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CL News and Notes: Tomoaki Kanemoto (HAN) recorded 422nd career double

by on Aug.04, 2011 @ 4:11 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Tomoaki Kanemoto recorded his 422nd career double and moved into a 5th place tie on the All-time list with Sadaharu Oh.

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Kyuji Fujikawa has given up 5 walk-off hits over his career: walk off double to Yuki Yoshimura (YOK) on 9/25/2007; a walk-off homer to Byung Kyu Lee (CHU) on 5/4/2008; a walk-off homer to Tadahito Iguchi (LOT) on 6/13/2010; a walk-off single to left to Kazunari Sanematsu (YOM) on 5/4/2011; and a walk-off homer to Shigeyuki Furuki (YOM) last night.

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Daiki Enokida could be called back up as early as the 9th.

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows formally announced yesterday that their Ni-gun spring camp will take place in one location: Saito, Miyazaki.

Yokohama Bay Stars

Shuichi Murata is struggling: 3-for-27 with 8 strikeouts in his last 7 games.  Even so, Takao Obana told reporters yesterday that he has no plans of moving him in the line-up.