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[6/12/2016] Shintaro Fujinami resumes playing catch

Shintaro Fujinami (bruised right thumb) resumed playing catch on June 12 in preparation for his next start. He still has some swelling and pain, but is otherwise okay. He would like to make his next start if possible.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/12/2016, Daily Sports 6/12/2016

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[6/12/2016] Eiichi Koyano, Yoshio Itoi leave early

Eiichi Koyano hurt his left hamstring while running the bases in the second inning against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Kyocera Dome earlier today. He was removed on defense in the third inning.

Yoshio Itoi was pulled from today’s game on defense in the seventh inning. He apparently developed cramps in both his calves. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Daily Sports 6/12/2016, Sponichi 6/12/2016

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[6/12/2016] 87th Inter-City Tournament Participants

Region City Team Appearances
推薦
Recommended
大阪市
Osaka
日本生命
Nihon Seimei
14年連続58回目
58th times
北海道
Hokkaido
札幌市
Sapporo
JR北海道
JR Hokkaido
2年連続13回目
13th times
東北
Tohoku
山形市
Yamagata
きらやか銀行
Kirayaka Ginko
初出場
1st time
仙台市
Sendai
七十七銀行
Shichiju-shichi Ginko
2年ぶり11回目
11th time
北信越
Hokushientsu
長野市
Nagano
信越硬式野球クラブ
Shinetsu Koshiki Yakyu Club
2年連続22回目
22nd time
北関東
Kita Kanto
日立市
Hitachi
日立製作所
Hitachi Seisakusho
2年連続35回目
鹿嶋市
Kashima
新日鐵住金鹿島
Shinnittetsu Sumikin Kashima
3年ぶり16回目
南関東
Minami Kanto
さいたま市
Saitama
日本通運
Nippon Tsuun
2年連続41回目
君津市
Kimitsu
新日鐵住金かずさマジック
Shinnittetsu Sumikin Kazusa Magic
2年ぶり11回目
千葉市
Chiba
JFE東日本
JFE Higashi Nihon
2年ぶり22回目
東京
Tokyo
東京都
Tokyo
JR東日本
JR Higashi Nihon
7年連続19回目
19th time
東京都
Tokyo
NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
2年ぶり40回目
40th time
東京都
Tokyo
東京ガス
Tokyo Gas
4年連続19回目
19th time
西関東
Nishi Kanto
横浜市
Yokohama
三菱日立パワーシステムズ横浜
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Yokohama
2年ぶり8回目
8th time
川崎市
Kawasaki
東芝
Toshiba
8年連続38回目
38th time
東海
Tokai
春日井市
Kasugai
王子
Oji
2年連続15回目
15th time
鈴鹿市
Suzuka
Honda鈴鹿
Honda Suzuka
2年ぶり21回目
21st time
豊田市
Toyota
トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
2年連続18回目
18th time
浜松市
Hamamatsu
ヤマハ
Yamaha
2年連続39回目
39th time
大垣市
Ogaki
西濃運輸
Seino Unyu
3年連続35回目
35th time
名古屋市
Nagoya
三菱重工名古屋
Mitsubishi Juko Nagoya
4年連続25回目
25th time
近畿
Kinki
京都市
Kyoto
日本新薬
Nippon Shinyaku
3年連続33回目
33rd time
神戸市・高砂市
Kobe/Takasago
三菱重工神戸・高砂
Mitsubishi Juko Kobe/Takasago
3年連続33回目
33rd time
大阪市
Osaka
NTT西日本
NTT Nishi Nihon
2年連続27回目
27th time
門真市
Kadoma
パナソニック
Panasonic
2年ぶり50回目
50th time
大阪市
Osaka
大阪ガス
Osaka Gas
4年連続23回目
23rd time
中国
Chugoku
広島市
Hiroshima
JR西日本
JR Nishi Nihon
2年ぶり2回目
2nd time
福山市・倉敷市
Fukuyama/Kurashiki
JFE西日本
JFE Nishi Nihon
5年連続9回目
9th time
四国
Shikoku
高知市
Kochi
四国銀行
Shikoku Ginko
3年ぶり18回目
18th time
九州
Kyushu
大津町
Ozu
Honda熊本
Honda Kumamoto
2年ぶり10回目
10th time
北九州市
Kitakyushu
JR九州
JR Kyushu
7年連続19回目
19th time
福岡市
Fukuoka
西部ガス
Saibu Gas
2年連続2回目
2nd time
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[6/12/2016] JUBF Samurai Japan Preliminary Roster Update

The All Japan University Baseball Federation released a list of candidate players that will be participating in a mini-camp for the Japan-USA University Baseball Championship. The mini-camp will take place at the Batting Palace Soseki Stadium Hiratsuka between June 17 (Friday) and 19 (Sunday). The final roster will be made up of twenty-four players.

