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Hanshin Tigers: June 9, 2010

by on Jun.09, 2010 @ 3:56 pm, under NPB

...Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi will likely get tomorrow's start against the Seibu Lions.  Casey Fossum is expected to get today's start.

...Shinji Komiyama will likely be added to the active roster today (in place of Akihiro Yano).

...Takahiro Arai spent about an hour working on his hitting yesterday.  It was the first time this season that Arai took extra BP on his travel day / day off.

...Kenji Jojima turned 34 yesterday.  The media present Jojima with a Koshien birthday cake.

...Tomoaki Kanemoto's uniform, cleats, and cap apparently arrived in Cooperstown on the 7th.

Kanemoto is still expected to make a return to the starting line-up on 6/18 vs the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Incidentally, Kanemoto's Kanemoto Aniki-no Sutamina Harami-don (金本兄貴のスタミナハラミ丼) once against came in first place at the 3rd annual Ben-1 Grand Prix 2010 (第3回弁‐1グランプリ).