Tag Archive: World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic: United States 2 – Japan 1 (March 22, 2017)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
United States 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 0
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 1

Attendance: 33,462 | Time: 3h12m

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WBC Practice: Japan 2 – Los Angeles 3 (March 20, 2017)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 8 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2x 3 8 0

Attendance: 6,873 | Time: 2h55m

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WBC Practice: Japan 4 – Chicago 6 (March 19, 2017)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 8 0
Chicago 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 x 6 9 0

Attendance: 14,204 | Time: 2h31m

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[3/17/2017] Tomoaki Kanemoto worried about Shintaro Fujinami

Tomoaki Kanemoto is worried about how little Shintaro Fujinami has pitched as a member of Samurai Japan. He has only pitched five innings this month: one inning against the CPBL on March 1 (faced the minimum three hitters), two innings against Orix on March 5 (2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 R), and two innings against WBC China on March 10 (2 IP, 0 H, 4 SO). Kanemoto is still planning to give him a start during the Yakult series that begins on April 4. But that could change depending on what kind of condition Fujinami is in when he returns to Japan.

For now, the first three games of the regular season could go to Randy Messenger, Yuta Iwasada, and Atsushi Nomi.

Source: Tokyo Sports 3/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/17/2017

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[3/17/2017] Samurai Japan News and Notes

Samurai Japan notes from March 17:

  • The team left for Arizona on a chartered flight on March 16, from Haneda Airport to Phoenix International Airport. The plane had the usual three sections (first, business, and economy). Seats were assigned based on position: coaches, players, and staff.
  • They are staying at a hotel in Phoenix.
  • Hidemasa Mizuhara, a chef from Sanuki No Sato in California, will prepare food (buffet style) for the team while they are in the United States. He prepared food for the Nippon Ham Fighters during their spring camp in Arizona the last two years.
  • Tatsunori Hara and Koji Yamamoto will be in Los Angeles for the WBC. They were asked to attend the games by NPB commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki.
  • They are scheduled to play two practice games: March 18 against the Cubs and March 19 against the Dodgers. Shintaro Fujinami and Shota Takeda could get the starts.
  • Kodai Senga and Tomoyuki Sugano are the top candidates for starts during the WBC.
  • Toshiya Okada missed the WBC Cuba game on March 14 because he was not feeling well.

Source: Daily Sports 3/17/2017, Daily Sports 3/17/2017Sports Hochi 3/17/2017, Sponichi 3/17/2017, Sponichi 3/17/2017, Sponichi 3/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/17/2017Sanspo 3/14/2017

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World Baseball Classic: Israel 3 – Japan 8 (March 15, 2017)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Israel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5 0
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 x 8 13 1

Attendance: 43,179 | Time: 3h28m

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World Baseball Classic: Cuba 5 – Japan 8 (March 14, 2017)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cuba 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 10 1
Japan 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 3 x 8 9 0

Attendance: 32,717 | Time: 4h46m

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World Baseball Classic: Japan 8 – Netherlands 6 (March 12, 2017)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Japan 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 15 0
Netherlands 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 12 0

Attendance: 44,326 | Time: 4h46m

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World Baseball Classic: China 1 – Japan 7 (March 10, 2017)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
China 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Japan 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 x 7 8 0

Attendance: 40,053 | Time: 2h41m

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World Baseball Classic: Australia 1 – Japan 4 (March 8, 2017)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 8 1
Australia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

Attendance: 41,408 | Time: 3h18m

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 23 14 8 1
Yomiuri 21 12 9 0
Hanshin 20 11 9 0
Yokohama 21 9 10 2
Yakult 21 8 13 0
Chunichi 22 7 12 3
G W L T
Rakuten 19 15 4 0
Orix 19 13 6 0
Seibu 19 11 8 0
Softbank 22 12 10 0
Lotte 21 6 15 0
Nippon Ham 22 4 18 0
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