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[8/1/2014] Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.02, 2014 @ 2:47 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto started a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Thursday.  He gave up six runs on nine hits, include two two-run home runs, over three innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/1/2014
  • The Dragons were checking on pitching talent in Cuba, but felt none were close enough to being ready to contribute right away. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/1/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shinji Ohara's streak of games without a loss ended on Friday night at 169.  The streak started on July 16, 2011 and is good for third on the all-time list. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/1/2014
  • The Bay Stars are thinking about giving Hisanori Takahashi a look as a left-handed option out of the bullpen. Source: Sponichi 8/1/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien joined Alex Ramirez (2001-2007) and Roberto Petagine (1999-2002) as the only foreign players in franchise history to record at least four consecutive seasons of twenty or more home runs. Source: Sponichi 8/1/2014