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[5/11/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on May.12, 2014 @ 4:16 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Kan Otake is 5-1 in seven games with an ERA of 3.86.  Tetsuya Utsumi is 0-3 in seven games with an ERA of 3.25.  The offense has scored thirty-six runs with Otake on the mound and only seven with Utsumi on the mound. Source: ZakZak 5/11/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Matt Murton missed practices and was left out of the starting line-up on Sunday with diarrhea. Source: Sponichi 5/11/2014
  • Daiki Enokida was taken off the active roster on Sunday since he will not be pitching within the next ten days. Source: Sports Hochi 5/11/2014
  • Yutaka Wada recorded his 150th managerial win on Sunday. Source: Sponichi 5/11/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kam Mickolio will not return to the active roster for at least two weeks.  He was taken off the active roster on Saturday with pain in his left adductor muscle.  He is also scheduled to return to the United States to be with his expecting wife (she is scheduled to give birth on the 23rd). Source: Daily Sports 5/11/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars won a game on Saturday with just one hit (a home run).  It was the first one-hit victory since Hiroshima won a game on a double on July 2, 2010, thirty-fifth time overall.  It was the first one-hit home run victory since Lotte won a game on August 26, 2009, fifteenth time overall.  It was the first one hit home run victory in franchise history since September 28, 2001. Source: Sanspo 5/11/2014
  • Through Saturday, the Bay Stars were 1000-1092-73 at Yokohama Stadium. Source: Sanspo 5/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/11/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Chris Carpenter struggled with his control on Sunday (he walked three batters in a row).  He will be taken off the active roster. Source: Sports Hochi 5/11/2014
  • Chris Narveson became: the first pitcher in the NPB to lose a game despite giving up just one hit while tossing a complete game since Takashi Saito for Yokohama on April 26, 1995; the fifth pitcher in franchise history to lose a game despite giving up just one hit while tossing a complete game, first since Masayuki Suzuki on June 18, 1982. Source: Sanspo 5/11/2014


  • Nine-game stretch records (Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2014)
    • Hiroshima - 5-4-0 - 1st to 1st
    • Hanshin - 3-6-0 - 2nd to 3rd
    • Yomiuri - 5-4-0 - 3rd to 2nd
    • Chunichi - 4-5-0 - 4th to 4th
    • Yakult - 4-5-0 - 5th to 6th
    • Yokohama - 6-3-0 - 6th to 5th