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    Archive for April 14th, 2008

    2008.4.14 魔将ウォッチ

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 14日 Monday

    4月14日時点のアーロン・ガイエル選手(ヤクルト)の成績

    13試合 54打席 11得点 6本塁打 15打点 7四球 0死球 .340/.426/.830(打率/出塁率/長打率) 

    ホームラン、打点、長打率は現在セリーグ1位

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    1日目:2008 IHWC ディビジョンI 札幌

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 14日 Monday

    大会初日の結果。まあ、力の差がそのまま出て順当でしたね。 ECHLのプレーオフから直帰してくれた西脇選手のパワープレーゴールもあり、日本のパワープレーは上手く機能してるみたいで、期待できます。春名選手も力強かったそうなので、このままいってほしいです。

     

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    Croatia-Ukraine 0-4 (0-1, 0-1, 0-2) 
    08:41 Dyachenko (Sryubko, Varlamov) 0-1 
    33:48 Tsyrul (Kasyancuk, Klymentiev) 0-2, PP2 
    52:06 Shakhraychuk (Klymentiev, Tsyrul) 0-3 
    52:27 Karaulshchuk (Dyachenko, Matviichuk) 0-4 

    GK: Belič – Karpenko 
    SOG: 11-46 (7-22, 3-10, 1-14) 
    PIM: 16-12 
    Spectators: 593 
    Referee: Reid (CAN) 

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    Estonia-Hungary 3-5 (1-2, 2-1, 0-2) 
    03:05 Ivanov (Petrov) 1-0, PP1 
    07:48 Vas (Ladanyi. Horvath) 1-1 
    11:10 Vas (Ladanyi, Tokaji) 1-2, PP1 
    24:36 Makrov (Lahesalu, Kaljuste) 2-2, PP2 
    34:03 Polozov (Sorokin) 3-2 
    39:04 Kovacs (Groshl, Holeczy) 3-3 
    45:30 Kovacs (Ennaffati) 3-4 
    51:03 Fekete (Majoross) 3-5 

    GK: Terentjev – Szuper 
    SOG: 27-41 (5-22, 15-8, 7-11) 
    PIM: 10-12 
    Spectators: 978 
    Referee: Meszynski (POL)

    ハンガリー対クロアチアのハイライト集、とてもナイスなヒップチェック!

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    リトアニア-日本 0-5 (0-4, 0-0, 0-1)

    04:23 今(斉藤毅) 0-1, PP1

    09:09 西脇(小原、外崎潤) 0-2, PP1

    12:55 佐藤翔(キャラー、芳賀) 0-3, PP1

    18:02 三谷(鈴木) 0-4

    41:28 河合(キャラー、三谷) 0-5, PP1

    GK: Dauksevicius – 春名

    SOG: 19 – 31

    PIM: 34 – 14

    Spectators: 708

    Referee: Boniface (GBR)

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    それにしても、国内で開催されている世界選手権なのに中継は日本戦3試合がBS朝日で録画放送されるだけ。それに比べて、なんとスウェーデンのスポーツチャンネルは欧州にこの大会から何試合も生中継している!国内にいながら、現地に行かないと試合が見れないのは、もどかしい。そして、リンクもSkoda Auto の広告がとてもヨーロピアンな雰囲気にしていて、日本じゃないみたい一面もっ!

    あまり関係ないけど、ブラジルにあるリンクらしい。国内に正式サイズのリンクは一つあるそうですが、これはいろんな意味で凄いw

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    2008.4.14 NPB Power Rankings

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 14日 Monday

    Previous week’s ranking in brackets. Still tight as ever in the PL with the 5 teams (except Orix) within 2 games of the league leader. And thanks to westbaystars’ pitching game scores comment at EWC, we know whose been rocking early this season.

    1. Hanshin Tigers(3) 11-3 .786

    Went 4 – 1 last week, and big bro “Aniki” Kanemoto got his 2000th hit to ensure his place in the Meikyukai (the old boys club version of a hall of fame).

    2. Chunichi Dragons(1) 8-5-1 .615

    A tough week going 2 – 3 losing close fought games to Hanshin, then beating up on Hiroshima. Losses were by 2 runs or less though.

    3. Saitama Seibu Lions(4) 12-9 .571

    A win some, lose some 3 – 3 week. But Brazell is absolutely smokin’ right now, he already has 8 homeruns which is 3 more than anyone else in the league, smashing one of them in a 15-5 win over Chiba.

    4. Tokyo Yakult Swallows(2) 7-6 .538

    An even tougher week going 1 – 3, a loss to the Carp sandwiched by rainouts, and losing the series against the Giants. Losses here were also by 2 runs or less.

    5. Fukuoka Softbank Hawks(6) 11-10 .524

    Dropped 2 games against Orix, but won 2 against Seibu. Hitting just fine, but not getting consistent pitching performance with their super staff, on paper, allowing 4.2 runs per game, the second worst in the PL.

