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[5/22/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on May.22, 2014 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Yuki Koyama joined Ichi-gun workouts at Giants Stadium on Thursday.  He could start an Ichi-gun game against Nippon Ham at Tokyo Dome on the 25th. Source: Sanpso 5/22/2014
  • The Giants have recorded last-minute (9th inning and two out) come-from-behind victories three times during Inter-league play: June 21, 2008 vs Softbank (down 2-1, won 3-2); May 17, 2011 vs Rakuten (down 3-2, won 4-3); and May 21, 2014 vs Seibu (down 3-1, won 4-3). Source: Sponichi 5/22/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami's next start will most likely come on the 26th against Lotte at Koshien. Source: Sponichi 5/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/22/2014
  • The Tigers are 7-1 when they score a run in the 1st inning so far this year.  They were 28-10-1 last year. Source: Sanspo 5/22/2014
  • Takahiro Arai recorded a pinch-hit home run in Wednesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes.  It was his ninth career pinch-hit home run, first since May 21, 2005. Source: Sanspo 5/22/2014, Daily Sports 5/21/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Yudai Kawai joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts in Sendai on Thursday.  He threw fifty-four pitches in the bullpen.  He will most likely start Saturday's game against the Rakuten Eagles at kobo Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/21/2014
  • Tatsuro Hamada will most likely start Sunday's game against the Softbank Hawks at Nagoya Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/21/2014
  • Former F1 racer Satoru Nakajima will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game against Softbank at Nagoya Dome on the 25th. Source: official announcement