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CPBL/KBO/NPB Update: August 23 to August 29

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We check in on our adopted teams in Asia, the Uni-President Lions (CPBL), the LG Twins (KBO), and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows (NPB).

Kiwoom Heroes v LG Twins
Hyun-Soo Kim
Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images

CPBL

Why the Uni-President Lions?

  • Tainan City, home of the Lions, is one of the oldest and largest cities in Taiwan
  • Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium is directly under the flight path of airplanes flying in and out of the nearby Tainan Airport.
  • The team has talent and looks good on paper but has been thwarted time and time again in the last few years by poor on-the-field field management and front office executive decisions.
  • Employed in their organization at one time or another former player and SNY analyst Nelson Figueroa, Columbia Fireflies pitching coach Jerome Williams, former manager Mickey Callaway, and Generation K member Bill Pulsipher.

August 23 (12-9-1/38-43-1)

Uni-President Lions 4, CTBC Brothers 0 (BOX)

  • CF Chieh-Hsien Chen (#24): 2-6, K
  • LF Chih-Chieh Su (#32): 0-3, 3 BB
  • 3B-1B Fu-Lin Kuo (#5): 2-6, K
  • RF An-Ko Lin (#77): 0-3, R, 2 BB, K, SB (7)
  • C Yu-Le Lin (#31): 2-4, K
  • RHP Tim Melville (#54): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

August 24 (12-9-1/38-43-1)

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

August 25 (12-9-1/38-43-1)

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

August 26 (13-9-1/39-43-1)

Uni-President Lions 6, Fubon Guardians 3 (BOX)

  • CF Chieh-Hsien Chen (#24): 2-5, 2 RBI, K
  • SS Tzu-Chieh Lin (#39): 2-5
  • 3B Fu-Lin Kuo (#5): 0-4, 2 K
  • PH-RF An-Ko Lin (#77): 0-1
  • PH-DH Chih-Chieh Su (#32): 0-1, K
  • RF Chao-Ting Tang (#6): 3-4, 2 R, RBI
  • RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (#50): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, W (3-1)
  • RHP Yun-Wen Chen (#12): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, SV (15)

August 27 (13-9-1/39-43-1)

POSTPONED (RAIN)

August 28 (14-9-1/40-43-1)

Uni-President Lions 8, Rakuten Monkeys 3 (BOX)

  • CF Chieh-Hsien Chen (#24): 2-5, R, RBI, K
  • SS Tzu-Chieh Lin (#39): 3-5, 2 RBI, K
  • 3B-1B Fu-Lin Kuo (#5): 1-3, R, K
  • DH An-Ko Lin (#77): 0-4, 2 K
  • 1B Yung-Chi Chen (#13): 1-3, R, HR (10), 2 RBI, K
  • LF Chao-Ting Tang (#6): 3-4, 2 R
  • C Yu-Le Lin (#31): 1-3, 2 R, HR (5), 3 RBI, K
  • RHP Teddy Stankiewicz (#26): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HR, W (1-0)

August 29 (14-10-1/40-44-1)

Rakuten Monkeys 11, Uni-President Lions 6 (BOX)

  • CF Chieh-Hsien Chen (#24): 1-4, R, RBI
  • LF Chao-Ting Tang (#6): 3-5, R
  • 3B Fu-Lin Kuo (#5): 1-1, R, RBI
  • 1B-3B Yung-Chi Chen (#13): 3-4, R, BB, K
  • RF An-Ko Lin (#77): 2-5, R, RBI, K
  • PH-1B Kuo-Ching Kao (#68): 2-2, RBI
  • RHP Tim Melville (#54): 2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 3 K, L (0-1)

KBO

Why the LG Twins?

  • Represent a major metropolitan area.
  • Share Seoul (and Jamsil Baseball Stadium) with a rival team and compete for fans.
  • Have been a team that, on paper, should compete but just have not been able to put things together over the last few years
  • Have a strong pitching staff in 2020.
  • Staff ace, Casey Kelly, has been denied numerous wins over the years due to anemic hitting or a leaky bullpen despite quality starts.
  • LG Corporation spends money on the team but does not always allocate that money wisely.
  • Retired the number 41, worn by one of the best right-handed pitchers in team history.

