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CL News and Notes: Hitoki Iwase (CHU) now has 7 straight 30+ save seasons

by on Sep.21, 2011 @ 1:19 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Hitoki Iwase recorded his 30th save of the season on Tuesday night and extended his NPB record for consecutive 30+ save seasons to 7.

Hanshin Tigers

Jason Standridge tossed a 10 minute bullpen session on Tuesday, on the day after he gave up 5 runs (all earned) on 8 hits over 2.2 innings of work.  Said Standridge, "There were a couple of things I wanted to on."

Regarding the batted ball that glanced of his right hand during Monday's game (he tried to grab a come-backer to the mound), Standridge said, "I've got a little bruising [on my right hand] but I'm ok."

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Tomoaki Kanemoto hit balls (from both the left and right side) to the outfield during fielding practice at Mazda Stadium on Tuesday.

Yomiuri Giants

Hirokazu Sawamura will be appearing in Metropolitan Police Department posters announcing the start of the Tokyo Organized Crime Elimination Ordinance (東京都暴力団排除条例) that will take effect beginning on 10/1.  The posters are scheduled to go up in trains, train stations, and government offices in Tokyo, through to 4/30/2011.  Yakult Swallow Yoshinori Sato will also be featured on the posters.