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Chunichi, Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Yokohama: July 29, 2012

by on Jul.29, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Takeshi Yamasaki became the thirty-fourth player in NPB history to reach the 350 double milestone today: 5th inning off Yakult Swallow Shohei Tateyama.  Yamasaki recorded his first double on September 16, 1989.  Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2012

Yomiuri Giants

Shinnosuke Abe was left out of the starting line-up today because he fouled a ball off his left leg (near the ankle) on Saturday -- he did not participate in pre-game practices and instead had his leg iced.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2012, Sponichi 7/29/2012

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Shun Tono started a Ni-gun game against Lotte on July 14 and faced only eight batters before getting yanked from the game (1.1 IP, 8 BF, 24 NP, 1 H, 0 SO, 3 BB, 0 R, 0 ER).  He has not pitched since then and has been on a different workout schedule.  He told reporters after practices today that he is ok and is slated to toss a bullpen session some time this coming week.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2012

Hanshin Tigers

Ryota and Takahiro Arai each homered in today's game and became the first brothers to do so since Leon and Leron Lee in 1981.  Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2012

Hiroshima Carp

Takeru Imamura extended his scoreless appearance streak to twenty-three games.  That tied the franchise high set by Tomohiro Umetsu (2008) and Ryuji Yokoyama (2010).  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2012

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was only supposed to take fielding practice during pre-game workouts today, but also ended up taking some batting practice because his left wrist was feeling ok (he took an HBP off of it on Friday).  While the Bay Stars were thinking about taking Tsutsugo off the active roster, it seems they may now wait things out a bit longer to see how things turn out.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2012