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[7/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons

by on Jul.26, 2015 @ 9:26 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Yasuyuki Kataoka recorded the 200th sac hit of his career during his at bat in the 1st inning of a game against the Hiroshima Carp on July 25 and became the thirty-seventh player in NPB history to reach the milestone. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami set a new career high by throwing 152 pitches for his shutout victory over the Yokohama Bay Stars on July 24. His previous high of 143 was set against Chunichi on July 15, 2014. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2015 ... Fujinami recorded his second shutout victory on July 24 and became the first Japanese Hanshin pitcher to accomplish the feat since Atsushi Nomi in 2013 and the first right-handed Japanese Hanshin pitcher since Shinobu Fukuhara in 2005. Source: Chunichi Sports 7/25/2015 ... Fujinami recorded the first 150-plus pitch shutout victory in the NPB since Tetsuya Utsumi on May 28, 2011 (against Lotte, 152 pitches) and the first 150-plus pitch shutout victory in franchise history since Kei Igawa on June 25, 2003 (against Hiroshima, 150 pitches). Source: Sanspo 7/25/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred's wife gave birth to the couple's third child, a girl weighing 3,119 grams, on July 25 (US time). Eldred is currently scheduled to return to Japan on the July 28. Source: Daily Sports 7/25/2015, Sports Hochi 7/25/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige played in his 3,017th game on July 25 and tied Katsuya Nomura's all-time NPB record for most games played. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2015