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[6/16/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on Jun.16, 2014 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Kan Otake tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium on Monday.  He is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against Orix at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sponichi 6/16/2014
  • Mizuki Tsuchida became the thirty-fifth player in NPB history to record a victory with one pitch.  He joined Katsuya Sugawara (August 15, 1967) and Hideki Okajima as the only players in franchise history to achieve the feat.  And he joined Takahiro Yamazaki (May 29, 2001), Mitsutaka Goto (July 27, 2001), Masaki Hayashi (October 12, 2003), and Christopher Nitkowski (October 12, 2003) as the only players that recorded their first career victory with just one pitch. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2014
  • The Giants have won six or more in a row during Inter-league play three times: six-game winning streak in 2007, seven-game winning streak in 2012, and six-game winning streak in 2014. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kosuke Fukudome played in a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Sunday.  He the got start in right and batted lead-off.  He went 1-for-3 with a double. Source: Sanspo 6/16/2014
  • Randy Messenger's road victory on Sunday was his first since August 25, 2013.  He joined Gene Bacque as the only foreign players in franchise to record over 100 strikeouts in four or more consecutive seasons. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2014

Chunichi Dragons