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[8/23/2016] Tetsuto Yamada close to a return

Tetsuto Yamada (left side, rib) could be ready to rejoin the active roster as early as August 24 (Chunichi at Jingu), although August 26 (Hanshin at Koshien) seems more likely. The Yakult Swallows will determine the schedule after observing him during workouts today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2016, Daily Sports 8/23/2016, Sanspo 8/23/2016

[UPDATE @ 9:45pm]

Yamada is slated to join the Ichi-gun team for work outs on August 24. Assuming no issues, he could be added to the active roster in time for the Chunichi game in the evening.

Source: Tokyo Sports 8/23/2016

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[8/22/2016] Yomiuri Giants: probable starting pitchers for Hiroshima series

Probable Yomiuri starting pitchers for the Hiroshima series that begins on August 22 at Tokyo Dome.

  • August 23 – Miles Mikolas = 1 G, 0-0, 6.0 IP, 10 H, 2 HR, 8 K, 6.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP
  • August 24 – Tomoyuki Sugano = 3 G, 1-1, 20.0 IP, 14 H, 4 HR, 21 K, 2.70 ERA, 0.70 WHIP
  • August 25 – Kazuto Taguchi = 6 G, 2-2, 34.1 IP, 32 H, 5 HR, 24 K, 3.76 ERA, 1.28 WHIP

*note: stats are against Hiroshima from this season

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/22/2016

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[8/22/2016] Kazumasa Yoshida taken off active roster with neck pain

Kazumasa Yoshida was taken off the active roster on August 21 with neck pain. He was examined (MRI, x-rays) at a hospital in Kobe today. No abnormalities were discovered. The Orix Buffaloes will monitor to him as he resumes workouts.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/22/2016

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[8/22/2016] Sponichi: 2016 Summer Koshien Best Nines

Pro Scouts

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Yr School JPN School ENG
P 今井 達也 Imai, Tatsuya 3 作新学院 Sakushin Gakuin
C 古賀 優大 Koga, Yudai 3 明徳義塾 Meitoku Gijuku
1B 西浦 颯大 Nishiura, Hayato 2 明徳義塾 Meitoku Gijuku
2B 有村 恒汰 Arimura, Kota 3 常総学院 Joso Gakuin
3B 安田 尚憲 Yasuda, Hisanori 2 履正社 Riseisha
SS 松尾 大河 Matsuo, Taiga 3 秀岳館 Syugakukan
OF 田城 飛翔 Tashiro, Tsubasa 3 八戸学院光星 Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei
OF 西川 愛也 Nishikawa, Manaya 2 花咲徳栄 Hanasaki Tokuharu
OF 増田  珠 Masuda, Shu 2 横浜 Yokohama

Sponichi Writers

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Yr School JPN School ENG
P 大西 健斗 Onishi, Kento 3 北海 Hokkai
C 大沢  翔 Osawa, Sho 3 木更津総合 Kisarazu Sogo
1B 入江 大生 Irie, Taisei 3 作新学院 Sakushin Gakuin
2B 鈴木 理央 Suzuki, Rio 3 東邦 Toho
3B 広部 就平 Hirobe, Shuhei 2 秀岳館 Syugakukan
SS 山本 拳輝 Yamamoto, Genki 3 作新学院 Sakushin Gakuin
OF 塩谷 洋樹 Shiotani, Hiroki 3 盛岡大付 Morioka Daigaku Fuzoku
OF 手束 海斗 Tezuka, Kaito 3 鳴門 Naruto
OF 西村  舜 Nishimura, Shun 3 明徳義塾 Meitoku Gijuku

Source: Sponichi 8/22/2016

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[8/22/2016] 2016 Farm Championship

The NPB announced today that the 2016 Farm Championship will be held at Kirishima Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki on October 1 (Sat) at 13:00. The rain date will be October 2 (Sun) at 12:00. The Western League champions will be in the first base dugout and the Eastern League champions in the third base dugout. The Western League champions will be the home team.

Lawson Ticket Pre-Request Advance Tickets will be available between on August 23 (Tue) at 10:00 and August 29 (Mon) at 23:00. Regular tickets will become available on August 30 (Tue) at 10:00.

Source: NPB announcement

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[8/22/2016] Guinness World Records recognizes Daisuke Miura

Daisuke Miura earned his own spot in the Guinness World Records: most consecutive year hits by a baseball pitcher in professional baseball (twenty-four years, between 1993 and 2016).

