The Dragons will rely on the trio of Jorge Sosa, Daisuke Yamai, and Shinji Tajima to fill in for Hitoki Iwase. Source: Sports Hochi 8/3/2012
Morimichi Takagi is apparently not happy with out Hitoki Iwase was handled and said to reporters on Thursday, "We are dealing with living people so it is our job to use them based on their conditions. Our job is to figure that out. This is what happens when you go with patterns. This is the manager and coaches responsibility. ... I saw the headline 'Iwase, again' in the papers today. We can not allow [the closer] to experience 'again' type situations. That is what is wrong."
And pitching coach Hiroshi Gondo said, "That puts even more pressure on Iwase. Maybe this manager is not..."
Source: Daily Sports 8/3/2012
The Giants dropped their series against Chunichi on Thursday, their first losing series since April 20-22 (vs Yakult). The team was just one series away from tying the franchise record of twenty-nine consecutive series without a losing series, set in 1966 (between May and August). Source: Sponichi 8/3/2012
Tetsuya Yamaguchi took the loss on Thursday night and became the first Yomiuri reliever to record a loss since since Satoshi Fukuda on April 22 (vs Yakult). Source: Sponichi 8/3/2012
The Giants will be holding tryouts at Giants Stadium on September 22. Please see the official team site for more information and general requirements.
Craig Brazell was sent down to Ni-gun today for more playing time and to regain his swing -- he has been not made the starting line-up over the last sixteen consecutive games. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/3/2012, Daily Sports 8/3/2012
Yutaka Wada wants Matt Murton charge the ball more on defense. Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 8/2/2012
The TAU shop in Ginza will be hosting an event for Hiroshima Carp fans on August 5, beginning at 5:30pm. They will also be hosting an event for Sanfrecce Hiroshima fans on August 18. Source: Daily Sports 8/3/2012