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Yomiuri, Yakult, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Yokohama: July

by on Jul.26, 2012 @ 6:01 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants are 11-1-1 this season when they hit two or more homers in a game.  Source: Sponichi 7/26/2012


Hirokazu Sawamura became the first Giant to record a complete game victory in the first game of the second-half since Suguru Egawa in 1986.  Source: Sponichi 7/26/2012

Yakult Swallows

Tony Barnette was not used last night because he was not feeling well.  Source: Sponichi 7/26/2012

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers loss on Wednesday means the team will record their fourth straight losing season at Nagoya Dome.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 7/26/2012


Akihito Fujii will likely play in one more Ni-gun rehab game (practice game vs Hiroshima on Friday) before joining the active roster.  Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2102


Daiki Enokida started throwing into a net (about thirty throws) on Wednesday and told reporters his shoulder and elbow were feeling great after getting some rest.  Source: Sanspo 7/26/2012


Team owner Shinya Sakai checked out the Ikusei game at Naruohama on Wednesday.  Source: Sanspo 7/26/2012

Hiroshima Carp

Shota Dobayashi is the first Hiroshima player drafted out of high school to reach double-digit homers in his first three seasons since Tomonori Maeda in 1992.  He also joined Sachio Himoto (1956, fifteen home runs), Akira Eto (1991, eleven home runs), and T. Maeda (1992, nineteen home runs) as the youngest players in franchise history to reach double-digit home runs in the years they turned twenty-one.  Source: Sponichi 7/25/2012

Yokohama Bay Stars

Alex Ramirez set a new NPB record for foreign players by picking up his 142nd career modasho on Wednesday.  The previous record of 141 was held by Leron Lee.  Source: Sponichi 7/26/2012

3 comments on “Yomiuri, Yakult, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Yokohama: July

  1. Onion

    Dobayashi has been good on offense, awful on defence. He has two err today too. How many err does he have, and how does he compare to other poor fielders in Japanese Baseball history?

    1. Gen Post author

      Dobayashi has twenty-one errors at third so far.

      Masahiko Morino had twenty-five errors at third in 2009. Takeya Nakamura had twenty-two errors in 2008. Takahiro Arai had twenty-one in 2005.

      There might be a position switch at some point down the road, but I don’t know if they would do it during the season.

  2. Carter

    It’s just a matter of mastering his arm. His arm is very strong but his throws are not really accurate so far. I don’t think they should move him, he’s just 20 (or 21) years old, still learning.

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