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[8/26/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Aug.27, 2014 @ 3:29 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura is slated to start Thursday's game against the Hanshin Tigers. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez joined Willie Kirkland (thirty-seven in 1968), Hal Breeden (forty in 1976), Mike Reinbach (twenty-two in 1976), Leroy Stanton (twenty-three in 1979), Randy Bass (thirty-five in 1983), Cecil Fielder (thirty-eight in 1989), Thomas O'Malley (twenty-one in 1991), Scott Coolbaugh (twenty-two in 1995), Glenn Davis (twenty-three in 1995), and Mark Johnson (twenty in 1999) as the only players in franchise history to record twenty or more home runs in their first years. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • Kosuke Kato was added to the active roster on Tuesday as a lefty specialist out of the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • Nikkan Sports is reporting that the Tigers are looking into Hiroyuki Nakajima.  If he decides to return to Japan, they could offer him third base and uniform numbers six and thirty-one. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014 ... Daily Sports is also carrying an article about Hanshin's interest in Nakajima. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • The Tigers are looking into twenty-nine-year-old Naoki Miyanishi (Nippon Ham) and thirty-six-year-old Daisuke Yamai (Chunichi). Both players earned their domestic FA options this year. Source: Sponichi 8/26/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroshima is planning to call up Brad Eldred on Wednesday. Kila Ka'aihue will be taken off the active roster to make room for Eldred.  Kenjiro Nomura told reporters he went with Eldred because they were going to face a lot of left-handed pitchers. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • If Kenta Maeda gets starts on five days of rest, he could face the Yomiuri Giants three more times before the end of the season. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014 ... Starts on five days of rest should give Maeda at least seven more starts before the end of the season. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • The Carp will collect donations for landslide relief in front of Mazda Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday.  The money will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society through the Chugoku Shimbun Social Welfare Services Corporation. Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige played in his 2,921st game as a catcher and tied Katsuya Nomura's record for most games at catcher. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014, Daily Sports 8/26/2014
  • Junki Ito could make his next start on the 28th against Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • Masahiro Yamamoto started a Ni-gun game against Orix on Tuesday.  He gave up two runs on five hits over five innings of work.  He threw sixty-nine pitches.  Takuya Asao was also scheduled to pitch, but did not because he was not feeling well. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • Doala performed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Nagoya Dome on Tuesday. Since he can not get wet, he replaced ice water with baseballs. Doala accepted the challenge from Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura. He did not name any candidates to continue the challenge. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014Sanspo 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura has committed just nine errors over his Ichi-gun career (twenty-three years, 510 games, 3,132.2 innings pitched). His last error came during a Yakult game on September 17, 2011 -- he misplayed a bunt.  Twenty-seven pitchers have logged 3,000 or more innings of work.  Miura is the only one with errors in the single digits.  He is also the only one that has not recorded more than two errors in any one season.  He has committed four throwing errors to first, three pick-off errors, and two fielding errors. Source: Sponichi 8/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryohei Kiya and Masaya Emura will be taken off the active roster on Wednesday.  Kiya gave up seven runs (all earned) over 0.2 innings on Tuesday.  Emura relieved Kiya and gave up two runs (both earned) over 1.1 innings.  Hirofumi Yamanaka and Kenta Abe will take their spots at Ichi-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014
  • The players' group donated one million yen to landslide relief efforts in Hiroshima through the Chugoku Shimbun Social Welfare Services Corporation. Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2014