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[9/12/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.13, 2014 @ 1:54 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants finished a three-game sweep of the Hanshin Tigers on Thursday. It was their first sweep of the Tigers since August 27-29, 2013 at Tokyo Dome and their first sweep of the Tigers at Koshien Stadium since July 16-18, 1999. They also won their third consecutive season series against the Tigers, 13-11-0. They are now lifetime 999-777-67 against Hanshin (beginning on September 25, 1936). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Sponichi 9/12/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yutaka Wada may be losing his way out of a job for the 2015 season. If the Tigers decide to go with someone else, possible managerial candidates could include: Akinobu Okada, Tomoaki Kanemoto, Akihiro Yano. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014 ... According to Sanspo, the Tigers do not consider development coach Masayuki Kakefu a managerial candidate. Source: Sanspo 9/12/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Deunte Heath has not allowed a run over his last 22.1 innings of work. He next start will most likely come on five days of rest on the 17th against Yomiuri at Mazda Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Head coach Shigekazu Mori was issued a stern warning and a 50,000 yen fine by the commissioner's office for his ejection (delay of game) from Thursday's game against the Hiroshima carp. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014
  • The Dragons held an inauguration ceremony at Nagoya Dome on Friday for their new Chunichi Dragons Oendan. Thirty-six people have so far made the group. They could hold their first cheer activities during a Yomiuri game on the 23rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014
  • The players group donated one million yen to Hiroshima landslide relief on Friday. They also donated the 501,184 yen they collected from fans on the 6th. Source: official announcement

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars would like Yulieski Gourriel to return next season, but are still not sure what will go into deciding where players go next season. The Yomiuri Giants may have the best chance at landing Gourriel or Alfredo Despaigne (Lotte) next year since they accepted Frederich Cepeda and agreed to a coach training program this year. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2014