Category: NPB

YAK HAN

[3/31/2016] Scoring change: HAN vs YAK, March 29, 2016

The NPB announced a scoring change on March 31.

Hanshin vs Yakult on March 29

  • Tsuyoshi Ueda was credited with an infield hit in the bottom of the 6th.
  • Takashi Toritani was given an error.

Source: official announcement 3/31/2016

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RAK

[3/31/2016] Hiroshi Katayama to return to pitching

Hiroshi Katayama attempted a conversion to infielder in February 2015. The Eagles announced today that he will go back to pitching. Katayama decided to go back to pitcher because his left elbow is feeling better.

Source: official announcement 3/31/2016Sports Hochi 3/31/2016

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HAM

[3/31/2016] Shohei Otani homers in his second straight game

Shohei Otani homered in his second straight game on March 30.

Home runs in consecutive games:

  • July 10 and 14 in 2013
  • June 29 and July 5 in 2014
  • August 28 and 29 in 2014
  • March 29 and 30 in 2015

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016

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RAK

[3/31/2016] Manabu Mina tosses ninety-six pitches in shutout

Manabu Mina recorded a complete game shutout victory against the Chiba Lotte Marines on March 30. It was his first shutout during a regular season game. At ninety-six pitches, it was the fewest numbers of pitches for a shutout in franchise history. The previous record of ninety-eight was set by Hiromichi Fujiwara on August 5, 2009 against Orix.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016

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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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