Tag Archive: Spring Camp

[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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[2/28/2017] Practice Game: Samsung vs Hiroshima

Samsung vs Hiroshima on February 28

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Samsung 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 7
Hiroshima 0 0 0 2 2 0 8 0 x 12

Starting line-up
Tomohiro Abe ss, Shota Dobayashi rf, Yoshihiro Maru cf, Brad Eldred lf, Ryuhei Matsuyama 1b, Ramiro Pena 3b, Alejandro Mejia dh, Tsubasa Aizawa c, Ryoma Nishikawa 2b, Hiroki Tokoda sp

  • Tokoda started the game and gave up three runs over three innings. He allowed four hits and walked two. He surrendered a run on a hit and two walks after one out in the second. Source: Daily Sports 2/28/2017
  • Takuya Kato pitched three shutout innings and allowed one hit. He threw thirty-nine pitches, walked one, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Daily Sports 2/28/2017, Daily Sports 3/1/2017
  • The offense scored twelve runs on thirteen hits.
  • Tomohiro Abe recorded three hits. He hit singles to right in the first and third inning and a single to center in the fifth. He is now 11-for-20 in five spring practices games. Source: Sanspo 2/28/2017, Daily Sports 3/1/2017
  • Dobayashi blasted a two-out three-run home run in the seventh inning. Source: Daily Sports 2/28/2017
  • Matsuyama and Pena went back-to-back in the fourth inning. Source: Daily Sports 2/28/2017, Daily Sports 3/1/2017

Source: Daily Sports 2/28/2017, Source: 2/28/2017

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[2/27/2017] Practice Game: Nexen vs Hiroshima

Nexen vs Hiroshima on February 27

Nexen 0 – Hiroshima 1

Starting line-up
Shota Dobayashi 1b, Hayato Shoji 2b, Ko Shimozuru dh, Xavier Batista lf, Alejandro Mejia 3b, Takahiro Iwamoto rf, Shohei Habu cf, Yoshiyuki Ishihara c, Takashi Uemoto ss, Kris Johnson sp

  • Johnson started the game and faced six batters over two innings. He did not allow a run or hit. He threw twenty-seven pitches, recorded four infield ground outs, struck out two, and topped out at 139km/h or 140km/h. Source: Daily Sports 2/27/2017, Sports Hochi 2/27/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2017, Sponichi 2/28/2017
  • Aren Kuri recorded three shutout innings. He retired the sides in order in the third and fifth innings. He got out of a runners on first and second two-out jam in the fourth with a ground out to second. Source: Daily Sports 2/27/2017, Sports Hochi 2/27/2017
  • Jay Jackson took the mound in the sixth inning and recorded a shutout inning in relief. He threw nineteen pitches, gave up one hit, struck out two, and topped out at 148km/h. He struck out the first and last batters of the inning. Source: Daily Sports 2/27/2017, Daily Sports 2/28/2017
  • Bradin Hagens recorded two shutout innings in relief. He gave up two hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/28/2017
  • Mejia went 0-for-3 in his first three trips to the plate. He then recorded a walk-off hit to right with runners on second and third and one out in the ninth inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/28/2017

Source: Daily Sports 2/27/2017

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[2/27/2017] Intra-squad Game: Hanshin Tigers

Intra-squad game on February 27

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

Reds

Starting line-up
Fumiya Hojo ss, Shunsuke Fujikawa rf, Shun Takayama lf, Masahiro Nakatani cf, Ryota Imanari 2b, Ryutaro Umeno c, Yusuke Oyama 3b, Seishiro Sakamoto 1b, Yuya Yokoyama sp

Whites

Starting line-up
Hiroki Uemoto dh, Kento Itohara 3b, Yutaro Itayama rf, Fumihito Haraguchi c, Eric Campbell 1b, Taiga Egoshi cf, Fumiya Araki 2b, Taichi Okazaki lf, Kai Ueda ss, Minoru Iwata sp

Source: Daily Sports 2/27/2017

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[2/26/2017] Practice Game: Rakuten vs Seibu

Rakuten vs Seibu on February 26

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

Rakuten

Starting line-up
Eigoro Mogi ss, Toshiaki Imae 3b, Ginji 1b, Shintaro Masuda dh, Shimauchi Hiroaki cf, Ryo Hijirisawa lf, Takumi Miyoshi 2b, Toru Hosokawa c, Takero Okajima rf, Yuri Furukawa sp

  • Furukawa started the game and gave up four runs on six hits over five innings of work. Source: Sports Hochi 2/26/2017
  • Shu Sugahara entered the game in the seventh inning and did not allow a run or a hit over two innings. He struck out four and topped out at 151km/h. Source Sports Hochi 2/26/2017, Sponichi 2/27/2017
  • Imae recorded a timely single to right in the third inning. Source: Sponichi 2/26/2017
  • Ginji moved to second in the third inning. He went 1-for-2 at the plate. Source: Sports Hochi 2/26/2017
  • Okajima went 1-for-1 with three walks and an RBI. He hit an RBI single to left in the forurth. Source: Sports Hochi 2/26/2017

