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Nippon Ham Fighters: 2018 Spring Camp

Nippon Ham Fighters 2018 Spring Camp Details

Ichi-gun

Arizona Camp

February 1 (Thu) – 14 (Fri)
Days Off: February 4 (Sun), 9 (Fri)

Venue: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona

Okinawa Camp

February 17 (Sat) – 23 (Fri)
Days Off: February 20 (Tue)

Venue: Nago 21st Century Mori Park and Kaigin Stadium Kunigami in Okinawa

Games

  • 2/10 (Sat) vs KT (KBO) at Scottsdale – 12:30 (practice)
  • 2/12 (Mon) intra-squad at Scottsdale – 12:30
  • 2/13 (Tue) vs LG (KBO) at Scottsdale – 12:30 (practice)
  • 2/17 (Sat) intra-squad at Kunigami – 13:00
  • 2/18 (Sun) vs Hanshin at Ginoza – 12:30 (practice)
  • 2/19 (Mon) vs KIA (KBO) at Kin – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/21 (Wed) vs Samsung (KBO) at Akama – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/22 (Thu) vs Samsung (KBO) at Akama – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/23 (Fri) vs Rakuten at Kin – 13:00 (practice)

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 斎藤佑樹 Yuki Saito
P 加藤貴之 Takayuki Kato
P 上沢直之 Naoyuki Uwasawa
P 有原航平 Kohei Arihara
P 浦野博司 Hiroshi Urano
P マイケル・トンキン Michael Tonkin
P 上原健太 Kenta Uehara
P 宮西尚生 Naoki Miyanish
P ニック・マルティネス Nick Martinez
P 井口和朋 Kazutomo Iguchi
P 鍵谷陽平 Yohei Kagiya
P 村田透 Toru Murata
P 堀瑞輝 Mizuki Hori
P 高梨裕稔 Hirotoshi Takanashi
P ブライアン・ロドリゲス Bryan Rodriguez
P 白村明弘 Akihiro Hakumura
P 田中豊樹 Toyoki Tanaka
P 公文克彦 Katsuhiko Kumon
P 石川直也 Naoya Ishikawa
P 玉井大翔 Taisho Tamai
P 田侑樹 Yuki Yoshida
C 近藤健介 Kensuke Kondo
C 清水優心 Yushi Shimizu
C 鶴岡慎也 Shinya Tsuruoka
C 大嶋匠 Takumi Oshima
C 石川亮 Ryo Ishikawa
INF 杉谷拳士 Kenshi Sugiya
INF ブランドン・レアード Brandon Laird
INF 中田翔 Sho Nakata
INF 中島卓也 Takuya Nakashima
INF 松本剛 Go Matsumoto
INF 清宮幸太郎 Kotaro Kiyomiya
INF 渡邉諒 Ryo Watanabe
INF 石井一成 Kazunari Ishii
INF 平沼翔太 Shota Hiranuma
INF 横尾俊健 Toshitake Yokoo
INF 太田賢吾 Kengo Ota
OF オズワルド・アルシア Oswaldo Arcia
OF 西川遥輝 Haruki Nishikawa
OF 大田泰示 Taishi Ota
OF 森山恵佑 Keisuke Moriyama
OF 谷口雄也 Yuya Taniguchi

Ni-gun

February 1 (Thu) – 23 (Fri)
Days Off: February 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 15 (Thu), 20 (Tue)

Venue: Kaigin Stadium Kunigami in Okinawa

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 石井裕也 Yuya Ishii
P 新垣勇人 Hayato Arakaki
P 西村天裕 Takahiro Nishimura
P 中村勝 Masaru Nakamura
P 高良一輝 Kazuki Takara
P 田中瑛斗 Eito Tanaka
P 高山優希 Yuki Takayama
P 鈴木遼太郎 Roytaro Suzuki
P 宮台康平 Kohei Miyadai
P 立田将太 Shota Tatsuta
P 杉浦稔大 Toshihiro Sugiura
P 北浦竜次 Ryuji Kitaura
C 黒羽根利規 Toshiki Kurobane
C 市川友也 Tomoya Ichikawa
C 郡拓也 Takuya Kori
INF 田中賢介 Kensuke Tanaka
INF 森本龍弥 Tatsuya Morimoto
INF 大累進 Susumu Orui
INF 難波侑平 Yuhei Nanba
INF 高濱祐仁 Yuto Takahama
INF 今井順之助 Junnosuke Imai
OF 岡大海 Hiromi Oka
OF 淺間大基 Daiki Asama
OF 矢野謙次 Kenji Yano
OF 姫野優也 Yuya Himeno
OF 岸里亮佑 Ryosuke Kishisato

Additional information will be added to this post as it becomes available.

