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[7/15/2013] Yomiuri, Hanshin

by on Jul.15, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

By beating the Hanshin Tigers tonight, the Giants guaranteed themselves a first place finish in the first half.

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Former Giant Toshihisa Nishi was accepted into Tsukuba University's Graduate School.  He is scheduled to begin a two-year program next year in Comprehensive Human Sciences, Health and Sports Sciences.

Source: Daily Sports 7/15/2013

Hanshin Tigers

1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami joined Tsuneo Horiuchi (eleven in 1966), Yutaka Enatsu (seven in 1967), Daisuke Matsuzaka (nine in 1999), and Masahiro Tanaka (seven in 2007) as the only pitchers drafted out of high school to win at least six games before the All-Star break in their first seasons.

Source: Sanspo 7/15/2013

Fujinami hit Tony Blanco with a pitch on June 23.  He apologized to the slugger before Friday's game and was told, "Do not worry about it.  I have been hit thirty-nine times in Japan, but that is also part of my job."

Source: Sponichi 7/15/2013

Fujinami was taken off the active roster today because he is not scheduled to make another start before the All-Star break.

Source: Sanspo 7/15/2013

Including his stats from high school, Fujinami is 13-0 in fifteen games at Koshien Stadium.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/15/2013