Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kobo Park Miyagi – 14:00
Starters: Nishi, Yuki (ORI) 12-4, 3.29 – Kamata, Yoshinao (RAK) 8-4, 4.68
Attendance: 22893 | Time: 2h44m0 Comments
Yoshihisa Hirano gave up walk-off hits in back-to-back outings (July 17 against Lotte and July 21 against Rakuten) and told Junichi Fukura that he wanted some time to make adjustments. He was taken off the active roster on July 22.
Source: Sponichi 7/22/20170 Comments
Eiichi Koyano got the start at third base and batted fifth against the Rakuten Eagles at Kobo Park Miyagi on July 22. He left the game on defense in the fifth inning because of strong tightness in his lower back.
Koyano later told reporters the tightness began on July 21 and that he was removed from the game because there was concern it might get worse.0 Comments
Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kobo Park Miyagi – 16:00
Starters: Yamaoka, Taisuke (ORI) 12-3, 2.54 – Mima, Manabu (RAK) 15-7, 2.46
Attendance: 26675 | Time: 3h37m0 Comments
Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kobo Park Miyagi – 18:00
Starters: Kaneko, Chihiro (ORI) 16-7, 3.58 – Furukawa, Yuri (RAK) 3-0, 4.15
Attendance: 22943 | Time: 3h17m0 Comments
Yuki Karakawa hit Kenya Wakatsuki in the head with a pitch during tonight’s game against the Orix Buffaloes at ZOZO Marine Stadium. He was immediately ejected for throwing a dangerous pitch.
The incident took place in the third inning with no one on base and two out. Karakawa threw an 0-1 fastball that struck Wakatsuki in the head. The twenty-one-year-old catcher could not stand up (he was conscious) and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. He was taken to a hospital in Narashino, Chiba for tests.
[UPDATE 7/19 @ 3:58am]
Wakatsuki was diagnosed with a bruise on his upper left jaw. There were no abnormalities to the brain.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/2017
[UPDATE 7/20 @ 10:19pm]
The Buffaloes are planning to give Wakatsuki time off until July 21. They re-evaluate his condition to determine if he is ready to play. Katsuki Yamazaki is on standby if Wakatsuki is unable to play.
Source: Sports Hochi 7/20/20170 Comments
Orix Buffaloes vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ ZOZO Marine Stadium – 19:00
Starters: Matsuba, Takahiro (ORI) 13-3, 3.69 – Karakawa, Yuki (LOT) 14-4, 4.31
Attendance: 22624 | Time: 2h47m0 Comments
Orix Buffaloes vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ ZOZO Marine Stadium – 17:00
Starters: Dickson, Brandon (ORI) 14-7, 2.66 – Standridge, Jason (LOT) 8-1, 5.85
Attendance: 18848 | Time: 3h22m0 Comments
Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome – 18:00
Starters: Otani, Shohei (HAM) – Kaneko, Chihiro (ORI) 15-6, 3.50
Attendance: 33309 | Time: 2h42m0 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced two coaching changes today.
Source: Orix 7/11/2017
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