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CL News and Notes: Carp finish April in first place for the first time since 2000

by on May.01, 2011 @ 1:41 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Craig Brazell doesn't have a hit in his last 15 trips to the plate (span of 4 games; as of the 4/30).

Yomiuri Giants

Alex Ramirez's 415 straight Yomiuri games batting fourth began on 5/4/2008 (vs Yakult @ Jingu).

Yakult Swallows

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama played his first game out in left this season yesterday and misplayed a fly ball  in the 1st inning that ended up becoming a 3-run double.  Junji Ogawa on his decision to start Hatakeyama in left: "The thing I was worried about the most came true.  It was my fault [for starting him in left]."

Hiroshima Carp

This is the first time the Carp finished the month of April in 1st place since 2000.