Category: Did You Know

RAK

Manabu Mima: Did You Know

Milestones

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 9/20/2017

0 Comments
CHU

Yusuke Matsui: Did You Know

Milestones

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.

Source: Sponichi 9/19/2017, Sports Hochi 9/19/2017

0 Comments
YOK

Hiroki Minei: Did You Know

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 9/19/2017

0 Comments
RAK

Yusuke Nishimiya: Did You Know

Family

  • September 14, 2017 – Nishimiya’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy. Source: Sports Hochi 9/16/2017
0 Comments
LOT

Taiga Hirasawa: Did You Know

Milestones

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 9/16/2017

0 Comments
HAM

Toshihiro Sugiura: Did You KNow

Family

  • September 2017 – The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on September 15 that Sugiura’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl, at a hospital in Tokyo. Source: Nippon Ham 9/15/2017
0 Comments
SOF

Rick van den Hurk: Did You Know

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 9/14/2017

0 Comments
ORI

Chris Marrero: Did You Know

Milestones

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 9/13/2017

0 Comments
ORI

Eiichi Koyano: Did You Know

Family

  • 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

0 Comments
SEI

Takeya Nakamura: Did You Know

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.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/11/2017, Sponichi 9/11/2017

0 Comments
NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 136 84 48 4
Hanshin 132 71 58 3
Yokohama 133 66 63 4
Yomiuri 134 67 64 3
Chunichi 134 57 72 5
Yakult 135 44 89 2
G W L T
Softbank 133 90 43 0
Seibu 134 75 56 3
Rakuten 127 70 55 2
Orix 130 60 69 1
Nippon Ham 130 50 80 0
Lotte 132 47 84 1
Don't forget to check these out!
Today's Birthdays