Shota Imanaga and Kenta Ishida started today’s intra-squad game for the Yokohama Bay Stars.
Imanaga pitched three innings, threw forty-nine pitches, gave up two runs on six hits, and topped out at 144km/h. He surrendered two home runs to Neftali Soto (both on fastballs): a two-out solo shot in the first inning and a two-out two-run blast in the third inning.
Ishida allowed two runs on two hits over three innings of work and forty-three pitches. He gave up lead-off home runs to Masayuki Kuwahara in the first and Hiroki Minei in the third.
Haruhiro Hamaguchi made an appearance in relief and tossed three shutout innings. He gave up two hits and walked three.
Imanaga, Ishida, and Hamaguchi are all in the running for this year’s opening day start.0 Comments
Kenta Ishida had problems with his lower back during the season that may have been linked to appendicitis. The media learned on November 15 that Ishida is scheduled to an appendix resection. He will check into the hospital on the 16th, have the surgery on the 17th, and leave the hospital on the 19th.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/16/20170 Comments
Kenta Ishida was taken off the active roster today with discomfort in his left elbow. He started having problems with his elbow after his last start on April 22. His schedule moving forward will be set after the team doctor has had a chance to exam him.
[UPDATE 5/25 @ 11:18am]
Ishida threw fifty pitches in the bullpen on May 24. He is expected to start a Ni-gun game against Yakult at Bay Stars Stadium on May 26.
Source: Sanspo 5/25/2017
[UPDATE 6/12 @ 5:17pm]
Ishida joined Ichi-gun practices at Yokohama Stadium today. He was announced as tomorrow’s starter against Lotte.
Ishida pitched in two rehab games at Ni-gun and gave up three runs over ten innings of work.
Source: Daily Sports 6/12/20170 Comments
Alex Ramirez told reporters earlier today that he planned to give this year’s opening day start (March 31 against Yakult at Jingu Stadium) to twenty-three-year-old Kenta Ishida. Ramirez selected Ishida because of his solid performance last year and because sees him as the staff ace with the ability to record ten to fifteen wins.
Ishida started twenty-five games last year and went 9-4 with a 3.12 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. And he went 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA in three starts against the Swallows.0 Comments
Kenta Ishida, Yokohama (First Time)
4 G, 4-0, 27.0 IP, 0.33 ERA, 24 SO, 1 ER
Beginning with a start on May 4 against Yakult and lasting partway through a start on May 25 against Chunichi, he put together a streak of twenty-six scoreless innings in between four starts. He was tied for the league lead in wins and ERA in May.
Fumihito Haraguchi, Hanshin (First Time)
24 G, .380 AVG, 30 H, 5 HR, 17 RBI
He was added to the seventy-man roster on April 27 and played in his first game on the same day. He was the starting catcher in twenty-three or twenty-four games in May. He led the league in batting average and picked up a walk-off hit on May 19 against Chunichi. He is the first position player with Ikusei experience in either league to win the award.
Dennis Sarfate, Sofbank (First Time)
16 G, 0-1, 12 S, 16.0 IP, 1.69 ERA, 16 SO, 3 ER
He pitched in sixteen games in May and set a new Pacific League record for saves in one month with twelve. He recorded holds after entering games in the ninth inning with the score tied on May 4 against Nippon Ham and May 14 against Orix. He recorded six consecutive perfect saves between May 22 and May 31. He notched his 150th career save on May 31.
Brandon Laird, Nippon Ham (First Time)
28 G, .315 AVG, 35 H, 10 HR, 28 RBI
He played in twenty-three games in May and led the league in home runs, runs (19), total bases (68), and slugging (.791). His twenty-one RBI was good for third. He recorded his first two-homer game of the season on May 3 against Softbank. He hit home runs in consecutive trips to the plate for the first time in his NPB career on May 19 against Softbank. He also recorded two home runs in back-to-back games on May 28 and 29.0 Comments
Shota Imanaga extending his winning streak to four on May 28 against Hiroshima at Yokohama Stadium and now has four wins this month. He joined Masatoshi Gondo (April 1953), Noboru Akiyama (April-September 1956), and Makoto Inagawa (July 1962) as the only rookies in franchise history to record four wins in one month.
Kenta Ishida also has four wins this month. This is the first time Yokohama has fielded two pitchers that recorded four wins in the same month since Kazuhiko Endo and Isamu Kida in August 1986. This is the first time time in franchise history both pitchers were left-handed.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/29/20160 Comments
Kenta Ishida picked up his fourth win of the month on May 25 against Chunichi. He is the first pitcher in franchise history to win four games in one month since Yasutomo Kubo in July 2014 and the first left-hander since Hiroki Nomura since October 1993.
Source: Sponichi 5/26/2016
Source: Sanspo 5/26/20160 Comments