August 23 (51-38-1)

Hanwha Eagles 4, LG Twins 3 (BOX)

  • CF Chang-gi Hong: 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • SS Ji-hwan Oh: 0-2, K
  • RF Eun-sung Chae: 0-3, RBI, 2 K, HBP
  • DH Hyun-soo Kim: 1-3, R, BB, K
  • 1B Roberto Ramos: 1-4, R
  • RHP Chan-gyu Lim: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, L (8-5)

August 24 (51-39-1)

Hanwha Eagles 6, LG Twins 3 (BOX)

  • CF Chang-gi Hong: 0-4, K
  • SS Ji-hwan Oh: 2-4, K
  • RF Eun-sung Chae: 0-3, BB, 2 K
  • DH Hyun-soo Kim: 0-4
  • 1B Roberto Ramos: 1-3, BB, K
  • RHP Chan-heon Jung: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, L (5-3)

August 25 (51-40-1)

Samsung Lions 4, LG Twins 3 (BOX)

  • CF Chang-gi Hong: 2-3, R, BB, HBP, SB (4), CS (2)
  • SS Ji-hwan Oh: 0-5, K
  • RF Eun-sung Chae: 0-3, 2 BB, K
  • LF Hyun-soo Kim: 3-5, R, HR (19), 3 RBI
  • 1B Roberto Ramos: 0-4, 2 K
  • RHP Casey Kelly: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, L (7-7)

August 26 (52-40-1)

LG Twins 8, Samsung Lions 5 (BOX)

  • CF Chang-gi Hong: 1-5, R, 2 K
  • SS Ji-hwan Oh: 1-4, R, BB, K
  • DH Eun-sung Chae: 1-4, RBI, K
  • LF Hyun-soo Kim: 1-3, R, HR (20), 2 RBI, BB
  • 1B Roberto Ramos: 1-4, R, HR (28), 2 RBI
  • C Kang-nam Yoo: 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR (11, 12), 2 RBI, K, E
  • RHP Min-ho Lee: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, HR, HBP, W (4-2)
  • RHP Woo-seok Ko: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, SV (6)

August 27 (53-40-1)

LG Twins 2, KT Wiz 0 (BOX)

  • CF Chang-gi Hong: 2-4, R
  • SS Ji-hwan Oh: 1-4, K, CS
  • LF Hyun-soo Kim: 0-4, K
  • 1B Roberto Ramos: 1-3, R
  • LHP Yun-sik Kim: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, W (1-2)
  • RHP Woo-seok Ko: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, SV (8)

August 28 (54-40-1)

LG Twins 6, KT Wiz 5 / 11 (BOX)

  • CF Chang-gi Hong: 2-5, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • DH Roberto Ramos: 2-4, R, RBI, BB
  • LF Hyun-soo Kim: 2-4, R, RBI, HBP
  • 3B Suk-hwan Yang: 2-4, RBI
  • 2B Ju-hyeon Jung: 2-5, R
  • RHP Tyler Wilson: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, HBP

August 29 (54-40-1)

CANCELLED (RAIN)

NPB

Why the Yakult Swallows?

  • The Swallows play in Tokyo, the largest city in Japan.
  • The Swallows are overshadowed by the other team that plays in Tokyo, which has had much more success over the years, the Yomiuri Giants.
  • For the first decade of their existence, the Swallows did not end a single season with a winning record.
  • Meiji Jingu Stadium opened in 1964, the same year as Shea Stadium.
  • The best player in team history was a pitcher.

