[8/7/2016] 98th Summer Koshien: Day 1

10:30 1 佐久長聖
(長野)
Saku Chosei
Nagano
2-3 鳴門
(徳島)
Naruto
Tokushima
13:00 2 出雲
(島根)
Izumo
Shimane
1-6 智弁学園
(奈良)
Chiben Gakuen
Nara
15:30 3 九州国際大付
(福岡)
Kyushu Kokusai Dai Fuzoku
Fukuoka
6-8 盛岡大付
(岩手)
Morioka Daigaku Fuzoku
Iwate

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[8/7/2016] Luis Mendoza taken off active roster

Luis Mendoza has been bothered by neck pain since August 3 (he slept on it wrong). He ended practices early on August 7 and was taken off the active roster. He will remain with the Ichi-gun team for the time being.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2016, Daily Sports 8/7/2016

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[8/7/2016] Randy Messenger struggles at Jingu Stadium

In fifteen games at Jingu Stadium, Randy Messenger is 4-6 with an ERA of 5.57.

Career Numbers at Jingu Stadium

Year ERA G GS W L HLD Sv IP H HR SO BB HBP R ER WHIP
2010 3.86 3 2 1 1 0 0 14.0 12 2 10 2 0 6 6 1.00
2011 8.22 2 2 0 1 0 0 7.2 9 0 4 5 0 7 7 1.83
2012 6.00 2 2 0 1 0 0 9.0 11 0 7 6 1 6 6 1.89
2013 2.25 3 3 2 0 0 0 20.0 12 1 23 4 1 5 5 0.80
2014 9.00 3 3 1 2 0 0 15.0 26 4 13 6 0 16 15 2.13
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2016 7.27 2 2 0 1 0 0 8.2 12 0 6 6 0 8 7 2.08
  5.57 15 14 4 6 0 0 74.1 82 7 63 29 2 48 46 1.49
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[8/6/2016] 98th Summer Koshien: Players to Watch

Apologies for the delay. Below is a list of players to watch. It is not a comprehensive list, but hopefully just enough to get you started. If there are any players you think should be on the list, post them in the comments section.

