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[6/19/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes

by on Jun.20, 2014 @ 2:38 am, under NPB

Updates from June 20

  • Of the seventy-six strikeouts Shohei Otani has recorded this season, sixty-seven were on swings. Source: Sponichi 6/19/2014 ... Otani picked up his third double-digit strikeout game of the season on Wednesday.  He became the first pitcher under twenty to strikeout ten or more in three or more games since Yuki Karakawa recorded one in 2008 and two in 2009 and the first pitcher under twenty in franchise history since Toshiaki Moriyasu recorded one in 1966 and three in 1967. Source: Sanspo 6/19/2014
  • Sho Nakata recorded his first Koshien home run on Wednesday (since turning pro).  He has now homered at the home stadiums for all twelve NPB teams: Sapporo Dome (thirty-seven), YafuOku Dome (eight), kobo Stadium (seven), QVC Marine (six), Tokyo Dome (four), Yokohama Stadium (four), Mazda Stadium (four), Kyocera Dome (three), Seibu Dome (three), Jingu Stadium (one), Nagoya Dome (one), Koshien (one), other (twelve). Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2014