Source: Nippon Ham 12/5/2017, Nippon Ham 1/10/2018, Nippon Ham 1/17/2018

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Softbank Hawks: 2018 Spring Camp

Softbank Hawks 2018 Spring Camp Details

Miyazaki Camp

February 1 (Thu) – March 1 (Thu)
Days Off: February 5 (Mon), 10 (Sat), 14 (Wed), 19 (Mon), 23 (Fri)

Venue: Ikimenomori Sports Park in Miyazaki

Group A Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 中田 賢一 Kenichi Nakata
P 東浜 巨 Nao Higashihama
P 岩嵜 翔 Sho Iwasaki
P 武田 翔太 Shota Takeda
P 和田 毅 Tsuyoshi Wada
P 石川 柊太 Shuta Ishikawa
P モイネロ Livan Moinelo
P 森 唯斗 Yuito Mori
P 千賀 滉大 Kodai Senga
P 飯田 優也 Yuya Iida
P バンデンハーク Rick van den Hurk
P 岡本 健 Ken Okamoto
P 嘉弥真 新也 Shinya Kayama
P サファテ Dennis Sarfate
C 高谷 裕亮 Hiroaki Takaya
C 栗原 陵矢 Ryoya Kurihara
C 甲斐 拓也 Takuya Kai
C 九鬼 隆平 Ryuhei Kuki
INF 高田 知季 Tomoki Takata
INF 内川 聖一 Seiichi Uchikawa
INF 今宮 健太 Kenta Imamiya
INF 松田 宣浩 Nobuhiro Matsuda
INF 川島慶三 Keizo Kawashima
INF 明石 健志 Kenji Akashi
INF 西田 哲朗 Tetsuro Nishida
INF 本多 雄一 Yuichi Honda
OF 吉村 裕基 Yuki Yoshimura
OF 中村 晃 Akira Nakamura
OF 柳田 悠岐 Yuki Yanagita
OF 城所龍磨 Ryuma Kidokoro
OF 塚田 正義 Masayoshi Tsukada
OF 福田 秀平 Shuhei Fukuda
OF 江川 智晃 Tomoaki Egawa
OF 上林 誠知 Seiji Uebayashi
OF デスパイネ Alfredo Despaigne

Note: Alfredo Despaigne and Livan Moinelo will arrive in mid-February. Dennis Sarfate will arrive in March. Source: Sponichi 1/25/2018


Additional information will be added to this post as it becomes available.

Source: Softbank 12/1/2017, Softbank 1/24/2018

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Yomiuri Giants: 2018 Spring Camp

Yomiuri Giants 2018 Spring Camp Details

Ichi-gun Mini Camp

January 27 (Sat) – Ichi-gun arrives in Miyazaki
January 28 (Sun) – January 30 (Tue)
Days Off: January 31 (Wed)

Venue: KIRISHIMA Sun Marine Miyazaki and others, until January 30 (Tue)

Ichi-gun Spring Camp

February 1 (Thu) – February 13 (Tue)
Days Off: February 5 (Mon), 10 (Sat)

Venue: KIRISHIMA Sun Marine Miyazaki and others, until February 13 (Tue)

February 14 (Wed) – Ichi-gun travels to Naha, Okinawa
February 15 (Thu) – February 28 (Wed)
Days Off: February 14 (Wed), 19 (Mon), 23 (Fri)

Venue: Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha and others until February 28 (Wed)

