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[8/17/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Aug.18, 2015 @ 2:14 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • On August 15, Hayato Sakamoto became the youngest player in franchise history to earn an FA option. Source: Sponichi 8/16/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Potential starters for the Yomiuri series that begins on August 18: Randy Messenger, Atsushi Nomi, and Shintaro Fujinami. Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2015
  • The Tigers are thinking about offering Yutaka Wada an extension for the 2016 season. If he fails to make the play-offs, other members of the front office officials could be prepared to step down. Source: Sanspo 8/16/2015
  • Takashi Toritani blasted his fifth lead-off home run on August 16. It was his first lead-off home run since October 3, 2010. It was the third lead-off home run for the Tigers this year: Tsuyoshi Nishioka hit one on May 14 and Hiroki Uemoto on July 4. Source: Daily Sports 8/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/17/2015
  • Kosuke Fukudome recorded the 300th double of his career during a game against Yakult on August 16. He became the sixty-third player in NPB history to reach the milestone. Source: Sponichi 8/16/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Takahiro Arai hit a home run against Yokohama on August 16. It was the 286th home run of his career and 200th with Hiroshima. He became the eighth player in franchise history to hit 200 home runs. Source: Daily Sports 8/16/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Shohei Tateyama is 16-6 with a 2.17 ERA against the Hanshin Tigers over his career. Tateyama will most likely begin getting starts on six to seven days of rest. Source: Sports Hochi 8/16/2015, Sponichi 8/16/2015