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[2/23/2017] Practice Game: Rakuten vs Yakult

Rakuten vs Yakult on February 23

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

Rakuten

  • Yoshinao Kamata started the game. He gave up a run on a hit over two innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017
  • Frank Herrmann relieved Kamata and did not allow a run or a hit in one inning of work (G3, Ks, F8). He topped out at 149km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2017
  • Yuya Kubo entered the game in the sixth and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He gave up a two-out single to Dean Green. Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2017
  • Yuhei Takanashi took the mound in the seventh inning and did not allow a run over two innings of work. He did give up one hit. Source: Sponichi 2/24/2017
  • Kazuo Matsui (lf, 5th) went 0-for-2: Kl, F6.
  • Taishi Nakagawa went 0-for-1: G4dp, SF8 one RBI.

Yakult

  • Ross Ohlendorf started the game and recorded two perfect innings. He struck out three and topped out at 148km/h.
  • David Buchanan tossed two shutout innings in relief. He allowed one hit and topped out at 148km/h.
  • Preston Guilmet took the mound in the eighth and recorded a shutout inning. He topped out at 147km/h.
  • Yuhei (rf, 3rd). He went 1-for-1 (HR, BB). He hit a home run to left-center off Yoshinao Kamata in the first. Source: Sponichi 2/23/2017
  • Wladimir Balentien (lf, 4th) went 0-for-2: L4, BB, F3.
  • Dean Green (dh, 5th) went 1-for-4: Ks, Ks, 1B8, L5.

Source: Rakuten 2/23/2017, Yakult 2/23/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017

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YOK LOT

[2/23/2017] Practice Game: Lotte vs Yokohama

Lotte vs Yokohama on February 23

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

Lotte

  • Yuki Karakawa started the game and tossed four shutout inning. He gave up three hits and struck out four.
  • Kota Futaki relieved Karakawa and faced the minimum six batters over two innings of work. He struck out three.
  • Jimmy Paredes (dh, 4th) went 1-for-3.
  • Matt Duffy (3b, 5th) went 0-for-3.
  • Seiya Inoue (1b, 7th) went 1-for-4 with two RBI. He hit a two-run double to right in the sixth inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017

Yokohama

  • Haruhiro Hamaguchi started the game and gave up three runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks over three innings of work. All three runs scored in the third inning. Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2017, Sponichi 2/24/2017
  • Yuya Onaka took the mound in the fourth inning and did not allow a run or a hit over two innings. Source: Sanspo 2/23/2017, Daily Sports 2/24/2017
  • Kota Suda, Kenjiro Tanaka, and Tomoya Mikami eached recorded scoreless innings in relief, beginning in the seventh inning. Suda and Tanaka needed just nine pitches to retire three hitters. Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017

Source: Lotte 2/23/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017, Sponichi 2/23/2017

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HIR

[2/23/2017] Practice Game: KIA vs Hiroshima

KIA vs Hiroshima on February 23

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
KIA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Hiroshima 0 2 0 4 0 2 7 0 0 15
  • Aren Kuri started the game and tossed two shutout innings. He walked a batter in the second inning and later recorded a double play on a forkball. He topped out at 145km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017, Daily Sports 2/23/2017
  • The offense scored fifteen runs on twenty hits. Tomohiro Abe, Ryoma Nishikawa, Ko Shimozuru, and Alejandro Mejia each recorded three hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/24/2017
  • Shota Dobayashi (cf, 1st) hit doubles in consecutive trips to the plate (led off the first with a double to left-center and led off the third with a double to left). He struck out swinging in the sixth. Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2017, Sponichi 2/24/2017
  • Ramiro Pena (3b, 3rd) went 0-for-2. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017
  • Alejandro Mejia (1b, 6th) recorded three hits, including a two-run home run to left in the second inning. Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017
  • Ryoma Nishikawa (ss, 9th) went 3-for-5 with an RBI. He hit an RBI single to left and stole second in the fourth inning. He hit a single to center and stole second in the sixth. Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2017
  • Takahiro Iwamoto hit a three-run triple in the seventh.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017

