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Hanshin Tigers: April 22, 2010

by on Apr.22, 2010 @ 6:30 am, under NPB

1:42pm JST

...Tomoaki Kanemoto recorded his first pinch-hit hit since 1998 on Wednesday night.  The hit came in the 8th innings against Kenta Maeda (HIR).

...Kenji Jojima was frustrated about striking out with the bases loaded in the 9th and only 1 out on Wendesday night.

6:30am JST

...Casey Fossum should be making the start for the Tigers on Thursday.  He played catch and ran short sprints on Wednesday as part of his preparations.

...Craig Brazell took extra fielding practice (about 20 minutes with fielding and base-running coach Teruyoshi Kuji hitting grounders to him) prior to the game on Wednesday.

...Jason Standridge tossed a perfect inning in relief during a Ni-gun game against Orix on Wednesday.  His fastball topped out at 142km/h and he threw his cutter, slider, and curve.  Standridge told reporters after the game that he didn't have a chance to throw his curve and that he was ready to pitch at Ichi-gun.  He also appeared to be disappointed about the change from starter to reliever, but understands that he has more value as a reliever at this point.  Seems most of the front office was on hand to watch him pitch.