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[3/7/2017] Practice Game: Hiroshima vs All Hiroshima

Hiroshima vs All Hiroshima (Industrial League) on March 7

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hiroshima 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
All Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 x 7
  • Takuya Kato started the game and recorded four shutout innings. He threw eighty-one pitches, allowed three hits, walked none, struck out nine, and topped out at 149km/h. Source: Daily Sports 3/7/2017, Sports Hochi 3/7/2017, Sponichi 3/7/2017
  • Tatsuki Kuwahara went 3-for-5 with an RBI. He hit a solo home run off Kisho Kagami (JR Nishi Nihon) in the third inning. He recorded a single to right in the first inning a single to left in the eighth inning. Source: Daily Sports 3/7/2017, Daily Sports 3/8/2017
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[3/3/2017] Practice Game: Hanwha vs Seibu

Hanwha vs Seibu on March 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hanwha 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Seibu 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 x 9
  • Keisuke Honda started the game and recorded four shutout innings. He allowed three hits, struck out two, and topped out at 138km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/3/2017, Sponichi 3/4/2017
  • Kentaro Fukukura relieved Honda and pitched two shutout innings.
  • Two errors by Hanwha helped put two runs on the board in the first inning. Masatoshi Okada and Kyohei Nagae followed with consecutive RBI singles to right.
  • Shotaro Tashiro and Hotaka Yamakawa each recorded RBI singles in the second inning.
  • Tomoya Mori hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning. He was 0-for-3 in his previous three at bats (G6, Fo3, K). Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2017

Sources: Seibu 3/3/2017

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[3/3/2017] Practice Game: WBC Cuba vs Orix

WBC Cuba vs Orix on March 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
WBC Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Orix 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3

WBC Cuba

  • Lazaro Blanco started the game and allowed a run on four hits over four innings. He threw seventy-three pitches.
  • Vladimir García relieved Blanco and gave up a run overtwo innings.
  • The offense scored three runs on seven hits.
  • Alexander Ayala recorded a two-run single to left in the eighth inning. Three batters later, William Saavedra drove in the third run with a ground out to third. All three runs came with Kazumasa Yoshida on the mound.
  • Frederich Cepeda (dh, 3rd) went 1-for-4: G5, G4, Fo2, 1B7.
  • Alfredo Despaigne (lf, 4th) went 0-for-4: Kl, F3, G6, F9.
  • Frank Morejon (c, 8th) went 3-for-3: 1B1, 1B8, 1B8.

Orix

  • The pitching staff held WBC Cube to three hits over the first seven innings. They gave up three runs on four hits in the eighth inning.
  • Takahiro Matsuba started the game and recorded three shutout innings. He allowed one hit.
  • Yuki Nishi relieved Matsuba and retired the side in order on six pitches. Source: Sponichi 3/4/2017, Sanspo 3/4/2017
  • The offense scored three runs on twelve hits.
  • The Buffaloes took a 1-0 lead on a sac fly to right by Hikaru Ito off Lazaro Blanco with the bases loaded (Stefen Romero BB, T-Okada 1B8, Eiichi Koyano 1B7) and one out in the fourth inning. Ito also drove in the second run of the game with an RBI single to center off Vladimir García in the sixth inning. Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2017
  • Kohei Suzuki drove in Orix’s third run with a squeeze bunt in the seventh inning.
  • Ito had a chance for a walk-off when he stepped up to the plate in the ninth inning with runners on first and second and two out. He ended up flying out to right.
  • Shunta Goto (cf, 9th) went 3-for-3: 1B7, BB, 1B6, 1B7.

