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[8/12/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons

by on Aug.13, 2014 @ 2:13 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Kentaro Nishimura threw 100 pitches in the bullpen at Giants Stadium on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014
  • Possible starters for the Hanshin series that begins on the 12th: Toshiya Sugiuchi, Yuki Koyama, Chris Seddon. Source: Daily Sports 8/12/2014, Daily Sports 8/12/2014
  • Possible starters for the Hiroshima series that begins on the 15th: Tetsuya Utsumi, Tomoyuki Sugano, Kan Otake.

Hanshin Tigers

  • Seung Hwan Oh picked up his twenty-eighth save of the season on Tuesday and set a new franchise record for most saves in a year by a foreign pitcher. Source: Sports Hochi 8/12/2014, Sponichi 8/12/2014
  • Randy Messenger improved to 4-0 in six starts against the Yomiuri Giants this year on Tuesday.  He became the first foreign pitcher in franchise history to win four or more games against the Giants in one season since Matt Keough won five in 1988. Source: Sponichi 8/12/2014 ... Messenger won his tenth game of the year on Tuesday and has now recorded recorded at least ten victories in four consecutive seasons, a first for a foreign Hanshin pitcher since Gene Bacque won ten or more five years in a row between 1964 and 1968. Source: Sanspo 8/12/2014

Hiroshima Carp

Chunichi Dragons

  • Daniel Cabrera could get a start on the 14th against Yokohama at Nagoya Dome.  It would be his first Ichi-gun start since June 9. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014
  • Yamamoto Masahiro will get a Ni-gun start on either the 13th or 14th.  He could get called up to Ichi-gun if he pitches well. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014 ... An Ichi-gun start on the 20th against Hanshin at Kyocera Dome is a possibility. Source: Sports Hochi 8/12/2014