March 25 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto – 13:00
WP: Rina Taniyama (1 G, 1-0)
LP: Chiaki Shioya (1 G, 0-1)
Game Time: 2h28m
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March 26 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto – 13:00
WP: Mika Konishi (1 G, 1-0)
LP: Haruka Ebi (1 G, 0-1)
Game Time: 1h38m
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Ni-gun appearances of interest from March 28:
Yusuke Nomura (Hiroshima) started a game against Softbank. He gave up a run on seven hits over six innings of work. He threw ninety-four pitches. His first Ichi-gun start of the season could come on April 4 against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome. Source: Daily Sports 3/28/2017
Shintaro Fujinami (Hanshin) started a game against Orix. He pitched six shutout innings and allowed just one hit. He threw ninety-eight pitches, did not walk a batter, and struck out six. He could get his first regular season start on April 4 against Yakult at Kyocera Dome. Source: Daily Sports 3/28/2017
Ryosuke Miyaguni (Yomiuri) tossed a three-hit shutout against Seibu. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/28/2017
Haruhiro Hamaguchi (Yokohama) started a game against Nippon Ham and gave up two runs on five hits over three innings of work. He threw sixty-two pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/28/2017
Ayumu Ishikawa (Lotte) started a game against Yakult and gave up a run on four hits over four innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/28/20170 Comments
Koshien Stats has been updated with games from March 27 and 28.0 Comments
Elvis Araujo, Jorge Rondon, Ryota Ishioka, and Yusuke Matsui were apparently reassigned to Ni-gun after practices at Nagoya Dome on March 28.
Among players that may have made the opening day roster: Takuya Kinoshita, Shun Ishikawa, Hayato Mizowaki, and second round draft pick Yota Kyoda.
Source: Sports Hochi 3/29/20170 Comments
Tatsushi Masuda told listeners during a Seibu Lions radio show on Bunka Hoso earlier today that pitching coach Yoshihiro Doi told him he will be the closer from opening day. Masuda pitched in six exhibition games and recorded three saves. He and Brian Schlitter were competing for the closer role.
Source: Sports Hochi 3/28/20170 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced today that twenty-six-year-old Ikusei pitcher Ryuta Kadoya will be assigned to the BC League’s Fukui Miracle Elephants, from April 1 until the end of the first-half of the season.0 Comments
The NPB announced today that MyNavi will be sponsoring the NPB All-Star games for the next three seasons.
2017 All-Star Game Details
Additional detail for the 2017 All-Star Game will be released in May.
The NPB also announced that they signed MyNavi to an NPB Partner contract.
Source: NPB 3/28/20170 Comments
Eiichi Koyano’s wife posted a message on her blog earlier today informing her readers that she was about six months pregnant with twins. The two married in November 2011 and had their first child, a girl, in August 2014.0 Comments
Thirty-one-year-old Kensuke Uchimura has not yet officially retired from baseball. He was released by the Yokohama Bay Stars last year and tried to find a new home by attending the twelve team tryouts in November, but did not receive any offers from NPB teams. He did receive an offer from JFAM Corporation and began working for them in January this year. He is also playing shortstop for the company team, REVENGE99.
Source: Sponichi 3/27/20170 Comments
|Team||Name JPN||Name ENG||Sources|
|Chunichi||大野 雄大||Ono, Yudai||Tokyo Sports 3/18/2017|
|Yomiuri||マイコラス||Mikolas, Miles||Nikkan Sports 3/27/2017|
|(road opener)||菅野 智之||Sugano, Tomoyuki||Nikkan Sports 3/27/2017|
|Yokohama||石田 健大||Ishida, Kenta||Sponichi 1/9/2017|
|(home opener)||今永 昇太||Imanaga, Shota||Nikkan Sports 3/18/2017|
|Yakult||石川 雅規||Ishikawa, Masanori||Sponichi 3/17/2017|
|Hanshin*||メッセンジャー||Messenger, Randy||Nikkan Sports 3/25/2017|
|Hiroshima||ジョンソン||Johnson, Kris||Daily Sports 3/18/2017|
|Seibu||菊池 雄星||Kikuchi, Yusei||Nikkan Sports 2/9/2017|
|Nippon Ham||有原 航平||Arihara, Kohei||Sanspo 3/16/2017|
|Rakuten||美馬 学||Mima, Manabu||Daily Sports 3/27/2017|
|(home opener)||則本 昂大||Norimoto, Takahiro||Daily Sports 3/25/2017|
|Orix||金子 千尋||Kaneko, Chihiro||Nikkan Sports 2/15/2017|
|Lotte||涌井 秀章||Wakui, Hideaki||Sponichi 2/13/2017|
|Softbank||和田 毅||Wada, Tsuyoshi||Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017|
* Kanemoto formally told the media found out on March 24. He spoke to Messenger about the start on the last day of spring camp.0 Comments