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[8/18/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Aug.19, 2015 @ 3:43 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Miles Mikolas picked up his tenth win of the season on August 18 and joined Bill Gullickson (fourteen in 1988) and Balvino Galvez (sixteen in 1996) at the only foreign pitchers in franchise history to win at least ten games in their first year in the NPB. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015
  • Randy Johnson is scheduled to throw out the ceremony first pitch on August 19. Luis Gonzalez catch the pitch. Source: official announcement
  • Former head scout Kikuo Ito died of heart failure at a hospital in Nagoya at 8:08am on August 15. He was seventy-nine. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Through August 17, in the month of August, the Tigers are 26-67-6 at Tokyo Dome against the Yomiuri Giants. Outside of August, they are 105-136-3. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Potential starters for the Giants series that begins on August 20: Kenta Maeda, Yuya Fukui, and Hiroki Kuroda. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2015
  • Hiroki Kuroda's next start could come on August 23 against the Giants on four days of rest. Since returning to Japan, Kuroda has made two starts on five days of rest, but none on four days. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2015
  • Hiroshima currently has four mainstays in the starting rotation: Kenta Maeda, Kuroda, Kris Johnson, and Yuya Fukui. Yusuke Nomura could join the fray and become a fifth starter. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige will be in the third year of four-year deal next year. The Dragons are not planning to make any changes to Tanishige's status at this point in time. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yasuaki Yamasaki tied Tsuyoshi Yoda's 1990 record of thirty-one saves by a rookie pitcher in one season. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2015
  • The Bay Stars are still interested in bringing Kiyoshi Nakahata back next season. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2015