source: Sanspo 4/14/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano could make his next start on the 16th against Yakult at Jingu.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014
  • Hayato Sakamoto moved in to sole possession of second place on the franchise's all-time list for consecutive games played with 649.  The Giants' top three: Hideki Matsui (1,250), Sakamoto (649), and Shigeo Nagashima (648).  Source: Sanspo 4/14/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kentaro Sekimoto recorded the sixth walk-off hit of his career on Sunday.  Koichi Tabuchi and Akihiro Yano hold the franchise record with ten.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014
  • TV ratings in the Kansai region for Sunday's game was 13.8%.  The ratings peaked at 20.7% when the Tigers won the game on Sekimoto's walk-off (5:01pm).  Ratings for the opening series (vs Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome) - Game 1, first hour: 13.1%; remaining: 10.5%.  Game 2: 9.5%.  Game 3: 12.0%.  Source: Daily Sports 4/14/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera is scheduled to start a game on the 16th against Hanshin at Mazda Stadium.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2014
  • 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri's next start could come on the 19th against Yokohama at Yokohama.  Source: Sponichi 4/14/2014