Tag Archive: Nippon Ham Fighters

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[7/9/2018] Taishi Ota suffers fracture in left hand

Taishi Ota was hit by a pitch on his left hand during the sixth inning of a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine on July 8. He was taken out of the game and examined at a hospital in Tokyo on the same day. The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on July 9 that Ota was diagnosed with a fracture in the fifth metacarpal on his left hand. He will most likely require three to four weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Nippon Ham 7/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/9/2018, Sponichi 7/9/2018, Daily Sports 7/9/2018

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[7/2/2018] Yokohama Bay Stars reach one million in attendance

The Yokohama Bay Stars reached one million in attendance during their thirty-sixth home game of the year on July 1 and set a new franchise record. The previous record of thirty-seven home games was set last season.

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[7/2/2018] Nippon Ham Fighters top one million in attendance

The Nippon Ham Fighters topped one million in attendance during their thirty-sixth home game of the year on July 1. They needed thirty-five home games to reach the same milestone last year.

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[6/24/2018] Takuya Nakashima out ten days to two weeks

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on June 24 that Takuya Nakashima was examined at a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with a strain in his left quadriceps muscle on June 23. He will most likely require ten days to two weeks for a full recovery. Nakashima will be taken off the active roster on June 25 and will report to the Kamagaya facilities on June 26.

Nakashima has not played in a game since he was pulled early against Rakuten on June 22.

Source: Daily Sports 6/24/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/24/2018, Sponichi 6/24/2018, Sanspo 6/24/2018, Sports Hochi 6/24/2018

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[6/18/2018] Hayato Arakaki has elbow surgery

Hayato Arakaki had right elbow surgery to remove loose bodies at a hospital in Yokohama on June 18. He could require about three months for a full recovery. He will remain in the hospital for a few days and will begin a rehab program at the Kamagaya faculties as soon as he is cleared.

Source: Nippon Ham 6/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2018, Sponichi 6/18/2018, Sports Hochi 6/18/2018

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[6/16/2018] Toru Murata leaves game after getting hit by batted ball

Toru Murata took a batted ball off his right arm while pitching in the fourth inning of a game against Yakult at Sapporo Dome on June 16. He was examined at a hospital in Sapporo and diagnosed with a bruise on his right forearm.

Source: Sponichi 6/16/2018, Sanspo 6/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/16/2018

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[5/25/2018] Kazunari Ishii hurts right pinky

Kazunari Ishii hurt his right hand when he slid back to first during the fourth inning of a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine on May 23. He was examined at a hospital in May 24 and diagnosed with a ligament injury and an avulsion fracture in his right pinky. He will most likely require ten days to two weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/24/2018, Sponichi 5/24/2018, Nikkan Sports 5/24/2018, Sanspo 5/24/2018

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[5/13/2018] Oswaldo Arcia out with tight hamstring

Oswaldo Arcia was taken off the active roster today due to tightness in his left hamstring. Hideki Kuriyama told reporters the move was a precaution and that if he was pressed to play, he probably could have.

Source: Sanspo 5/13/2018

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[5/9/2018] Kotaro Kiyomiya extends hitting streak to seven with first blast of his career

Kotaro Kiyomiya extended his hitting streak to seven games with a home run off Brandon Dickson in the second inning of a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Sapporo Dome Osaka on May 9.

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[5/9/2018] Sho Nakata bangs out three hits to reach 1000 hits

Sho Nakata started May 9 with 997 career hits. He went 3-for-5 against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome Osaka and became the 291st player in NPB history to reach 1,000 hits (4421st career plate appearance).

The milestone hit came in the sixth inning off Orix’s Keisuke Kobayashi.

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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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