[7/17/2017] 88th Inter-City Tournament: Day 4

Game 1 – 10:31

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
日本生命
Nihon Seimei
1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 1
三菱日立
パワーシステムズ
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 × 5 7 0

Official Box Score

  • Kazuki Kamizato started in center and batted lead-off for Nihon Seimei. He went 3-for-3: double to left-center in the first, hit by pitch in the second, walk in the fourth, double to left in the seventh, triple to left in the ninth.
  • Sho Aoyagi (Osaka Gas) started at third and batted second for Nihon Seimei. He went 2-for-3 with three RBI: sac hit in the first, two-run single to center in the second, fly out to right in the fourth, sac hit in the seventh, one-run infield single in the ninth.
  • Kazuki Tsushima started at catcher for Mitsubishi Hitachi and batted sixth. He went 2-for-3: fly out to first in the second, walk in the fourth, one-run triple to center in the sixth, RBI single to left in the eighth.
  • Former Yomiuri Giant Ryuichi Kajimae entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Mitsubishi Hitachi in the bottom of the eigth and drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single to right.

Game 2 – 14:34

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
JR西日本
JR Nishi Nihon
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 8 1
NTT西日本
NTT Nishi Nippon
0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0

Official Box Score

  • Norifumi Obara (Hakuwa Victorys) started at first and batted sixth for JR Nishi Nihon. He went 1-for-4: fly out to right in the second, foul out to the catcher in the fifth, ground out to second in the seventh, come-from-behind three-run home run to right-center in the ninth.

Game 3 – 17:59

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
三菱重工神戸・高砂
Mitsubishi Juko Kobe/Takasago
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 11 2
NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
1 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 × 7 12 1

Official Box Score

  • Makoto Hori started the game for NTT Higashi Nihon and gave up two runs (both earned) on five hits over six innings. He faced twenty-four hitters, walked none and struck out six.
  • Shuhei Fukuda started at short and batted second for NTT Higashi Nihon. He went 4-for-5: single to center in the first, strikeout swinging in the third, triple to right-center in the fifth, infield hit to the pitcher in the sixth, infield hit to the pitcher in the eighth.
  • Junya Kino started at first and batted fourth for NTT Higashi Nihon. He went 3-for-4: RBI single to center in the first, single to right in the third, walk in the fifth, strikeout looking in the seventh, RBI single to center in the eighth.

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Victoria Series: Kyoto Flora, Saitama Astraia – July 16,17

July 16 at Kagauchi Baseball Field – 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyoto Flora 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 5 0
Saitama Astraia 1 2 0 0 0 2 x 5 7 1

WP: Miku Kayano (11 G, 2-1)
LP: Yuko Kasahara (9 G, 1-1)

Game Time: 2h6m
Attendance: 1523

Hero Interview

  • Chihiro Sato = 2-for-3: 1B1, SF9 one RBI, Ks, 3B9 two RBI. She recorded two hits and three RBI.
  • Miku Kayano = 10 BF, 27 NP, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER. She turned in a solid relief performance.

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July 17 at Jingu Stadium – 19:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyoto Flora 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 3
Saitama Astraia 1 5 0 0 4 0 x 10 11 0

WP: Yukari Isozaki (11 G, 4-0)
LP: Mika Konishi (14 G, 6-4)

Game Time: 2h37m
Attendance: 7812

Hero Interview

  • Miwa Naraoka = 2-for-3: E6, 3B7/8 two RBI, BB, 1B7 two RBI. She recorded two hits and four RBI.
  • Yukari Isozaki = 24 BF, 78 NP, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER. She pitched six innings and recorded the win.

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RAK

[7/17/2017] Ryo Hijirisawa earns international FA option

Thirty-one-year-old Ryo Hijirisawa earned his international free agent option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2017

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HIR

[7/17/2017] Hiroshima Carp alternate “Kabuku” uniforms

The Hiroshima Carp unveiled a set of alternate uniforms they will be wearing during a three-game series against the Yakult Swallows that begins on August 18 (Friday). The uniforms are based on their slogan for this season, Kabuku. The colors, red and dark blue, are taken from a battle surcoat Soko Ueda wore during the Summer Siege of Osaka (Osaka Natsu-no Jin) in 1615.

The alternate uniforms were modeled by Yusuke Nomura and Tomohiro Abe.

Source: Hiroshima 7/17/2017

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[7/16/2017] 88th Inter-City Tournament: Day 3

Game 1 – 10:31

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ホンダ熊本
Honda Kumamoto
0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 10 2
日本製紙石巻
Nippon Seishi Ishinomaki
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1

Official Box Score

  • Yudai Aranishi recorded a six-hit shutout for Honda Kumamoto. He faced thirty-seven hitters, walked two, and struck out ten.
  • Shota Inagaki started at short and batted lead-off for Honda Kumamoto. He went 2-for-5. He hit a single to center in the seventh and a solo home run to right in the ninth.

Game 2 – 14:22

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ホンダ
Honda
0 0 3 0 4 0 3 14 0 0
JR四国
JR Shikoku
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1

Called after seven innings according to tournament rules.