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CHU

[2/23/2017] Practice Game: Nexen vs Chunichi

Nexen vs Chunichi on February 23

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Nexen 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Chunichi 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 8
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[2/23/2017] Intra-squad Game: Softbank Hawks

Intra-squad game on February 23

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Reds 0 1 0 0 1 0       2
Whites 0 0 0 0 0 3       3

Reds

  • Hayato Terahara started the game and recorded two shutout innings. He allowed two hits.
  • Shuhei Fukuda (rf, 3rd) walked in his first at bat against Seigi Tanaka and hit a single to center off Ryota Igarashi in his second at bat in the third inning. He is 5-for-10 in four intra-squad games. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/24/2017

Whites

  • Seigi Tanaka started the game and gave up a run on one hit and four walks over two innings. He threw forty-one pitches, struck out three, and topped out at 149km/h. Runners stole three bases. He walked three and struck out two in the first inning. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/23/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017, Sponichi 2/23/2017

Source: Softbank 2/23/2017

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ORI

[2/23/2017] Intra-squad Game: Orix Buffaloes

Intra-squad game on February 23

Reds 3 – Whites 5

  • Phil Coke started the game and gave up a run on three hits over three innings. Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2017
  • Mamoru Kishida pitched two shutout innings and allowed two or three hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017, Sponichi 2/24/2017
  • Masahiro Nishino started at second and batted lead-off. He recorded two hits, a triple in the first and a single to left in the third. Source: Sanspo 2/23/2017
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[2/23/2017] Results from various practice games

Yomiuri’s Jen-Lei Liao pitched in a Ni-gun vs San-gun intra-squad game on February 23. He took the mound in the fourth inning for Ni-gun and faced four batters. He did not allow a hit, walked one, and struck out one. He topped out at 149km/h. Source: Nikkaan Sports 2/23/2017 … Tappei Tanioka followed Liao and retired the side in order (G1, Kl, F5). He topped out at 147km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017 … Naoki Yoshikawa started at designated hitter for San-gun and batted third. He went 0-for-2: G1, BB, Kl. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017

Seibu’s Tomoya Mori played in a Ni-gun practice game against Hanshin on February 23. He recorded two hits and two RBI. He hit a solo home run in the second inning and an RBI single to center in the fourth inning. He started the game at catcher and switched to designated hitter in the fourth. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017 … Hanshin’s Shungo Fukunaga gave up a run on two hits over three innings. He gave up a one-out home run to Tomoya Mori in the second inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017

Softbank’s Ryuma Kidokoro played in a Ni-gun practice game against Rakuten on February 23. He started in center and batted first. He went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases: 1B9 (SB), 1B8 (SB), G4. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017 … Yuki Yanagita got the start at designated hitter and batted third. He walked in his first at bat and hit a home run to left-center in the second at bat. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017, Sponichi 2/23/2017

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YOM RAK

[2/22/2017] Practice Game: Rakuten vs Yomiuri

Rakuten vs Yomiuri on February 22

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

Rakuten

  • Tomohiro Anraku started the game and did not allow a run or a hit over four innings of work. He threw fifty-seven pitches, struck out three, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017
  • Yuki Koyama entered the game in the ninth and recorded a shutout inning. He gave up a two-out double to Yasuhiro Yamamoto. Source: Sports Hochi 2/22/2017
  • Kazuo Matsui (lf, 6th) went 1-for-2. He recored an RBI single to right off Tetsuya Utsumi in the fifth inning. Source: Sponichi 2/22/2017, Sports Hochi 2/22/2017

Yomiuri

  • Tomoyuki Sugano started the game and recorded three shutout innings. He faced nine batters, threw thirty-three pitches, and allowed one hit. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/22/2017
  • Tetsuya Utsumi gave up three runs on two hits over two innings of work. He retired the side in order in the fourth inning. Two of the three runs he gave up in the fifth came on either a walk or HBP with the bases loaded. He walked two, hit one, and struck out four.
  • Masahiko Morifuku took the mound in the eighth and gave up a run on two hits over an inning of work. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017
  • The offense was held to just three hits.
  • Kazuma Okamoto (lf, 8th) went 0-for-3: G4, G5dp, K. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017

