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[9/15/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.16, 2014 @ 3:51 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants donated one million yen to Hiroshima landslide relief before Sunday's game against the Hiroshima Carp. They also included the 469,587 yen they collected from fans during a three-day period beginning on the 12th. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014official announcement
  • Hector Mendoza threw forty-seven pitches in the bullpen during Ichi-gun practice on Sunday. Source: Sanspo 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Seung Hwan Oh picked up his thirty-fifth save of the season on Monday and tied the NPB record for saves by a foreign pitcher in his first year in the NPB. Eddie Gaillard (2000) and Dennis Sarfate (2011) each saved thirty-five games in a season. Source: Sponichi 9/15/2014
  • Matt Murton is currently 22-for-36 with five home runs in ten games at Jingu Stadium this year. Source: Daily Sports 9/15/2014
  • Randy Messenger should get at least two more starts before the end of the regular season. Source: Daily Sports 9/15/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kila Ka'aihue and Katsuhiro Nagakawa were sent down to Ni-gun to make room for Brad Eldred and Jumpei Shinoda. Hiroshima called up Shinoda because they wanted another left-handed arm in the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 9/15/2014 ... Eldred struck out twice on Monday and tied Shota Dobayashi's 2012 franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 150. Source: Sponichi 9/15/2014
  • Probable starters for the Yomiuri series that begins on the 15th at Mazda Stadium: Kenta Maeda, Yusuke Nomura, and Deunte Heath. Source: Daily Sports 9/15/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Katsuki Matayoshi pitched in his sixtieth game of the season on Monday and became the first rookie pitcher in franchise history to appear in at least sixty games in one season in their first year in the NPB since Hitoki Iwase in 1999. Source: Sanspo 9/15/2014
  • With help from the offense on Sunday, Masahiro Yamamoto avoided becoming the older pitcher to record a loss. He left the game as the losing pitcher down 5-3 after four innings of work. The offense scored a run 7th and tied the game in the 8th. Shinji Hamazaki set the current record for oldest pitcher to lose a game at forty-eight years and ten months in 1950. Source: Sports Hochi 9/15/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars have three foreign players with at least ten home runs this season (through Sunday): Aarom Baldiris with sixteen, Tony Blanco with fifteen, and Yulieski Gourriel with ten. Yokohama has had three foreign players hit at least ten home runs in one season one other time in franchise history: in 2010, Terrmel Sledge recorded twenty-eight, Jose Castillo nineteen, and Brett Harper nineteen. Source: Sponichi 9/15/2014
  • Tomoya Mikami saved his nineteenth game of the season on Sunday and set a new franchise record for saves by a rookie in his first year in the NPB. The previous record of eighteen was set by Atsushi Kizuka in 2000. Source: Sanspo 9/15/2014
  • The Bay Stars picked up their ninth shutout of the year on Sunday. It was also their second shutout against the Giants (July 9 and September 14). The last time Yokohama recorded two shutouts against Yomiuri in one season was in 2002 (July 16 and August 8). Source: Sanspo 9/15/2014
  • Forty-one-year-old Norihiro Nakamura is not ready to retire and is planning to remain active in 2015, regardless of his contract status with the Bay Stars. Source: Sports Hochi 9/15/2014