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CL News and Notes: June 5, 2011

by on Jun.05, 2011 @ 2:59 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Two of the three hits the Tigers offense collected yesterday belonged to players that were over 40: a single to right in the 7th by Tomoaki Kanemoto and a double to center in the 9th by Shinjiro Hiyama.

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Atsushi Nomi recorded his first complete game loss yesterday in his 136th start of his career.

Yomiuri Giants

Taishi Ota will be demoted to Ni-gun due to his continued struggles at the plate: he has a slash line of .160/.154/.200 in 27 PA and also doesn't have a hit in his last 16 trips to the plate.