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[6/6/2016] Yuya Yokoyama resumes throwing exercises

Yuya Yokoyama (left shoulder) resumed throwing exercises at Naruohama on June 5 — he threw the ball into a net fifty times. He is set to resume playing catch within the next couple of days.

Source: Sanspo 6/6/2016

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[6/6/2016] Japan National Collegiate Baseball Championship: Day 1

June 6 (Monday)

Jingu Stadium

Game 1 – 9:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
日本文理大
Nippon Bunri University
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
中京学院大
Chukyo Gakuin University
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 2

Attendance: 3000 | official box score

Naoki Yoshikawa (Chukyo), started at short, batted third, 1-for-4 (3B one RBI, Ks, L4, G3), 1 3B, 1 RBI

Game 2 – 11:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
富士大
Fuji University
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 4
京都産業大
Kyoto Sangyo University
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Attendance: 3000 | official box score

Taiki Ono (Fuji) 5.1 IP, 91 NP, 23 BF, 4 H, 5 SO, 2 ER, 150km/h.

Game 3 – 14:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R
広島経済大
Hiroshima Keizai University
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
九州国際大
Kyushu Kokusai University
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 2

Attendance: 2000 | official box score

Yuya Onaka (Hiroshima) 8.0 IP, 125 NP, 31 BF, 4 H, 14 SO, 0 ER, 149km/h.

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Tokyo Dome

Game 1 – 9:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
中央学院大
Chuo Gakuin University
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
第一工業大
Daiichi Kogyo University
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Attendance: 2000 | official box score

Shota Ishii (Chuo) 9.0 IP, 131 NP, 30 BF, 2 H, 1 BB, 14 SO, 0 ER, 147km/h – did not allow a single base runner through the first twenty-two outs of the game.

Game 2 – 11:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
東日本国際大
Higashi Nippon Kokusai University
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
立命館大
Ritsumeikan University
0 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 x 8

Attendance: 2000 | official box score

Ryosuke Tatsumi (Ritsumeikan), started in center, batted third, 3-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

Game 3 – 14:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
東海大北海道
Tokai University Hokkaido
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
環太平洋大
Kantaiheiyo University
0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3

Attendance: 2500 | official box score

Koya Mizuno (Tokai) 9.0 IP, 147 NP, 35 BF, 7 H, 8 SO, 3 ER.
Soichiro Nomura (Kantaiheiyo), started at third, batted third, 1-for-4, 1 RBI – Kenjiro Nomura’s eldest son.

Game 4 – 16:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
福井工業大
Fukui Kogyo University
1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
愛媛大
Ehime University
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Attendance: 1500 | official box score

Tanizaki (Fukui) 9.0 IP, 133 NP, 31 BF, 4 H, 11 SO, 1 ER.
Hiroaki Tanaka (Ehime) 6.0 IP, 112 NP, 30 BF, 9 H, 6 SO, 3 ER.

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[6/6/2016] Mazda All-Star Game 2016, latest voting results from June 6

Entry Type Valid Entries Invalid Entries Total Entries
Internet 71,996 0 71,996
Mobile Phone 146,108 0 146,108
Paper 64,917 534 65,451
Totals 283,021 534 283,555

Total number of votes: 5,063,139

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[6/6/2016] Shohei Otani records a hit and strikes out ten in complete game victory

Shohei Otani struck out ten in a complete game victory against the Yomiuri Giants on June 5. He also batted fifth and went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

  • This was Otani’s ninth complete game victory, first in a game where he also batted for himself
  • Since 1950, Otani is the eighth pitcher to start a game and bat between three and five in the order.
  • Of the eight pitchers that started and batted between three and five, only two recorded wins: Otani and Fumio Fujimura on October 7, 1951. And of the two, only Otani recorded a hit.
  • Of the eight pitchers that started and batted between three and five, Otani became the first pitcher to record ten or more strikeouts. The previous high of four was set by Junzo Sekine on May 8, 1952 and Otani on June 18, 2013.
  • Otani moved passed Yukihiro Nishizaki (nineteen) into sole possession of second place on the franchise’s all-time list for double-digit strikeout games with twenty. Yu Darvish is in first with fifty-two.

Source: Sponichi 6/6/2016, Sanspo 6/6/2016

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[6/6/2016] Brandon Dickson drives in three

Brandon Dickson notched three RBI against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium on June 5. He joined Hideaki Wakui (2010) and Toshiya Sugiuchi (2011) as the only Pacific League pitchers to record three RBIs in an Inter-league game.

Dickson also became the first pitcher in franchise history to record three RBIs in a game since Hisashi Yamada on August 3, 1974 (before the introduction of the designated hitter rule).

Source: Sponichi 6/6/2016

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[6/6/2016] Sponichi: Yoshihiro Maru batting .520 in extra innings

According to Sponichi, Yoshihiro Maru is 26-for-50 (.520) with nine RBI in extra innings games since 2011.

Source: Sponichi 6/6/2016

Maru has recorded three walk-off hits (April 4, 2012 against Yomiuri; July 26, 2013 against Yakult; and June 5, 2016 against Softbank) and one walk-off sac fly (August 6, 2013 against Hanshin) during his career.

Source: Sanspo 6/6/2016

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[6/6/2016] Felipe Paulino makes Ni-gun debut

Felipe Paulino made his Ni-gun debut today with a start against Rakuten at Seibu 2 Stadium. He pitched two innings, threw fifty pitches, and gave up two runs on two hits and three walks/HBPs. This was his first game in about two weeks.

Source: Sponichi 6/6/2016

[UPDATE @ 10:55pm]

Paulino struck out two and topped out at 152km/h.

Source: Sanspo 6/6/2016

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[6/6/2016] Marcos Mateo could pitch in rehab game on June 11

Marcos Mateo (right shoulder) could pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game on June 11 against Yomiuri at Koshien Stadium. He is slated to toss a bullpen session within the next couple of days.

Mateo played catch at Naruohama for the third straight day on Sunday.

Source: Daily Sports 6/6/2016

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[6/5/2016] Shinji Tajima ties franchise record with thirty-one consecutive scoreless appearances

Shinji Tajima extended his scoreless games streak to thirty-one on June 5 and tied the franchise record set by Akifumi Takahashi in 2005. Tajima entered the game in the ninth inning against the Rakuten Eagles at Nagoya Dome and retired the side in order on eleven pitches.

The NPB record of thirty-eight consecutive scoreless appearances was set by Kyuji Fujikawa in 2006.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/5/2016

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[6/5/2016] Eiichi Koyano leaves early after getting hit by pitch

Eiichi Koyano took a pitch off the area near his right wrist during his at bat in the top of the second inning against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium earlier today. He was removed on defense in the bottom half of the inning because he had a little trouble throwing. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 6/5/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 115 69 42 4
Hanshin 111 61 49 1
Yokohama 111 56 51 4
Yomiuri 112 55 56 1
Chunichi 114 47 62 5
Yakult 113 39 72 2
G W L T
Softbank 113 76 37 0
Rakuten 105 64 40 1
Seibu 111 64 45 2
Orix 109 49 59 1
Nippon Ham 109 40 69 0
Lotte 109 35 73 1
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