Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Yokohama (First Time)
July 22 against Yomiuri at Yokohama Stadium. Score tied at two in the bottom of the twelfth inning. With none on and one out, Tsutsugo hit a walk-off home run to right. Kenta Ishida started the game and held the Yomiuri Giants to one run over seven innings. The game was tied at two in the eighth inning and went into extra innings. The home run Tsutsugo hit was on the sixth pitch of the at bat with a full count. It was his second home run of the game.
Brandon Laird, Nippon Ham (Third Time)
July 10 against Lotte at Sapporo Dome. Score tied at five in the bottom of the twelfth inning. With no one and no out, Laird hit a walk-off to left. The Fighters were down 5-0 until they scored four in the bottom of the seventh. They pushed the game into extra innings with another run in the bottom of the ninth. Laird led off the bottom of the twelfth and hit the fifth pitch he saw over the fence in the left. The Fighters extended their winning streak to fourteen games with the walk-off victory.0 Comments
Possible Hiroshima Carp starting pitchers for the upcoming Hanshin and Yokohama series, according to Chunichi Sports.
Hanshin Tigers @ Mazda Stadium
Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium
Source: Chunichi Sports 8/9/20160 Comments
Motonobu Tanishige and Chunichi Dragons’ President Takao Sasaki held a press conference at Nagoya Dome earlier today. Sasaki told the media he approached Tanishige and asked that he take responsibility for the team’s performance by taking a step back from his duties as manager. The former catcher accepted his request. He is currently in the third year of a four-year contract.
Fielding Coach Takahiro Saeki will also be taking a step back from his duties. Head Coach Shigekazu Mori will take over as interim manager, effective today.
According to Sponichi, Luciano Fernando was selected to Brazil’s World Baseball Classic qualifying roster. Brazil is scheduled to play the Qualifier 4, Qualifying Round at MCU Park in New York City in September.
Source: Sponichi 8/9/20160 Comments
Yoshiyuki Ishihara (concussion) is expected to return to the active roster today. He was given the green light from a team doctor after practices on August 6.0 Comments
Yomiuri starting pitchers for the three-game Yokohama series that begins tonight at Tokyo Dome (numbers are against Yokohama):
27th All Japan Women’s Rubber Baseball Tournament (General Competition)
The Dullers (Ishikawa) blanked the Chiba Marine Stars 1-0 on August 8 for their first championship.
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Thirty-seven-year-old Midori Sakashita tossed a shutout for the win and was selected MVP.
Road to Victory
14th All Japan Women’s Student Rubber Baseball Tournament (Junior/Senior High School Competition)
The Aichi Advance Juniors won the tournament by beating the Kagawa Olive Girls 1-0 on August 8.
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Road to Victory
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/20160 Comments
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August 6 at Omiya Stadium – 16:00
WP: Mika Konishi (20 G, 6-6)
LP: Miku Kayano (12 G, 2-3)
Game Time: 2h29m
August 7 at Ageo Stadium – 18:00
WP: Yukari Isozaki (12 G, 5-5)
LP: Minako Uemura (15 G, 5-6)
Game Time: 2h02m
Forty-one-year-old pitcher Kenny Ray believes he can still play and will continue his training. He would like to end his career in Japan.
Ray visited the Ni-gun Rakuten team at Rifu Stadium on August 7 to say goodbye to his former teammates and coaches.
Source: Sponichi 8/8/20160 Comments