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[7/30/2016] Eigoro Mogi goes 2-for-4 in rehab game

Eigoro Mogi (right hand) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Nippon Ham at Kamagaya on July 29. He started at short and batted ninth and went 2-for-4: 3B8/9 one RBI, 1B6, F8, G6e.

Mogi has played in five Ni-gun rehab games as of July 29. He was used as a late-inning defensive replacement at short in his first two games (no plate appearances), then went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts in the next two games with starts at short. He might be ready to rejoin the active roster in early August.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/30/2016

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[7/30/2016] Hayato Sakamoto earns international FA option

Hayato Sakamoto earned his international FA option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.  He reportedly signed a multi-year deal contract with the Yomiuri Giants after the 2015 season.

Source: Sponichi 7/30/2016

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[7/29/2016] Victoria Series: Kyoto Flora at Hyogo Dione – July 27,28

July 27 at Kasuga Stadium – 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyoto Flora 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 6 11 2
Hyogo Dione 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 5 1

WP: Mika Konishi (16 G, 5-5)
Sv: Chiaki Shioya (15 G, 0-2, 2 Sv)
LP: Ayami Sato (11 G, 7-2)

Game Time: 2h15m
Attendance: 683

Hero Interview

  • Mika Konishi = 29 BF, 116 NP, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 SO, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 4 R, 3 ER. Hung in for her fifth win of the season.
  • Iori Miura = 2-for-4: G6dp, 3B9, 1B7 (SB, SB), F7. Recorded two hits, two runs, and two stolen bases.

Game Page | Highlights

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July 28 Kasuga Stadium – 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyoto Flora 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 6 0
Hyogo Dione 0 7 0 0 0 2 x 9 13 2

WP: Mizuki Bando (10 G, 4-0)
Sv: Shiho Murata (11 G, 1-1, 2 Sv)
LP: Minako Uemura (14 G, 5-5)

Game Time: 2h03m
Attendance: 508

Hero Interview

  • Miki Atsugase = 2-for-3: BB, 1B8 one RBI, F9, 1B7. She drove in her team’s second run of the game with her 300th career hit.
  • Mizuki Bando = 23 BF, 62 NP, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 ER. She notched her fourth victory of the year.

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[7/29/2016] Ayumu Ishikawa leaves game with some neck tightness

Ayumu Ishikawa left tonight’s (July 29) game against Rakuten at QVC Marine after throwing eighty-seven pitches because he developed some tightness in the left side of his neck. His condition does not appear to be serious.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2016

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[7/29/2016] 98th Summer Koshien Practice Schedule

Summer Koshien Practice Schedule

Day 1 – August 1
Starts at 13:30, thirty minutes each session

School JPN School ENG
明徳義塾 高知 Meitoku Gijuku Kochi
いなべ総合学園 三重 Inabe Sogo Gakuen Mie
北陸 福井 Hokuriku Fukui
京都翔英 京都 Kyoto Shoei Kyoto
智弁学園 奈良 Chiben Gakuen Nara
市和歌山 和歌山 Shiritsu Wakayama Wakayama
クラーク 北北海道 Clark Kita Hokkaido
近江 滋賀 Omi Shiga

Day 2 – August 2
Starts at 08:30, thirty minutes each session

School JPN School ENG
樟南 鹿児島 Shonan Kagoshima
聖光学院 福島 Seiko Gakuin Fukushima
山梨学院 山梨 Yamanashi Gakuin Yamanashi
大分 大分 Oita Oita
市尼崎 兵庫 Ichiritsu Amagasaki Hyogo
北海 南北海道 Hokkai Minami Hokkaido
作新学院 栃木 Sakushin Gakuin Tochigi
大曲工 秋田 Omagari Kogyo Akita
嘉手納 沖縄 Kadena Okinawa
盛岡大付 岩手 Morioka Daigaku Fuzoku Iwate
鶴岡東 山形 Tsuruoka Higashi Yamagata
常葉学園菊川 静岡 Tokoha Gakuen Kikugawa Shizuoka
尽誠学園 香川 Jinsei Gakuen Kagawa
中越 新潟 Chuetsu Niigata
八戸学院光星 青森 Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei Aomori
関東第一 東東京 Kanto Ichiko Higashi Tokyo

