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[6/17/2013] Yomiuri, Chunichi, Hiroshima, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Jun.17, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Tetsuya Utsumi recorded the 100th victory of his career on Sunday and became the 131st player in NPB history reach the milestone.  He also became the sixteenth pitcher in franchise history to win at least 100 games.  Of those sixteen, only Hiroshi Nakao (209 wins), Kazumi Takahashi (110 wins), and Utsumi are left-handed.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Team president Katsuhiko Sakai, team rep Takashi Ide, Norihito Nishikawa (team development), Muneo Nakata (chief scout), and Yasuyuki Kondo (chief international scout) held an organizational meeting in Nagoya today to discuss pitching needs for the 2014 season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2013

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The Ichi-gun players had the day off today.

Ichi-gun pitching coach Shinji Imanaka visited Nagoya Stadium today to check on a number of players.  He also had a chance to briefly chat with Kazuki Yoshimi and Daniel Cabrera.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Batting coach Hiromasa Arai returned to Hiroshima today.  He will not suit up for the game on Tuesday because he is still having problems with dizziness.  He will undergo a re-examination at a hospital in Hiroshima on Tuesday.

Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Shinta Hifumi homered in his second straight Ni-gun game on Sunday -- solo shot off Shinji Iwata (Chunichi) on Saturday and a three-run home run off Soma Yamauchi (Chunichi) on Sunday.

Source: Sponichi 6/17/2013

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Ryota Arai played in a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on Sunday.  He started at third and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run.  He is scheduled to play in Ikusei games on the 18th and 19th.

Source: Daily Sports 6/17/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars will likely carry thirteen pitchers on the active roster when regular season play resumes on the 21st.

Shinji Ohara and 3rd round draft pick Shoichi Ino are scheduled to join the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Tuesday.  Tim Corcoran is scheduled to pitch in an intra-squad game on Tuesday.

Source: Sponichi 6/17/2013