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[9/16/2017] Softbank Hawks win Pacific League pennant

The Softbank Hawks beat the Seibu Lions 7-3 and secured first place in the Pacific League for the eighteenth time in franchise history, first since 2015.

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[9/12/2017] Shohei Otani tops out at 163km/h

Shohei Otani started tonight’s game against the Rakuten Eagles at Sapporo Dome and topped out at 163km/h. The pitch came in the second inning against Eigoro Mogi with runners on first and second and one out.

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[9/10/2017] Dennis Sarfate extends single-season saves record to fifty

Dennis Sarfate entered today’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine with runners on first and second and no out in the bottom of the ninth. The runners advanced to second and third on steals before Sarfate struck out the side for his fiftieth save of the year. He is the first player in NPB history to reach fifty saves in one season. The save came in his sixty-first game of the year.

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[9/5/2017] Dennis Sarfate sets new NPB single-season saves record

Dennis Sarfate recorded his forty-seventh save of the season during tonight’s game against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome and set a new NPB single-season record for saves. He entered the game in the bottom of the eleventh and retired the side in order – struck out Hikaru Ito on seven pitches, struck out Ryoichi Adachi on three pitches, and got Shunta to fly out to left on three pitches.

With twenty games left in the Softbank season, Sarfate has a realistic shot at reaching fifty saves.

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RAK

[9/3/2017] Carlos Peguero takes a big cut and…

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[9/2/2017] Dennis Sarfate ties NPB’s single-season saves record

Dennis Sarfate notched his forty-sixth save of the year during today’s game against the Rakuten Eagles at YafuOku Dome and tied the NPB’s single-season record for saves. The record was first set by Hitoki Iwase in 2005 and tied by Kyuji Fujikawa in 2007.

Sarfate saved one game in March, nine in April, five in May, seven in June, eleven in July and August, and two so far in September.

Sarfate recorded his forty-sixth save in his fifty-seventh appearance of the year. During that span, he blew just one save opportunity. It took Iwase sixty games and two blown saves in 2005 and Fujikawa seventy-one games and three blown saves in 2007. [Nikkan Sports 9/3/2017]

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[8/3/2017] Yusei Kikuchi strikes out eleven and tops 158km/h

Yusei Kikuchi turned in a solid performance against the Rakuten Eagles at MetLife Dome tonight. He gave up a run on three hits, including a home run, over eight innings of work. He threw 115 pitches, faced twenty-eight batters, walked one, and struck out eleven. He also set a new NPB velocity record for Japanese left-handed pitchers by topping 158km/h on his sixth pitch to Zelous Wheeler in the fifth inning.

Note: Hiroyuki Kawahara also topped 158km/h, but it was during a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on July 28, 2012.

Source: Sponichi 8/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/3/2017

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[7/22/2017] Three homer game for Japhet Amador

Japhet Amador blasted three home runs during today’s game against the Orix Buffaloes at Kobo Park Miyagi.

  1. second inning, off Taisuke Yamaoka, one on and two out
  2. fourth inning, off Taisuke Yamaoka, one on and two out
  3. seventh inning, off Gonzalez Germen, none on and no out (lead-off batter)

Amador is the fourth player in the NPB to hit three homers in a game this season. He joined Takeshi Yamasaki (May 17, 2007 against Nippon Ham: HR, HR, 2B, HR) as the only players in Rakuten Eagles’ history to hit three homes in a game. Amador is the first in Rakuten history to accomplish the feat in consecutive trips to the plate.

Source: Sanspo 7/23/2017, Sponichi 7/23/2017, Sponichi 7/22/2017

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[7/5/2017] Dennis Sarfate notches 200th career NPB save

Dennis Sarfate recorded the 200th save of his NPB career tonight against the Orix Buffaloes. Sarfate is the sixth player in NPB history (first foreign player) to reach the 200-save milestone.

