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[7/22/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.23, 2015 @ 9:38 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kosuke Fukudome was recognized as the Hanshin Tigers Sports Hochi Series' Outstanding Player on July 21. The series took place over eleven games at Koshien Stadium between June 6 - July 15. Fukudome went 15-for-41 with four home runs and four RBI during the eleven games series. Source: Sports Hochi 7/22/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda's start against Chunichi was rained out on July 22. His next start could come on July 24 against Yomiuri. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2015
  • Brad Eldred will return to the United States on July 23 to be with his expecting wife. He is scheduled to return on July 28. Jesus Guzman will replace Eldred on the active roster. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars gave up eleven runs in the 9th inning of a game against Yakult on July 21. It marked the first time they allowed eleven runs in one innings since September 30, 2012 (vs Chunichi). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada became the first player in the Centra League to hit twenty home runs this year on July 21. The last Yakult player to reach twenty before anyone else in the league was Wladimir Balentien in 2012; the last Japanese Yakult player was Takahiro Ikeyama in 1992. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2015
  • The Swallows scored seventeen runs on twenty-two hits against Yokohama on July 21. It was the first time they scored seventeen runs in a game since October 7, 2008 (vs Chunichi) and the first time they recorded twenty-two hits in a game since August 6, 2010 (vs Yokohama). Source: Sanpso 7/22/2015 ... Yakult went 10-for-10 at one point in the 9th inning on July 21. It was the eighth time in NPB history (third time in franchise history, most in NPB history) a team went 10-for-10 or better, first since June 7, 2010. The Swallows recorded eleven hits in the 9th on July 21. It was the fourth time they accomplished the feat in franchise history (most in NPB history), first since June 14, 2009. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2015 ... The Swallows have gone 10-for-10 or better three times in franchise history: 10-for-10 on April 22, 1998 against Chunichi; 11-for-11 on June 14, 2009 against Orix (NPB record); and 10-for-10 on July 21, 2015 against Yokohama. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2015