October 15, 2017 vs Seibu at MetLife Dome – Mogi recorded a home run off the first pitch of the game and joined Takumi Kuriyama (2005) and Ikuhiro Kiyota as the only players to accomplish the feat during Playoff/Climax Series play.
October 18, 2017 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – Mogi hit the third pitch of the game, a 1-1 fastball, over the fence in left-center for his second lead-off home run this Climax Series. He joined Ikuhiro Kiyota (2016) as the only players to record two Climax Series lead-off home runs during one post-season.0 Comments
Eigoro Mogi missed tonight’s game against the Seibu Lions because of discomfort in his right shoulder and elbow.
Source: Sanspo 8/31/20170 Comments
The NPB announced today that Eigoro Mogi (Rakuten) withdrew from the Pacific League All-Star team due to an injury (right elbow: olecranon and trochlea of humerus). According to Section 86 of the Baseball Agreement, Mogi will not be allowed to play in his team’s first ten games immediately after the All-Star break.
Seibu’s Sosuke Genda was named as Mogi’s replacement.
Source: NPB 7/11/2017
Eigoro Mogi did not play in today’s Hanshin Tigers game at Koshien Stadium because of pain in his right elbow. He hurt the elbow when he fouled off a pitch during his second at bat in yesterday’s game against the Tigers. He remained in the game but was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.
Mogi was sent back to Sendai today. The Rakuten Eagles are not planning to take him off the active roster since they have the next four days off.
[UPDATE 6/21 @ 1:00am]
Mogi was taken off the active roster on June 19.
[UPDATE 6/22 @ 6:33pm]
The Eagles announced on June 21 that Mogi was diagnosed with a bone contusion on his right olecranon after visiting a hospital in Sendai. Masataka Nashida is hoping he will be able to return in about two weeks.
[UPDATE 7/4 @ 11:50pm]
Nashida is still not sure when Mogi will be ready to return to the active roster. He is not happy about the rule that will keep him out for ten games after the break if he has to skip the All-Star series.
Source: Sponichi 7/4/2017
[UPDATE 7/27 @ 12:40am]
The media learned on July 25 that Mogi might be able to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on July 30. He is expected to play in at least two rehab games at Ni-gun beforehand. If he does make it back to the active roster on July 30, it will most likely be as a designated hitter, since his throwing is still only at about fifty percent (he is playing catch at ten to twenty meters).
[UPDATE 7/27 @ 12:35pm]
Mogi played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on July 26. He started at designated hitter against Yomiuri and batted third. He went 0-for-3: G3, G3, BB, G3.
Source: Sponichi 7/27/2017
[UPDATE 7/30 @ 6:58pm]
Mogi returned to the active roster today. He made the starting line-up at designated hitter and batted lead-off against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome. He went 1-for-3 with two walks.0 Comments
Eigoro Mogi left tonight’s game against the Yakult Swallows on defense in the fifth inning because of fatigue.
Source: Sanspo 6/14/20170 Comments
Eigoro Mogi did not play in tonight’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at Kobo Park Miaygi because of pain in his left heel. He suffered the injury while running the bases during the Lotte game on April 25.
[UPDATE 4/28 @ 7:32pm]
Mogi is expected to return to the starting line-up on April 29.
Source: Daily Spots 4/28/2017
[UPDATE 5/6 @ 12:21am]
Mogi missed another game (May 5 vs Seibu) with heel pain.
Source: Sanspo 5/5/20170 Comments
Eigoro Mogi left tonight’s game against Seibu on defense in the eighth inning because of tightness in his left leg. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Source: Sanspo 4/18/20170 Comments
Eigoro Mogi developed tightness in his left leg during an Orix game on September 29. He missed Friday’s game against the Softbank Hawks at YafuOku Dome because there were concerns the artificial turf might put more strain on the leg.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/20160 Comments
Eigoro Mogi started feeling tightness in his left thigh during Thursday’s game against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome and was removed on defense in the seventh inning. He is considered day-to-day.
Source: Sanspo 9/30/20160 Comments
Eigoro Mogo recorded an inside-the-park three-run home run down 5-4 in the top of the ninth on Thursday night against the Softbank Hawks. Yuki Yanagita attempted a sliding catch on a fly ball to center, but the ball got by him and rolled all the way to the wall. The Eagles ended up winning the game, 7-5.
Mogi is the first rookie to hit an inside-the-park home runs since Tomochika Tsuboi (Hanshin) on July 4, 1998, and the first rookie in the Pacific League since Masayuki Shiomura (Kintetsu) on June 6, 1956. Only three other Rakuten players have hit inside-the-park home runs: Manabu Satake on September 27, 2005; Kensuke Uchimura on September 24, 2011; and Hiroaki Shimauchi on July 7, 2013.One Comment