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Yakult, Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Yokohama: August 6, 2012

by on Aug.07, 2012 @ 12:18 am, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

Yuki Shichijo joined Ichi-gun workouts at Jingu Gaien on Monday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/6/2012

Yomiuri Giants

In eleven games since the All-Star break, Tetsuya Matsumoto is 12-for-26 with six runs scored, six RBI, and four stolen bases.

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Ryosuke Miyaguni started eating more fruits and vegetables during his Ni-gun stint this year.  He also bumped his weight up two kilograms to seventy-eight.  Source: Sanspo 8/6/2012

He also induced fifteen ground ball outs during his start on Sunday, which tied the team season-high set by Tetsuya Utsumi on April 5.  Miyaguni has induced ten or more ground ball outs in four starts this season: ten on April 8 vs Hanshin; eleven on April 14 vs Yokohama, thirteen on May 1 vs Hiroshima; and fifteen on August 5 vs Yokohama.  He also happens to be 0-1 with a 3.23 ERA in games in which he records nine or fewer ground ball outs vs 3-0 with a 0.60 ERA in games in which he records ten or more ground ball outs. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/6/2012

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Edgar Gonzalez was out with a fever on Sunday -- he did not participate in pre-game practices and was not available for the game; he rested at home.  Source: Sanspo 8/6/2012

Hanshin Tigers

Craig Brazell went 1-for-2 in Ni-gun game against Softbank on Sunday (started at first, batted fourth): walk, ground out to first, double to right-center.  He was replaced by a pinch-hitter after his double.

Brazell also spent some time signing autographs for fans after the game.

Source: Sanspo 8/6/2012

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The Tigers have not won more than nine games in any given month since May (nine in May, eight in June, five in August).  If they end with less than ten wins this month, it will be a first in franchise history since they went six consecutive months with fewer than ten wins, beginning in May 1998.  Source: Sponichi 8/6/2012

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp won their fifth in a row against the Tigers on Sunday.  The last time they won five in a row against Hanshin was in 2007 when they won eight in a row between April 28 and May 17.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/6/2012

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars announced on Monday that they will give men over twenty and with home loans a 50% discount on tickets to a three-series against Yakult next month (September 4-6).  The discount will only apply to same-day, reserved, infield seat tickets.  No actual proof is necessary.  Source: Sponichi 8/6/2012, Daily Sports 8/6/2012