Category: Samurai Japan

[11/30/2018] ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2019 Japan vs Mexico

NPB Enterprise released details for their exhibition series against Mexico in March next year.

ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2019 Japan vs Mexico
Dates: March 9 (Sat), 10 (Sun), 2019 (night games)
Venue: Kyocera Dome

Rules

  • DH rules for all games
  • WBSC baseball
  • Tie games after nine innings will end in a draw
  • No called games
  • Twenty-eight players per team each game

Source: Samurai Japan 11/30/2018

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[11/16/2018] Samurai Japan could play two against Mexico in March 2019

The media learned on November 15 that Samurai Japan will most likely play two exhibition games against Mexico next year in early March.

Source: Sanspo 11/16/2018, Sponichi 11/16/2018

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Japan All-Star Series Schedule and Results

Date Time Gm Venue Third Base Score First Base Attendance Time
11/07 Wed 18:15   YafuOku Dome Chinese Taipei
SP: Chen-Yen Chiang
WP: Tzu-Chien Shih
Sv: Kai-Wen Cheng
6-5 Samurai Japan
SP: Shotaro Kasahara
LP: Yuta Iwasada
28,143 3h5m
11/08 Thu 18:00   Tokyo Dome MLB All-Stars
SP: Hector Velazquez
WP: Hector Velazquez
Sv: Chris Martin
9-6 Yomiuri Giants
SP: Hosei Takata
LP: Hosei Takata
25,792 2h54m
11/09 Fri 18:30 1 Tokyo Dome MLB All-Stars
SP: Junior Guerra
LP: Kirby Yates
6-7 Samurai Japan
SP: Takayuki Kishi
WP: Yasuaki Yamasaki
44,934 3h29m
11/10 Sat 18:30 2 Tokyo Dome MLB All-Stars
SP: Erasmo Ramirez
LP: Erasmo Ramirez
6-12 Samurai Japan
SP: Naoyuki Uwasawa
WP: Naoyuki Uwasawa
45,450 3h19m
11/11 Sun 19:00 3 Tokyo Dome MLB All-Stars
SP: Scott Barlow
WP: Scott Barlow
7-3 Samurai Japan
SP: Shinsaburo Tawata
LP: Shinsaburo Tawata
45,147 3h0m
11/12 Mon                
11/13 Tue 18:30 4 Mazda Stadium MLB All-Stars
SP: Kenta Maeda
LP: Kirby Yates
3-5 Samurai Japan
SP: Daichi Osera
WP: Yuki Matsui
Sv: Yasuaki Yamasaki
30,751 3h27m
11/14 Wed 19:00 5 Nagoya Dome Samurai Japan
SP: Nao Higashihama
WP: Yu Sato
Sv: Yuki Matsui
6-5 MLB All-Stars
SP: Junior Guerra
LP: Dan Otero
28,319 3h14m
11/15 Thu 18:00 6 Nagoya Dome Samurai Japan
SP: Shotaro Kasahara
WP: Shotaro Kasahara
Sv: Yasuaki Yamasaki
4-1 MLB All-Stars
SP: Brian Johnson
LP: Brian Johnson
25,890 3h7m

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[11/3/2018] Samurai Japan: Kakeru Narita replaces Shuta Ishikawa

Samurai Japan announced the following roster change on November 2:

  • Shuta Ishikawa (right elbow) replaced by Kakeru Narita (Lotte)

Source: Samurai Japan 11/2/2018

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[11/1/2018] Samurai Japan: Akitake Okada replaces Takahiro Matsunaga

Samurai Japan announced the following roster change today:

  • Takahiro Matsunaga (left shoulder) replaced by Akitake Okada (Hiroshima)

Source: Samurai Japan 11/1/2018

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[10/27/2018] Samurai Japan: Ishiyama, Tsutsugo out; Sato, Uebayashi in

Samurai Japan announced the following roster changes on October 26:

  • Taichi Ishiyama (right knee inflammation) replaced by Yu Sato (Chunichi).
  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (left ankle bruise) replaced by Seiji Uebayashi (Softbank).

Source: Samurai Japan 10/26/2018

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[10/18/2018] Rei Takahashi to replace Katsuki Azuma on Samurai Japan roster

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced that Katsuki Azuma will be unable to participate in the upcoming Japan All-Star Series because of inflammation in his left elbow. He will be replaced by Softbank’s Rei Takahashi.

