April 21 vs Orix at Rakuten Seimei Park – Imae recorded the 100th home run of his career off Hirotoshi Masui in the ninth inning. He became the 286th player in NPB history to reach the milestone.
Imae hit his first home run off Yasushi Kamiuchi during the second inning of a game against Daiei at Chiba Marine on August 21, 2004.0 Comments
Azuma likes to eat bananas while waiting in the dugout for his turn to pitch.0 Comments
April 19 vs Yakult at Mazda Stadium – Shimozuru recorded the first walk-off hit of his career. The hit came in the bottom of the 12th inning with a runner on second and two out.0 Comments
Kiyomiya played in his first Eastern League game on April 10, 2018. He got the start at designated hitter and batted fifth against Seibu. He struck out swinging on five pitches against Tadasuke Minamikawa. He left the game after the at bat (coming off injury).0 Comments
Yamasaki notched the 100th save of his career during a game against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome on April 10, 2018. The save came in Yamasaki’s 189th game, second only to Takahiro Mahara’s 178 games.0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants announced on April 9 that Tanaka (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Kanagawa in January 2018. He moved out of the team dormitory on the day of the announcement.0 Comments
Buchanan’s wife is pregnant with the couple’s first child (due in October 2018).
Source: Sponichi 3/30/20180 Comments
Yachi (27) filed marriage papers with a woman in Tokyo in February 2018.
Source: Sanspo 3/23/20180 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers announced on March 1, 2018 that Shimamoto filed marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Fukuoka.0 Comments
Asuma has two images stitched on the inside of all of his gloves: a pile of poo in gold thread and a star in white thread. The pile of golden poo represents kin-un (financial luck) and the white star represents shiroboshi (victories).
Source: Sanspo 2/15/20180 Comments