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[8/11/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.12, 2015 @ 10:28 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Miles Mikolas extended his winning streak to seven games on August 11 and became the first foreign Yomiuri pitcher to put together a winning streak of seven or more games since Dicky Gonzalez in 2009. Source: Sanspo 8/11/2015 ... Mikolas' family (father, aunt, and brother) is in town. They were at the game with his wife on August 11. Source: Sponichi 8/11/2015
  • Tetsuya Usumi threw forty-eight pitches in the bullpen on August 10 in preparation for his start on August 12 against Yokohama. Kan Otake could get a start on August 16 against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome. Source: Sponichi 8/11/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Potential starters for the Yomiuri series that begins on August 18: Atsushi Nomi, Randy Messenger, and Shintaro Fujinami. Source: Sponichi 8/11/2015
  • So far this year, Atsushi Nomi is 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA in three starts on five days of rest, 3-4 with a 3.42 ERA in eight starts on six days of rest, and 4-2 with a 3.18 ERA in six starts on seven or more days of rest. Source: Sanspo 8/11/2015
  • Yamato's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy weighing 3,145 grams, at a hospital in Hyogo on August 9. Source: Daily Sports 8/11/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Potential starters for the Hanshin series that started on August 11: Yudai Kawai, Raul Valdes, and Yudai Ono. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2015
  • The Dragons added another interpreter (Yasushi Kake) to their staff. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo's consecutive games on-base streak ended at thirty-six games on August 11. He fell one game short of tying the franchise record set by John Sipin 1947. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Hirofumi Yamanaka picked up the first shutout of his career on August 11 against Hiroshima and is now 6-0 in six starts this year. He is the first Yakult pitcher to record victories in his first six starts of the season since Masaichi Kaneda started the 1958 season 9-0 in nine games. Source: Daily Sports 8/11/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/11/2015