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Yakult, Yomiuri, Hiroshima, Yokohama: June 30, 2012

by on Jun.30, 2012 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama went 0-for-4 against the Hanshin Tigers today and remains hitless against them this season:  7 G, 0-for-24, 28 PA, 2 R, 3 RBI, 6 SO, 3 BB.

Yomiuri Giants

Since July 4, 2010, the Giants are 23-0-2 when Shinnosuke Abe hits a homer at Tokyo Dome.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2012

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Tatsunori Hara likes having the option of going with Kentaro Nishimura and Tetsuya Yamaguchi in the 7th and 8th innings and Scott Mathieson in the 9th.  Source: Sponichi 6/30/2012

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The Giants have decided to add Ikusei infielder Kazunao Yamamoto back onto the seventy-man roster.  An announcement will likely be made some time early this coming week.  Source: Sponichi 6/30/2012

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Shigeo Nagashima and team chairman Tsuneo Watanabe caught Friday's game at Tokyo Dome.  Watanabe ignored questions asked by the media as he left the stadium.  Source: Sanspo 6/30/2012

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Team owner Kojiro Shiraishi had another meeting with Hara at Tokyo Dome on Friday.  Source: Sanspo 6/30/2012

Hiroshima Carp

Brad Eldred could make it to the active roster as early as July 6 (vs Yakult), dependent on how well he does during Ni-gun games on July 3 and 4 (vs Chunichi).  Source: Sponichi 6/30/2012

During batting practice at Mazda Stadium today, Eldred took thirty-five swings and collected seventeen could-be hits.  He also hit two over the fence.  Source: Daily Sports 6/30/2012

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo borrowed Masaaki Koike's glove when he started in right on Friday.  Source: Sponichi 6/30/2012