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[10/17/2018] Lotte’s Sakai, Taneichi, Hirasawa to play in Australian Baseball League

Tomohito Sakai, Atsuki Taneichi, and Taiga Hirasawa will be participating in the Australian Baseball League.

  • November 22 (Thu) – December 24 (Mon)
  • Twenty games, plans subject to change.
  • Auckland Tuatara

Source: Lotte 10/17/2018, ABL 10/16/2018

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Chiba Lotte Marines: 2018 Fall Camp

The Chiba Lotte Marines released some information about fall camp:

  • October 31 (Wed) – November 16 (Fri)
  • Days off: November 5 (Mon), 12 (Mon)
  • Venue: Kamogawa Athletics Park Baseball Field

Source: Lotte 10/15/2018

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2018 Chiba Lotte Marines Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
角中勝也 Katsuya Kakunaka [10/14] Kakunaka is planning to consider all his options, including the domestic free agent option he earned in September this year. Nikkan Sports 10/14/2018

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2018 Chiba Lotte Marines Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
MV 川越英隆 Hidetaka Kawagoe Ni-gun Pitching Coach [10/16] Reassigned to Ichi-gun pitching coach. 10/16
MV 大村巌 Iwao Omura Ni-gun Hitting Coach [10/16] Reassigned to Ichi-gun hitting coach. 10/16
MV 清水直行 Naoyuki Shimizu Ichi-gun Pitching Coach [10/16] Reassigned to Ni-gun pitching coach. 10/16
MV 堀幸一 Koichi Hori Ni-gun INF/Base Coach [10/16] Reassigned to Ni-gun hitting coach. 10/16
MV 小坂誠 Makoto Kosaka Ichi-gun INF/Base Coach [10/16] Reassigned to Ni-gun infield/base coach. 10/16
野村弘樹 Hiroki Nomura [10/16] The Marines could offer Nomura a job as Ichi-gun pitching coach. Daily Sports 10/16/2018  
IN 河野亮 Ryo Kawano Former Rakuten Coach [10/19] The Marines announced that they addded Kawano to their staff as an Ichi-gun hitting coach. … [10/15] The Marines are planning to offer Kawano a job as hitting coach. Daily Sports 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/19
OUT 鶴岡一成 Kazunari Tsuruoka Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/15] The Marines announced they will not offer Tsuruoka a new contract for 2019. … [10/15] Tsuruoka is not expected go return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/15
OUT 福沢洋一 Yoichi Fukuzawa Ni-gun General Coach [10/15] The Marines announced they will not offer Fukuzawa a new contract for 2019. … [10/15] Fukuzawa is not expected go return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/15
IN 大隣憲司 Kenji Otonari Retiring [10/16] Otonari was named Ni-gun pitching coach. … [10/15] Otonari will become a Ni-gun pitching coach next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/16
IN 根元俊一 Shunichi Nemoto Retiring [10/16] Nemoto was named Ichi-gun infield/base coach. [10/15] Nemoto will become a Ni-gun infield/base coach next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/16
IN 岡田幸文 Yoshifumi Okada Retiring [10/16] Okada was named a coach and assigned to Tochigi. … [10/15] Okada will be assigned a coaching role with the BC League’s Tochigi Golden Braves. Sponichi 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/16
IN 金沢岳 Takeshi Kanazawa Retiring [10/16] Kanazawa was named Ni-gun battery coach. … [10/14] Kanazawa is set to take on the role of Ni-gun battery coach. Nikkan Sports 10/14/2018 10/16
OUT 小林雅英 Masahide Kobayashi Pitching Coach [10/14] The Marines will not offer Kobayashi a new contract. 10/14
OUT 金森栄治 Eiji Kanamori Hitting Coach [10/07] The Marines will not offer Kanamori a new contract. 10/14
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Yoshifumi Okada: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

October 8 vs Softbank at ZOZO Marine – Okada went hitless in his fifty-ninth straight plate appearance and tied an NPB record for position players. The previous record of fifty-eight was set by Teruhide Sakurai between 1977 and 1978 (for all players, including pitchers, the streak of ninety was set by Kenshiro Saga between 1954 and 1955). Okada’s streak began in October 2016. He ended the streak with a hit to left in the fifth inning (off Nao Higashihama).

Okada set the record and broke the streak during his retirement game. He finished his career with zero home runs over 2,501 trips to the plate.

Source: Sponichi 10/8/2018, Sponichi 10/8/2018, Sponichi 10/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/9/2018, Sports Hochi 10/9/2018

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2018 Chiba Lotte Marines Phoenix League Roster

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 関谷 亮太 Ryota Sekiya
P 酒居 知史 Tomohito Sakai
P 渡邉 啓太 Keita Watanabe
P 島 孝明 Takaaki Shima
P 成田 翔 Kakeru Narita
P 田中 靖洋 Yasuhiro Tanaka
P 森 遼大朗 Ryotaro Mori
C 宗接 唯人 Yuito Munetsugu
C 柿沼 友哉 Tomoya Kakinuma
INF 安田 尚憲 Hisanori Yasuda
INF 高濱 卓也 Takuya Takahama
INF 香月 一也 Kazuya Katsuki
INF 李 杜軒 Tu-Hsuan Lee
INF 大木 貴将 Takamasa Oki
OF 加藤 翔平 Shohei Kato
OF 伊志嶺 翔大 Shota Ishimine
OF 三家 和真 Kazuma Mike
OF 和田 康士朗 Koshiro Wada

Source: Lotte 10/7/2018

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Daichi Suzuki: Did You Know

Milestones

General

Two-homer games

  • March 29, 2016 vs Rakuten
  • October 1, 2018 vs Softbank

2018

October 1 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – Suzuki recorded the second two-homer game of this career. He hit home runs in the second (off Yuki Matsumoto) and eighth innings (off Shinya Kayama).

Source: Sanspo 10/1/2018, Sponichi 10/1/2018

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2018 Chiba Lotte Marines Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Sources
宮﨑敦次 Atsushi Miyazaki [10/01] Undecided. Lotte 10/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018,
安江嘉純 Yoshizumi Yasue [10/01] Undecided. Lotte 10/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018,
肘井竜蔵 Ryuzo Hijii [10/01] Undecided. Lotte 10/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018,
       
       
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[9/28/2018] Chiba Lotte Marines to play three games against Lamigo Monkeys

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they will play three exhibition games against the CPBL Lamigo Monkeys at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium in Taiwan. Lotte will release the roster for the series at a later date. Lotte went 3-0 against Taiwan’s national team last year and 1-2 against Lamigo in 2014.

Schedule

  • November 9 (Friday) @ 18:35
  • November 10 (Saturday) @ 17:05
  • November 11 (Sunday) @ 17:05

Source: Lotte 9/28/2018, Sponichi 9/28/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/28/2018

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[9/27/2018] Shunichi Nemoto, Takeshi Kanazawa to retire after the season

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that thirty-five-year-old Shunichi Nemoto and thirty-four-year-old Takeshi Kanazawa will be retiring this year. The Marines released the following comments from the two players:

Nemoto:

I was able to get this far with a lot of help and support during my thirteen year career. I am nothing but grateful to everyone that supported me. I had a good career.

Kanazawa:

I consider myself really lucky for having the chance to play for the best team, the best teammates, and the best fans. I am full of gratitude.

Source: Lotte 9/27/2018, Lotte 9/27/2018

[UPDATE 9/28 @ 3:36am]

The Marines announced that they will hold retirement ceremony for Nemoto after a Softbank game on October 7.

Source: Lotte 9/28/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
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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
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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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