Ken Togame was taken off the active roster today with tightness in his lower back. Pitching coach Yoshihiro Doi told reporters Togame did not leave his last start on August 8 because of tightness in his lower back.
Source: Sports Hochi 8/9/20170 Comments
Hitoki Iwase, Chunichi (Second Time)
14 G, 1-0, 1 Sv, 10 HD, 11.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 11 SO, 0 ER
Iwase won the MVP of the Month Award for the second time during his career. He won his first award in April 2005. He pitched in fourteen games in June and did not allow any runs to score. He led the league with ten holds and he picked up a save against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome on June 23. The save was his first in three years. A Chunichi player has now won an MVP of the Month award three months straight. Iwase is the first Chunichi pitcher to win the award since Shunta Wakamatsu in August 2015.
Yoshihiro Maru, Hiroshima (First Time)
21 G, .402 AVG, 33 H, 6 HR, 22 RBI
Maru won the award for the first time in his ten-year career. He played in all his teams games in the month of June. He led the league in batting average, hits, and RBI. He blasted home runs in three consecutive plate appearances on June 16 against Softbank at Mazda Stadium. Maru is the first Hiroshima player to win the award since Ryosuke Kikuchi in August 2016.
Ken Togame, Seibu (First Time)
4 G, 3-0, 23.1 IP, 3.09 ERA, 18 SO, 8 ER
Togame pitched in four games in June. His three wins as a started was tied for most in the league. He gave up two runs over six innings against Hiroshima on June 1 and Yomiuri June 8. He did not record a decision when he gave up two runs over 5.1 innings against Hanshin on June 15. He allowed two runs over six innings and picked up his third win of the month on June 24 against Softbank. A Seibu player has won the award seventy-one ties, tied for most in the league with Orix and Nippon Ham.
Yuki Yanagita, Softbank (Fourth Time)
23 G, .363 AVG, 29 H, 12 HR, 31 RBI, 2 SB
Yanagita batted third and fourth and played in all twenty-three of his team’s games. He led the league in home runs, RBI, R, TB (72), SLG (.900), OBP (.480), RISP (.500). Yanagita won the award in May 2014, August 2015, and September 2015.
Source: NPB 7/7/20170 Comments
Ken Togame is expected to join the starting rotation next week when the Seibu Lions begin playing six games a week (for at least the next two weeks). His first start is scheduled to come against the Orix Buffaloes on April 27.
Source: Sports Hochi 4/22/20170 Comments
The media learned on October 22 that Ken Togame (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-four-year-old woman from Wakayama on October 18. They are planning to hold a ceremony some time before the end of the year.0 Comments
Ken Togame left his Ni-gun start against Yakult at Seibu 2 Stadium on May 21 early after he developed pain in his right leg in the fifth inning. No other information is currently known.
Source: Sanspo 5/22/20160 Comments