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[4/17/2013] Yomiuri, Hiroshima, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Apr.17, 2013 @ 5:13 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Since July 4, 2010, the Giants are 32-0-2 when Shinnosuke Abe hits a home run at Tokyo Dome.

Source: Sponichi 4/17/2013

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Ryosuke Miyaguni turned twenty-one today.

Hiroshima Carp

Through Tuesday, the Carp are 0-7-11 over their last eighteen extra-inning games.

Source: Sponichi 4/17/2013

Hanshin Tigers

On this day in 1985, Randy Bass, Masayuki Kakefu, and Akinobu Okada hit home runs in succession against the Giants.  In twenty April 17 games since then (none against Yomiuri), they are 11-9 with seventeen home runs.  Tonight will be the first time the two teams have played against each other since 1985.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2013

Bass attended a fan event at a Hanshin department store in Kita-ku Osaka today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2013

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Atsushi Nomi pitched through a couple of problems on Tuesday night -- he felt numbness in his left hand after hitting a grounder back to the pitcher in the 2nd inning and then he noticed that he had a cracked fingernail on his left hand after the 5th inning.

The Tigers' pitching staff set a new franchise high with thirty-seven consecutive scoreless innings against the Yomiuri Giants.  The streak started on September 19, 2012 (beginning in the 5th inning) and ended in the bottom of the 3rd on a three-run home run by Shinnosuke Abe's (Yomiuri).  The original record of thirty-six innings was set between 1947 and 1948.

Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2013, Sponichi 4/17/2013

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Tatsuya Kojima started a Ni-gun gamea gainst Chunichi on Tuesday and tossed two shutout innings while allowing one hit.  He topped out at 142km/h.  There is a chance he will get an Ichi-gun start against Yakult at Koshien on the 20th.

Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata was given a stern warning and fined 200,000 yen by the commissioner's office for his ejection from Tuesday's game against Hiroshima.  Nakahata argued a close play at home plate and was ejected from the game after he came into contact with an umpire.

Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2013