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[7/29/2016] Injury updates for Daiki Enokida, Taichi Okazaki

Daiki Enokida

  • Enokida (left adductor) threw to a squatting catcher on July 28 for the first time since he got hurt. He threw eleven pitches to Taichi Okazaki.

Taichi Okazaki

  • Okazaki (left wrist) caught a pitcher and squatted on July 28 for the first time since his injury. He also resumed catching the ball with just his left hand on July 27.

Source: Sanspo 7/29/2016

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YOM

[7/29/2016] Kazuma Okamoto taking things slow after taking pitch off right calf

Kazuma Okamoto was hit by a pitch on his right calf during his at bat in the third inning of a Ni-gun game against Rakuten at Giants Stadium on July 27. He was out of the line-up again on July 28 and did not participate in practices. The Yomiuri Giants might have Okamoto take things slow for a while out of concern that it might turn into something more serious, like a strain.

Source: Sponichi 7/29/2016

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[7/29/2016] Luis Cruz set to play in Ni-gun rehab game on July 30

Luis Cruz (left ankle) participated in a San-gun batting practice scrimmage on July 28. He took twenty-two swings against Gabriel Garcia and Carlos Perez and recorded four could-be hits. He is scheduled to make it into a Ni-gun game as a designated hitter on July 30 against Lotte at Giants Stadium.

Source: Sponichi 7/29/2016, Sanspo 7/29/2016

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[7/29/2016] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on July 29 to determine punishments for the following cases:

University

Suspensions

東北学院大の部長
Tohoku Gakuin Univ director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
6月15日から6カ月
Six months beginning on June 15

High School

Game Suspensions

久留米学園(福岡)
Kurume Gakuen (Fukuoka)
部員の暴力と喫煙
Violence and smoking
7月21日から3カ月
Three months beginning on July 21
東灘(兵庫)
Higashinada (Hyogo)
部員の賭け行為
Gambling
6月16日から1カ月
One month beginning on June 16
三刀屋掛合(島根=軟式)
Mitoya Kakeya (Shimane) rubber baseball
部員のいじめ
Bullying
6月4日から1カ月
One month beginning on June 4
佐織工(愛知)
Saori Kogyo (Aichi)
部員の暴力
Violence
6月7日から1カ月
One month beginning on June 7

Suspensions

石見智翠館(島根)のコーチ
Iwami Chisuikan (Shimane) coach
暴力
Violence
6月11日から1カ月
One month beginning on June 11
神戸学院大付の監督
Kobe Gauin DaiFu (Hyogo) manager
暴力(部外)
Violence (outside the team)
6月23日から1カ月
One month beginning on June 23
神戸学院大付(軟式)の部長
Kobe Gauin DaiFu (Hyogo) rubber baseball director
暴力(部外)、報告義務違反
Violence (outside the team), violated report obligations
6月23日から3カ月
Three months beginning on June 23
愛知商の監督
Aichi Shogyo (Aichi) manager
暴力
Violence
6月10日から3カ月
Three months beginning on June 10
矢板中央(栃木)のコーチ
Yaita Chuo (Tochigi) coach
暴力
Violence
6月21日から6カ月
Six months beginning on June 21
福岡工の部長
Fukuoka Kogyo (Fukuoka) director
不適切対応
Inappropriate conduct
6月23日から1カ月
One month beginning on June 23
秋田県の審判員
Akita Baseball Umpire
暴力
Violence
6月27日から1年間
One year beginning on June 27
地球環境(長野)の部長
Chikyu Kankyo (Nagano) director
不適切対応、報告遅れ
Inappropriate conduct, delayed report
6月23日から6カ月
Six months beginning on June 23
飾磨工(兵庫=軟式)の監督
Shikama Kogyo (Hyogo) rubber baseball manager
暴力
Violence
7月13日から1カ月
One month beginning on July 13
奈良北の部長
Nara Kita (Nara) director
盗撮行為
Voyeurism
無期謹慎
Indefinite
鳥取城北の部長
Tottori Johoku (Tottori) director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
7月22日から1カ月
One month beginning on Junly 22

Banned

県名、校名非公表の部長
Unnamed school director
女子生徒との不適切な関係
Had inappropriate relations with female student

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Source: Jiji Press 7/29/2016, Mainichi Shimbun 7/29/2016

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SEI

[7/29/2016] Yusei Kikuchi pitches five innings at Ni-gun

Yusei Kikuchi (right side) started a Ni-gun game against Yakult at Seibu 2 Stadium earlier today. He gave up a run on three hits (including a solo home run) over five innings of work. He faced eighteen hitters, struck out eleven, threw sixty-six pitches, and topped out at 157km/h.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/29/2016

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SEI

[7/29/2016] Shuta Tonosaki gets married

The media learned on July 28 that Shuta Tonosaki filed marriage papers with a woman from Aomori on July 24. The two starting dating when Tonosaki was a second-year high school student (she was a first-year student at the same school).

Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2016

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[7/29/2016] Japan finishes in second at Haarlem Baseball Week

Schedule

Date Time Game Home Score Away HL Links
07/15 19:00 1 Curacao 1-10 Japan Box Score, Video
07/16 14:00 2 Australia 9-5 Chinese Taipei Box Score
07/16 19:00 3 Netherlands 6-1 Curacao Box Score
07/17 14:00 4 Chinese Taipei 0-8 Netherlands Box Score
07/17 19:00 5 Japan 3-4 Australia Box Score, Video
07/18 19:00 6 Curacao 4-8 Australia Box Score
07/19 14:00 7 Chinese Taipei 7-0 Curacao Box Score
07/19 19:00 8 Netherlands 7-3 Japan Box Score, Video
07/20 14:00 9 Japan 1-0 Chinese Taipei Box Score
07/20 19:00 10 Australia 2-7 Netherlands Box Score
07/21 14:00 A Japan 2-1 Chinese Taipei Box Score, Video
07/21 19:00 B Netherlands 9-0 Australia Box Score
07/22 14:00 C Australia 8-7 Curacao Box Score
07/22 19:00 D Netherlands 3-0 Japan Box Score, Video
07/23 14:00 E Chinese Taipei 5-4 Curacao Box Score
07/23 19:00 F Australia 4-9 Japan Box Score, Video
07/24 14:00 Final Netherlands 2-0 Japan Box Score, Video

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RAK

[7/29/2016] Rakuten Eagles to part ways with Kenny Ray

The Rakuten Eagles have decided to part ways with veteran pitcher Kenny Ray and announced today that they filed paperwork to place him on waivers.

Source: Rakuten announcementSponichi 7/29/2016

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LOT

[7/29/2016] Chiba Lotte Marines add two Ikusei players to their seventy-man roster

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they added Ikusei players Takamasa Oki and Tomoya Kakinuma to their seventy-man roster. Oki’s uniform number will change from 121 to 68, Kakinuma’s from 122 to 99.

The Marines now have sixty-six players on their seventy-man roster. If NPB teams want to hold onto their Ikusei players, they are required to have at least sixty-five players on their seventy-man roster by July 31.

Source: Lotte announcement

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SEI

[7/28/2016] Seibu Lions top one million in attendance

The Seibu Lions topped one million in attendance in their forty-sixth home game of the year, one game faster than last season.

The Chiba Lotte Marines, at 886,577, are the only team that has year to break one million in attendance.

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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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