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Yakult, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Yokohama: August 13, 2012

by on Aug.13, 2012 @ 6:34 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows will host a matchmaking party -- Spokon @ Tokyo Yakult Swallows -- during a game against Yokohama on September 16.  Tickets will cost 6,900 yen for men and 4,900 yen for women; a total four hundred tickets will be available (two hundred for men and two hundred for women).  Fans will also be required to attend with a same-sex friend -- tickets will be sold in pairs.

Tickets include cost of seat, two drink vouchers, and all-you-can-eat buffet meal.  Additional details can be found at the official team site.

Hanshin Tigers

Hayata Ito and Robert Zarate were taken off the active roster today.  Katsuhiko Saka and Craig Brazell (6 G, 6-for-14, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will likely take their places on the active roster on Tuesday.  Source: Sanspo 8/13/2012, Nikkan Sports 8/13/2012

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Daiki Enokida pitched in an Ikusei game against Osaka Taiiku University on Sunday -- he entered in the 6th inning and gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks over an inning of work.  Source: Sanspo 8/13/2012

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Randy Messenger turned thirty-one today.

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Team owner Shinya Sakai was at Sunday's game against Hiroshima at Kyocera Dome.  Source: Sanspo 8/13/2012

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp will be holding general tryouts at Mazda Stadium on September 22, beginning at 10am.  Interested parties must be between the ages seventeen and twenty-four and be at least 175 centimeters tall.  More information can be found at the official team site.

Yokohama Bay Stars

Norihiro Nakamura collected four RBI on Sunday and moved into seventeenth place on the All-time RBI list with 1,271.  Source: Sponichi 8/13/2012

General News

Umpires will be wearing throwback caps from 1980 during the Great Central Series (August 24-26, August 31-September 2).  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/13/2012