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[7/2/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on Jul.03, 2014 @ 3:18 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Hayato Sakamoto hit two home runs during Tuesday's game against Hiroshima.  Sakamoto also hit two homers in one game on May 2, 2009 against Hanshin, May 13, 2010 against Seibu, and August 26, 2010 against Chunichi. Source: Sponichi 7/2/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kazuhito Futagami started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on Tuesday.  He pitched three innings and gave up four runs on three hits.  He could get an Ichi-gun start on the 6th against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Sanspo 7/2/2014
  • Yoshinori Tateyama pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on Tuesday.  He faced four hitters and did not allow any hits. Source: Sanspo 7/2/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami's next start will likely come on the 8th against Hiroshima at Koshien. Source: Daily Sports 7/2/2014
  • 4th round draft pick Ryutaro Umeno hit home runs in back-t0-back trips to the plate on Tuesday.  He became the first rookie to hit two home runs in a game since Hisayoshi Chono on May 22, 2010 and the first rookie to hit home runs in consecutive trips to the plate since Shuichi Murata on May 28, 2003.  He also became the first rookie in franchise history to hit two home runs in a game since Akinobu Okada on October 12, 1980 and the first rookie in franchise history to hit home runs in consecutive trips to the plate since Koichi Tabuchi on October 16, 1969. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014 ... Hiroyuki Watanabe (1950), Teruo Namiki (1957), Koichi Tabuchi (1969), Akinobu Okada (1980) and Umeno are the only rookies in franchise history to two home runs in one game since 1950. Source: Sanspo 7/2/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto pitched in a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on Wednesday.  He tossed two shutout innings in relief while allowing four hits.  It was his first game since May 10. Source: Sports Hochi 7/2/2014
  • Kazuhiro Wada joined Hiromitsu Ochiai and Tomoaki Kanemoto as the only players in Central League history to hit ten or more home runs during the year they turned forty-two.  He also joined Takeshi Yamasaki and Motonobu Tanishige as the only players in franchise history to hit a home run after turning forty-two. Source: Sports Hochi 7/2/2014 ... George Altman (Lotte, twelve, 1975), Katsuya Nomura (Nankai, sixteen, 1977), Hiromitsu Kadota (Orix, thirty-one, 1990), Hiromitsu Ochiai (Yomiuri, seventeen, 1995), Takeshi Yamasaki (Rakuten, twenty-eight, 2010), and Tomoaki Kanemoto (Hanshin, sixteen, 2010) all hit ten or more home runs in the seasons they were forty-two. Source: Sanspo 7/2/2014