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[8/7/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.08, 2015 @ 7:28 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants struck out twenty-one times in a twelve-inning game against Hiroshima on August 7. It was the first time they struck out twenty or more times in a game since 1938. The franchise record of seventeen for a nine-inning game was set on August 1, 2004. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2015
  • Alex Castellanos missed the Yakult game on August 6 because he was poor condition. Leslie Anderson is set to join Ichi-gun practices in case he is needed. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Shota Nakazaki has been ejected from a game for throwing a dangerous pitch twice during his career: September 19, 2012 against Yakult and August 7, 2015 against Yomiuri. Source: Sports Hochi 8/8/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yasuaki Yamasaki recorded his twenty-eighth save of August 7 and moved into a second place tie for most saves by a rookie pitcher in a single season. Tsuyoshi Yoda set the NPB record of thirty-one in 1990. Source: Sanspo 8/7/2015, Daily Sports 8/7/2015
  • Kenta Ishida picked up his first career win on August 6 and became the first left-handed rookie pitcher in franchise history to record a victory as a starting pitcher since Kazuya Takamiya on May 23, 2006. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2015