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[6/9/2017] Chris Marrero takes one deep… for a triple

With a runner on first, no out, and the Orix Buffaloes down 1-0 against the Chunichi Dragons at Kyocera Dome, Chris Marrero blasted what appeared to be the first home run of his NPB career. Except, he apparently missed home plate. Chunichi catcher Masato Matsui made an appeal to the umpires after play resumed (Shinnosuke Ogasawara threw the ball over to Matsui), at which point the umpires convened and agreed he was out for failing to touch home plate. The home run became a long triple. Or more specifically: Marrero was ruled out and credited with a triple and one RBI.

I call shenanigans on Buffalo Bell.

Overturned Home Runs

Name JPN Name ENG Team Date Reason
山川 喜作 Yamakawa, Takenori Yomiuri 1949/04/27 Seventh inning. Called game, seventh inning did not count.
駒田 桂二 Komada, Keiji Hanshin 1951/06/27 Second inning. Balk.*
杉山 悟 Sugiyama, Satoshi Chunichi 1954/07/25 Tenth inning. Forfeited game, tenth inning did not count.*
穴吹 義雄 Anabuki, Yoshio Nankai 1957/04/11 Ninth inning. Overran a base-runner.
長嶋 茂雄 Nagashima, Shigeo Yomiuri 1958/09/19 Fifth inning. Skipped first base.
柳田 利夫 Yanagida, Toshio Daimai 1961/10/14

Seventh inning. Overran a base-runner.

星山 晋徳 Hoshiyama, Shintoku Sankei 1965/06/24 Fifth inning. Overran a base-runner.
ロイ Roig, Tony Nishitetsu 1965/10/10 Seventh inning. Overran a base-runner.
近藤 和彦 Kondo, Kazuhiko Taiyo 1966/05/10 Ninth inning. During a timeout.
白 仁天 Baek, In-Chun Toei 1967/07/19 Ninth inning. Overran a base-runner.
村上 公康 Murakami, Kimiyasu Lotte 1975/06/01 Seventh inning. During a timeout.
行沢久隆 Yukizawa, Hisataka Nippon Ham 1976/04/29 Eighth inning. Overran a base-runner.
ギャレット Garrett, Wayne Chunichi 1979/05/24 Fifth inning. Overran a base-runner.
ガードナー Gardner, Art Hiroshima 1981/07/19 Fourth inning. Skipped home plate.
簑田 浩二 Minoda, Koji Hankyu 1985/07/19 Seventh inning. Called game, seventh inning did not count.
ホーナー Horner, Bob Yakult 1987/08/09 Seventh inning. Called game, seventh inning did not count.
ディアス Diaz, Eddy Hiroshima 1999/09/14 Third inning. Overran a base-runner.
新庄 剛志 Shinjo, Tsuyoshi Nippon Ham 2004/09/20 Ninth inning. Overran a base-runner.
李承ヨプ Lee, Seung-Yuop Yomiuri 2006/06/11 Third inning. Missed third base.
マレーロ Marrero, Chris Orix 2017/06/09 Fifth inning. Missed home plate.

* based on rules at the time.

Marrero joined Nagashima (1958), Yanagida (1961), Roig (1965), Horner (1987), Shinjo (2004) as the only players in the list above to hit a home run in their next game. Yukizawa and Marrero are the only players that had their “first” home runs overturned.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/10/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/11/2017

[UPDATE 7/5 @ 11:59pm]

The Buffaloes announced that they will be releasing a missed home run t-shirt for Marrero. The shirt will become available on July 7.

Source: Orix 7/5/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 140 86 50 4
Hanshin 135 73 59 3
Yokohama 135 68 63 4
Yomiuri 137 68 66 3
Chunichi 136 58 73 5
Yakult 137 44 91 2
G W L T
Softbank 136 91 45 0
Seibu 137 77 57 3
Rakuten 130 71 57 2
Orix 133 61 71 1
Nippon Ham 133 52 81 0
Lotte 135 49 85 1
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