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[7/21/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.22, 2015 @ 9:44 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger struck out two during his start against Yomiuri on July 21 and tied Jeremy Powell for fourth on the all-time strikeout list for foreign pitchers with 858. Source: Sponichi 7/21/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yusuke Nomura will be taken off the active roster on July 22 after two consecutive ineffective starts (2 G, 8.1 IP, 45 BF, 15 H, 4 BB, 10 R, 5 ER). Source: Sports Hochi 7/21/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Drew Naylor and Rafael Perez made their Ni-gun debuts on July 21 against Softbank. Naylor got the start and tossed three shutout innings (12 BF, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 SO). Perez relieved Naylor and gave up two runs over three innings (15 BF, 6 H, 0 BB, 4 SO). Both players will pitch in one or two more games at Ni-gun before becoming available to pitch in Ichi-gun games. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2015
  • Ryosuke Hirata recorded the second two-homer game of his career on July 20 (vs Yakult on August 25, 2011 at Jingu Stadium and vs Hiroshima on July 20 at Mazda Stadium). Source: Sports Hochi 7/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/21/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows scored eleven runs in the 9th inning of a game against Yokohama on July 21 and tied a franchise record that was set in May 1978. They fell short of the Central League record of twelve, set by Hanshin in 1969. Source: Sponichi 7/21/2015