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[7/27/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.28, 2015 @ 7:24 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani recorded the 122nd modasho of his career on July 26. Twenty-eight of the 122 came against Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2015
  • Taiga Egoshi notched a modasho on July 26 against Yokohama and became the first rookie to accomplish the feat since Shunsuke Fujikawa recorded three hits against Yakult on August 29, 2010. Source: Sponichi 7/27/2015
  • Randy Messenger struck out four against Yokohama on July 26 and moved into sole possession of fourth on the all-time list for strikeouts by a foreign pitcher with 862. Source: Sponichi 7/26/2015 ... Messenger is 6-8 with a 3.18 ERA in eighteen games on four days of rest over his NPB career. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2015
  • Only four pitchers have recorded two or more wins as a starter this year: Shintaro Fujinami (eight), Atsushi Nomi (seven), Randy Messenger (seven), and Minoru Iwata (five). Seven other pitchers have made twenty-two starts and notched a combined four wins. The victories belong to Akira Iwamoto, Yuta Iwasada, Mario Santiago, and Shoya Yamamoto. Source: Sponichi 7/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/26/2015
  • Kazuya Takamiya missed general practices on July 17 because of gastroenteritis. His punishment for missing the practice was an extra day of workouts on July 24 and some side-to-side fielding practice on July 27. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2015
  • The Tigers are not planning to make any more moves before the trade deadline on July 31. They will continue to keep an eye on Kyuji Fujikawa as a possible option for the 2016 season. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2015, Daily Sports 7/27/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Through July 25, Motonobu Tanishige has played in 3,017 games, 2,960 as a catcher. Source: Sanspo 7/26/2015 ... At forty-four years and seven months, Tanishige became the youngest to play in 3,017 games. Katsuya Nomura was forty-five years and three months when he set the record in 1980. Source: Sponichi 7/26/2015 ... Tanshige has made the starting line-up 2,665 times. He has batted eighth as a starter in 1,847 games. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2015
  • Drew Naylor and Rafael Perez joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts at Nagoya Dome on July 27. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows extended their winning streak to seven games on July 26. It is their first seven-game winning streak since September 13, 2011. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2015 ... The 2011 winning streak went to nine games (September 6 - 15). Source: Sponichi 7/27/2015
  • Tony Barnette set a new franchise record for foreign pitchers by notching a save in each of his last ten appearances. The previous record of nine was set by Chang-Yong Lim in 2008 and 2009. Source: Sanspo 7/26/2015 ... The ten saves in ten consecutive appearances also ties the NPB record for foreign pitchers, set by Dong-Yeol Sun in 1999. Source: Sanspo 7/27/2015