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[5/1/2013] Chunichi, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on May.01, 2013 @ 5:31 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Yamamoto is slated to start a game against Yokohama at Nagoya Dome on the 5th.  Yamamoto joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts at Nagoya Dome on Tuesday.  He gave up three runs on eight hits over four innings during a Ni-gun game against Orix on April 28.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/1/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Jason Standridge's next start will likely come on the 7th against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome.

Source: Daily Sports 5/1/2013


Matt Murton's son Micah turned four on April 28.  Murton celebrated his son's birthday after the Hiroshima game on the 29th.

Source: Sponichi 5/1/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Norihiro Nakamura recorded his 2,000th NPB (1,995) + MLB (5) hit in the 4th inning of today's game against Yakult (of Katsuki Akagawa).  He joined Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, and Kazuo Matsui as the only players to record 2,000 hits between the NPB and MLB.

Source: Daily Sports 5/1/2013


Tony Blanco knocked out his fourteenth home run of the month on Tuesday.  While he did fall two short of tying the NPB record, he did set a new franchise record for home runs in a month.

Source: Sponichi 4/30/2013