Source: Yokohama 10/18/2018, Samurai Japan 10/18/2018, Softbank 10/18/2018

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[10/10/2018] Japan All-Star Series: Samurai Japan Roster

Coaching Staff

Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
Manager 80 稲葉 篤紀 Inaba, Atsunori
OF/Base Coach 87 清水 雅治 Shimizu, Masaji
Battery Coach 84 村田 善則 Murata, Yoshinori
INF/Base Coach 82 井端 弘和 Ibata, Hirokazu
Head Coach 88 金子 誠 Kaneko, Makoto
Pitching Coach 81 建山 義紀 Tateyama, Yoshinori

Players

Uni Pos Name JPN Name ENG Throw Bat Height Weight Team
11 P 岸 孝之 Kishi, Takayuki R R 180 77 Rakuten
12 P 石山 泰稚 Ishiyama, Taichi R R 182 75 Yakult
14 P 大瀬良 大地 Osera, Daichi R R 187 93 Hiroshima
15 P 上沢 直之 Uwasawa, Naoyuki R R 187 89 Nippon Ham
16 P 東浜 巨 Higashihama, Nao R R 182 76 Softbank
17 P 松永 昂大 Matsunaga, Takahiro L L 175 82 Lotte
17 P 岡田 明丈 Akitake Okada R L 185 92 Hiroshima
18 P 多和田 真三郎 Tawata, Shinsaburo R R 182 82 Seibu
19 P 山崎 康晃 Yamasaki, Yasuaki R R 178 85 Yokohama
21 P 東 克樹 Azuma, Katsuki L L 170 76 Yokohama
21 P 岩貞 祐太 Iwasada, Yuta L L 183 82 Hanshin
24 P 松井 裕樹 Matsui, Yuki L L 174 74 Rakuten
25 P 佐藤 優 Sato, Yu R L 187 85 Chunichi
26 P 浜口 遥大 Hamaguchi, Haruhiro L L 173 80 Yokohama
28 P 高橋 礼 Takahashi, Rei R R 188 84 Softbank
29 P 石川 柊太 Ishikawa, Shuta R R 185 88 Softbank
41 P 成田 翔 Narita, Kakeru L L 170 70 Lotte
47 P 笠原 祥太郎 Kasahara, Shotaro L L 177 85 Chunichi
53 P 高梨 雄平 Takanashi, Yuhei L L 175 81 Rakuten
10 C 森 友哉 Mori, Tomoya R L 170 80 Seibu
27 C 会沢 翼 Aizawa, Tsubasa R R 177 91 Hiroshima
62 C 甲斐 拓也 Kai, Takuya R R 170 80 Softbank
1 INF 山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto R R 180 76 Yakult
2 INF 田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke R L 171 85 Hiroshima
4 INF 菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke R R 171 72 Hiroshima
5 INF 外崎 修汰 Tonosaki, Shuta R R 177 78 Seibu
6 INF 源田 壮亮 Genda, Sosuke R L 179 73 Seibu
8 INF 岡本 和真 Okamoto, Kazuma R R 185 96 Yomiuri
33 INF 山川 穂高 Yamakawa, Hotaka R R 176 108 Seibu
7 OF 田中 和基 Tanaka, Kazuki R B 181 75 Rakuten
12 OF 上林 誠知 Uebayashi, Seiji R L 184 85 Softbank
22 OF 柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki R L 188 92 Softbank
25 OF 筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo R L 185 97 Yokohama
55 OF 秋山 翔吾 Akiyama, Shogo R L 184 85 Seibu

Source: Samurai Japan 10/10/2018

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[10/3/2018] WBSC U23 Baseball World Cup Roster

The NPB released the roster that will be completing at the WBSC U23 Baseball World Cup later this month (October 19-28) in Barranquilla, Colombia. Japan will compete in the Group A, along with Mexico, Chinese Taipei, the Netherlands, Colombia, and South Africa. Group B will include Korea, Australia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and the Czech Republic.

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[9/10/2018] Japan All-Star Series: MLB All-Stars Initial Roster

Coaching Staff

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
Manager ドン・マッティングリー Mattingly, Don

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Throw Bat Team
C ヤディエル・モリーナ Molina, Yadier R R Cardinals
INF ホイット・メリフィールド Merrifield, Whit R R Royals
INF カルロス・サンタナ Santana, Carlos R B Phillies
INF エイウヘニオ・スアレス Suarez, Eugenio R R Reds
INF/OF クリス・テーラー Taylor, Chris R R Dodgers
OF ロナルド・アクーニャJr. Acuna Jr., Ronald R R Braves
OF リース・ホスキンス Hoskins, Rhys R R Phillies
OF クリスチャン・イエリチ Yelich, Christian R L Brewers

Source: Samurai Japan 9/10/2018


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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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