September 19 vs Nippon Ham at MetLife Dome – Yamada hit a home run for the first hit of his career (fourth inning, off Mizuki Hori). He also made the starting line-up for the first time in his career. The hit came in his fourth plate appearance, seventh game.0 Comments
Spencer Patton was ejected from a game against the Yomiuri Giants on September 14. Kazuma Okamoto swung at a pitch that hit him near the right thumb. The home plate umpire gave Okamoto first on a hit-by-pitch, but Patton felt it was a swing. Alex Ramirez appealed the call, but the call was upheld. Patton was not pleased and strongly argued the call. He threw his glove to the ground after he was tossed from the game.
The NPB announced today that they handed Patton a 100,000 yen fine and gave him a stern warning.
Source: NPB 9/18/20180 Comments
|All Games||3:19 (431 games)||3:12 (483 games)|
|Nine Innings||3:15 (392 games)||3:06 (427 games)|
|All Games||3:18 (423 games)||3:14 (483 games)|
|Nine Innings||3:13 (375 games)||3:10 (441 games)|
Source: NPB 9/14/20180 Comments
September 17 vs Chunichi at Tokyo Dome – Yoh entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter and blasted the 100th home run of his career off Daisuke Sobue.0 Comments
September 15 vs Hanshin at Koshien Stadium – Kondo notched his fortieth save point of the year and set a new Swallows record. The previous record of thirty-nine was set by Josh Lueke in 2016.
September 23 vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome – Kondo recorded his thirty-fifth hold and set a new Swallows record. The previous record of thirty-four was set by Kenichi Matsuoka in 2010.0 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on September 16 that Tomo Otosaka will play winter ball in Mexico. He will head to Mexico to play for Yaquis de la Ciudad Obregon after the NPB season. He will remain with the team until the end of January 2019.
Source: Yokohama 9/16/20180 Comments
The media learned on September 13 that the Yokohama Bay Stars offered Neftali Soto a two-year deal. The Bay Stars hold an option for the 2019 season, but decided to tack on another year based on his performance this year.0 Comments
Chunichi Dragons will most likely part ways with thirty-two-year-old Dillon Gee after the season. Shigekazu Mori told reporters Gee was going to need time for rehab (he had a blood circulation problem in his right hand) and that he did not expect to see Gee with the Dragons next year.0 Comments
The following addition was made to the Pacific League schedule.
The NPB released additional details for the 2018 Pro Yakyu Draft on September 13.
The NPB will also again randomly hand out a limited number of invitations to fans that register their information between 12:00pm on September 14 (Friday) and 12:00pm on September 28.
Source: NPB 9/13/20180 Comments