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[7/12/2016] Toshiya Sugiuchi tosses bullpen session

Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip) is currently slated to pitch in a San-gun rehab game against the Musashi Heat Bears (BC League) on July 19. He threw eighty-five pitches in the bullpen at Giants Stadium today.

Sugiuchi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on July 8. He faced nine hitters, threw thirty pitches, and allowed one could-be hit.

Source: Sponichi 7/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/12/2016

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[7/12/2016] Tetsuto Yamada playing with some tightness in hamstring

Tetsuto Yamada has been playing with some tightness in his right hamstring. He tends to develop a little tightness when his fatigue levels rise. He does what he can to make sure he remains in playing condition, but there are times he has difficulty running the bases at full speed.

Source: Sanspo 7/12/2016

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[7/12/2016] Hirotoshi Masui tosses three shutout innings in Ni-gun start

Hirotoshi Masui started a Ni-gun game against Yakult today and tossed three shutout innings. He allowed two hits and struck out three. This was his first time he started a game since September 5, 2010. He told reporters he started feeling a little tired in the third inning.

Source: Sponichi 7/12/2016

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[7/12/2016] Mazda All-Star Game 2016: Home Run Derby Vote Results

Game 1: YafuOku Dome

Central League

    Name JPN Name Eng Team Votes
1 山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto Yakult 7,720
2 筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama 1,501
  3 D.ビシエド Viciedo, Dayan Chunichi 1,174
  4 新井 貴浩 Arai, Takahiro Hiroshima 816
  5 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato Yomiuri 774

Pacific League

    Name JPN Name Eng Team Votes
1 柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki Softbank 6,256
2 大谷 翔平 Otani, Shohei Nippon Ham 3,890
  3 E.メヒア Mejia, Ernesto Seibu 1,522
  4 B.レアード Laird, Brandon Nippon Ham 1,006
  5 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro Softbank 623

Game 2: Yokohama Stadium

Central League

    Name JPN Name Eng Team Votes
1 筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama 6,944
2 山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto Yakult 3,071
  3 D.ビシエド Viciedo, Dayan Chunichi 944
  4 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato Yomiuri 777
  5 鈴木 誠也 Arai, Takahiro Hiroshima 719

Pacific League

    Name JPN Name Eng Team Votes
1 大谷 翔平 Otani, Shohei Nippon Ham 6,322
2 E.メヒア Mejia, Ernesto Seibu 2,418
  3 柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki Softbank 2,198
  4 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho Nippon Ham 1,359
  5 B.レアード Laird, Brandon Nippon Ham 1,020
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[7/11/2016] Yuki Saito joins Ichi-gun team

Yuki Saito joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on July 11. He is currently slated to start the last game before the All-Star break on July 13 against Orix at Kyocera Dome.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2016

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[7/12/2016] Nippon Ham sets new franchise record with fifteen game winning streak

The Nippon Ham Fighters set a new franchise record on July 11 by extending their winning streak to fifteen.

NPB Winning Streaks

  • Eighteen wins: Nankai (1954), Daimai (1960)
  • Seventeen wins: Nankai (1965)
  • Fifteen wins: Mainichi (1950), Yomiuri (1951), Chunichi (1955), Hankyu (1971), Softbank (2005), Nippon Ham (2016)

Source: Sponichi 7/11/2016

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[7/11/2016] Kyohei Iwasaki leaves game with pain in his left side

Kyohei Iwasaki left tonight’s game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Kyocera Dome with pain in his left side. He entered the game in the seventh inning as a pinch-hitter and was replaced by a pinch-hitter after swinging at one pitch. He most likely tweaked his side when he swung at the first pitch.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/11/2016

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Osaka Pro/Amateur Inter-league Summer Tournament 2016

The Orix Buffaloes released details for the Osaka Pro/Amateur Inter-league Summer Tournament 2016 earlier today. A total eight teams will be participating in the tournament this year.

  • Orix Buffaloes (Ni-gun)
  • Kansai University (Kansai Big6 Baseball League)
  • Panasonic (Industrial League)
  • Osaka Shogyo University (Kansai6 Baseball League)
  • Osaka Gas (Industrial League)
  • Osaka Sangyo U (Hanshin University Baseball League)
  • Nihon Seimei (Industrial League)
  • NTT Nishi Nippon (Industrial League)

Source: Orix announcement

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[7/11/2016] Rakuten Eagles announce agreement with Felix Perez

The Rakuten Eagles officially announced that they reached an agreement with thirty-one-year-old outfielder Felix Perez today. He was assigned the uniform number 98. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifteen million yen.

The Eagles released the following statement from Perez:

I am grateful for the opportunity to test my abilities. I want to thank everyone that has helped me up to now and I also want to thank the Rakuten Eagles organization for giving me a chance. I will do everything in my power to help the Eagles make it to the Climax Series for all the many cheering fans.

Source: Rakuten announcement, Jiji 7/11/2016, Sanspo 7/11/2016

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[7/11/2016] Shun Yamaguchi to miss All-Star series with ankle injury

Shun Yamaguchi hurt his left ankle during practices at Tokyo Dome on July 9. He was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with an injury to his left anterior talofibular ligament and tibiofibular ligament. He was taken off the active roster today.

Yamaguchi was also be replaced on the All-Star roster with Shoichi Ino. He was scheduled to start the second game of the All-Star series at Yokohama Stadium. There is a good chance the start will now go to Kenta Ishida.

The Yokohama Bay Stars will not be able to add Yamaguchi back to the active roster for ten days after the All-Star break because of current rules.

Source: NPB announcement, Daily Sports 7/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/11/2016

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