Seibu

Staring line-up
Fumikazu Kimura cf, Shogo Saito lf, Shotaro Tashiro cf, Hideto Asamura 2b, Takeya Nakamura 3b, Tomoya Mori c, Ernesto Mejia dh, Hotaka Yamakawa 1b, Aito Otaki rf, Sosouke Genda ss, Ryoma Nogami sp

  • Nogami started the game and tossed two shutout innings. He gave up two hits. He gave up a single in the first, but followed it with a double play. He retired the side in order in the second inning. Source: Sports Hochi 2/26/2017
  • Frank Garces took the mound in the sixth inning and did not allow a run over two innings. He faced seven hitters, did not give up hit, struck out two, and topped out at 146km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 2/26/2017, Sponichi 2/27/2017
  • Alexis Candelario entered the game in the eighth and gave up two runs on two hits over two innings of work. Three runners stole a base while he was on the mound.
  • Kimura hit a home run to right off Furukawa in the first inning. He recorded a sac fly to left in the fourth inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/26/2017
  • Mejia hit a home run to left-center in the fourth inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/26/2017

Source: Seibu 2/25/2017, Rakuten 2/26/2017, Sponichi 2/26/2017

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[2/26/2017] Practice Game: Doosan vs Orix

Doosan vs Orix on February 26

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Doosan 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 11 12
Orix 4 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 x 13 12 1
  • Taisuke Yamaoka started the game and gave up three runs on six hits over three innings. He did not allow any runs in the first and second innings. He gave up three consecutive timely hits with two out in the third inning. He went with fastballs and sliders in the first two innings. He started struggling after he added other off-speed pitches in the third. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/27/2017
  • Keisuke Kobayashi took the mound in the fourth inning and gave up four runs on five hits over two innings.
  • Keisuke Sawada entered the game in the seventh inning. He retired the side in order. Source: Sponichi 2/27/2017
  • Hiroyuki Nakajima (dh, 3rd) went 1-for-1 with two RBI. He hit a two-run home run in the first inning.
  • Brent Morel (3b, 6th) went 2-for-2 with three RBI. He hit a two-run double in the first and a solo home run to left in the third inning.

Source: Orix 2/26/2017, Daily Sports 2/26/2016

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[2/25/2017] Practice Game: Rakuten vs Seibu

Rakuten vs Seibu on February 25

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

Rakuten

Starting line-up
Eigoro Mogi ss, Takero Okajima rf, Ginji 1b, Japhet Amador dh, Hiroaki Shimauchi cf, Kazuo Matsui lf, Taishi Nakagawa 3b, Tetsuro Nishida 2b, Tadashi Ishimine c, Yudai Mori sp

  • Mori started the game and allowed a run to score on four hits over five innings. He threw sixty-six pitches. Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2017
  • Takahide Ikeda took the mound in the eighth inning and gave up four runs on four hits over an inning in relief. After putting runners on first and second with two out, he gave up four runs on four consecutive hits. He walked two and topped out at 149km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/25/2017
  • Mogi went 2-for-5: F6, G6, G4, 1B8 one RBI, 1B9. Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2017
  • Amador recorded a two-out RBI single to left off Kona Takahashi in the third inning. Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2017
  • Kazuki Tanaka entered the game as a pinch-runner in the fourth inning. He went 1-for-1 with two walks. Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2017
  • Toshiaki Imae entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning. He stepped up to bat with the bases loaded and two out in the sixth and recorded a three-run triple to center. He walked in his other two trips to the plate. Source: Sponichi 2/25/2017, Sports Hochi 2/25/2017

Seibu

Staring line-up
Shotaro Tashiro cf, Yuji Kaneko rf, Hideto Asamura 2b, Takeya Nakamura 3b, Ernesto Mejia dh, Hotaka Yamakawa 1b, Takumi Kuriyama lf, Ginjiro Sumitani c, Sosouke Genda ss, Keisuke Honda sp

  • The pitching staff gave up a combined ten walks.
  • Katsunori Hirai took the mound in the fifth and surrendered a double and a walk, but did not allow a runner to cross the plate. He gave up six runs on three hits and five walks in the sixth.
  • Ichiro Tamura entered the game in the seventh and gave up two runs on three hits.
  • Genda recorded two hits (infield hit in the fifth and a single to right in the eighth). Source: Sponichi 2/26/2017, Daily Sports 2/26/2017

Source: Seibu 2/25/2017, Rakuten 2/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/25/2017, Sponichi 2/25/2017

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[2/25/2017] Results from various practice games

Softbank’s Daisuke Matsuzaka started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on February 25. He gave up a run on one hit over two innings. He threw forty-one pitches, walked three, struck out one, and topped out at 142km/h. He faced the minimum three batters in the first inning. A runner reached third in the second inning and scored on a one-out RBI single to right by Ryoji Aikawa. He struggles with his control and loaded the bases with two consecutive walks. He got out of the jam by getting Tetsuya Matsumoto to hit into a double play. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2017, Sponichi 2/25/2017, Tokyo Sports 2/25/2017, Sports Hochi 2/25/2017

Yomiuri’s Takuya Matsuzaki played in a San-gun practice game against WBC China on February 25. He got the start at designated hitter and batted sixth and went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. He hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. The San-gun Giants won the game, 3-0. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2017, Yomiuri 2/25/2017

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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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