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Hanshin Tigers: April 16, 2010

by on Apr.16, 2010 @ 11:10 pm, under NPB

...Yusuke Kawasaki joined the Ichi-gun roster during practice on Friday and threw about 20 pitches in the bullpen.  Kawasaki has already tossed a scoreless inning in a Ni-gun game (vs Hiroshima) on the 14th.

...Casey Fossum did not throw any Fossum Flips during his start on Thursday.  But he did throw a fastball that topped out at 140-141km/h, a slider in the 120km/h range, and a curve that was in the 110km/h range.

...Masashi Nohara is trying to find his way onto the Ichi-gun roster.  On Thursday, he went 2-for-4 during a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima that also included a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 9th.

His numbers at Ni-gun so far this year:

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO GIDP AVG SLG OBP
15 54 47 4 11 1 0 0 12 4 1 0 0 2 4 0 1 4 1 .234 .255 .296