August 23 (23-26-5)

Yakult Swallows 4, Hanshin Tigers 2 (BOX)

  • RF Tomotaka Sakaguchi: 2-4, R, HR (5), 2 RBI
  • 2B Tetsuto Yamada: 0-4, 2 K
  • LF Norichika Aoki: 2-4
  • 1B Munetaka Murakami: 1-4
  • SS Alcides Escobar: 1-3, R, K
  • RHP Yasuhiro Ogawa: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, W (6-2)
  • RHP Taichi Ishiyama: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, SV (9)

August 24 (23-26-5)

NO GAME (SCHEDULE)

August 25 (23-27-5)

Yomiuri Giants 8, Yakult Swallows 4 (BOX)

  • 1B Tomotaka Sakaguchi: 2-4, R, CS (5)
  • 2B Tetsuto Yamada: 1-4, R, K
  • LF Norichika Aoki: 2-4, R, HR (10), 2 RBI
  • 3B Munetaka Murakami: 1-4, R, K, E (7)
  • SS Alcides Escobar: 1-4, RBI, K
  • LHP Masanori Ishikawa: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, HR

August 26 (23-28-5)

Yomiuri Giants 12, Yakult Swallows 5 (BOX)

  • 1B-RF Tomotaka Sakaguchi: 1-4, R, HR (6), 2 RBI
  • 2B Tetsuto Yamada: 2-4, R, HR (5), RBI, K
  • LF Norichika Aoki: 0-3, R, BB, K
  • 3B-1B Munetaka Murakami: 2-3, R, HR (11), 2 RBI, BB, K
  • SS Alcides Escobar: 0-4
  • LHP Keiji Takahashi: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, HR

August 27 (23-29-5)

Yomiuri Giants 5, Yakult Swallows 2 (BOX)

  • 1B-CF Tomotaka Sakaguchi: 1-5
  • LF Norichika Aoki: 1-3, R, HR (11), RBI, 2 BB
  • 2B Tetsuto Yamada: 1-4, BB, K
  • 3B-1B Munetaka Murakami: 1-3, BB, K
  • SS Alcides Escobar: 1-4
  • RF Yuhei Takai: 2-4, R, E (1)
  • RHP Hirotoshi Takanashi: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 HR, L (2-3)

August 28 (23-30-5)

Yokohama DeNA Baystars 6, Yakult Swallows 2 (BOX)

  • CF Tomotaka Sakaguchi: 1-4, R, K
  • 2B Tetsuto Yamada: 1-4, RBI
  • LF Norichika Aoki: 0-4, 2 K
  • 3B-1B Munetaka Murakami: 0-4, 2 K
  • SS Alcides Escobar: 1-3
  • RHP Daiki Yoshida: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, L (1-4)

August 29 (23-31-5)

Yokohama DeNA Baystars 9, Yakult Swallows 3 (BOX)

  • 1B-RF Tomotaka Sakaguchi: 1-4, R, HR (7), RBI, K, E (3)
  • 2B Tetsuto Yamada: 2-4, K, SB (7), SB (3)
  • LF Norichika Aoki: 1-3, BB, K
  • 3B-1B Munetaka Murakami: 2-3, BB, E (8)
  • SS Alcides Escobar: 3-4, R, CS (2), E (6)
  • CF Kotaro Yamasaki: 1-4, R, HR (1), 2 RBI, K
  • RHP Matt Koch: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, L (0-2)

CPBL HITTER OF THE WEEK

Chieh-Hsien Chen

7-15, 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 BB, 3 K, 0/0 SB

May 3 to May 9: Fu-Lin Kuo (10-22, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/1 SB)
May 10 to May 16: An-Ko Lin (9-23, 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K, 0/0 SB)
May 17 to May 23: Chih-Chieh Su (3-6, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1/1 SB)
May 24 to May 30: Chieh-Hsien Chen (10-17, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 0/0 SB)
May 31 to June 6: Chih-Chieh Su (11-18, 0 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K, 0/0 SB)
June 7 to June 13: Yung-Chi Chen (11-20, 0 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K, 1/1 SB)
June 14 to June 20: Chih-Chieh Su (10-17, 0 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K, 0/0 SB)
June 21 to June 27: An-Ko Lin (12-21, 3 2B, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 1 BB, 8 K, 0/0 SB)
June 28 to July 04: An-Ko Lin (6-17, 0 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 4 K, 1/1 SB)
July 05 to July 11: Chih-Chieh Su (7-19, 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K, 3/3 SB)
July 12 to July 18: N/A
July 19 to July 25: N/A
July 26 to August 01: Chieh-Hsien Chen (7-16, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/3 SB)
August 02 to August 08: An-Ko Lin (5-17, 0 2B, 0 3b, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 1 BB, 5 K, 0/0 SB)
August 09 to August 15: Chih-Chieh Su (8-15, 3 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 2 BB, 4 K, 1/1 SB)
August 16 to August 22: Fu-Lin Kuo (6-16, 0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K, 0/0 SB)

