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[7/24/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.25, 2015 @ 5:41 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Taiga Egoshi homered in his second straight game on July 24 and became the first rookie in franchise history to accomplish the feat since Akinobu Okada in 1980 (against Chunichi on August 6 and 7). Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2015, Sponichi 7/25/2015
  • A foul ball Shintaro Fujinami hit during indoor batting practice on July 23 struck hitting coach assistant Thomas O'Malley on the left side of the head. O'Malley told reporters he was fine, other than some pain. He also blamed himself for not paying attention (he was chatting with an interpreter). Source: Sanspo 7/24/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Keisuke Imai could get a start during the Yakult series that begins on July 28. If he does, it will be his first start since 2013. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2015
  • Hiroki Kuroda tossed a bullpen session on July 23. Instead of his usual thirty-five or so pitches, he threw eighty-five. Kuroda could make his next start on July 28 against Yakult. Source: Sponichi 7/24/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Starters for the Hanshin series that began on July 24: Shoichi Ino, Yoshiki Sunada, Shun Yamaguchi. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2015
  • Shun Yamaguchi could be sent down to Ni-gun for an adjustment if he continues to struggle. He has not won a game since April 25. Source: Sports Hochi 7/24/2015