[7/12/2018] Mynavi All-Star Game 2018, Ceremonies/Events

July 13 – Game 1 – Kyocera Dome Osaka – 19:00

  • Hall of Fame Ceremony – Hideki Matsui, Tomoaki Kanemoto, Tatsunori Hara
  • National Anthem performed by violinist Mizuki Shikimachi
  • In-between-inning performances by comedian groups Gakutensoku and Yoshida-tachi
  • Home Run Derby
  • Ceremonial First Pitch
  • Performances by team mascots and Kumamon
  • Performances by cheerleaders, dance teams, and Home Run Girls (featuring the Orix Buffaloes Dance & Vocal Unit BsGirls)
  • Aodamo planting ceremony

July 14 – Game 2 – Lib Work Fujisakidai Baseball Stadium – 18:30

  • National Anthem performed by Tomiko Van (Do As Infinity)
  • Catchball Classic Competition
  • In-between-inning performances by comedian Korroke
  • Home Run Derby
  • Ceremonial First Pitch
  • Performances by team mascots and Kumamon
  • Performances by cheerleaders, dance teams, and Home Run Girls
  • Aodamo planting ceremony

Source: NPB 7/10/2018

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Mynavi All-Star Game 2018 Link Roundup

Games

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[7/12/2018] Mynavi All-Star Game 2018, Home Run Derby Schedule

Date Gm Venue Player 1 Player 2
7/13 Fri 1 Kyocera Dome Osaka Yoshida, Masataka Orix Yamada, Tetsuto Yakult
7/13 Fri 2 Kyocera Dome Osaka Nakata, Sho Nippon Ham Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama
7/13 Fri 3 Kyocera Dome Osaka Game 1 Winner Game 2 Winner
7/14 Sat 4 Lib Work Fujisakidai Baseball Stadium Yamakawa, Hotaka Seibu Suzuki, Seiya Hiroshima
7/14 Sat 5 Lib Work Fujisakidai Baseball Stadium Yanagita, Yuki Softbank Balentien, Wladimir Yakult
7/14 Sat 6 Lib Work Fujisakidai Baseball Stadium Game 4 Winner Game 5 Winner
7/14 Sat 7 Lib Work Fujisakidai Baseball Stadium Game 3 Winner Game 6 Winner

Source: NPB 7/12/2018

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[7/12/2018] Mynavi All-Star Game 2018, Game 1 starting pitchers

Game 1 – Kyocera Dome – Starting Pitchers

Central League

  • Daisuke Matsuzaka (Chunichi)

Pacific League

  • Yusei Kikuchi (Seibu)

Source: NPB 7/12/2018

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[7/12/2018] Schedule Changes

The following addition was made to the Pacific League schedule.

  • September 25 – Seibu Lions vs Rakuten Eagles at Rakuten Seimei – 18:00 (July 6 rain out)

Source: NPB 7/12/2018, Rakuten 7/12/2018

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[7/11/2018] Keizo Kawashima earns international FA option

Thirty-four-year-old Keizo Kawashima earned his international free agent option on July 11 with nine years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 7/11/2018, Sanspo 7/11/2018

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[7/11/2018] Fresh All-Star Game 2018 Starting Lineups

Eastern League (Third Base Side)

  Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team Uni
1 CF 松原 聖弥 Matsubara, Seiya Yomiuri 009
2 2B 金子 一輝 Kaneko, Kazuki Seibu 56
3 DH 清宮 幸太郎 Kiyomiya, Kotaro Nippon Ham 21
4 3B 村上 宗隆 Murakami, Munetaka Yakult 55
5 1B 安田 尚憲 Yasuda, Hisanori Lotte 5
6 LF 岩見 雅紀 Iwami, Masaki Rakuten 13
7 RF 戸川 大輔 Togawa, Daisuke Seibu 71
8 C 古賀 優大 Koga, Yudai Yakult 57
9 SS 大河 Matsuo, Taiga Yokohama 23
  SP 種市 篤暉 Taneichi, Atsuki Lotte 63

Western League (First Base Side)

  Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team Uni
1 SS 福田 周平 Fukuda, Shuhei Orix 4
2 2B 熊谷 敬宥 Kumagai, Takahiro Hanshin 4
3 1B 川瀬 晃 Kawase, Hikaru Softbank 00
4 LF 西村 凌 Nishimura, Ryo Orix 25
5 DH 坂倉 将吾 Sakakura, Shogo Hiroshima 61
6 3B 石垣 雅海 Ishigaki, Masami Chunichi 32
7 CF 島田 海吏 Shimada, Kairi Hanshin 53
8 C 中村 奨成 Nakamura, Shosei Hiroshima 22
9 RF 周東 佑京 Shuto, Ukyo Softbank 121
  SP 馬場 皐輔 Baba, Kosuke Hanshin 18

Source: NPB 7/11/2018

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[7/11/2018] Sky Perfect Farm MVP of the Month Awards for June

Eastern League

Munetaka Murakami, Yakult
20 G, 23-for-73, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 7 SB, .315 BA

Murakami recorded a hit in seventeen of the twenty games he played in June, including multiple hits in six. He hit .315 with six home runs (tied for second) and stolen seven bases (led the league) in June.

Western League

Kotaro Otake, Softbank
5 G, 3-0, 20.0 IP, 14 SO, 2 BB, 6 ER, 2.70 ERA

Otake pitched in five games (three in relief and two as a starter) in June. His three wins were tied for most in the league.

Source: NPB 7/11/2018

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[7/11/2018] Yasutomo Kubo headed to Sugar Land Skeeters

The American Association’s Gary SouthShore RailCats traded Yasutomo Kubo to the Atlantic League’s Sugar Land Skeeters for future considerations on July 9.

Kubo was released by the RailCats on May 11. He was re-signed by the RailCats on June 28.

Source: Sponichi 7/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/10/2018

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[7/11/2018] Katsuki Yamazaki re-earns free agent option

Thirty-five-year-old Katsuki Yamazaki re-earned his free agent option on July 10. Yamazaki exercised his first free agent option in 2013 and left the Softbank Hawks for the Orix Buffaloes.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2018

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