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[4/26/2013] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Apr.26, 2013 @ 5:33 pm, under NPB

1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami threw about fifty pitches in the bullpen on Thursday in preparation for his next start on the 28th against Yokohama at Yokohama.

Source: Daily Sports 4/26/2013

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Atsushi Nomi (broken middle finger nail) started playing catch on Thursday (distance of about twenty meters).

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/25/2013

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Kenichi Tagami was taken off the active roster today.  During Thursday's game against Chunichi, Tagami made a costly base-running mistake that kept the Tigers from tying the game at one -- he entered the game as a pinch-runner at second base in the 9th inning and was thrown out at home plate after briefly slowing down between second and third to make sure pinch-hitter Kentaro Sekimoto's hit to left was really a hit.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/26/2013

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Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on Thursday:

Minoru Iwata started started the game and gave up two runs (none earned) on six hits over seven innings of work.  He topped out at 145km/h.  Source: Daily Sports 4/26/2013Sanspo 4/26/2013 ... Brooks Conrad started at third and batted third.  He went 1-for-2 with a walk and HBP at the plate and committed a fielding error in the 4th inning.  Source: Sanspo 4/26/2013

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Sun TV broadcast their 3,000th Hanshin game on Thursday night.  The first broadcast took place on May 6, 1969 (vs Hiroshima at Koshien).

Source: Daily Sports 4/26/2013

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Naoto Tsuru turned twenty-six on Thursday.