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[5/3/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on May.04, 2014 @ 2:26 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Chris Seddon, Toshiya Sugiuchi, and Nobutaka Imamura will get starts during a three-game series against Yokohama at Tokyo Dome that begins on the 6th. Source: Sanspo 5/3/2014
  • Frederich Cepeda could arrive in Japan as early as the 10th.  If his transition goes smoothly, he could play in his first Ichi-gun game on the 16th. Source: Sanspo 5/3/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi's next start will likely come on the 9th against Yomiuri at Koshien on five days of rest. Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2014
  • Kazuhito Futagami started a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Friday.  He gave up a run on four hits and two walks over seven innings of work.  He faced twenty-six hitters and struck out six. Source: Sanspo 5/3/2014
  • Daiki Enokida started a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Saturday.  He gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits over eight innings.  He threw 111 pitches and struck out six.  He could get an Ichi-gun start on the 10th against Yomiuri at Koshien. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/3/2014
  • Assistant batting coach Thomas O'Malley feels there are two things that have led to Matt Murton's success in the NPB: a good hitting eye and the ability to adjust and read NPB pitchers. Source: Tokyo Sports 5/3/2014 ... Murton has 729 career NPB hits.  Randy Bass holds the franchise record for most hits by a foreign player with 743. Source: Sanspo 5/3/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yuya Fukui joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Saturday.  He could get a start during an upcoming three-game series against Yakult at Jingu that begins on the 6th. He was 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA in six Ni-gun games. Source: Sports Hochi 5/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/3/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Ni-gun position player coach Kazuhito Yoshimura's father passed away at a hospital in Osaka on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/3/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kentaro Kyuko became just the second player in NPB history, first in the Central League, to get a win without officially facing a hitter.  The other was Lotte's Masahide Kobayashi against Orix on July 2, 2000.  Kyuko entered Saturday night's game against Hanshin with Yamato on first, two out, and the score tied at one in the top of the 8th.  After throwing four pitches to Takashi Toritani, Kyuko threw over to first and got Yamato to commit.  The inning ended with Yamato getting tagged out at second on a stolen base attempt.  The Swallows scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning to make Kyuko the winning pitcher. Source: Sponichi 5/3/2014