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Yomiuri, Hanshin, Yokohama: June 19, 2012

by on Jun.19, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Dicky Gonzalez will join the Ichi-gun roster for workouts on Wednesday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2012

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Kentaro Nishimura threw seventy-eight pitches in the bullpen today.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2012

Hanshin Tigers

Sanspo recently conducted a survey (between June 16 and 18) that included responses from 1,197 fans.  Among the results:

- 242 (20.2%) felt Yutaka Wada was doing a decent job
- 348 (29.1%) felt Takahiro Arai was not doing his job; 172 (14.4%) selected Kenji Jojima 

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars' next nine games are all on the road -- they do not return to Yokohama to play a home game until July 3 (vs Yomiuri).  Source: Sports Hochi 6/19/2012

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Alex Ramirez and Sho Nakata (HAM) each hit homers in back-to-back at bats in the same game on Monday.  That is a first since August 3, 2010 -- Dee Brown (SEI) and Takahiro Okada (ORI).  For Inter-league games: (non-consecutive at bats) June 20, 2009 - Shuichi Murata (YOK) and Yuya Hasegawa (SOF); (consecutive at bats) May 21, 2005 - Hiroki Kokubo (YOM) and Hichori Morimoto (HAM).  Source: Sponichi 6/19/2012