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 菅野 智之 Tomoyuki Sugano
P マシソン Scott Mathieson
P 吉川 光夫 Mitsuo Yoshikawa
P 野上 亮磨 Ryoma Nogami
P 畠 世周 Seishu Hatake
P 西村 健太朗 Kentaro Nishimura
P 田原 誠次 Seiji Tahara
P ヤングマン Taylor Jungmann
P 谷岡 竜平 Tappei Tanioka
P 中川 皓太 Kota Nakagawa
P 山口 俊 Shun Yamaguchi
P カミネロ Arquimedes Caminero
P 池田 駿 Shun Ikeda
P 戸根 千明 Chiaki Tone
P 篠原 慎平 Shinpei Shinohara
P 田口 麗斗 Kazuto Taguchi
P 成瀬 功亮 Kosuke Naruse
C 小林 誠司 Seiji Kobayashi
C 岸田 行倫 Yukinori Kishida
C 田中 貴也 Takaya Tanaka
INF 寺内 崇幸 Takayuki Terauchi
INF 吉川 尚輝 Naoki Yoshikawa
INF 坂本 勇人 Hayato Sakamoto
INF 阿部 慎之助 Shinnosuke Abe
INF 岡本 和真 Kazuma Okamoto
INF マギー Casey McGehee
INF 山本 泰寛 Yasuhiro Yamamoto
INF 若林 晃弘 Akihiro Wakabayashi
INF 田中 俊太 Shunta Tanaka
OF 陽 岱鋼 Dai-Kang Yoh
OF ゲレーロ Alex Guerrero
OF 長野 久義 Hisayoshi Chono
OF 橋本 到 Itaru Hashimoto
OF 重信 慎之介 Shinnosuke Shigenobu
OF 松原 聖弥 Seiya Matsubara

Ni-gun Mini Camp

January 27 (Sat) – January 29 (Mon)

Venue: Giants Stadium

Ni-gun Spring Camp

January 31 (Wed) – Ni-gun arrives in Miyazaki
February 1 (Thu) – February 27 (Tue)
Days Off: February 5 (Mon), 10 (Sat), 14 (Wed), 19 (Mon), 23 (Fri)

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 森福 允彦 Masahiko Morifuku
P 澤村 拓一 Hirokazu Sawamura
P 大竹 寛 Kan Otake
P 内海 哲也 Tetsuya Utsumi
P 宮國 椋丞 Ryosuke Miyaguni
P 桜井 俊貴 Toshiki Sakurai
P 山口 鉄也 Tetsuya Yamaguchi
P 高田 萌生 Hosei Takata
P 大江 竜聖 Ryusei Oe
P 廖 任磊 Jen-Lei Liao
P 坂本 工宜 Koki Sakamoto
P 高井 俊 Suguru Takai
P アダメス Samuel Adames
P 高木 京介 Kyosuke Takagi
C 大城 卓三 Takumi Oshiro
C 河野 元貴 Genki Kawano
C 高山 竜太朗 Ryutaro Takayama
INF 脇谷 亮太 Ryota Wakiya
INF 北村 拓己 Takumi Kitamura
INF 中井 大介 Daisuke Nakai
INF 辻 東倫 Harutomo Tsuji
INF 吉川 大幾 Daiki Yoshikawa
INF マルティネス Jorge Martinez
OF 亀井 善行 Yoshiyuki Kamei
OF 石川 慎吾 Shingo Ishikawa
OF 立岡 宗一郎 Soichiro Tateoka
OF 柿澤 貴裕 Takahiro Kakizawa
OF 和田 恋 Ren Wada
OF 青山 誠 Makoto Aoyama

San-gun Mini Camp

January 27 (Sat) – January 29 (Mon)

Venue: Giants Stadium

San-gun Spring Camp

January 31 (Wed) – San-gun arrives in Naha, Okinawa
February 1 (Thu) – February 13 (Tue)
February 13 (Tue) – San-gun travels to Miyazaki after practices
February 15 (Thu) – March 1 (Thu)
Days Off: February 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 14 (Wed), 19 (Mon), 23 (Fri)

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 杉内 俊哉 Toshiya Sugiuchi
P 鍬原 拓也 Takuya Kuwahara
P 今村 信貴 Nobutaka Imamura
P 與那原 大剛 Hirotaka Yonahara
P 山川 和大 Tomohiro Yamakawa
P 堀岡 隼人 Hayato Horioka
P 巽 大介 Daisuke Tatsumi
P 山上 信吾 Shingo Yamakami
P 田中 優大 Yudai Tanaka
P 橋本 篤郎 Atsuro Hashimoto
P 田中 大輝 Daiki Tanaka
P メルセデス Cristopher Crisostomo Mercedes
C 宇佐見 真吾 Shingo Usami
C 広畑 塁 Rui Hirohata
C 小山 翔平 Shohei Koyama
INF 湯浅 大 Dai Yuasa
INF 増田 大輝 Daiki Masuda
INF 比嘉 賢伸 Kenshin Higa
INF 折下 光輝 Koki Orishita
INF 田島 洸成 Kosei Tajima
OF 村上 海斗 Kaito Murakami
OF 加藤 脩平 Shuhei Kato
OF 笠井 駿 Shun Kasai
OF 松澤 裕介 Yusuke Matsuzawa
OF 荒井 颯太 Sota Arai

Additional information will be added to this post as it becomes available.