Sources: Nikkan Sports 3/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/3/2017, Sports Hochi 3/3/2017, Daily Sports 3/3/2017

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[3/2/2017] Practice Game: Lotte vs Softbank

Lotte vs Softbank on March 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Lotte 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Softbank 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 x 3

Lotte

Starting line-up
Shogo Nakamura ss, Yoshifumi Okada cf, Katsuya Kakunaka lf, Jimmy Paredes dh, Daichi Suzuki 2b, Matt Duffy 3b, Seiya Inoue 1b, Tatsuhiro Tamura c, Shohei Kato rf

  • Yuki Karakawa started the game and gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits over five innings. He struck out two. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2017
  • Duffy went 2-for-3 with an RBI. He hit a solo home run to left off Tsuyoshi Wada in the second inning and hit a single to left in the sixth. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/3/2017

Softbank

Starting line-up
Yuichi Honda 2b, Kenta Imamiya ss, Kyle Jensen dh, Yuki Yoshimura 3b, Akira Nakamura lf, Kenji Akashi 1b, Seiji Uebayashi rf, Takuya Kai c, Shuhei Fukuda cf

  • Tsuyoshi Wada started the game and gave up a run on two hits over two innings. He gave up a solo home run to Duffy in the second inning.
  • Tadashi Settsu tossed two shutout innings and allowed two hits. Source: Sports Hochi 3/2/2017
  • Robert Suarez took the mound in the eighth inning and retired the side in order. He struck out two and topped out at 154km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2017
  • Honda reached and advanced to second on a fielding error, then stole third and scored on a sac fly to center by Imamiya in the third inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/3/2017
  • Uebayashi hit an RBI double to center in the fourth inning.
  • Yoshimura recorded an RBI double in the sixth inning.

Sources: Softbank 3/2/2017, Lotte 3/2/2017

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[3/2/2017] Practice Game: Rakuten vs Seibu

Rakuten vs Seibu on March 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 2 0 8 9 0
Seibu 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 11 1

Rakuten

Seibu

  • Yusei Kikuchi started the game and recorded two shutout innings. He allowed one hit, struck out two, and topped out at 148km/h. He did not walk a batter. Source: Daily Sports 3/2/2017
  • Sosuke Genda (ss, 9th) went 3-for-4: one out RBI single to right and a stolen base in the second, ground out to second in the fourth, single to center in the seventh, and single to left in the eighth. Source: Sponichi 3/2/2017, Sports Hochi 3/3/2017

Sources: Rakuten 3/2/2017, Sports Hochi 3/2/2017

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[3/1/2017] Practice Game: Hanwha vs Rakuten

Hanwha vs Rakuten on March 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanwha 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 10 1
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 4 1

Source: Rakuten 3/1/2017

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[3/1/2017] Practice Game: Lotte vs Seibu

Lotte vs Seibu on March 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Lotte 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Seibu 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 x 6

Lotte

  • Kota Futaki started the game and gave up five runs on five hits over five innings of work. He surrendered a solo home run to Tomoya Mori in the second inning. Two walks and a hit batsmen led to four runs in the fourth. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2017
  • Shota Omine went 2-for-2: single to left in the sixth and single to right in the eighth. Source: Sponichi 3/2/2017

Seibu

  • Shinsaburo Tawata started the game and pitched three shutout innings. He allowed one hit and struck out two. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2017, Sports Hochi 3/1/2017
  • Tomoya Mori (c, 5th) hit a home run to right in the second inning. Source: Sports Hochi 3/1/2017
  • Takumi Kuriyama (dh, 7th) recorded a two-run single to center in the fourth inning.

Source: Lotte 3/1/2017, Seibu 3/1/2017

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[3/1/2017] Results from various practice games

Kenta Ishida started a Ni-gun game against JR Higashi Nihon on March 1. He gave up a run on five hits over four innings. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2017 … Shota Imanaga relieved Ishida and gave up nine runs on nine hits over 3.1 innings of work. He allowed four runs in the fifth and five runs in the sixth. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2017, Sports Hochi 3/2/2017

Softbank’s Rick Van Den Hurk pitched in a practice game against Doosan on February 27. He pitched 3.2 innings, threw fifty-nine pitches, gave up one hit, walked two, struck out six, and topped out at 153km/h. He did not give up any runs. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/27/2017, Sports Hochi 2/27/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2017

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[2/28/2017] Practice Game: Rakuten vs Softbank

Rakuten vs Softbank on February 28

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Rakuten 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5
Softbank 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3

