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Hanshin Tigers: July 5, 2010

by on Jul.05, 2010 @ 4:32 pm, under NPB

8:55pm JST

...The Tigers announced that they will be printing a special July issue of Monthly Tigers (月刊タイガース) to commemorate the clubs' 75th anniversary.  The issue will cost 2,500 yen and will be available at all major bookstores across the country.

4:32pm JST

...Jason Standridge took part in pitcher's practice today and will likely start tomorrow's game against the Yakult Swallows.

...Senior Director Senichi Hoshino wasn't too happy about the Tigers' loss yesterday and said that it was necessary for the team to review the pitching staff and see if there might be better ways to use their pitchers (at both the Ichi-gun and Ni-gun levels).  For the time being, it doesn't seem like the team will be making any moves for extra help via trade or the foreign player market.

...Hiroki Uemoto will likely be added to the active roster on Tuesday.  Randy Messenger is also a candidate for a promotion (especially after the team decided to take Casey Fossum off the active roster).

Uemoto's Ni-gun numbers so far:

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO GIDP AVG SLG OBP
37 138 115 19 38 3 3 2 53 11 8 6 5 1 16 0 1 12 2 .330 .461 .414

3 comments on “Hanshin Tigers: July 5, 2010

  1. Eric Lord

    As a Tigers fan I try to leave my bias out of my posted comments, but this time I’m going to indulge myself. It’s a complete farce that Craig Brazell didn’t make this year’s All-Star roster. He’s right up there with the league leaders in home runs, and yet he still keeps his batting average in he .300 range and provides consistently underrated defense at first. How the managers managed to pick Tony Blanco for the team ahead of big #67 is beyond me.

    Blanco – 77 GP, .250 BA, 19 HR, 53 RBI, .326/.503/.831

    Brazell – 72 GP, .309 BA, 26 HR, 61 RBI, .346/.651/.997 (NINE NINETY SEVEN!!!)

    1. Gen Post author

      You’ve got no argument from me. I’m not quite sure why Blanco was selected over Brazell either. Brazell seems to make a lot more sense.

  2. ht_fan

    Ooops, I hadn’t read these comments before posting mine in the ASG topic…^_^;

    Glad to see I have company in thinking that not having selected Brazell it’s really absurd…

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