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[7/5/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Jul.06, 2014 @ 5:00 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Takayuki Terauchi worked out with catcher's gear before Saturday's game against Chunichi.  The Giants are carrying two catchers right now: Shinnosuke Abe and 1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi.  Terauchi may be considered a possible emergency back-up catcher. Source: Daily Sports 7/5/2014
  • Actress Yaeko Mizutani is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game against Hanshin on the 12th at Tokyo Dome. Source: Daily Sports 7/5/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger tied Matt Keough for second on the team's all-time win list for foreign players with his forty-fifth career victory on Friday. Source: Sponichi 7/5/2014 ... Forty-five wins is good for a fifth place tie on the Central League's all-time win list for foreign players. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2014 ... Messenger's 114 games as a starter is good for third on the team's all time list for foreign players, behind Tadashi Henry Wakabayashi (314) and Gene Bacque (189). Source: Sanspo 7/5/2014
  • In twenty-six games at rural stadiums, Matt Murton is 40-for-108 (.370) with three home runs and twenty-three RBI. Source: Sanspo 7/5/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred had twenty-eight home runs and seventy-five RBI through seventy-two games.  Koji Yamamoto holds the franchise records for both with forty-four home runs and 113 RBI. Source: Sponichi 7/5/2014, Daily Sports 7/5/2014
  • Takaya Toda will most likely spend some time pitching out of the bullpen because of Thursday's rain-out (July 3). Source: Tokyo Sports 7/5/2014