Thirty-year-old Shun Yamaguchi is suspected of causing injury and damaging equipment. The Meguro Police Department formally filed papers with the Public Prosecutors Office on August 18. The Yomiuri Giants and Yamaguchi held a press conference to address the report.
Notes from various reports:
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August 18, 2017 – Tanaka recorded the 300th sac hit of his career (first inning, runner on first and no out, off Kazuto Taguchi) and became the sixth player in NPB history to reach the milestone.
Source: Daily Sports 8/18/20170 Comments
Jason Standridge was ejected for an offensive argument (argued balls and strikes) with an umpire during a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Sapporo Dome on August 16. The NPB commissioner’s office today announced that they gave Standridge a stern warning and a 100,000 yen fine.
Standridge has now been ejected from a game twice during his NPB career. The first time was for throwing a dangerous pitch to Craig Brazell on July 14, 2014.0 Comments
Twenty-eight-year-old Sho Nakata earned his domestic free agent option today with eight years of service time on the active roster.0 Comments
August 16, 2017 – Masui notched the 100th save of his career. He became the twenty-eighth player in NPB history to record 100 saves and the fourth player in NPB history to record 100 saves and 100 holds (100 saves, 127 holds). He joined Hisashi Takeda (167) and Micheal Nakamura (102) as the only players in Nippon Ham Fighters’ franchise history to record 100 saves.
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/20170 Comments
August 16, 2017 – Laird became the 285th player in NPB history to hit 100 home runs. The home run came in the fifth inning off Lotte’s Jason Standridge. He joined Tony Solaita (1982) and Matt Winters (1992) as the only foreign players in Nippon Ham Fighters’ franchise history to reach 100 home runs within their first three years in the NPB.0 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers are looking into options in the KBO for the 2018 season. Among names they might be interested in:
Source: Daily Sports 8/15/20170 Comments
The at home Hero Award for July was given to Hisayoshi Chono for his decisive home run against the Yakult Swallows on July 10. The Giants won the game 3-2.
The Giants scored two runs in the sixth the tie the game at two. With two out in the seventh, Chono deposited a slider over the fence in left that gave the Giants a 3-2 lead that would stick until the end.0 Comments
Hiroshi Kobayashi was involved in a minor car accident. The incident took place on August 13 at around 6:28pm on a general road in Kanazawa, Yokohama. Kobayashi and an oncoming car each stopped to give the other right of way. Both cars then moved forward and hit each other.
The Yokohama Bay Stars issued an apology and said they will do what they can to make sure similar accidents do not happen again in the future.0 Comments