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CL News and Notes: Tomoaki Kanemoto (HAN) starts taking outdoor BP again

by on Jul.29, 2011 @ 3:32 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Tomoaki Kanemoto took outdoor BP during pre-game practice at Koshien Stadium today.  Kanemoto did not take outdoor BP on the 26th and 27th due to possible neck pains.

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants announced today that their Ni-gun team will be playing Kinki University on 8/5 and Ritsumei University on 8/6.

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The Giants will be hosting Pokemon Week in August (8/10 - 8/14).  The first two days will be held during Ni-gun games while the final three days will be held during Ichi-gun games at Tokyo Dome.  This is all a promotional tie-in with a Nintendo 3DS Pokemon game (Super Pokemon Scramble) that's coming out on 8/11.

Yakult Swallows

Junji Ogawa blamed himself for tonight's loss against the Hiroshima Carp because he realized Takehiko Oshimoto was missing with his off-speed pitches (leaving them up high in the zone) and still didn't yank him from the game.

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The Swallows announced today that they'll be hosting Beer Half-Price Nigh Game on 8/24 vs Chunichi.  (Beers that usually cost 750 yen will be sold for 350 yen).