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CL News and Notes: July 3, 2011

by on Jul.04, 2011 @ 3:25 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Yasutomo Kubo faced 10 batters during situational BP today at Naruohama and gave up 1 could-be hit.  He threw a total 40 pitches and topped out at 138km/h.  Kubo also tossed 60 pitches in the bullpen before his outing as BP pitcher.  It was the first time Kubo threw 100 pitches since his injury.


Ikketsu Sho started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri today and gave up a run on 4 hits over 7 innings of work.


DYK: Tomoaki Kanemoto's 1002 straight plate appearances without a DP is a Japan record (set between 2000 and 2001).

Yomiuri Giants

Yukinori Momiyama's gave birth to the couple's first child yesterday -- a boy weighing 3,690 grams.

Yakult Swallows

Norichika Aoki suffered a minor left ankle sprain while running the bases in today's game against the Hiroshima Carp.  The Swallows will see how Aoki is feeling after a day off tomorrow.