Source: Guinness World Records

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[8/22/2016] Brian Wolfe set to make first start with Seibu on August 27

Brian Wolfe started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on August 21. He gave up five runs (all earned) on eight hits over six innings of work. He faced twenty-seven batters, threw ninety-five pitches, walked none, and struck out two. Wolfe is slated to make his Ichi-gun debut with Seibu on August 27 against Nippon Ham at Seibu Prince Dome.

Source: Sponichi 8/22/2016

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[8/21/2016] World Baseball Challenge 2016

Medals

  • Gold – Team Japan
  • Silver – Roswell Invaders
  • Bronze – Canadian Sidearm Nation

All-Star Team

  • RHP – Hitoshi Kondo (Team Japan)
  • LHP – Ryan Johnson (Canadian Sidearm Nation)
  • C – Takumi Oshiro (Team Japan)
  • 1B – Tatsuya Maruko (Team Japan)
  • 2B – Shunta Tanaka (Team Japan)
  • 3B – Kevin Czarnecki (Canadian Sidearm Nation)
  • SS – Kimio Watanabe (Team Japan)
  • OF – Takuma Hasegawa (Team Japan)
  • OF – Jason Louis (Canadian Sidearm Nation)
  • OF – Cody Bishop (Roswell Invaders)
  • DH – Kaohu Gaspar (Roswell Invaders)

Home Run King

  • Bobby Webb (Roswell Invaders) – 4

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[8/21/2016] Samurai Japan: High School vs College

The Samurai Japan High School and College teams will be playing an exhibition game against each other on August 27 at QVC Marine Field. The game is set to start at 18:00. There are still some seats (outfield non reserved and infield non reserved second floor) remaining.

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[8/21/2016] Samurai Japan: BFA Asian 18U Baseball Championship Roster

Coaches

Position Name  
Manager 小枝 守
Koeda, Mamoru
元拓大紅陵高校野球部監督
Former TakushokuDai Koryo HS Manager
Head Coach 大藤 敏行
Ofuji, Toshiyuki
元中京大中京高校野球部監督
Former ChukyoDai Chukyo HS Manager
Coach 米澤 貴光
Yonezawa, Takamitsu
関東第一高校野球部監督
Kanto Daiichi HS Manager
Coach 東 哲平
Azuma, Teppei
敦賀気比高校野球部監督
Tsuruga Kehi HS Manager

Players

Pos Uni Name JPN High School Yr
P 11 寺島 成輝
Terashima, Naruki
履正社
Riseisha
3
P 13 藤嶋 健人
Fujishima, Kento
東邦
Toho
3
P 14 堀 瑞輝
Hori, Mizuki
広島新庄
Hiroshima, Shinjo
3
P 15 早川 隆久
Hayakawa, Takahisa
木更津総合
Kisarazu Sogo
3
P 16 藤平 尚真
Fujihira, Shoma
横浜
Yokohama
3
P 17 高橋 昂也
Takahashi, Koya
花咲徳栄
Hanasaki Tokuharu
3
P 18 今井 達也
Imai, Tatsuya
作新学院
Sakushin Gakuin
3
P 19 島 孝明
Shima, Takaaki
東海大市原望洋
TokaiDai Ichihara Boyo
3
C 10 九鬼 隆平
Kuki, Ryuhei
秀岳館
Syugakukan
3
C 12 渡辺 雄太
Watanabe, Yuta
いなべ総合
Inabe Sogo Gakuen
3
INF 1 小池 航貴
Koike, Kazuki
木更津総合
Kisarazu Sogo
3
INF 2 伊藤 優平
Ito, Yuhei
八戸学院光星
Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei
3
INF 3 入江 大生
Irie, Taisei
作新学院
Sakushin Gakuin
3
INF 4 佐藤 勇基
Sato, Yuki
中京大中京
ChukyoDai Chukyo
3
INF 5 松尾 大河
Matsuo, Taiga
秀岳館
Syugakukan
3
INF 6 林中 勇輝
Hayashinaka, Yuki
敦賀気比
Tsuruga Kehi
3
OF 7 納 大地
Osame, Daichi
智辯学園
Chiben Gakuen
3
OF 8 鈴木 将平
Suzuki, Shohei
静岡
Shizuoka
3

Source: Samurai Japan announcement

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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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