Official Box Score

  • Yuto Fukushima tossed six shutout innings against JR Shikoku. He face twenty-one, allowed three hits, walked none, and struck out five.
  • Seiya Kinami started at second and batted lead-off for Honda. He went 2-for-5: strikeout looking in the first, three-run home run in the third, RBI single to right in the fifth, ground out to first in the sixth, ground out to first in the seventh.

Game 3 – 18:02

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
伏木海陸運送
Fushiki Kairiku Unso
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
JR東日本
JR Higashi Nihon
1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 × 3 11 0

Official Box Score

  • Daiki Tajima recorded a one-hit shutout against Fushiki Kairiku Unso. He faced thirty batters, walked one, hit one, and struck out seventh.
  • Wakumi Komuro started at third and batted lead-off. He went 2-for-3: walk in the first, pop out to second in the second, single to center in the fourth, single to left in the sixth.
  • Akira Matsumoto was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth. He went 2-for-4: single to right in the first inning, strikeout swinging in the third, single to right-center in the fifth, fly out to left in the seventh.

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YOM

[7/16/2017] Ikusei Kyosuke Takagi has a chance to make seventy-man roster

The Yomiuri Giants are currently exploring the possibility of adding one or two Ikusei players to their seventy-man roster. They have about four candidates, including Kyosuke Takagi. The Giants have two openings on their seventy-man roster.

Source: Sanspo 7/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/16/2017

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LOT

[7/16/2017] Masaki Minami joins Ichi-gun team for practices

Masaki Minami got off to a slow start this year because of discomfort in his right shoulder. He joined the Ichi-gun team for practices at ZOZO Marine today and should be fine for the second-half of the season.

Minami pitched in nine Ni-gun games this year. He has allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits, including one home run, over nine innings of work. He has faced thirty-three hitters, walked seven, and struck out eleven. He has a 4.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with a K/9 of 11.00 and a BB/9 of 7.00.

Source: Sponichi 7/16/2017, Sports Hochi 7/16/2017

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[7/15/2017] 88th Inter-City Tournament: Day 2

Game 1 – 10:31

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
パナソニック
Panasonic
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 0
三菱自動車岡崎
Mitsubishi Jidosha Okazaki
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 0

Official Box Score

  • Shunpei Yoshikawa tossed a complete game for Panasonic. He gave up two runs (both earned) on five hits over nine innings of work. He faced thirty-three batters, walked one, hit one, and struck out fourteen.
  • Kazuki Yanagita started at third and batted clean-up for Panasonic. He went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a home run. He hit a two-run home run in the first inning and an RBI single to center in the fifth inning.

Game 2 – 14:02

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ホンダ鈴鹿
Honda Suzuka
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 9 0
きらやか銀行
Kirayaka Ginko
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1

Official Box Score

  • Sena Tsuge started at catcher and batted sixth for Honda Suzuka. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI and three strikeouts. He drove in the game-winning run with a double to left in the sixth inning.
  • Keita Hirao tossed five shutout innings in relief. He entered the game in the fourth inning. He faced seventeen hitters, did not allow any hits, walked two, and struck out five.

Game 3 – 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
西部ガス
Saibu Gas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 7 1
東京ガス
Tokyo Gas
1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 × 7 11 0

Official Box Score

  • Kaito Iwasa got the start for Tokyo Gas and recorded four shutout innings. He faced sixteen, allowed two hits, walked two, and stuck out two.
  • Yuki Nakayama started a third and batted third for Tokyo Gas. He went 2-for-4.

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[7/15/2017] MyNavi All-Star Game 2017: Game 2 Home Run Derby

Game 2 Home Run Derby Results at ZOZO Marine

Match-up 1

  • Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo – 4 (pitcher: Abe, Shinnosuke)
  • Otani, Shohei – 2 (pitcher: Shiroishi, Noriyuki)

Match-up 2

  • Suzuki, Seiya 1 (pitcher: Tanaka, Kosuke)
  • Yanagita, Yuki – 1* (pitcher: Matsuda, Nobuhiro)

Finals

  • Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo – 1 (pitcher: Abe, Shinnosuke)
  • Yanagita, Yuki – 2+ (pitcher: Matsuda, Nobuhiro)

Note

* Stopped at one since fan votes breaks ties.
+ Stopped at two.

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HAN

[7/15/2017] Hanshin Tigers to give Jason Rogers a little more time at Ni-gun

Jason Rogers joined the Ichi-gun team for practices at Koshien Stadium on July 14. He took forty-one swings during batting practice at hit one over the fence. Coaches decided to give him a little more time at Ni-gun.

Rogers arrived in Japan on July 6 and played in Ni-gun games on July 11 and 12. He recorded a double in his fourth plate appearance on July 12.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2017, Sponichi 7/15/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 89 56 31 2
Hanshin 85 46 39 0
Yokohama 88 45 40 3
Yomiuri 88 41 46 1
Chunichi 90 39 48 3
Yakult 88 29 57 2
G W L T
Rakuten 81 55 25 1
Softbank 89 58 31 0
Seibu 85 46 37 2
Orix 85 38 46 1
Nippon Ham 88 32 56 0
Lotte 86 28 57 1
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