[7/23/2016] Schedule Changes

The following additions were made to the Pacific League schedule.

  • September 26 – Softbank Hawks vs Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine – 18:15 (April 21 rain out)
  • September 29 – Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome – 18:00 (April 7 rain out)
  • September 30 – Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks at YafuOku Dome – 18:00 (April 16 rain out)
  • October 1 – Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles at kobo Stadium – 18:00 (April 21 rain out)

Source: NPB announcement, Lotte announcement, Orix announcement

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[7/23/2016] Ayumu Ishikawa records third straight season with at least ten wins

Ayumu Ishikawa won his start against the Rakuten Eagles at kobo Stadium on July 22 and became the first player in franchise history to record at least ten victories in three consecutive seasons, beginning with his first year (ten wins, twelve wins, and ten wins). The previous record of two was set by Atsushi Aramaki between 1950 and 1951 (twenty-six wins and ten wins).

Source: Sponichi 7/23/2016

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[7/23/2016] Ryosuke Hirata gets into it with the fans

The fans got to Ryosuke Hirata after tonight’s game against the Yakult Swallows. He heard a fan in the stands above the dugout saying something bad about Dayan Viciedo and he started arguing back. It took teammates and coaches a few minutes to calm him down.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/23/2016

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[7/23/2016] Yusei Kikuchi tosses two shutout innings in Ni-gun start

Yusei Kikuchi (right side) started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama earlier today. He tossed two shutout innings, threw twenty-six pitches, did not allow a hit or walk, faced six batters, struck out five, and topped out at 155km/h.

Kikuchi’s next objective is to throw about sixty pitches. He could return to the active roster in time for a start during a three-game series against Rakuten that begins on August 5.

Source: Daily Sports 7/23/2016, Sponichi 7/24/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016

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[7/23/2016] 87th Inter-City Tournament: Day 9

Game 1 – 10:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
JR北海道
JR Hokkaido
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 4
日本新薬
Nippon Shinyaku
0 3 0 0 2 1 2 1 × 9 12 1

Official Box Score

  • Taihei Fukuda got the start in center and batted lead-off. He went 3-for-5: 1B8, 2B9, F4, 2B8/9 one RBI, G4.
  • Shogo Kamada started at catcher and batted fifth. He went 3-for-4: 1B9, BB, 1B8 two RBI, Ks, 2B9 one RBI.
  • Hiroki Enokida started the game for Nippon Shinyaku. He gave up a run on six hits over seven innings of work. Final line: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 ER.

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Game 2 – 14:12

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
三菱重工名古屋
Mitsubishi Juko Nagoya
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 8 1
東京ガス
Tokyo Gas
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 0

Official Box Score

  • Yuki Yamauchi was the starting catcher and batted eighth. He recorded a walk-off single to center in the tenth inning. He went 1-for-4: Ks, bE1, G6, F6, 1B8 one RBI.
  • Taisuke Yamaoka started the game for Tokyo Gas and gave up three runs on seven hits over nine innings. He surrendered a two-out, two-run home run in the sixth inning. Final line: 9.0 IP, 35 BF, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 12 SO, 3 ER.

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Game 3 – 18:20

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1
トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0

Official Box Score

  • Takeshi Hosoyamada was the starting catcher and batted eight. He recorded a walk-off single to left in the tenth inning. He went 2-for-5: F9, 2B9, bFC3, F4, 1B7 one RBI.
  • Katsutoshi Satake started the game for Toyota. He gave up a run on four hits over ten innings. Final line: 10.0 IP, 34 BF, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 10 SO, 1 ER.

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Reminder: YakyuDB Live Stream #2 – July 24

Just a reminder: the next YakyuDB Live Stream will take place on July 24 at 10:00am Japan Standard Time. For people living in the United States, July 23 at 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time or 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time.

There will be main topic for the stream: Ten Players to Keep Your Eye On

The remaining five players:

  • Player 6 – T.N., throws right, bats left
  • Player 7 – K.A., throws right, bats right
  • Player 8 – Y.T., throws right, bats left
  • Player 9 – S.O., throws right, bats left
  • Player 10 – Y.Y., throws right, bats left

YouTube Channel

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[7/22/2016] Shohei Otani to skip next start

Shohei Otani will be scratched from his start on July 24 because of the popped blister on his right middle finger. His next start could come on July 31 against Softbank at Sapporo Dome. He is scheduled to toss a bullpen session on July 23. If there are no problems, he will most likely pitch in at least one game as a reliever before his next start.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016, Sponichi 7/22/2016

[UPDATE @ 11:30pm]

Otani threw thirty to thirty-five pitches in the bullpen today. He will most likely be available out of the bullpen on July 24.

Source: Daily Sports 7/23/2016, Sports Hochi 7/23/2016, Sponichi 7/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/23/2016

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[7/22/2016] Orix Buffaloes considering a San-gun system

The media learned on July 21 that the Orix Buffaloes are thinking about establishing a San-gun by selecting a large number of players during the Ikusei draft this year. The Buffaloes feel developing players within the organization might be a more effective way to improve the team. The new facilities in Maishima will also be large enough for 100 players, well above the necessary seventy.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016

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[7/22/2016] Yuki Saito to get another Ichi-gun start on July 28

Yuki Saito is currently slated to make his next Ichi-gun start on July 28 against the Seibu Lions at Seibu Prince Dome.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016

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[7/22/2016] Katsuya Kakunaka leaves game early with leg cramp

Katsuya Kakunaka developed a cramp in his left calf when he hit a single to left during his at bat in the sixth inning against Rakuten at kobo Stadium on July 22. He was replaced by a pinch-runner. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016

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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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