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[8/11/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons

by on Aug.12, 2014 @ 12:49 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Scott Mathieson recorded his twentieth save of the year on Sunday and joined Marc Kroon (2008-2010) as the only foreign relievers in franchise history to save twenty or more games in a season. Source: Sponichi 8/12/2014
  • The Giants are 19-9 in one-run games this season and 5-1 in one-run games against Chunichi. Source: Sponichi 8/12/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takumi Akiyama joined Ichi-gun workouts on Monday.  He is slated to start an Ichi-gun game on the 16th against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014, Sponichi 8/11/2014
  • Takashi Toritani struck out looking three times on Sunday.  It was the first twenty-eighth time he struck out at least three times in one game over his career.  His last three strikeout game was on September 22, 2012.  His career high is four strikeouts, accomplished twice.  Sunday was the first time he struck out looking three times in one game.  Source: Sanspo 8/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014
  • Yuta Iwasada could get another Ichi-gun start on the 17th against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka started feeling discomfort in his right shoulder after pitching in Sunday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  He was taken off the active roster on Monday as a precaution. Source: Daily Sports 8/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Tatsuro Hamada will most likely get a start during the Yokohama series that begins on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014
  • Masahiro Yamamoto turned forty-nine on Monday. Source: Sponichi 8/11/2014 ... Yamamoto's last game as a forty-eight-year-old pitcher was rained out on Sunday (against Ni-gun Orix at Nagoya Stadium). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014