Day 3 – August 3
Starts at 08:30, thirty minutes each session

School JPN School ENG
八王子学園八王子 西東京 Hachioji Gakuen Hachioji Nishi Tokyo
出雲 島根 Izumo Shimane
富山第一 富山 Toyama Daiichi Toyama
常総学院 茨城 Joso Gakuin Ibaraki
中京 岐阜 Chukyo Gifu
木更津総合 千葉 Kisarazu Sogo Chiba
唐津商 佐賀 Karatsu Shogyo Saga
東北 宮城 Tohoku Miyagi
鳥取 Sakai Tottori
佐久長聖 長野 Saku Chosei Nagano
前橋育英 群馬 Maebashi Ikuei Gunma
鳴門 徳島 Naruto Tokushima
星稜 石川 Seiryo Ishikawa
長崎商 長崎 Nagasaki Shogyo Nagasaki
広島新庄 広島 Hiroshima Shinjo Hiroshima
秀岳館 熊本 Syugakukan Kumamoto

Day 4
Starts at 08:00, thirty minutes each session

School JPN School ENG
花咲徳栄 埼玉 Hanasaki Tokuharu Saitama
履正社 大阪 Riseisha Osaka
東邦 愛知 Toho Aichi
松山聖陵 愛媛 Matsuyama Seiryo Ehime
九州国際大付 福岡 Kyushu Kokusai Dai Fuzoku Fukuoka
横浜 神奈川 Yokohama Kanagawa
創志学園 岡山 Soshi Gakuen Okayama
高川学園 山口 Takagawa Gakuen Yamaguchi
日南学園 宮崎 Nichinan Gakuen Miyazaki

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Source: Sanspo 7/29/2016, Sponichi 7/30/2016, Sponichi 8/1/2016

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[7/29/2016] Ryosuke Miyaguni taken off active roster

Ryosuke Miyaguni was taken off the active roster today because coaches felt he would be unable to pitch at full strength. He has not appeared in a game since July 23.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2016, Sponichi 7/29/2016

[UPDATE 7/31 @ 12:16am]

According to Sanspo, Miyaguni’s having problems with his right shoulder.

Source: Sanspo 7/30/2016

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[7/29/2016] Takeya Nakamura will be sent down to Ni-gun for an adjustment

Takeya Nakamura will be sent down to Ni-gun for an adjustment. He was 14-for-72 since he returned to the active roster after a stint at Ni-gun due to a left hip injury.

Norio Tanabe told reporters he made the decision to send Nakamura down to Ni-gun after he went 0-for-4 in tonight’s game against Orix.

Source: Sponichi 7/29/2016

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[7/29/2016] Injury updates for Daiki Enokida, Taichi Okazaki

Daiki Enokida

  • Enokida (left adductor) threw to a squatting catcher on July 28 for the first time since he got hurt. He threw eleven pitches to Taichi Okazaki.

Taichi Okazaki

  • Okazaki (left wrist) caught a pitcher and squatted on July 28 for the first time since his injury. He also resumed catching the ball with just his left hand on July 27.

Source: Sanspo 7/29/2016

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[7/29/2016] Kazuma Okamoto taking things slow after taking pitch off right calf

Kazuma Okamoto was hit by a pitch on his right calf during his at bat in the third inning of a Ni-gun game against Rakuten at Giants Stadium on July 27. He was out of the line-up again on July 28 and did not participate in practices. The Yomiuri Giants might have Okamoto take things slow for a while out of concern that it might turn into something more serious, like a strain.

Source: Sponichi 7/29/2016

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[7/29/2016] Luis Cruz set to play in Ni-gun rehab game on July 30

Luis Cruz (left ankle) participated in a San-gun batting practice scrimmage on July 28. He took twenty-two swings against Gabriel Garcia and Carlos Perez and recorded four could-be hits. He is scheduled to make it into a Ni-gun game as a designated hitter on July 30 against Lotte at Giants Stadium.

Source: Sponichi 7/29/2016, Sanspo 7/29/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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