Rakuten

Starting line-up
Eigoro Mogi ss, Kazuya Fujita 2b, Toshiaki Imae 1b, Shintaro Masuda dh, Yasuhito Uchida 3b, Ryo Hijirisawa cf, Rintaro Kitagawa lf, Yuichi Adachi c, Takero Okajima rf, Wataru Karashima sp

  • Karashima started the game and pitched three shutout innings. He retired the order in the first and third innings and allowed a two-out single to right to Yuki Yoshimura in the second inning. He walked none and struck out four. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2017
  • Kohei Morihara took the mound in the eight inning and retired the side in order (G4. Fo2, G6). He topped out at 152km/h. Source: Sponichi 3/1/2017
  • Mogi went 1-for-3: 2B8, G6, G3.
  • Imae went 2-for-2: 2B7 one RBI, 1B8. He is now 8-for-11 with seven RBI in six practice games this spring. Source: Sports Hochi 2/28/2017, Sponichi 3/1/2017
  • Hijirisawa went 1-for-2: Fo6, HR9 three RBI.

Softbank

Starting line-up
Yuichi Honda 2b, Kenta Imamiya ss, Yuki Yanagita dh, Kyle Jensen 1b, Yuya Hasegawa lf, Yuki Yoshimura 3b, Yusuke Masago cf, Ayatsugu Yamashita c, Shuhei Fukuda rf, Yuki Matsumoto sp

  • Yuki Matsumoto started the game and gave up a run on three hits over three innings of work. He did not walk anyone. The one run he allowed scored on a one-out double to left by Toshiaki Imae in the first inning. Source: Sports Hochi 2/28/2017
  • Jumpei Takahashi pitched three innings and gave up four runs on three hits. He walked five, struck out three, and topped out at 147km/h. He surrendered a three-run home run to Ryo Hijirisawa in the fourth inning. Source: Sports Hochi 2/28/2017
  • Shuta Ishikawa took the mound in the seventh and recorded two perfect innings. He struck out two and topped out at 155km/h (stadium reading). Source: Sanspo 2/28/2017
  • Yanagita went 0-for-2: Ks, BB, G4 one RBI.

Source: Softbank 2/28/2017, Rakuten 2/28/2017, Sports Hochi 2/28/2017, Tokyo Sports 2/28/2017

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[2/28/2017] Practice Game: Lotte vs Orix

Lotte vs Orix on February 28

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Lotte 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5
Orix 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3

Lotte

  • Ryota Sekiya started the game and recorded four shutout innings. He threw eighty-two pitches, gave up four hits, walked/hit four, and struck out two. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/28/2017
  • Takahiro Matsunaga relieved Sekiya and gave up three runs (all earned) on five hits over one inning. He walked hit one and struck out one.
  • Keisuke Takano pitched the final two innings of the game and did not allow a run. He gave up two hits and struck out three.
  • Shogo Nakamura (ss, 1st) went 3-for-3: 1B8 in the first, 1b9 in the third, 1B5 in the fifth. In six practice games this spring, he is 7-for-18 with seven walks and one strikeout. Source: Sponichi 3/1/2017
  • Shota Ishimine (cf, 2nd) went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
  • Shota Omine (1b, 6th) went 4-for-4.
  • Naoya Emura (c, 8th) went 1-for-2 with two RBI. He drove in the two runs on a sac fly and a double. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2017

Orix

  • Sachiya Yamasaki pitched three shutout innings.
  • Masataka Yoshida (rf, 4th) went 2-for-4 with an RBI. He hit an RBI double to left-center off Takahiro Matsunaga in the fifth inning and hit a single to center in the sixth. Source: Sports Hochi 3/1/2017

Source: Lotte 2/28/2017, Sanspo 2/28/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 110 67 39 4
Hanshin 106 57 48 1
Yokohama 106 54 48 4
Yomiuri 107 51 55 1
Chunichi 109 46 58 5
Yakult 108 37 69 2
G W L T
Softbank 108 71 37 0
Rakuten 100 63 36 1
Seibu 106 63 41 2
Orix 104 46 57 1
Nippon Ham 104 37 67 0
Lotte 104 33 70 1
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