Source: Yomiuri 11/30/2017, Yomiuri 1/20/2018, Yomiuri 1/23/2018

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Chiba Lotte Marines: 2018 Spring Camp

Chiba Lotte Marines 2018 Spring Camp Details

February 1 (Thu) – February 19 (Mon)
Days Off: February 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 14 (Wed)

Venue: Ishigaki Central Sports Park Baseball Stadium in Ishigakijima, Okinawa

Asia Gateway Interleague Power Series 2018 in Ishigakijima

  • February 17 vs Lamigo Monkeys (CPBL)
  • February 18 vs Lamigo Monkeys (CPBL)

Additional information will be added to this post as it becomes available.

Source: Lotte 11/24/2017, Lotte 12/21/2017

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Rakuten Eagles: 2018 Spring Camp

Rakuten Eagles 2018 Spring Camp Details

Kumejima Camp

Ichi-gun

February 1 (Thu) – 11 (Sun)
Travel Day: February 12 (Mon)
Days Off: February 5 (Mon)

Venue: Kumejima Baseball Stadium

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 松井 裕樹 Yuki Matsui
P 岸 孝之 Takayuki Kishi
P 近藤 弘樹 Hiroki Kondo
P 則本 昂大 Takahiro Norimoto
P 美馬 学 Manabu Mima
P 森 雄大 Yudai Mori
P 藤平 尚真 Shoma Fujihira
P 安樂 智大 Tomohiro Anraku
P 戸村 健次 Kenji Tomura
P 小野 郁 Fumiya Ono
P 池田 隆英 Takahide Ikeda
P 西宮 悠介 Yusuke Nishimiya
P 宋 家豪 Chia-Hao Sung
P 菅原 秀 Shu Sugahara
P 濱矢 廣大 Kodai Hamaya
P 渡邊 佑樹 Yuki Watanabe
P 高梨 雄平 Yuhei Takanashi
P 寺岡 寛治 Kanji Teraoka
P 辛島 航 Wataru Karashima
P 古川 侑利 Yuri Furukawa
P コラレス Josh Corrales
P 今野 龍太 Ryuta Konno
C 山下 斐紹 Ayatsugu Yamashita
C 下妻 貴寛 Takahiro Shimotsuma
C 足立 祐一 Yuichi Adachi
C 堀内 謙伍 Kengo Horiuchi
INF 藤田 一也 Kazuya Fujita
INF 今江 年晶 Toshiaki Imae
INF 三好 匠 Takumi Miyoshi
INF 渡辺 直人 Naoto Watanabe
INF 銀次 Ginji Akaminai
INF 山崎 剛 Tsuyoshi Yamasaki
INF 内田 靖人 Yasuhito Uchida
OF 岡島 豪郎 Takero Okajima
OF オコエ 瑠偉 Louis Okoye
OF 岩見 雅紀 Masaki Iwami
OF 田中 和基 Kazuki Tanaka
OF 島内 宏明 Hiroaki Shimauchi
OF フェルナンド Luciano Fernando
OF 八百板 卓丸 Takumaru Yaoita

Ni-gun

February 1 (Thu) – 18 (Sun)
Travel Day: February 18 (Sun)
Days Off: February 5 (Mon), 12 (Mon)

