September 19, 2017 vs Nippon Ham at Kobo Park Miyagi – Mima notched his tenth victory of the year. It marked the first time he reached double-digits in wins during his career. He was 0-3 in four starts since he recorded his ninth victory.
Mima got to nine victories last year, but failed to reach ten after going 0-2 in three starts.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/20/20170 Comments
September 19, 2017 vs Yomiuri at Nagoya Dome – Matsui recorded his first home run at Nagoya Dome in the second inning off Mitsuo Yoshikawa. He then recorded the first grand slam of his career in the fourth inning off Seiji Tahara. This was the first two-homer game of his career.
Prior to his home runs on September 19, Matsui had one home run at Tokyo Dome, one at Jingu Stadium, one at Yokohama Stadium, and two at Mazda Stadium.0 Comments
September 18, 2017 vs Yakult at Yokohama Stadium – Minei hit a home run in the eighth inning off Ryo Akiyoshi. It was the 7,500th home run in Yokohama Bay Stars franchise history. The Bay Stars are the last team, other than the Rakuten Eagles, to reach 7,500 home runs.
Source: Sponichi 9/19/20170 Comments
September 19, 2017 vs Rakuten at Kobo Park Miyagi – Hirasawa recorded the first home run of his career in the ninth inning off Fumiya Ono (sixty-ninth game, 168th plate appearance).
Source: Sports Hochi 9/16/20170 Comments
van den Hurk was undefeated at YafuOku Dome (14-0 in eighteen games) until he lost a start against the Orix Buffaloes on September 13, 2017.
Source: Sponichi 9/14/20170 Comments
September 13, 2017 vs Orix at YafuOku Dome – Marrero blasted home runs in three consecutive trips to the plate: solo home run to left off Rick van den Hurk in the second inning, two-run home run to left off Rick van den Hurk in the fourth inning, and solo home run to left-center off Rick van den Hurk in the sixth inning. This was the first three homer game of his NPB career.
Source: Sponichi 9/13/20170 Comments
Early August 2017 – Koyano’s wife gave birth to twins, one boy and one girl. They required an extended stay at the hospital because the girl was sixty grams underweight. Source: Daily Sports 8/9/2017
Nakamura has celebrated his wife’s birthday with eight home runs in eight games over the last ten years. He got married in July 2008 and has hit home runs on September 10 in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2017 (he hit two in 2010). The only time he did not hit a home run was in 2014.0 Comments