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[6/22/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jun.23, 2014 @ 12:20 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger lost another night game on Saturday.  So far this year, Messenger is 5-7 in fifteen starts.  He is 4-0 with a 0.66 ERA in five day starts and 1-7 with a 4.55 ERA in ten night starts. Source: Sponichi 6/22/2014
  • The Tigers suffered their second straight shutout at Koshien on Saturday for the first time since May 2000. Source: Sports Hochi 6/22/2014
  • Kosuke Fukudome played in a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on Saturday.  He got the start in right and batted third.  He went 2-for-5 with a solo home run. Source: Daily Sports 6/22/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars will finish with a .500 or better winning percentage during Inter-league play for the first time since they finished at .609 in 2007. Source: Sponichi 6/22/2014
  • 3rd round draft pick Hiroki Minei became the first player to record a walk-off for his first career hit since Yuta Shirahama on October 20, 2011 and first player to record a walk-off for his first career hit in his first year as a pro since Ryuichi Kajimae on June 6, 2008.  He also become the first player in franchise history to record a walk-off for his first career hit since Nariyuki Imakurusu on September 7, 1991.  No player in franchise history had ever recorded a walk-off hit for his first career hit in his first year as a pro. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2014