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CL News and Notes: Bay Stars first team in the NPB to lose 60 games

by on Aug.28, 2011 @ 1:23 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Craig Brazell spent about 3 hours at the Naruohama training facilities on Saturday (light workouts, rehab, and treatment).

Yomiuri Giants

During a Ni-gun game against Lotte on Saturday:

Taichi Tanaka made his debut and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  He also topped out at 144km/h. ... Josh Fields was the starting DH and batted fifth.  With the score tied at 3, Fields hit a walk-off 3-run homer in the bottom of the 9th.

Yakult Swallows

Norichika Aoki took some extra BP Saturday.  He was also slated to bat second for just the 2nd time this season before the game was rained out.

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars lost on Saturday and became the first team in the NPB to lose 60 games this season.  The Seibu Lions are in last place in the PL and are currently 41-55-5.