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[8/22/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.23, 2015 @ 4:06 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hayato Sakamoto recorded the eighth walk-off of his career on August 20 and moved into sixth on the franchise's all-time list. Source: Sponichi 8/21/2015
  • Shinnosuke Abe has hit at least ten home runs in fifteen consecutive seasons, beginning with his first year. The fifteen consecutive seasons is third longest in franchise history, behind Sadaharu Oh (twenty-one years, 1960-1981) and Shigeo Nagashima (seventeen years, 1958-1974). Only Abe and Nagashima started their streaks in their first years. Source: Sponichi 8/22/2015
  • The Hiroshima game on August 21 ended at 12:21am on August 22. It was the thirteenth game in NPB history (third in franchise history) to start on one day and end on another. Only one other game in NPB history ended at a later time: a Yakult-Hanshin game on September 11, 1992 ended at 12:26am. Source: Sponichi 8/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015
  • Alex Castellanos is scheduled to return to Japan on August 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015
  • The Giants announced on August 21 that they collected 206,368 yen in donations for Donald McDonald House during eight home games at Tokyo Dome in July. Source: official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami recorded his eighth double-digit strikeout game of the year on August 20. Only three other Hanshin pitchers have recorded eight or more in the same season: Yutaka Enatsu (twenty in 1968, eight in 1969, twelve in 1970, eleven in 1971), Minoru Murayama (nine in 1959), and Kei Igawa (eight in 2004). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/21/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada blasted a pinch-hit home run on August 21. It was the first pitch-hit home run of his career. At forty-three years and two months, he became the oldest player in franchise history to record a pinch-hit home run. The previous record of forty-one years and five months was set by Takahiro Saeki in October 2011. The forty-three years and two months is good for third oldest in Central League history, behind Tomoaki Kanemoto (forty-four years and five months and forty-three years and five months). Source: Sponichi 8/22/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada tied an NPB record on August 22 by hitting home runs in four consecutive at bats. Beginning with his last at bat on August 21: HR8, HR7, BB, HR7, HR7. Eighteen other players have hit home runs in four consecutive at bats, including Noboru Aota (1956), Sadaharu Oh (1964), and Wladimir Balentien (2013). Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2015 ... Yamada recorded his thirty-first home run of the season with his third home run on August 22. He became the first Japanese player in franchise history to reach thirty home runs since Akinori Iwamura in 2006; and the first right-handed Japanese player since Atsuya Furuta and Takahiro Ikeyama in 1992.

Yomiuri Giants 4 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 3 (August 21, 2015)

by on Aug.21, 2015 @ 4:23 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yomiuri Giants vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Poreda, Aaron (YOM) 7-5, 2.91 - Maeda, Kenta (HIR) 9-7, 2.31

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Yomiuri 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 9 1
Hiroshima 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1

Attendance: 31193 | Time: 6h21m | Hiroshima leads series, 12-9-0

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[8/20/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.21, 2015 @ 4:22 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Alex Castellanos' partner gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy weighing 3,345 grams, on August 18. Souce: Sanspo 8/20/2015
  • The six doubles the Giants hit in the 5th inning against Hanshin on August 19 tied the Central League record set by Hiroshima on June 3, 1986. Source: ZakZak 8/20/2015 ... Six or more doubles have been hit in one inning three other times in NPB history: Yomiuri against Taiyo on October 16, 1948 (six in the 5th inning); Hiroshima against Taiyo on June 3, 1986 (six in the 9th inning); and Rakuten against Nippon Ham on August 4, 2013 (seven in the 5th inning). Source: Chunichi Sports 8/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/20/2015 ... The Giants have scored twelve or more runs in one inning three other times: twelve runs on May 11, 1941 against Hankyu (4th inning); twelve runs on October 16, 1948 against Taiyo (5th inning); and thirteen runs on June 23, 1972 against Yakult (6th inning). Source: Sponichi 8/20/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • General manager Katsuhiro Nakamura left for a scouting trip in Korea. Andrew Brown (30) could be on his list of players to check. Source: Sanspo 8/20/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yasuaki Yamasaki set a new NPB rookie record with his thirty-second save of the year. The previous record for saves in one year by a rookie pitcher was thirty-one, set by Tsuyoshi Yoda in 1990. Source: Nikkan Soprts 8/21/2015, Sponichi 8/20/2015

