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[6/30/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Jun.30, 2014 @ 11:27 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Starters for the Hiroshima series that begins on July 1 at Mazda Stadium: Tomoyuki Sugano, Yuki Koyama, and Kan Otake.  Nobutaka Imamura was considered for the game on July 3, but with Sunday's rain out, Otake will most likely get the start. Source: Daily Sports 6/30/2014, Sanspo 6/30/2014 ... Otake could also be pushed back to July 4 against Chunichi at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2014
  • The media learned that the Giants recently held tryouts for pitchers at Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba.  Yomiuri requested pitching and the Baseball Federation of Cuba referred six pitchers. Source: ZakZak 6/30/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Hiroki Uemoto tied the Central League record for most errors in a game by a second baseman by committing three during Sunday's game against Chunichi. Source: Daily Sports 6/30/2014, Sponichi 6/30/2014
  • Ryosuke Ogata was taken off the active roster on Monday because of issues with his fielding and base-running. Source: Sanspo 6/30/2014 ... The Tigers are expected to add Hayata Ito to the active roster on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2014
  • The Tigers gave up eight runs in the 1st inning on Sunday against Chunichi at Koshien for the first time since they gave up nine against Yomiuri at Koshien on April 25, 1998. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2014
  • A fifty-two-year-old Hanshin fan was arrested at Koshien Stadium on Sunday for attacking two security guards.  The fan was being warned about his manners by a security guard when he lashed out and struck him in the head with his cheer megaphone.  He then grabbed at a second security guard that arrived at the scene to provide assistance. Source: Sports Hochi 6/30/2014, Sponichi 6/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Monday.  He is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against Yomiuri at Mazda Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2014
  • Starters for the three-game series against Yomiuri at Mazda Stadium that begins on Tuesday: 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera, Kuri, and Kenta Maeda. Source: Sanspo 6/30/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Yudai Kawai is slated to make his next start on Wednesday against Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2014
  • Tatsuro Hamada became the first Chunichi pitcher under twenty to begin his Ichi-gun career with a four-game winning streak.  The previous record of three was set by Shinichi Kondo in 1987 and Akira Uehara in 1988. Source: Sanspo 6/30/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel's father and fiance are planning to visit Japan some time in mid-July. Source: Tokyo Sports 6/30/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryosuke Yagi's start on Sunday against Yomiuri was rained out.  He will now get a start on July 3 against Hanshin at Koshien. Source: Daily Sports 6/30/2014