Source: JUBF announcement

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[6/12/2016] Japan National Collegiate Baseball Championship: Day 6

June 11 (Saturday)

Jingu Stadium

Game 1 – 11:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
中京学院大
Chukyo Gakuin University
0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
中央学院大
Chuo Gakuin University
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2

Attendance: 7000 | official box score

Yuta Yanagawa (Chukyo Gakuin), 9.0 IP, 127 NP, 36 BF, 8 H, 3 SO, 3 BB/HBP, 2 ER.
Naoki Yoshikawa (Chukyo Gakuin), started at short and batted third, 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
Yoshitaka Yamazaki (Chukyo Gakuin), started at catcher and batted fifth, 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Takuya Kusunoki (Chukyo Gakuin), started at designated hitter and batted sixth, 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Seitaro Shiki (Chuo Gakuin), started at third and batted clean-up, 2-for-4 with an RBI.

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Tournament Awards

最高殊勲選手賞
Most Valuable Player
山崎 善隆(中京学院大)
Yamazaki, Yoshitaka (Chukyo Gakuin)
最優秀投手賞
Best Pitcher
栁川 優太(中京学院大)
Yanagawa, Yuta (Chukyo Gakuin)
4 Wins, 33.1 IP, 1.08 ERA
首位打者賞
Best Hitter
山崎 善隆(中京学院大)
Yamazaki, Yoshitaka (Chukyo Gakuin)
8-for-17, .471 AVG
敢闘賞
Fighting Spirit

志岐 晴太郎(中央学院大)
Shiki, Seitaro (Chuo Gakuin)

特別賞
Special
鈴木 佳佑(奈良学園大)
Suzuki, Keisuke (Nara Gakuen)

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HAM

[6/12/2016] Shohei Otani hits 163km/h five times through first six innings

Shohei Otani hit 163km/h on the stadium radar gun twice in row against Tsuyoshi Nishioka in the first inning against the Hanshin Tigers (eighth and ninth pitches of the game, third and fourth pitches of the at bat). Nishioka watched the first pitch and fouled off the second pitch.

Otani also hit 163km/h with the:

  • first pitch he threw to the next batter, Mauro Gomez (eleventh pitch of the game) — swinging strike.
  • third pitch he threw to Ryutaro Umeno in the third inning (thirtieth pitch of the game) — fouled off.
  • fourth pitch he threw to Shun Takayama in the fifth inning (fifty-eighth pitch of the game) — fouled off.

Thirty-one of the 107 pitches Otani threw during the game were 160km/h or faster.

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[6/12/2016] Toshiya Sugiuchi throws to standing catcher

Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip) tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium today. It was his first session since his surgery last year.

Sugiuchi threw twenty-five pitches, including sliders, curveballs, and change-ups, to a standing catcher.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2016

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[6/12/2016] Aaron Poreda tosses bullpen session

Aaron Poreda (left upper arm) tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium earlier today. He threw seventy-one pitches, including sliders, curveballs, and splitters, to a squatting catcher. It was the first time he threw to a squatting catcher since his injury.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2016

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[6/12/2016] Takahiro Fujioka out with left elbow injury

Takahiro Fujioka was taken off the active roster today.

Fujioka felt discomfort in his left elbow during his outing on June 9 against the Hanshin Tigers at QVC Marine. He was examined at a hospital in Chiba on June 11 and diagnosed with an injury to the medial collateral ligament in his left elbow. He will require about two to three weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/12/2016, Sponichi 6/12/2016

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[6/12/2016] Tetsuto Yamada first to twenty two years in a row

Tetsuto Yamada became the first player in the Central League to hit twenty home runs during a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine on June 11.

  • Yamada recorded his twentieth home run in his team’s eighty-sixth game of the year last year. He reached twenty in his team’s sixty-fifth game this year.
  • Yamada is the first player in the Central League to make it twenty home runs in a season two years in a row since Wladimir Balentien in 2011 and 2012, the first Japanese player since Hideki Matsui in 1997 and 1998, and the first Japanese Yakult player since Takahiro Ikeyama in 1991 and 1992.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2016, Sponichi 6/12/2016

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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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