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[9/28/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.29, 2015 @ 11:53 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami tossed his fourth shutout of the year on September 28. He is the first Tiger to record at least four shutouts in a season since Kei Igawa racked up four in 2002, and the first right-handed Tiger since Shigeru Kobayashi with five in 1979. Source: Daily Sports 9/28/2015
  • The Tigers had three foreign players -- Matt Murton, Mauro Gomez, and Nelson Perez -- in the starting line-up on September 28. It was the first time in franchise history three foreign players made the starting line-up at one time. Source: Daily Sports 9/28/2015
  • The Hanshin Department store in Umeda will be holding a Hanshin Tigers Fan Appreciation Sale between September 30 and October 6. Source: Sanspo 9/28/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • On September 28, Hiroki Kuroda became the sixth pitcher in NPB history to win ten games in a season after turning forty. Source: Daily Sports 9/28/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige said he will try to give Masahiro Yamamoto a chance to pitch before the end of the season if he is ready to go. Source: Daily Sports 9/28/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars can do no better than a fifth place finish after their 8-3 loss to the Hiroshima Carp on September 28. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama recorded his 104th RBI of the season on September 28 and tied the franchise high for a Japanese player, set by Katsuo Osugi in 1977. Source: Sponichi 9/28/2015
  • Masanori Ishikawa picked up his fifth victory of the month on September 27 and became the first pitcher in the Central League to win five games in one month since Kazuki Yoshimi in September 2011 and the first Yakult pitcher since Jason Beverlin June 2004. Source: Sponichi 9/28/2015 ... Ishikawa recorded his twenty-fifth victory against the Yomiuri Giants on September 27. Only Masahiro Yamamoto, with forty-three, has more victories among active pitchers. Twenty-five victories is good for fourth in franchise history, behind Masaichi Kaneda (sixty-five), Hiromu Matsuoka (thirty-four), and Kenjiro Kawasaki (twenty-nine). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/2015