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[4/24/2013] Chunichi, Yakult, Hiroshima, Yokohama

by on Apr.24, 2013 @ 5:50 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Kazuki Yoshimi's next start will likely come against Yomiuri at Nagoya Dome on the 30th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2013

Yoshimi tied Takuya Asao's franchise record for longest winning streak at Nagoya Dome: both players are now in the middle of fifteen-game winning streaks; Yoshimi's goes back to August 19, 2011 and Asao's back to April 3, 2010.

The NPB record for longest winning streak at one stadium is seventeen, set by Kazuhisa Inao between 1957 and 1958 at Heiwadai Stadium.

Source: Sponichi 4/24/2013


The Dragons scored fifteen runs on Tuesday against the Hanshin Tigers.  It was their first fifteen or more run game since they scored fifteen against Rakuten on June 10, 2009.  They also slammed three home runs at Nagoya Dome, a first since August 26, 2009.

Source: Sponichi 4/24/2013

Yakult Swallows

Masaya Emura told his mother he wanted to play baseball when he was a first-year elementary school student.  He was right-handed but came to throw with his left hand because his mother bought the wrong glove.

Source: Sanspo 4/24/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Pitching coach Kenji Furusawa was issued a stern warning and fined 100,000 yen for his ejection from Tuesday night's game against Yakult.  Furusawa was tossed for grabbing at Yakult pitching coach Daisuke Araki.

Source: Daily Sports 4/24/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Enyelbert Soto was taken off the active roster today after another rough outing on Tuesday.  Through four starts, Soto had given up twenty-six runs on thirty-four hits, sixteen walks, and two HPBs over seventeen innings of work.


Tony Blanco on his future in Japan: "I would like to play [a total] ten years in Japan.  By then my kids will be old enough to play baseball and I will be able to teach them. ... I will be around thirty-seven.  They can come to Japan.  They could even aim to play at the Koshien."

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2013

Blanco joined Yukio Osada (1968), Tomio Tashiro (1977), Tyrone Woods (2004), and Shuichi Murata (2008) as the only players in team history to hit a home run in five straight games.  The NPB record of seven was set by Sadaharu Oh in 1972 and Randy Bass in 1986.

Source: Sponichi 4/24/2013