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Hanshin Tigers: July 3, 2010

by on Jul.03, 2010 @ 3:45 pm, under NPB

...Matt Murton extended his hitting streak to 17 games last night.  Over those 17 games: 30-for-77, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 15 R, 19 RBI, .447 / .519 / .967.

...Kyuji Fujikawa picked up his first save last night since 6/12 (vs Lotte).

...Takahiro Arai collected 5 hits last night.  The last time Arai racked up 5 hits in one game was back on 8/10/2007 (vs Yakult when he played for Hiroshima).

...Randy Messenger started a Ni-gun game against Orix yesterday and allowed one run over 7 innings of work.  Final line: 7 IP, 27 BF, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 R, 1 ER.

Messenger has pitched well at Ni-gun this year.  His numbers so far:

G W L Sv CG ShO WPCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA
11 4 1 0 0 0 .800 155 37 41 0 7 0 0 30 2 1 13 12 2.92