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[7/1/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.02, 2014 @ 2:24 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • On Tuesday, Ryutaro Umeno became the first rookie in franchise history to hit home runs in consecutive trips to the plate since Koichi Tabuchi in 1969. Source: Daily Sports 7/1/2014
  • There is a good chance Kazuhito Futagami will take Atsushi Nomi's next start on July 6 against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Sports Hochi 7/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/1/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Probable starters for the Yakult series that begins on the 4th: Bryan Bullington, Takaya Toda, and Yusuke Nomura. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/1/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura and 1st round draft pick Yuta Kakita will likely compete for the sixth spot in the starting rotation.  Yuki Kuniyoshi and Kisho Kagami will compete for the fifth spot.  Shoichi Ino, Yasutomo KuboGuillermo Moscoso, and Shun Yamaguchi will anchor the first four spots. Source: Daily Sports 7/1/2014