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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

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

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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

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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