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Chunichi, Yomiuri, Hanshin, Yokohama: April 7, 2012

by on Apr.07, 2012 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Kenshin Kawakami left today's game after tweaking his back while trying to field a grounder hit back to the mound by Shinya Miyamoto (YAK) in the 2nd inning.  The chief trainer told reporters that Kawakami got treatment for the pain at Nagoya Stadium and that the team will wait to see how he is feeling tomorrow before deciding what steps to take next.

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants suffered their third straight shutout loss and have not scored a run in thirty-one consecutive innings.  The three straight shutout losses ties a franchise high that was set in 2009; the thirty-one scoreless innings ties a franchise high set in 1985.

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Toshiya Sugiuchi tied a franchise high when he struck out seven straight batters (Jason Standridge, Keiichi Hirano, Yamato, Takashi Toritani, Takahiro Arai, Craig Brazell, and Matt Murton) during Saturday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.

Hanshin Tigers

Yasutomo Kubo joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts today.  He will most likely get his first start of the season against the Hiroshima Carp (three game series beginning on April 10).

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars are just one shutout inning away from tying the franchise high of thirty-nine consecutive innings without a run.