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Hanshin Tigers: May 20, 2010

by on May.20, 2010 @ 2:43 pm, under NPB

8:40pm JST

...Tomoyuki Kubota was taken off the active roster today so that he can get some extra work in at Ni-gun (that is, to make whatever adjustments he needs to make in order to get back on track).

3:06pm JST

...Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi is scheduled to start a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima today.  He was supposed to start a Ni-gun game yesterday, but it was canceled due to rain.

...Seems the Tigers decided to take Tomoyuki Kubota and Shunsuke Ishikawa off the active roster after yesterday's game.  And it seems Keiji Uezono was taken out of last night's game after only four innings as punishment for his carelessness during his outing -- the club apparently felt he wasn't being careful enough when he gave up home runs to Jose Ortiz and Hiroshi Shibahara in the fourth inning.

2:43pm JST

...Takashi Toritani extended his hitting streak to 11 games last night.  Toritani is 12-for-43 (.279) during the streak so far.

...Yamato played some right during last night's game for the first time in his career.  During his one inning "debut," he did not get any chances.

...Keiji Uezono has not thrown more than 70 pitches during his last three starts:

4/29 vs Yakult Swallows - 70 pitches, no decision
5/5 vs Chunichi Dragons - 67 pitches, win
5/19 vs Softbank Hawks - 55 pitches, loss

...Kenji Jojima feels responsible for the 9 runs Hanshin pitchers allowed during last night's game.  Said Jojima, "I'm the one doing the catching so I'm the one responsible for the runs that were allowed."