Name School Prefecture Yr Ht Wt T B Notes
渡辺 法聖
Watanabe, Hosei
東北
Tohoku
宮城
Miyagi
3 179 82 L L 48 IP, 8 R, 0.75 ERA
鈴木 拓人
Suzuki, Takuto
聖光学院
Seiko Gakuin
福島
Fukushima
3 176 75 L L 32.2 IP, 18 H, 31 SO, 8 R.
鈴木 昭汰
Suzuki, Shota
常総学院
Joso Gakuin
茨城
Ibaraki
3 176 77 L L 19 IP, 11 H, 21 SO, 0 ER, 0.00 ERA
陶山 勇軌
Suyama, Yuki
常総学院
Joso Gakuin
茨城
Ibaraki
2 180 70 R L  
宮里 豊汰
Miyazato. Toyota
常総学院
Joso Gakuin
茨城
Ibaraki
2 174 80 R R  
今井 達也
Imai, Tatsuya
作新学院
Sakushin Gakuin
栃木
Tochigi
3 180 72 R R 21.2 IP, 11 H, 33 SO, 7 R
高橋 昂也
Takahashi, Koya
花咲徳栄
Hanasaki Tokuharu
埼玉
Saitama
3 181 83 L L 37 IP, 11 H, 52 SO, 0 R
岡崎 大輔
Okazaki, Daisuke
花咲徳栄
Hanasaki Tokuharu
埼玉
Saitama
3 182 75 R L  
早川 隆久
Hayakawa, Takahisa
木更津総合
Kisarazu Sogo
千葉
Chiba
3 180 74 L L  
峯村 貴希
Minemura, Takaki
木更津総合
Kisarazu Sogo
千葉
Chiba
2 184 75 R L  
宮本 瑛己
Miyamoto, Eigo
関東一
Kanto Ichiko
東東京
Higashi Tokyo
3 177 72 R L  
藤平 尚真
Fujihira, Shoma
横浜
Yokohama
神奈川
Kanagawa
3 185 83 R R 22.2 IP, 11 H, 30 SO, 6 R
石川 達也
Ishikawa, Tatsuya
横浜
Yokohama
神奈川
Kanagawa
3 178 72 L R 19.1 IP, 10 H, 23 SO, 4 R
増田 珠
Masuda, Shu
横浜
Yokohama
神奈川
Kanagawa
2 180 79 R R 11-for-25, 3 HR, 8 RBI
万波 中正
Mannami, Chusei
横浜
Yokohama
神奈川
Kanagawa
1 190 92 R R  
栗尾 勇摩
Kurio, Yuma
山梨学院
Yamanashi Gakuin
山梨
Yamanashi
2 185 80 R R  
元山 飛優
Motoyama, Hiyu
佐久長聖
Saku Chosei
長野
Nagano
3 180 73 R L  
中津原 元輝
Nakatsuhara, Genki
富山第一
Toyama Daiichi
富山
Toyama
3 182 83 R R 10.1 IP, 6 H, 13 SO, 0 R
寺西 建
Teranishi, Takeru
星稜
Seiryo
石川
Ishikawa
2 191 92 L L 8 IP, 8 H, 9 SO, 5 R / 7-for-16, 2 HR, 6 RBI
今井 順之助
Imai, Junnosuke
中京
Chukyo
岐阜
Gifu
3 177 88 R L 2-for-13, 1 HR, 4 RBI (68 HS HR)
栗原 健
Kurihara, Ken
常葉菊川
Tokoha Gakuen Kikugawa
静岡
Shizuoka
3 170 73 L L 9-for-28, 3 HR, 7 RBI (48 HS HR)
藤嶋 健人
Fujishima, Kento
東邦
Toho
愛知
Aichi
3 175 78 R R 34 IP, 19 H, 34 SO, 2 R
京山 将弥
Kyoyama, Masaya
近江
Omi
滋賀
Shiga
3 183 72 R R 26 IP, 15 H, 28 SO, 0 R
石原 彪
Ishihara, Tsuyoshi
京都翔英
Kyoto Shoei
京都
Kyoto
3 169 87 R R 11-for-23, 1 HR, 11 RBI (42 HS HR)
寺島 成輝
Terashima, Naruki
履正社
Riseisha
大阪
Osaka
3 183 85 L L 29 IP, 13 H, 43 SO, 1 R
山口 裕次郎
Yamaguchi, Yujiro
履正社
Riseisha
大阪
Osaka
3 180 87 L L 24 IP, 18 H, 32 SO, 3 R
安田 尚憲
Yasuda, Hisanori
履正社
Riseisha
大阪
Osaka
2 188 92 R L 13-for-25, 2 HR, 15 RBI (38 HS HR)
高田 萌生
Takada, Hosei
創志学園
Soshi Gakuen
岡山
Okayama
3 178 75 R R 38 IP, 22 H, 33 SO, 3 R
堀 瑞輝
Hori, Mizuki
広島新庄
Hiroshima Shinjo
広島
Hiroshima
3 177 72 L L 44 IP, 32 H, 63 SO, 10 R
アドゥワ誠
Aduwa, Makoto
松山聖陵
Matsuyama Seiryo
愛媛
Ehime
3 196 86 R R  
九鬼 隆平
Kuki, Ryuhei
秀岳館
Syugakukan
熊本
Kumamoto
3 181 82 R R  
大石 哲汰
Oishi, Tetta
嘉手納
Kadena
沖縄
Okinawa
3 170 96 R R 28 HS HR
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[8/6/2016] Chunichi Dragons: Masahiro Araki and Hitoki Iwase

Masahiro Araki stole his 370th career base in the fifth inning of a game against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama Stadium on August 6 and set a new Chunichi franchise record. The previous record of 369 was set by Morimichi Takagi in 1980.

