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[8/4/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.05, 2015 @ 3:52 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants have given Alex Castellanos a five-day leave to be with his pregnant partner. He can take the leave the moment he feels his partner might give birth. Source: ZakZak 8/4/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami's next start could come on August 8 against Yokhama. Source: Sanspo 8/4/2015
  • The Tigers will most likely offer general manager Katsuhiro Nakamura an extension. Source: Sanspo 8/4/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kris Johnson could make his next start on August 7 against Yomiuri on five days of rest. Kenta Maeda could make his next start on August 8 against Yomiuri on seven days of rest. Source: Sports Hochi 8/4/2015
  • Hiroki Kuroda has recorded thirty victories in the month of August over his career (NPB + MLB). Most in any given month during the season. His thirty-two wins in September is second highest. In the two months in Japan, he is a combined 36-23. (Data through August 3) Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2015

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Potential starters for the Chunichi series that begins on August 4: Yasutomo Kubo, Daisuke Miura, and Kenta Ishida. Source: Sports Hochi 8/4/2015
  • Potential starters for the Hanshin series that begins on August 7: Yoshiki Sunada, Kentaro Takasaki, and Guillermo Moscoso. Source: Sports Hochi 8/4/2015
  • Kiyoshi Nakahata plans to live and die with Yoshitomo Tsutsugo. Source: Sponichi 8/4/2015
  • Tomo Otosaka was involved in a minor car accident at around 2:30pm on August 3. He hit a car in front of him while driving on a regular road in Yokohama. No one was hurt. Source: Sponichi 8/4/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Shohei Tateyama's pitching schedule in August, assuming starts on ten days of rest, could looking something like this: August 4 against Yomiuri, August 15 against Hanshin, and August 26 against Yomiuri. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2015, Sponichi 8/4/2015