Source: Rakuten 2/22/2017, Yomiuri 2/22/2017, Sponichi 2/23/2017

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YOK

[2/22/2017] Practice Game: WBC Korea vs Yokohama

WBC Korea vs Yokohama on February 22

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
WBC Korea 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Yokohama 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 x 3
  • Phil Klein started the game and gave up two runs on two hits over three innings. He surrendered a two-run home run to Eui-Ji Yang in the second inning. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017
  • Joe Wieland took the mound in the fourth inning and recorded three perfect innings. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017
  • Spencer Patton pitched a scoreless ninth.
  • Audy Ciriaco recorded two hits. He hit a double to right in the eighth. Source: Sanspo 2/23/2017
  • Hiroki Minei drove in two runs in the eighth.

Source: Sponichi 2/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2017

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HAN

[2/22/2017] Intra-squad Game: Hanshin Tigers

Intra-squad game on February 22

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Reds 3 0 1 1 0 0       5
Whites 0 0 3 0 0 0       3

Reds

  • Randy Messenger pitches two shutout innings. He faced six, allowed one hit (erased runner on a double play), and topped out at 146km/h. He did not walk or hit a batter. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017
  • Marcos Mateo entered the game in the third inning and gave up three runs (one earned) on two hits over an inning of work. Source: Sanspo 2/23/2017
  • Roman Mendez recorded a shutout inning in relief. He gave up one single (Fumiya Araki) and topped out at 148km/h. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017
  • Yuta Iwasada did not allow a run or a hit over two innings. He topped out at 145km/h. Source: Sanspo 2/23/2017
  • Ryutaro Umeno (c, 6th) collected two hits and two RBI. He hit a two-run single to center off Atsushi Nomi in the first inning. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017, Sanspo 2/23/2017
  • Yusuke Oyama (3b, 7th) went 2-for-4 (E6, 1B8, 1B8, F9). He hit a single to center off Kyuji Fujikawa in his second at bat in the third inning and a single to center off Rafael Dolis in the fourth inning (off shortstop Kai Ueda’s glove). Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017, Tokyo Sports 2/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2017

Whites

  • Atsushi Nomi started the game and gave up two runs in the first inning. He loaded the bases in the second, but managed to get out of the inning without allowing any runs.
  • Kyuji Fujikawa gave up a run on two hits over an inning of work. He topped out at 145km/h. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/22/2017, Sanspo 2/23/2017
  • Rafael Dolis gave up a run on three hits in an inning of work. He topped out at 153km/h. He gave up three consecutive hits after recording the first out of the inning. A run scored on a double play. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017
  • Taiki Ono tossed a shutout inning in relief (G4, F9, G4). He topped out at 150km/h. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017, Sponichi 2/22/2017
  • Eric Campbell (1b, 5th) hit a single to right off Randy Messenger in the second inning. He walked against Marcos Mateo and Yuta Iwasada. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017, Sanspo 2/23/2017

General

  • Both sides combined for six errors. Hiroki Uemoto (1b) fielding error in the first, Kai Ueda (ss) fielding error in the first, Ueda fielding error in the second, Fumiya Hojo (ss) fielding error in the third, Ryota Imanari (2b) throwing error in the third, Masahiro Nakatani (cf) fielding error in the fifth. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017, Sanspo 2/23/2017

Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2017, Sponichi 2/22/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 24 15 8 1
Hanshin 21 12 9 0
Yomiuri 22 12 10 0
Yokohama 22 9 11 2
Chunichi 23 8 12 3
Yakult 22 8 14 0
G W L T
Rakuten 19 15 4 0
Orix 20 14 6 0
Seibu 20 11 9 0
Softbank 23 12 11 0
Lotte 21 6 15 0
Nippon Ham 23 5 18 0
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