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[7/29/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.30, 2014 @ 12:47 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez was left out of the starting line-up on Tuesday for the first time this season for a number of reasons, including fatigue from the summer heat. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014 ... Gomez had a fever. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014, Sports Hochi 7/29/2014
  • Yuta Iwasada joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Tuesday.  He could make his Ichi-gun debut with a start on Sunday (August 3) against Yokohama at Koshien. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014
  • Ryutaro Umeno dropped about ten kilograms since January. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014
  • General manager Katsuhiro Nakamura left for the United States about a week ago to check on talent for the 2015 season.  He is expected to return to Japan later this week. Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2014
  • Koshien Stadium will be celebrating its ninetieth anniversary on August 1.  Shintaro Fujinami is slated to start the anniversary game. Source: Sanspo 7/29/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Possible starters for the Yakult series that began on Tuesday: Yusuke Nomura, Bryan Bullington, and Takaya Toda. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014
  • The Carp could switch from two pitchers and two position players to three pitchers and one position player to fill their four foreign player roster spots.  The four could be pitchers Bullington, Kam Mickolio, and Deunte Heath, and position player Brad Eldred.  Heath could make his Ichi-gun debut some time in mid-August. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada missed the Hiroshima game on Tuesday because he was not feeling well.  He did not go to the stadium and instead rested at the team hotel.  He is a question mark for Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014, Sponichi 7/29/2014
  • Junki Ito is scheduled to make his first start of the season on Thursday against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yujo Kitagata changed his motion from over-the-top to side-arm in June.  He has since decided to go back to over-the-top. Source: Sponichi 7/29/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows are not planning to make any managerial changes during the season. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2014