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[6/22/2013] Yomiuri, Chunichi, Hiroshima, Hanshin

by on Jun.22, 2013 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Shinnosuke Abe homered in consecutive at bats on Sunday.  It was the twenty-fifth time he hit two or more home runs in a game and the tenth time he home runs in consecutive at bats in the same game.

Home run totals from this year and last year, with no strikes, one strike, and two strikes: thirteen, ten, four in 2012 and three, seven, eight this season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Today's Ni-gun game against Hiroshima:

Warner Madrigal made his NPB debut.  He entered the game in the 9th and gave up three runs on two hits and three walks over one inning of work.  He topped out at 147km/h.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2013 ... Shinji Tajima tossed two shutout innings in relief while allowing two hits.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kila Ka'aihue made his NPB debut in a Ni-gun game against Chunichi today.  He started at first and batted third.  He went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida was supposed to start today's game against Yokohama, but with Friday's rain out, his turn was scratched.  He is now scheduled to pitch at Ni-gun during a Softbank series that begins on the 25th.  His next chance at Ichi-gun will likely be on July 4 against Yomiuri.  After that, he will most likely be taken off the active roster and then added back in time for another start against Yomiuri on July 17.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2013


Matt Murton exchanged ideas on hitting with chief batting coach Jitsuo Mizutani for about thirty minutes after indoor batting practice on Friday.

Source: Daily Sports 6/22/2013


Kohei Shibata's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl weighing 2,930 grams, on the 21st.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2013