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Yakult, Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Yokohama: July 18, 2012

by on Jul.19, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows could not score any runs despite racking up twelve hits on Wednesday night.  The NPB high of thirteen hits in a game without a run belongs to the Yomiuri Giants (set on August 4, 1989).  Yakult did manage another game where they recorded twelve hits without a run in their franchise history: April 12, 1984.  Source: Sponichi 7/19/2012

Yomiuri Giants

Tatsunori Hara visited Yomiuri HQ today and provided team chairman Tsuneo Watanabe and team owner Kojiro Shiraishi with updates on the season to date.  Source: Sponichi 7/19/2012

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroaki SaiuchiRyoma MatsudaAkira Iwamoto, and Hirokazu Shiranita are scheduled to join the Ichi-gun team for workouts on July 23.  All four pitchers will also have a chance to toss situational batting practice.  Source: Daily Sports 7/19/2012


Daiki Enokida started running on Wednesday -- at Naruohama for about thirty minutes.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2012


Team owner Shinya Sakai spoke to reporters today and said "It is true that our team has put up sorry results for the fans. ... We would like to see [Yutaka] Wada guide this team and return to the basics while moving forward in the season."  Source: Sponichi 7/19/2012

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp are planning to offer Kenjiro Nomura a contract extension for the 2013 season.  Source: Sponichi 7/19/2012

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars recorded a 4-0 shutout victory against the Yakult Swallows on Wednesday.  They did it using seven pitchers.  That last shutout victory that required seven or more pitchers: July 20, 2010, Chunichi's 1-0 victory over Yokohama.  The last Yokohama shutout victory that required seven or more pitchers: September 6, 1997, 1-0 victory over Hanshin.  Source: Sponichi 7/19/2012


On Wednesday, Shuto Takajo became Yokohama's first rookie catcher drafted out of high school to make the starting line-up at catcher since Motonobu Tanishige in 1989.  Source: Sanspo 7/19/2012