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[4/15/2013] Yomiuri, Yakult, Hiroshima, Yokohama

by on Apr.15, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Tetsuya Utsumi has not lost a game since July 4, 2012 vs Yokohama.  Since then, he is 10-0 in sixteen starts.


Tetsuya Yamaguchi recorded his 153rd career hold on Sunday and tied Takuya Asao (Chunichi) for first on the all-time list.

Source: Sponichi 4/15/2013

When Yamaguchi was in his early to mid twenties, he had a tendency to eat one of three things after getting lit up in games: a large gyudon rice bowl at Matsuya; ramen and rice at a Chinese restaurant; or two convenience store kara age lunch boxes.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2013

Yakult Swallows

Hitting coordinator Takao Ise is schduled to join the Ichi-gun team on Tuesday.

Source: Sanspo 4/15/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Takaya Toda was taken off the active roster today because of his poor outing against Chunichi on Sunday -- four earned runs on three hits, three walks, and one HBP over one inning of work.

Source: Sponichi 4/15/2013


Jurassic Stadium at Mazda Stadium begins on April 16 and runs through to April 21 (Yokohama and Yomiuri series).  Four dinosaur models (Triceratops, Allosaurus, Iguanodon, and Tyrannosaurus) will be set up at various locations outside of the stadium.

Source: Daily Sports 4/15/2013, official announcement

Yokohama Bay Stars

Shoichi Ino is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium.

Source: Daily Sports 4/15/2013