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[3/6/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.07, 2015 @ 3:19 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Kyoiku League game against Yokohama on March 6: Shinnosuke Abe got the start at first and batted third. He went 0-for-1: fly out to short, walk. He left on defense in the 5th. This was his first game since an intra-squad game on February 15. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015
  • Toshiya Sugiuchi was having problems with his neck after he slept on it wrong and was scratched from his exhibition game start against Orix on March 6. Source: Daily Sports 3/6/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kyoiku League game against Softbank on March 5: Suguru Iwazaki started the game and tossed four shutout innings while allowing six hits (three infield). He threw sixty-four pitches, thirty of which were off-speed pitches. Source: Sanspo 3/6/2015, Daily Sports 3/6/2015
  • Suguru Iwazaki's first regular season start could come on April 2 against Yakult at Jingu. Source: Sanpso 3/6/2015
  • Ryota Arai was not available on March 6 because of gastroenteritis. Source: Sanspo 3/6/2015
  • The Tigers will be renting out Ikusei players Kojiro Tanabo and Travis Mikihisa Samura to the Fukui Miracle Elephants (BC League) this year. A schedule has not yet been set. Source: Sponichi 3/6/2015
  • Mario Santiago is slated to arrive in Japan for a physical at some point this month. Santiago had surgery on his right elbow and the Tigers want to make sure everything is okay. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Practice game against All Hiroshima Industrial League team on March 5: Kris Johnson started the game and tossed three shutout innings. He faced ten hitters, threw thirty-three pitches, did not allow a hit, walked one, struck out three, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Sponichi 3/6/2015, Daily Sports 3/6/2015 ... Seiya Suzuki got the start in right and batted lead-off. He went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base. He recorded a single to left in the 1st, hit a two-out triple to right-center in the 3rd (was tagged out after he overran the bag), and hit a two-out RBI single in the 7th (stole second). Source: Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015, Daily Sports 3/6/2015
  • Kris Johnson's fiance, Carly Comer, arrived in Japan on March 3. Their wedding ceremony is slated to take place on November 14. They are planning to go to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Source: Sponichi 3/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura is set to start an exhibition game against Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome on March 7. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015