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[6/2/2013] Yomiuri, Chunichi, Yakult, Hiroshima, Hashin, Yokohama

by on Jun.02, 2013 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Through Saturday, starting pitchers have not been able to record a victory in eleven straight games.

Source: Sanspo 6/2/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Including Hector Luna, seven players in NPB history have managed to maintain .400 or better batting averages through fifty-two or more games on eight different occasions.  In the past seven instances, each of the players ended the season with the top batting averages in the league.

Source: Sanspo 6/1/2013

Yakult Swallows

Tony Barnette reportedly lost his job as closer after giving up walk-off hits in two consecutive outings.

Source: Sponichi 6/1/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda reportedly felt some discomfort in his right side when he woke up on Saturday morning.

Source: Sponichi 6/1/2013

Maeda's rehab started today at the Ono training facilities.  Whether he goes to the hospital for an evaluation will depend on how he does over the next couple of days.

Source: Daily Sports 6/2/2013

Hanshin Tigers

On Saturday, Atsushi Nomi became the first Hanshin pitcher to toss a one-hit shutout since Trey Moore on May 25, 2002.  The last Japanese Hanshin pitcher was Shigeru Kobayashi on June 25, 1982.

Source: Sponichi 6/2/2013, Sponichi 6/2/2013

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Blaine Boyer tossed twenty-three pitches in the bullpen on Friday.

Source: Sanspo 6/1/2013

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Yasutomo Kubo pitched in a Ni-gun game against Orix on Saturday -- he entered the game in the 9th with a 3-1 lead and retired the side in order (Yuki Miyazaki G4, Naotaka Takehara G5, Takahiro Okada F7).

Source: Sanpso 6/2/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Alex Ramirez was tied for first with Tuffy Rhodes on the All-time list for RBIs recorded by a foreign player.  He collected an RBI in the 1st inning of today's game against Nippon Ham and took sole possession of first.

Source: Sponichi 6/2/2013