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Hanshin Tigers pitching news and notes

by on Sep.09, 2010 @ 12:51 pm, under NPB

Atsushi Nomi (HAN) will get tonight's start against the Chunichi Dragons.  This will be his first Ichi-gun start since he suffered a fracture in his right foot during his last Ichi-gun start on 5/2 (vs Yomiuri).  This is going to be a big start for Nomi, not only because Messenger had a short start last night (ejection in the 2nd for hitting Masahiko Morino in the head), but also because the Tigers are suffering a bit of a shortage in the starting pitching department.

It seems there's a good chance Ikketsu Sho (HAN) will get a start on the 11th against the Yakult Swallows.  Sho was added to the active roster on Tuesday and worked out with the starters during pre-game practice yesterday.  Sho was in the bullpen during last night's game, but did never got up to warm-up during the course of the game.

Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi tossed 101 pitches during BP at Naruohama Stadium yesterday.  Shimoyanagi was originally scheduled for a bullpen session but requested the change to toss BP.  Ikusei pitching coach Shoji Toyama told reporters there were no problems with Shimoyanagi's outing and that they were thinking of having him toss a simulated game next.