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[4/8/2016] Takahiro Norimoto sets new NPB record

Takahiro Norimoto won his start against Nippon Ham on April 8 and struck out eleven in eight innings. He joined Hideo Nomo (1994, three games) and Yu Darvish (2010, five games) as the only pitchers in NPB history to record ten or more strikeouts in three consecutive outings, beginning on opening day. He also became the only pitcher in NPB history to win three straight, beginning with the opening day game, and strike out ten or more in each game.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/8/2016, Sponichi 4/8.2016

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[4/8/2016] Kengo Horiuchi could resume hitting practice next week

Kengo Horiuchi fractured his right hamate bone during spring camp. He had surgery to treat the fracture on February 19. He is making good progress in his recovery. He worked on his catching with Ni-gun battery coach Yuichi Yanagizawa on April 8. He could resume hitting practice next year.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/8/2016

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[4/8/2016] Kazuya Fujita still out with bruised left chest

Kazuya Fujita missed another game on April 8. He has not played in any games since he suffered a bruised left chest during an Orix game on April 5. He could be ready to return to the line-up on April 10.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/8/2016

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Nippon Ham Fighters 3 – Rakuten Eagles 5 (April 8, 2016)

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Rakuten Kobo Stadium Miyagi – 18:00
Starters: Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 0-1, 3.00 – Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 2-0, 3.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 1
Rakuten 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 X 5 8 0

Attendance: 22811 | Time: 2h55m

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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs ORIX Buffaloes (April 7, 2016) – CANCELED

Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe – 18:00
Starters: Tomura, Kenji (RAK) – Yamasaki, Sachiya (ORI)

Canceled due to rain at 14:00.

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[4/6/2016] Kazuya Fujita has a bruised left chest

Kazuya Fujita hurt his left chest when he came into contact with the runner from first base while fielding a grounder in the sixth inning of yesterday’s game against Orix. He was examined at a hospital in Osaka and diagnosed with bruise. He was not available to play today. The Eagles are not planning to take him off the active roster for the time being.

Source: Sanspo 4/6/2016, Sponichi 4/6/2016

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Injury Notes for Eigoro Mogi

Eigoro Mogi had a cardiac ablation to treat arrhythmia during the fall of his second year at Waseda University. He was hospitalized for three weeks after the procedure. His weight dropped from seventy-two to sixty-eight kilograms.

Source: Sponichi 4/6/2016

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[4/5/2016] Okoye to get more playing time at Ni-gun while staying on the active roster

First round draft pick Louis Okoye will remain at Ichi-gun for the time being. However, Masataka Nashida wants to give him more playing time and is planning to assign him to some Ni-gun games as well. For example, Okoye could play in an afternoon Ni-gun game against Yakult at Rifu on April 13 and play in an Ichi-gun game against Lotte at kobo Stadium later in the same day.

Source: Sanspo 4/5/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/5/2016, Daily Sports 4/5/2016

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Rakuten Eagles 5 – Orix Buffaloes 2 (April 6, 2016)

Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome – 18:00
Starters: Mima, Manabu (RAK) 1-0, 0.00 – Tomei, Daiki (ORI) 1-0, 6.35

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 9 0
Orix 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 2

Attendance: 18225 | Time: 3h35m

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Rakuten Eagles 11 – Orix Buffaloes 0 (April 5, 2016)

Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome – 18:00
Starters: Karashima, Wataru (RAK) 0-1, 6.35 – Nishi, Yuki (ORI) 0-1, 12.60

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 2 3 2 1 0 0 3 0 11 17 0
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1

Attendance: 18398 | Time: 3h28m

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