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[4/24/2013] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Apr.24, 2013 @ 5:49 pm, under NPB

Atsushi Nomi started Tuesday night's game against Chunichi even though he was still having problems with a broken nail.  He was taken off the active roster today to give him time to recover.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2013Nikkan Sports 4/24/2013

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The Tigers lost to the Chunichi Dragons 15-3 on Tuesday night.  Tomoyuki Kubota gave up eight runs in the 5th inning.  The last Hanshin pitcher to give up eight or more runs in a game was Kei Igawa: eight runs in the 5th against Chunichi on August 9, 2005.  The last Hanshin reliever was Makoto Yoshino: eight runs in the 8th against Yokohama on April 7, 2004.

The fifty-six pitches Kubota required to pitch the 5th was tied for fifth most in CL history.

The last time Hanshin pitchers gave up eight or more runs in one inning: eight runs in the 5th inning against Yomiuri on September 21, 2008.  The last time Hanshin pitchers gave up fifteen or more runs in one game: sixteen runs against Softbank on May 20, 2005.  Against Chunichi: fifteen runs on July 26, 2003.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/24/2013

Kubota was taken off the active roster today.

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Tuesday's Ni-gun game against Hiroshima:

Brooks Conrad started at third and batted third.  He went 0-for-3 with a walk.  He also committed a fielding error.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2013 ... 2nd round draft pick Fumiya Hojo started at short and batted ninth.  He went 2-for-3: with the bases loaded and two out in the 2nd, he hit a two-run single to left; single to left in the 4th.  He also committed two errors.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2013