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Hanshin Tigers: March 28, 2010

by on Mar.28, 2010 @ 5:26 pm, under NPB

=== 3/30/2010 1:50am JST

...The Tigers pitchers worked out in the indoor training facilities at Koshien on Monday.  Yasutomo Kubo tossed a 38-pitch bullpen session with a batting dummy wearing a Giants' uniform standing in the batter's box.

=== 5:26pm JST

...From Saturday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars:

...Kenji Johjima hit his first walk-off home run (third overall) in Japan since 9/2/2000 (vs Orix Buffaloes).  He also decided to slide into home plate after tossing his helmet into the air.

Johijima's final line: 2-for-5, HR, R, RBI.

Johjima's look-a-like performer, Kita Johjiman, is, needless to say, extremely happy about Johjima's success.

...Ken Nishimura recorded his first pro win.  Seems the club never managed to recover the home run ball Johjima hit.

Nishimura's final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 7 NP, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

...Matt Murton stole his first base and drove in his first RBI.  Murton stole his base in the third after hitting a single and drove in his first RBI in the 6th on a double.

Murton's final line: 2-for-4, IBB, 2B, R, RBI, SB.

...Takashi Toritani recorded his first hit of the year in his third at bat on Saturday (it was in his 8th trip to the plate since the start of the season).