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[9/6/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.07, 2014 @ 1:20 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi became the fourth quickest pitcher in franchise history, fifteenth quickest in NPB history, to reach 1,000 strikeouts: Yutaka Enatsu (940.0 innings), Kei Igawa (1,058.0 innings), Koji Nakada (1,122.2 innings), and Nomi (1,130.2 innings). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons and Hanshin Tigers collected 501,184 yen in donations for Hiroshima landslide relief before Saturday's game. Source: official announcement
  • The Dragons are planning to keep Masahiro Yamamoto on the active roster for the time being. Source: Sponichi 9/6/2014 ... Yamamoto's next start might come during a Yakult series at Nagoya Dome that begins on the 12th or a Yokohama series at Yokohama that begins on the 15th. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014 ... Yamamoto improved to 48-26 lifetime against the Hanshin Tigers. The forty-eight victories is good for a third place tie with Tsuneo Horiuchi on the all-time list. Masaichi Kaneda leads all pitchers with seventy-four victories, followed by Takehiko Bessho with seventy-one. Source: Sanspo 9/6/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Hisanori Takahashi was taken off the active roster because of performance issues. Source: Sponichi 9/6/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles) was ready to play on Saturday, but did not make the starting line-up because he was late in letting Junji Ogawa know. Source: Sports Hochi 9/6/2014
  • Players have been instructed to wear long-sleeve shirts and pants when using the Jingu practice facilities due to the recent Dengue Fever outbreak. Mosquito repellent was made available near stadium entrances for fans. Source: Jiji Pres 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
  • Yuki Shichijo's wife is scheduled to give birth to the couple's third child in November. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014