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[7/30/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.31, 2015 @ 5:44 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei recorded the fifth walk-off home run of his career on July 29 and moved into a fifth place tie on the franchise's all-time list with five other players: Tatsunori Hara, Kazuhiro Kiyohara, Hideki Matsui, Hayato Sakamoto, and Shinnosuke Abe. Source: Sponichi 7/30/2015, Sanspo 7/30/2015
  • Miles Mikolas' wife, Lauren, participated in a public relations event for Beaute et Sante Laboratories on July 30. Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2015 ... The media was misinformed when they reported that Lauren signed a contract with the Motoko Inagawa talent agency back in June. She told the media through her Twitter account on July 8 that they should contact her through her blog, Fearless Charm, and not the agency. Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yutaka Wada recorded his 250th managerial victory on July 29 against Chunichi. The 250 wins is good for ninth most in franchise history. Source: Sanspo 7/30/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Ni-gun game against Orix on July 30: Masahiro Yamamoto started the game and gave up a run over six innings of work. He faced twenty-three hitters, threw eighty-three pitches, allowed seven hits, walked none, struck out one, and topped out at 133km/h. Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada recorded his tenth home run in the month of July on the 29th and joined Toru Sugiura (ten in May 1985) and Akinori Iwamura (eleven in June and August 2004 and twelve in August 2006) as the only Japanese players in franchise history to hit at least ten home runs in one month. He is the first to accomplish the feat in franchise history as a right-handed hitter. Source: Sanspo 7/30/2015 ... Yamada recorded the fortieth modasho of his career, tenth of the current season, on July 29. Source: Sponichi 7/30/2015