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CL News and Notes: Matt Murton (HAN) has 5 strikeouts in last 10 trips to the plate

by on Jul.11, 2011 @ 3:51 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Matt Murton has struck out 5 times in his last 10 trips to the plate (4 swinging and 1 looking).  He also has 1 hit (infield single), 3 fly outs, and 1 ground out.  His 3 strikeout game yesterday was his first since 8/27/2010 when he struck out 4 times.


Craig Brazell continues to hit well this month: 10-for-25 (.400/.484/.440).  But he hasn't hit a homer since 6/28, a span of 34 trips to the plate.  FYI: Brazell hit a homer every 12 at bats last season; he's currently averaging a homer every 31.29 at bats this season.


Tatsuya Kojima is slated to meet up with the Ichi-gun roster tomorrowWei-Chu Lin (1-for-8 in July) will also be demoted in favor of Shunsuke.

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants beat the Hiroshima Carp today and notched their first 3-game series sweep of the season.


Josh Fields joined up with the Ichi-gun roster yesterday and took grounders at third during pre-game practice.  He was also activated and got into yesterday's game against the Hiroshima Carp as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 8th and worked out a walk.  Fields was replaced by a pinch-runner immediately after that.

Hiroshima Carp

The Soichiro Amaya lost another ball in the lights at Tokyo Dome yesterday: in the 2nd inning with 2 out and no one on, Kentaro Nishimura hit a pop fly toward left that Amaya lost track of.  The ball ended up dunking in for single.

Yokohama Bay Stars

Daisuke Miura started yesterday's game against the Chunichi Dragons and gave up 1 run on 5 hits over 6 innings of work.  He also struck out 9 and recorded his first victory of the year.  He told reporters that he focused on two things during his stint at Ni-gun: short sprints (instead of long-distance running) for his lower body; and throwing the fastball as much as possible.