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Hanshin Tigers: June 28, 2010

by on Jun.28, 2010 @ 3:01 pm, under NPB

8:51pm JST

...The Tigers worked out at Koshien Stadium today.  Seems a couple of them were surprised to see the outfield grass looking a little thin.  According to stadium official, the grounds crew is currently switching out the "winter" grass with "summer" grass.  While the new grass won't be ready for the three game series that begins tomorrow, it should be ready for when the team returns from their road trip on the 7th.

...The Tigers announced today that they will be giving away 10 autographed uniforms during Ni-gun games on 7/3 and 7/4.  That 10 on each day.

...The Tigers will begin selling George McKenzie merchandise (phonetically, it sounds exactly as you would  pronounce Jojima Kenji in Japanese, which was exactly the point) on 7/7.

3:01pm JST

...Matt Murton went 1-for-4 yesterday and became the first player in the Central League to reach 100 hits in the season.  Seems he's also the third quickest player in Tigers' franchise history to 100 hits behind Randy Bass' 63 games and Fumio Fujimura's 65 games.

...Kenji Jojima threw out his 16th base-stealer yesterday and now leads the CL with a .372 caught stealing PCT.