    6. Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters(7) 11-9 .550

    A 4 – 2 week where 1 win was by 2 runs, and all remaining games were decided by 1 run, including a 1-0 nailbiter shutout win by Darvish over Iwakuma’s Eagles. Being a fighters fan must do bad things to your heart.

    7. Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles(5) 10-10 .500

    Swept Orix, but got swept by the Fighters. Two great pitching performances with a 0-1 complete game loss by Iwakuma, and a 3-0 shutout by Tanaka.

    8. Chiba Lotte Marines(8) 10-11 .476

    A Jekyll and Hyde week slugging it out in the Seibu series (18 RS – 19 RA), then a series of pitching duels against the Fighters (6 RS – 5 RA). 

    9. Tokyo Yomiuri Giants(10) 5-8-1 .385

    The sleeping Giant half awoke, going 3-1-1 against the crosstown Swallows and the lowly BayStars.

    10. Hiroshima Toyo Carp(11) 5-7-1 .417

    Rain washed away 2 games, 2 gritty wins, and 2 blowout losses to Chunichi last week.

    11. Orix Buffaloes(9) 8-13 .381

    Starting to slip from the PL pack with a 2-4 week. Getting swept by the Eagles, including a brilliant 10K shutout performance by Tanaka, is not a good sign. 

    12. Yokohama BayStars(12) 3-10 .231

    A 1-3 week where they offered a helping hand in reviving the Giants, and they also played the Tigers. You can’t win games when you score 2.8 runs per game in a hitters park (and allow 5.3 runs per game). 

    Aaron Guiel Watch

    The man keeps on slugging, in fact he managed to raise his slugging percentage over the past week, amazingly enough.

    13GP 54PA 11R 6HR 15RBI .340/.426/.830 7BB 0HBP

    (CL leader in HR, RBI, SLG) 
     
    For good measure, let’s keep an eye on some pitchers: 
    Koji Uehara (Giants)
    2GS 16IP 17/2 K/BB 4HR 7RA 3.94ERA
    Kenshin Kawakami (Dragons)
    2GS 15.2IP 13/1 K/BB 4HR 8RA 4.60ERA
    Masahiro “Ma-kun” Tanaka (Eagles)
    4GS 32IP 30/12 K/BB 1HR 9RA 1.97ERA
    Shota Ohba (Hawks)
    4GS 30.2IP 35/4 K/BB 6HR 10RA 2.93ERA
    Yu Darvish (Fighters)
    4GS 34IP 32/5 K/BB 0HR 2RA 0.53ERA
    Granted, he plays in the pitchers park of NPB, Darvish continues to dazzle, all this only in his 4th year and as a 22 year old.

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    Day 1: 2008 IHWC Div I B in Sapporo

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 14日 Monday

    Opening day of the 2008 IHWC Division I Group B in Sapporo, Japan went as expected as the 3 favourites won handily over their weaker oppositions, controlling the play, as far as I can tell from the stats (no live TV coverage in the host country, shite). Japanese power play was extremely effective, scoring 4 goals, including one by Nishiwaki of the ECHL Dayton Bombers who just returned to Japan in time for the tournament and made his presence felt immediately.

    SAPPORO, Japan – Ukraine swept over the promoted Croats in the tournament opener while Hungary had a narrow win against Estonia. Hosts Japan had a perfect start in the evening game with a 5-0 against Lithuania.

    Lithuania – Japan 0-5 (0-4, 0-0, 0-1)
    SOG: 19 – 31
    PIM: 34 – 14

    Japan wanted immediately to prove to their fans in the packed Sapporo Arena that the team has the ambition to compete with Ukraine and Hungary for promotion to the 2009 World Championship in Switzerland. The hosts scored four unanswered goals in a furious opening period and they never looked back. Although, never really of promotion calibre, Lithuania has recently proved to be a very difficult opponent for the best teams on this level, but they were fundamentally outplayed during the first 20 minutes, and also outshot 17-8.

    Japan struck with goals approximately every fourth minute. After Yosuke Kon’s opener at 4:23, Masahito Nishiwaki (9:09) and Sho Sato (12:55) connected with power-play goals before Darcy Mitani finished the rampage at 18:02 with the 4-0 marker.

    The middle stanza was scoreless despite several Japanese power-play opportunities after the Lithuanians showed some poor composure, taking slashing, boarding and roughing minors.

    Ryuchi Kawai got his team’s third PP-goal early in the third to extinguish all hopes of a miraculous Lithuanian comeback. The Lithuanians continued to show frustration by taking bad penalties. Goaltender Nerijus Dauksevicius displayed the worst tempers when taking a 10-minute misconduct penalty (protesting an obvious call) with seven minutes left. Masahito Haruna got the shut-out, making 19 saves.

    Estonia – Hungary 3-5 (1-2, 2-1, 0-2)
    SOG: 11-46
    PIM: 16-12

    Croatia – Ukraine 0-4 (0-1, 0-1, 0-2)
    SOG: 27-41
    PIM: 10-12

    Hungary – Estonia highlights including a beautiful open ice hip check.

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