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[8/28/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 2:39 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez hit home runs in three consecutive games against the Yomiuri Giants: August 14, 26, and 27.  The last Hanshin foreign player to hit home runs in three consecutive games against the Giants was George Arias in 2003. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014
  • Masayuki Kakefu will most likely return next season as development coach. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014
  • Yutaka Wada told reporters on Thursday he had not yet heard from the team about the 2015 season.  He also said that he had not been keeping track of reports about an extension. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp recorded their sixth extra-inning walk-off victory on Wednesday.  They are the first team to pick up six extra-inning walk-off victories since Chunichi notched seven in 2010.  The last time Hiroshima recorded six or more extra-inning walk-off victories was when they racked up six in 1973.  They are 9-2-2 in extra innings this season.  The last time they won nine games in extra innings was in 1996 (9-5-0). Source: Sanspo 8/28/2014
  • Not related to the Carp, but having to do with baseball in Hiroshima: the Koryo High School baseball team, about 140 members, helped landslide victims in Hiroshima clear out mud on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars moved into sole possession of fourth place on Wednesday after playing in at least 100 games for the first time since 2007.  They also recorded their fiftieth victory in their 108th game of the year, quickest since they reached fifty in 100 games in 2007.  The Bay Stars are playing above .500 ball since May.  Yokohama and Yomiuri are the only teams in the Central League that have winning records since May. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Masanori Ishikawa picked up his tenth win of the season on Thursday.  He now has ten seasons with at least ten victories.  That's good for a second place tie with Hiromu Matsuoka.  Masaichi Kaneda holds the franchise record with fourteen. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014