Venue: Nakazato Baseball Ground in Kumejima, Okinawa

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 塩見 貴洋 Takahiro Shiomi
P 釜田 佳直 Yoshinao Kamata
P 青山 浩二 Koji Aoyama
P 森原 康平 Kohei Morihara
P 菊池 保則 Yasunori Kikuchi
P 鶴田 圭祐 Keisuke Tsuruta
P 西口 直人 Naoto Nishiguchi
P 小山 雄輝 Yuki Koyama
P 福山 博之 Hiroyuki Fukuyama
P 野元 浩輝 Hiroki Nomoto
P 石橋 良太 Ryota Ishibashi
P 横山 貴明 Takaaki Yokoyama
P 久保 裕也 Yuya Kubo
P 宮川 将 Sho Miyagawa
P 入野 貴大 Takahiro Irino
P 千葉 耕太 Kota Chiba
P 木村 敏靖 Toshiyasu Kimura
P 井手 亮太郎 Ryotaro Ide
C 嶋 基宏 Motohiro Shima
C 伊志嶺 忠 Tadashi Ishimine
C 細川 亨 Toru Hosokawa
C 石原 彪 Tsuyoshi Ishihara
INF 吉持 亮汰 Ryota Yoshimochi
INF 茂木 栄五郎 Eigoro Mogi
INF 村林 一輝 Itsuki Murabayashi
INF 西巻 賢二 Kenji Nishimaki
INF Takumi Miyoshi
INF 山田 大樹 Hiroki Yamada
INF 南 要輔 Yosuke Minami
INF 向谷 拓巳 Takumi Mukaitani
INF 松本 京太郎 Kyoshiro Matsumoto
OF 島井 寛仁 Hirohito Shimai
OF 聖澤 諒 Ryo Hijirisawa
OF 枡田 慎太郎 Shintaro Masuda
OF 耀飛 Akito Tanaka
OF 中村 和希 Kazuki Nakamura

Kin Camp

After Kumejima Camp
Ichi-gun only

Venue: Kin Baseball Stadium in Kin, OkinawaPlayers

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 松井 裕樹 Yuki Matsui
P 岸 孝之 Takayuki Kishi
P 近藤 弘樹 Hiroki Kondo
P 則本 昂大 Takahiro Norimoto
P 美馬 学 Manabu Mima
P 森 雄大 Yudai Mori
P 藤平 尚真 Shoma Fujihira
P 安樂 智大 Tomohiro Anraku
P 戸村 健次 Kenji Tomura
P 小野 郁 Fumiya Ono
P 池田 隆英 Takahide Ikeda
P 西宮 悠介 Yusuke Nishimiya
P ハーマン Frank Herrmann
P 宋 家豪 Chia-Hao Sung
P 菅原 秀 Shu Sugahara
P 濱矢 廣大 Kodai Hamaya
P 渡邊 佑樹 Yuki Watanabe
P 高梨 雄平 Yuhei Takanashi
P 寺岡 寛治 Kanji Teraoka
P 辛島 航 Wataru Karashima
P 古川 侑利 Yuri Furukawa
P コラレス Josh Corrales
P 今野 龍太 Ryuta Konno
C 山下 斐紹 Ayatsugu Yamashita
C 下妻 貴寛 Takahiro Shimotsuma
C 足立 祐一 Yuichi Adachi
C 堀内 謙伍 Kengo Horiuchi
INF 今江 年晶 Toshiaki Imae
INF 三好 匠 Takumi Miyoshi
INF 渡辺 直人 Naoto Watanabe
INF 銀次 Ginji Akaminai
INF 山崎 剛 Tsuyoshi Yamasaki
INF 内田 靖人 Yasuhito Uchida
INF ウィーラー Zelous Wheeler
INF アマダー Japhet Amador
INF 西巻 賢二 Kenji Nishimaki
INF 南 要輔 Yosuke Minami
OF 島井 寛仁 Hirohito Shimai
OF 岡島 豪郎 Takero Okajima
OF オコエ 瑠偉 Louis Okoye
OF 田中 和基 Kazuki Tanaka
OF 島内 宏明 Hiroaki Shimauchi
OF フェルナンド Luciano Fernando
OF ペゲーロ Carlos Peguero
OF 八百板 卓丸 Takumaru Yaoita

The Eagles announced on January 29 that Genji Kaku and Bob Kipper will attend spring camp as coaches in training.

  • Genji Kaku – from February 6 (Tue) until February 18 (Sun)
  • Bob Kipper – from February 2 (Fri) until February 7 (Wed)

Source: Rakuten 1/29/2018

Wheeler will join the team on February 17. Amador will join the team on February 15.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2018

Herrmann and Peguero joined the team on February 13.

Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2018


Additional information will be added to this post as it becomes available.

Source: Rakuten 11/19/2017, Rakuten 1/18/2018, Rakuten 1/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/10/2018

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[10/3/2017] Nippon Ham Fighters: 2018 Spring Camp in Arizona

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they will hold spring camp in Scottsdale, Arizona next year. They will be using the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the spring training home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies (the Diamondbacks will play host). Additional details will be released as they become available.

The Fighters used the Peoria Sports Complex for their last two spring camps.

Source: Nippon Ham 10/3/2017, Arizona 10/2/2017

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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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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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