Category: Samurai Japan

[5/11/2018] Yahoo, SportsNavi become official Samurai Japan partners

NPB Enterprise (Samurai Japan) announced the addition of Yahoo! Japan and Y’s Sports (Sportsnavi) as official partners.

Source: NPB Enterprise 5/11/2018

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Partner List

Diamond Partners

  • Nippon Express
  • Asics
  • GungHo

Official Partners

  • Nissan
  • SAVAS
  • Asahi
  • ENEOS
  • JTB
  • Yahoo! Japan
  • Sportsnavi

Official Suit Partner

  • Brooks Brothers

Official Ticketing Partner

  • Lawson Ticket

Official Airline Partner

  • ANA
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[5/2/2018] Samurai Japan vs MLB in November

Samurai Japan announced today that they will be playing a six-game series against the MLB later this year in November.

Schedule

  • Game 1 – November 9 (Friday) at Tokyo Dome
  • Game 2 – November 10 (Saturday) at Tokyo Dome
  • Game 3 – November 11 (Sunday) at Tokyo Dome
  • Game 4 – November 13 (Tuesday) at Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima
  • Game 5 – November 14 (Wednesday) at Nagoya Dome
  • Game 6 – November 15 (Thursday) at Nagoya Dome

Source: Samurai Japan 5/2/2018

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[4/25/2018] Samurai Japan: Roster for 8th WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup

Samurai Japan released its roster for the 8th WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup. The tournament will take place in Florida between August 22 and 31.

Group A

  • United States
  • Venezuela
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Puerto Rico

Group B

  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Cuba
  • Hong Kong
  • Dominican Republic

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[3/3/2018] ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018 Game 2 Starting Pitchers

Starting pitchers for the first game of the ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018 were posted on March 3.

Australia

  • Timothy Atherton (Brisbane Bandits)

Japan

  • Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten Eagles)

Source: Samurai Japan 3/3/2018

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[3/2/2018] ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018 Game 1 Starting Pitchers

Starting pitchers for the first game of the ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018 were posted on March 2.

Japan

  • Kodai Senga (Softbank Hawks)

Australia

  • Travis Blackley (Brisbane Bandits)

Source: Samurai Japan 3/2/2018

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[3/2/2018] Haruhiro Hamaguchi scratched from Samurai Japan roster

Haruhiro Hamaguchi was scratched from the Samurai Japan roster on March 2 because of discomfort in his left shoulder. Samurai Japan manager Atsunori Inaba later told reporters he made the call because he did not want to risk Hamaguchi’s future by keeping him on the roster.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 3/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 3/2/2018, Daily Sports 3/2/2018

[UPDATE 3/17 @ 2:19pm]

Hamaguchi is not expected to make the opening day starting rotation because his left shoulder is still not fully healed.

Source: Sponichi 3/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 3/17/2018

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[2/20/2018] Twenty-eight player Samurai Japan Roster Released

The final list of players for the Samurai Japan roster was released on February 20.

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ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018

ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018 Japan vs Australia

Sponsor

  • JXTG Energy (JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy)

Schedule

  • March 2 (Fri) – Nagoya Dome – Practices
  • March 3 (Sat) – Nagoya Dome – 19:00
    • Japan (first base) vs Australia
    • TV Asahi, J Sports
  • March 4 (Sun) – Kyocera Dome Osaka – 19:00
    • Australia vs Japan (first base)
    • TBS, J Sports

Basic Rules

  • Official Baseball Rules
  • Designated Hitter Rule
  • Official WBSC baseball (2017)
  • Tied games will end in a tie after nine full innings
  • No called games
  • No more than twenty-eight players in the dugout

Source: NPB 1/23/2018, NPB Official Site, Samurai Japan Official Site

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[1/23/2018] Partial Samurai Japan Roster Revealed

The Samurai Japan top team is slated to play Australia in the 2018 ENEOS Samurai Japan Series on March 3 (Saturday) at Nagoya Dome and March 4 (Sunday) at Kyocera Dome. A partial roster was unveiled during a press conference in Tokyo on January 23. The remaining twenty-two players will be released in February.

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[11/19/2017] Exhibition Games against Australia in March 2018

The NPB Enterprise announced on November 19 that Samurai Japan will play two games against Australia in March 2018.

  • March 3 at Nagoya Dome
  • March 4 at Kyocera Dome

Source: Sponichi 11/19/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2017Daily Sports 11/19/2017

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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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