CPBL PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Brock Dykxhoorn

7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K

May 3 to May 9: Ryan Feierabend (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, HR)
May 10 to May 16: Ryan Feierabend: (6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K)
May 17 to May 23: Wei-Chih Lin (2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K)
May 24 to May 30: Ryan Fierabend (6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)
May 31 to June 6: Chen-Yen Chiang (7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR)
June 7 to June 13: Josh Roenicke (7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K)
June 14 to June 20: Josh Roenicke (7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K)
June 21 to June 27: Logan Darnell (7.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, HR)
June 28 to July 04: Logan Darnell (6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, HR)
July 05 to July 11: Josh Roenicke (5.0 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K)
July 12 to July 18: N/A
July 19 to July 25: N/A
July 26 to August 01: Josh Roenicke (7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)
August 02 to August 08: Tzu-Chien Shih (6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, E)
August 09 to August 15: Brock Dykxhoorn (7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K)
August 16 to August 22: Brock Dykxhoorn (5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, HR)

KBO HITTER OF THE WEEK

Hyun-soo Kim

7-23, 1 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 0/0 SB, HBP

May 03 to May 09: Hyun-soo Kim (6-17, 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/0 SB)
May 10 to May 16: Roberto Ramos (6-16, 1 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 5 BB, 7 K, 0/0 SB)
May 17 to May 22: Eun-sung Chae (8-25, 0 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 0 BB, 4 K, 0/0 SB)
May 24 to May 30: Roberto Ramos (9-23, 0 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 1 BB, 5 K, 0/0 SB)
May 31 to June 6: Roberto Ramos (6-17, 1 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 6 K, 0/0 SB)
June 07 to June 13: Hyun-soo Kim (7-22, 0 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K, 0/0 SB)
June 14 to June 20: Ji-hwan Oh (11-23, 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K, HBP, 1/1 SB)
June 21 to June 27: Keun-woo Jeong (8-14, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 BB, 2 K, HBP, 0/1 SB)
June 28 to July 04: Hyun-soo Kim (6-25, 1 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 0 BB, 3 K, 0/0 SB)
July 05 to July 11: Hyun-soo Kim (9-23, 1 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 4 BB, 2 K, 0/0 SB
July 12 to July 18: Ji-hwan Oh (7-21, 1 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 0 BB, 6 K, 0/0 SB)
July 19 to July 25: Hyun-soo Kim (8-17, 1 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/0 SB)
July 26 to August 01: Eun-sung Chae (11-25, 0 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 0 BB, 5 K, HBP, 0/0 SB)
August 02 to August 08: Hyun-soo Kim (8-19, 1 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/0 SB)
August 09 to August 15: Eun-sung Chae (9-24, 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K, HBP, 0/0 SB)
August 16 to August 22: Roberto Ramos (8-17, 0 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K, 0/0 SB)

KBO PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Yun-sik Kim

6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Yun-sik Kim was born on April 3rd, 2000 in Gwangju, Korea. He intended on attending Gwangju Jeil High School, a very prestigious high school in South Korea that has produced more players that have gone on to play professionally in Korea, Japan, and the U.S. than any other school in the country, but was denied admission. He went to Jinheung High School instead and his time there was kind of a mixed bag. In his first year, like most other freshmen, he was kind of just there. He missed most of his second year because of injuries and was the team ace in his third year.

In the first phase of the KBO draft, teams are allowed to draft a player from their designated geographic region. So, the LG Twins select players from Seoul, the Lotte Giants select players from Busan, the Samsung Lions select players from Daegu, and so on. In the second phase of the KBO draft, teams are allowed to draft players from anywhere across Korea. The Twins selected Min-ho Lee with their first selection in the first phase of the 2020 draft, which took place in July 2019, and took Yun-sik Kim with their first pick in the second phase of the 2020 draft, the third overall player to be selected.