Araki also tied Seizo Furukawa for eleventh on the all-time list.

Source: Sponichi 8/7/2016

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Hitoki Iwase appeared in his 900th game on August 6. Only two other pitchers have appeared in more games: Tetsuya Yoneda (949) and Masaichi Kaneda (944).

At forty-one years and eight months, Iwase is the older pitcher to reach 900 games. The previous record of thirty-seven years and two months was set by Yoneda. Unlike Yoneda and Kaneda, Iwase appeared as a reliever in all but one game.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/6/2016, Sponichi 8/7/2016

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[8/6/2016] Hayato Sakamoto records eighth straight multi-hit game

Hayato Sakamoto recorded his eighth straight multi-hit game on August 6 against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium. The eight consecutive multi-hit games tied a Yomiuri franchise record set by Wally Yonamine in 1954 and Kiyoshi Nakahata in 1985.

The NPB record of ten was set by Tsuguo Goto in 1952, Charlie Lewis in 1954, and Michihiro Ogasawara in 2001.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/6/2016, Sponichi 8/7/2016

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[8/6/2016] Rick van den Hurk could be ready to pitch in Ni-gun game on August 10

Rick van den Hurk (fatigue, neck) could start a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on August 10 and pitch about three innings. Assuming no setbacks, he might be able to return to the active roster before the end of the month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/6/2016, Sponichi 8/6/2016

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[8/6/2016] Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hit 100th home run on August 5

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hit his 100th career home run during a game against the Chunichi Dragons at Yokohama Stadium on August 5. The blast came in the ninth inning off Shinji Tajima.

  • He recorded his first home run during a game against the Hanshin Tigers at Yokohama Stadium on October 7, 2010.
  • He is the 278th player in NPB history to hit 100 home runs.
  • At twenty-four years and eight months, he is the twelfth youngest player in NPB history to hit 100 home runs. He is the youngest player in Yokohama franchise history to hit 100 home runs. The previous record of twenty-five years and three months was set by Yuki Yoshimura in 2009.
  • He recorded his 100th home run in his 520th game, fifth fastest in Yokohama franchise history. Only two other Japanese players have accomplished the feat in fewer games: Tomio Tashiro in 507 games and Shuichi Murata in 511 games.
  • His thirty-four round trippers so far this year tie Isamu Fujii’s 1950 Yokohama franchise record for most home runs in a season by a left-handed hitter.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/6/2016, Sanspo 8/6/2016

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Victoria Series: Hyogo Dione at Kyoto Flora – August 1,2

August 1 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto – 19:00

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

WP: Ayami Sato (12 G, 8-2)
LP: Mika Konishi (18 G, 5-6)

Game Time: 1h51m
Attendance: 957

Hero Interview

  • Ayami Sato = 27 BF, 82 NP, 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 2 R, 2 ER. She tossed a no-walk complete game for her eighth victory of the year.
  • Yui Oyama = 2-for-4: 1B8, F9, G4, 2B7 one RBI. She drove in the game-winning run in the seventh inning.

Game Page | Highlights

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August 2 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto – 19:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 0 0 4 1 0 4 9 11 1
Kyoto Flora 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 8 12 2

WP: Shiho Murata (13 G, 2-1)
LP: Chiaki Shioya (16 G, 0-3)

Game Time: 2h23m
Attendance: 828

Hero Interview

  • Miki Atsugase = 2-for-4: Ks, BB, 1B7, F9, 2B8/9 two RBI. She tied the game at eight in the seventh inning.
  • Yui Oyama = 3-for-5: Kl, G3, 2B9 two RBI, 1B9, 1B7 one RBI. She drove in the game-winning run in the seventh inning.

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[8/5/2016] Naruohama a possible WBC practice facility

 

The Hanshin Tigers’ Naruohama facilities is being considered as a practice facility for teams participating in the World Baseball Classic’s Tokyo Pool.

Source: Sponichi 8/5/2016

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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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