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[8/30/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons

by on Aug.31, 2014 @ 3:44 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Yuya Kubo is slated to start Sunday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars. It will be his first start since September 26, 2009. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014
  • The Giants recorded complete-game shutouts in back-to-back games on Thursday (Hirokazu Sawamura vs Hanshin) and Friday (Tetsuya Utsumi vs Yokohama) for the first time since 2005 -- June 30, Koji Uehara against Yakult and July 1, Hisanori Takahashi against Hiroshima. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014, Daily Sports 8/30/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kosuke Fukudome was awarded the Sanspo Hanshin Tigers Series MVP on Friday.  The series took place over fifteen home games between July 21 and August 21 this year. Sanspo 8/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kam Mickolio picked up his twentieth save of the season during Saturday's game against the Chunichi Dragons and joined Yutaka Ono (three years between 1991 and 1993) and Katsuhiro Nagakawa (four years between 2006 and 2009) as the only pitchers in franchise history to record three or more consecutive seasons with twenty or more saves. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014
  • Daichi Osera used an application called Ubersense to help him work out some issues with his pitching mechanics. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Chunichi Dragons