[7/15/2016] 87th Inter-City Tournament: Day 1

Game 1 – 18:32

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
日本生命
Nihon Seimei
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
三菱日立パワーシステムズ横浜
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Yokohama
1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 × 4 9 1

Official Box Score

  • Kyosuke Ono started the game for Mitsubishi Hitachi. He did not allow a run in 7.1 innings of work. He faced thirty hitters, allowed five hits, walked/hit three, and struck out five.
  • Keisuke Kobayashi tossed 4.2 shutout innings in relief for Nihon Seimei. He faced sixteen hitters, allowed two hits, walked/hit one, and struck out seven.

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[7/15/2016] Mazda All-Star Game 2016: Shohei Otani wins Game 1 HR Derby

Game 1 Home Run Derby Results at YafuOku Dome

Match-up 1

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo – 0
  • Yuki Yanagita – 1 (five outs)

Match-up 2

  • Shohei Otani – 6
  • Tetsuto Yamada – 5

Finals

  • Yuki Yanagita – 2
  • Shohei Otani – 3 (six outs)
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[7/15/2016] Samurai Japan adds AEON Financial Service as a partner

Samurai Japan announced that they added AEON Financial Service as an official partner. They will be working to help expand the AEON Bank brand.

Source: Samurai Japan announcement

Diamond Partners

  • Mizuno
  • Nippon Tsuun
  • GungHo

Official Partners

  • JTB
  • ANA
  • Rakuten Card
  • SAVAS
  • Asahi
  • Nissan
  • AEON Bank

Official Suit Partner

  • Brooks Brothers

Official Ticketing Partner

  • Lawson Ticket
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SEI

[7/15/2016] Yusei Kikuchi could return to the active roster before the end of the month

Yusei Kikuchi (right side) is slated to pitch an inning during a Ni-gun three-game series against Lotte that begins on July 18. He will most likely pitch in one more rehab game at Ni-gun before a possible return to the active roster this month. He threw thirty pitches in the bullpen on July 13.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2016, Daily Sports 7/15/2016

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[7/15/2016] Shohei Kato got married in March

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that Shohei Kato (23) filed marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Tokyo on March 13. The two are planning to hold a ceremony after the season in December.

Source: Daily Sports 7/15/2016, Daily Sports 7/15/2016, Sponichi 7/15/2017

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HAM SEI

[7/15/2016] NPB Player Registry Changes

The Seibu Lions announced that Aito Otaki’s registered name change change from Aito Otaki to Aito. The name on his uniform will also be Aito.

Source: Seibu announcementNikkan Sports 7/15/2016

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Yuya Himeno’s hitting status will change from right-handed to both.

Source: Nippon Ham announcement, Nikkan Sports 7/15/2016

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SEI

[7/15/2016] Seibu Loins to part ways with Andy Van Hekken

The Seibu Loins announced today that they are parting ways with Andy Van Hekken. The Lions have submitted paperwork to place him on waivers.

Source: Seibu announcement, Tokyo Spots 7/15/2016, Daily Sports 7/15/2016

2016 Stats

Level Team G GS CG ShO W L Sv H HP WPCT IP H AB HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA BB/9 K/9 WHIP
Ni-gun Seibu 5 5 0 0 2 0 0     1.000 28  1/3 100 17 1 10 1 32 1 0 5 3 0.95 3.18 10.16 0.95
Ichi-gun Seibu 10 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .000 45  2/3 181 59 3 26 2 35 1 0 34 32 6.31 5.12 6.90 1.86
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[7/15/2016] Mazda All-Star Game 2016: News and Notes

News and notes for the Mazda All-Star Game from July 15:

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[7/14/2016] Joestu Sogo Gijutsu scored forty-five in four innings

Joestu Sogo Gijutsu beat Shotokukan 45-0 in the first round of the Summer Niigata High School Tournament on July 10.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Shotokukan 0 0 0 0 0         0 2 8
Joestu Sogo Gijutsu 3 13 28 1 x         45 33 0

Some numbers from the game:

  • Forty-five runs in one game, twenty-eight runs in one inning, thirty-three hits by one team, thirty-five hits for two teams all set new records for the Summer Niigata High School Tournament.
  • Kai Kuwahara (桑原海) recorded seven plate appearances and went 3-for-5 with five RBI. He scored a team high seven times.
  • Joestu Sogo Gijutsu recorded three triples, two doubles, and thirty stolen bases. They also recorded sixty-three plate appearances (thirty-two in the third inning).
  • The game lasted an hour and thirty-five minutes.
  • Joestu Sogo Gijutsu’s number nine hitter accidentally stepped into the batter’s box when the number eight hitter was supposed to hit in the fourth inning. He drove in a run with a ground out to second. No one caught the mistake. The number eight hitter was given a “no plate appearance” for his missing turn at bat.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2016

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[7/14/2016] Mazda All-Star Game 2016: CL starting line-up

Mitsuru Manaka revealed his potential starting line-up for Game 1 of the All-Star series to reporters on July 14.

  1. Maru, Yoshihiro cf
  2. Kawabata, Shingo 3b
  3. Sakamoto, Hayato ss
  4. Yamada, Tetsuto 2b
  5. Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo lf
  6. Arai, Takahiro 1b
  7. Balentien, Wladimir dh
  8. Takayama, Shun rf
  9. Nakamura, Yuhei c

Source: Daily Sports 7/14/2016

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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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