[8/19/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers

by on Aug.20, 2015 @ 9:33 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kazuto Taguchi could get a start on August 23 against Hiroshima. He gave up a run on three hits over two innings during a potential tune-up start at Ni-gun against Seibu on August 18. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2015
  • The Giants scored twelve runs on ten hits in the 5th inning of a game against the Hanshin Tigers on August 19. The ten hits in one inning tied a franchise record, set on May 11, 1941 (against Hankyu, 4th inning) and August 8, 1951 (against Hiroshima, 7th inning). Yomiuri tied a Central League record with six doubles in the inning. Source: Sanspo 8/19/2015, Sponichi 8/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015
  • Miles Mikolas recorded a one-hit complete game victory against Hanshin on August 18. Only two other foreign pitchers have recorded one-hit complete games in franchise history: Toru Nishida on August 28, 1955 and Keith Comstock on April 26, 1985. Mikolas also extended his winning streak to eight games and became the fourth foreign pitcher in NPB history to record an eight-game or better winning streak in their first year in the NPB. The other three were: Terry Bross (eight-games in 1995), Willie Fraser (eight-games in 1996), and Bobby Keppel (nine games in 2010). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015 ... Mikolas' father came to Japan about thirty years ago to work with McDonald's Japan's Den Fujita. He was surprised when he learned that his son was going to play in Japan. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers gave up a franchise-high twelve runs in one inning on August 19 against Yomiuri. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015 ... The previous high of eleven runs in an inning was set on August 26, 1975 (against Taiyo, 3rd inning). Source: Daily Sports 8/19/2015
  • Randy Messenger's next start could come on four days of rest on August 23 against Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015

[8/18/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.19, 2015 @ 3:43 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Miles Mikolas picked up his tenth win of the season on August 18 and joined Bill Gullickson (fourteen in 1988) and Balvino Galvez (sixteen in 1996) at the only foreign pitchers in franchise history to win at least ten games in their first year in the NPB. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015
  • Randy Johnson is scheduled to throw out the ceremony first pitch on August 19. Luis Gonzalez catch the pitch. Source: official announcement
  • Former head scout Kikuo Ito died of heart failure at a hospital in Nagoya at 8:08am on August 15. He was seventy-nine. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Through August 17, in the month of August, the Tigers are 26-67-6 at Tokyo Dome against the Yomiuri Giants. Outside of August, they are 105-136-3. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Potential starters for the Giants series that begins on August 20: Kenta Maeda, Yuya Fukui, and Hiroki Kuroda. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2015
  • Hiroki Kuroda's next start could come on August 23 against the Giants on four days of rest. Since returning to Japan, Kuroda has made two starts on five days of rest, but none on four days. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2015
  • Hiroshima currently has four mainstays in the starting rotation: Kenta Maeda, Kuroda, Kris Johnson, and Yuya Fukui. Yusuke Nomura could join the fray and become a fifth starter. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige will be in the third year of four-year deal next year. The Dragons are not planning to make any changes to Tanishige's status at this point in time. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yasuaki Yamasaki tied Tsuyoshi Yoda's 1990 record of thirty-one saves by a rookie pitcher in one season. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015
  • The Bay Stars are still interested in bringing Kiyoshi Nakahata back next season. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2015

[8/17/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.18, 2015 @ 2:14 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • On August 15, Hayato Sakamoto became the youngest player in franchise history to earn an FA option. Source: Sponichi 8/16/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Potential starters for the Yomiuri series that begins on August 18: Randy Messenger, Atsushi Nomi, and Shintaro Fujinami. Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2015
  • The Tigers are thinking about offering Yutaka Wada an extension for the 2016 season. If he fails to make the play-offs, other members of the front office officials could be prepared to step down. Source: Sanspo 8/16/2015
  • Takashi Toritani blasted his fifth lead-off home run on August 16. It was his first lead-off home run since October 3, 2010. It was the third lead-off home run for the Tigers this year: Tsuyoshi Nishioka hit one on May 14 and Hiroki Uemoto on July 4. Source: Daily Sports 8/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/17/2015
  • Kosuke Fukudome recorded the 300th double of his career during a game against Yakult on August 16. He became the sixty-third player in NPB history to reach the milestone. Source: Sponichi 8/16/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Takahiro Arai hit a home run against Yokohama on August 16. It was the 286th home run of his career and 200th with Hiroshima. He became the eighth player in franchise history to hit 200 home runs. Source: Daily Sports 8/16/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Shohei Tateyama is 16-6 with a 2.17 ERA against the Hanshin Tigers over his career. Tateyama will most likely begin getting starts on six to seven days of rest. Source: Sports Hochi 8/16/2015, Sponichi 8/16/2015