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CL News and Notes: Tomoaki Kanemoto (HAN) sat out tonight with swelling in right root

by on Jun.15, 2011 @ 12:47 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Araki is currently sitting on 299 career stolen bases.


Kazuhiro Wada is 33-for-77 lifetime against Tsuyoshi Wada (Softbank).

Hanshin Tigers

Tomoaki Kanemoto was held out of the starting line-up tonight because of pain (swelling) in his right foot -- he fouled a ball off the top of his right foot during a game against the Seibu Lions on the 12th.


Tatsuya Kojima started a Ni-gun game against Softbank today and tossed 4 shutout innings while allowing 1 hit.  He struggled with his command early on, walking three straight batters to get the bases loaded with no out, but he managed to get out of the inning unscathed.

Hiroshima Carp

Yuki Iwami worked out with the Ichi-gun roster today at Mazda Stadium.  He's currently scheduled to rejoin the active roster tomorrow.


The Carp have just 13 homers through 46 games.  That puts them on pace for around 40 homers this season.  The last team to finish with 50 or fewer homers in a season: the 1959 Kintetsu Buffalo with 48 homers in 133 games.