The left-hander looked good during practice over the off-season, and the plan going into the 2020 season was to use him in relief, occasionally making spot starts. He made his first professional appearance on May 5, pitching an inning of relief against the Doosan Bears and allowing a run on two hits. He experienced some growing pains in early May but settled down by the end of the month. He then didn’t appear again until late June, getting stretched out to make his first start. On June 23rd, he started against the Kiwoom Heroes, allowing four runs over five innings. The experiment was paused in July and then resumed in August, veteran Woo-Chan Cha injured his shoulder and a spot in the starting rotation opened up. The 20-year-old generally has been ineffective, with his August 27th shutout of the Wiz being his best start to date.

Kim’s fastball tops out around 92, 93 miles per hour, which is above-average for the KBO and especially good for a left-hander. He complements it with a slider and curveball. His control is not great; he has 16 walks in 41.0 innings this season and generally runs up his pitch count throwing too many pitches outside the strike zone.

May 03 to May 09: Woo-chan Cha (6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, HR)
May 10 to May 16: Casey Kelly (6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K)
May 17 to May 22: Tyler Wilson (7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, HR)
May 24 to May 30: Casey Kelly (6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K)
May 31 to June 6: Chan-heon Jung (7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K)
June 07 to June 13: Min-ho Lee (7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K)
June 14 to June 20: Chan-gyu Lim (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP)
June 21 to June 27: Chan-heon Jung (9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K)
June 28 to July 04: Chan-gyu Lim (7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K)
July 05 to July 11: Chan-heon Jung (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K)
July 12 to July 18: Woo-chan Cha (7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K)
July 19 to July 25: Casey Kelly (11.1 IP, 12 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 14 K, HBP, HR)
July 26 to August 01: Casey Kelly (7.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K)
August 02 to August 08: Casey Kelly (7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, HBP)
August 09 to August 15: Casey Kelly (7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, HR)
August 16 to August 22: Tyler Wilson (7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, HBP)

NPB HITTER OF THE WEEK

Tomotaka Sakaguchi

8-25, 2 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 SB

June 14 to June 20: Tetsuto Yamada (3-8, 0 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 0 K, 1/1 SB)
June 21 to June 27: Tetsuto Yamada (6-24, 0 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 8 K, 1/1 SB)
June 28 to July 04: Naomichi Nishiura (5-15, 1 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K, 0/0 SB)
July 05 to July 11: Tomotaka Sakaguchi (7-21, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K, 1/1 SB)
July 12 to July 18: Munetaka Murakami (13-23, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K, 0/0 SB)
July 19 to July 25: Norichika Aoki (9-15, 3 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 5 BB, 0 K, 0/0 SB)
July 26 to August 01: Munetaka Murakami (5-20, 1 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB, 5 K, 0/0 SB)
August 02 to August 08: Yasutaka Shiomi (7-18, 0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 BB, 6 K, 0/0 SB)
August 09 to August 15: Munetaka Murakami (5-20, 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, RBI, 2 BB, 3 K, 0/0 SB)
August 16 to August 22: Norichika Aoki (7-22, 1 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, BB, 3 K, 0/1 SB)

NPB PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Yasuhiro Ogawa

7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

June 14 to June 20: Yasuhiro Ogawa (6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K)
June 21 to June 27: Hirotoshi Takanashi (7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K)
June 28 to July 04: Taichi Ishiyama (3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, HR)
July 05 to July 11: Yasuhiro Ogawa (6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)
July 12 to July 18: Yasuhiro Ogawa (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HBP)
July 19 to July 25: Yasuhiro Ogawa (7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HR)
July 26 to August 01: Keiji Takahashi (8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, HBP)
August 02 to August 08: Hirofumi Yamanaka (8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)
August 09 to August 15: Yasuhiro Ogawa: (9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K)
August 16 to August 22: Hirotoshi Takanashi (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K)