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Yakult, Yomiuri, Hanshin: July 17, 2012

by on Jul.17, 2012 @ 6:45 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

Orlando Roman threw four wild pitches on Monday.  That tied a CL record set by Yuhei Takai on September 25, 2004 and October 12, 2006.  Roman also threw three wild pitches in the 5th inning.  That tied an NPB record held by ten other pitchers.

The NPB record of five wild pitches in one game was set by Nagisa Arakaki on August 20, 2008.

Source: Sponichi 7/17/2012


Swallows' manager director Junsei Atarashi told reporters on Monday that he spoke to chief umpire Osamu Ino about Lastings Milledge's ejection on July 7 and requested that umpires work on improving their technique.  Specifically, with regards to what constitutes and ejection.  Source: Sponichi 7/17/2012

Yomiuri Giants

Scott Mathieson topped out at 159km/h twice on Monday.  Source: Sanspo 7/17/2012


Strategy coach Hideki Hashigami sat in the front row of the dugout on Monday (he was listed as an advance scout).  Tatsunori Hara was informed by the home plate umpire in the 4th that advance scouts should sit in the back row.  FWIW: while there is a rule in the PL handbook that specifically states that advance scouts are to sit in the back row, there is no such rule in the CL handbook.  Source: Sponichi 7/17/2012

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers took Atsushi Nomi off the active roster on Monday because of fatigue.  Source: Sanspo 7/17/2012