Category: Samurai Japan

[2/18/2019] ENEOS Samurai Japan Series: Samurai Japan Roster

The Samurai Japan roster for the upcoming ENEOS Samurai Japan Series was unveiled earlier today. A Youtube video of the press conference is also available.

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[2/15/2019] Premier 12 Groups and Locations

The World Baseball Softball Confederation released Group and Location details for the 2019 Premier12.

November 2 – 17

Game 1 – Group A on November 2

Group A
Guadalajara, Mexico
Estadio de Beisbol Charros de Jalisco

  • Mexico #6
  • United States #2
  • Netherlands #8
  • Dominican Republic #12

Group B
Taichung, Chinese Taipei
Taichung Intercontinental Stadium

  • Chinese Taipei #4
  • Japan #1
  • Venezuela #9
  • Puerto Rico #11

Group C
Seoul, Korea
Gocheok Sky Dome

  • Korea #3
  • Cuba #5
  • Australia #7
  • Canada #10

Super Round / Final Round
Japan
ZOZO Marine Stadium and Tokyo Dome

  • Top two teams from each group

Source: WBSC 2/13/2019, Sponichi 2/15/2019, Daily Sports 2/15/2019

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[2/2/2019] ENEOS Samurai Japan Series: Coaching Staff and Broadcast Details

The Samurai Japan coaching staff for the upcoming ENEOS Samurai Japan Series in March was posted by the NPB on January 31. Broadcast details for the series were also posted.


Coaching Staff

Uni Pos Name JPN Name ENG
88 Head/Hitting Coach 金子 誠 Kaneko, Makoto
81 Pitching Coach 建山 義紀 Tateyama, Yoshinori
84 Battery Coach 村田 善則 Murata, Yoshinori
82 Infield/Base Coach 井端 弘和 Ibata, Hirokazu
87 Outfield/Base Coach 清水 雅治 Shimizu, Masaji

Broadcast Details

March 9 (Saturday) at 19:00

  • Mexico (Home) vs Japan (Away)
  • TV Asahi and affiliates
    18:56 – 21:54
  • BS Asahi
    21:54 –
  • J Sports 3
    18:30 –

March 10 (Sunday) at 19:00

  • Japan (Home) vs Mexico (Away)
  • TBS and affiliates
    19:00 – 20:54
  • BS-TBS
    20:53 –
  • J Sports 3
    18:30 –

Source: Samurai Japan 1/31/2019 (coaching staff), Samurai Japan 1/31/2019 (broadcast times)

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ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2019 Japan vs Mexico

Series Information

  • Dates: March 9 (Sat), 10 (Sun), 2019
  • Times: 19:00 (both games)
  • Venue: Kyocera Dome

Tickets

  • Advance Tickets
    • Lawson Ticket HMV Premium/Lencore Members
      December 22, 2018 @ 12:00 – January 26, 2019 @ 12:00
    • Lawson Ticket Prerequest Members
      December 23, 2018 @ 12:00 – January 26, 2019 @ 12:00
    • e plus/Ticket PIA
      January 19, 2019 @ 12:00 – January 26, 2019 @ 12:00
  • Regular Tickets
    • January 27, 2019 @ 11:00 –
  • Tickets start at 1,500 yen (infield/outfield non-reserved) and go up to 20,000 yen (field seat S).

Ticket Packages

  • Game 1 – Commemorative Ball
    • Reserved S – 6,500 yen
    • Reserved A – 5,000 yen
    • Reserved B – 3,500 yen
  • Game 2 – Replica Uniform
    • Reserved S – 6,500 yen
    • Reserved A – 5,000 yen
    • Reserved B – 3,500 yen
  • Games 1 and 2 – Watch
    • Premium Seat – 8,500 yen
  • Games 1 and 2 – Glove
    • Reserved S – 10,000 yen

Rules

  • DH rules for all games
  • WBSC baseball
  • Tie games after nine innings will end in a draw
  • No called games
  • Twenty-eight players per team each game

Source: Samurai Japan 11/30/2018, Ticketing Page

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[11/30/2018] ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2019 Japan vs Mexico

NPB Enterprise released details for their exhibition series against Mexico in March next year.

ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2019 Japan vs Mexico
Dates: March 9 (Sat), 10 (Sun), 2019 (night games)
Venue: Kyocera Dome

Rules

  • DH rules for all games
  • WBSC baseball
  • Tie games after nine innings will end in a draw
  • No called games
  • Twenty-eight players per team each game

Source: Samurai Japan 11/30/2018

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[11/16/2018] Samurai Japan could play two against Mexico in March 2019

The media learned on November 15 that Samurai Japan will most likely play two exhibition games against Mexico next year in early March.

Source: Sanspo 11/16/2018, Sponichi 11/16/2018

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Japan All-Star Series Schedule and Results

Date Time Gm Venue Third Base Score First Base Attendance Time
11/07 Wed 18:15   YafuOku Dome Chinese Taipei
SP: Chen-Yen Chiang
WP: Tzu-Chien Shih
Sv: Kai-Wen Cheng
6-5 Samurai Japan
SP: Shotaro Kasahara
LP: Yuta Iwasada
28,143 3h5m
11/08 Thu 18:00   Tokyo Dome MLB All-Stars
SP: Hector Velazquez
WP: Hector Velazquez
Sv: Chris Martin
9-6 Yomiuri Giants
SP: Hosei Takata
LP: Hosei Takata
25,792 2h54m
11/09 Fri 18:30 1 Tokyo Dome MLB All-Stars
SP: Junior Guerra
LP: Kirby Yates
6-7 Samurai Japan
SP: Takayuki Kishi
WP: Yasuaki Yamasaki
44,934 3h29m
11/10 Sat 18:30 2 Tokyo Dome MLB All-Stars
SP: Erasmo Ramirez
LP: Erasmo Ramirez
6-12 Samurai Japan
SP: Naoyuki Uwasawa
WP: Naoyuki Uwasawa
45,450 3h19m
11/11 Sun 19:00 3 Tokyo Dome MLB All-Stars
SP: Scott Barlow
WP: Scott Barlow
7-3 Samurai Japan
SP: Shinsaburo Tawata
LP: Shinsaburo Tawata
45,147 3h0m
11/12 Mon                
11/13 Tue 18:30 4 Mazda Stadium MLB All-Stars
SP: Kenta Maeda
LP: Kirby Yates
3-5 Samurai Japan
SP: Daichi Osera
WP: Yuki Matsui
Sv: Yasuaki Yamasaki
30,751 3h27m
11/14 Wed 19:00 5 Nagoya Dome Samurai Japan
SP: Nao Higashihama
WP: Yu Sato
Sv: Yuki Matsui
6-5 MLB All-Stars
SP: Junior Guerra
LP: Dan Otero
28,319 3h14m
11/15 Thu 18:00 6 Nagoya Dome Samurai Japan
SP: Shotaro Kasahara
WP: Shotaro Kasahara
Sv: Yasuaki Yamasaki
4-1 MLB All-Stars
SP: Brian Johnson
LP: Brian Johnson
25,890 3h7m

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[11/3/2018] Samurai Japan: Kakeru Narita replaces Shuta Ishikawa

Samurai Japan announced the following roster change on November 2:

  • Shuta Ishikawa (right elbow) replaced by Kakeru Narita (Lotte)

Source: Samurai Japan 11/2/2018

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[11/1/2018] Samurai Japan: Akitake Okada replaces Takahiro Matsunaga

Samurai Japan announced the following roster change today:

  • Takahiro Matsunaga (left shoulder) replaced by Akitake Okada (Hiroshima)

Source: Samurai Japan 11/1/2018

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[10/27/2018] Samurai Japan: Ishiyama, Tsutsugo out; Sato, Uebayashi in

Samurai Japan announced the following roster changes on October 26:

  • Taichi Ishiyama (right knee inflammation) replaced by Yu Sato (Chunichi).
  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (left ankle bruise) replaced by Seiji Uebayashi (Softbank).

Source: Samurai Japan 10/26/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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