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[9/29/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.30, 2015 @ 8:01 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami's next start could come on October 4 against Hiroshima at Koshien. Source: Sponichi 9/29/2015
  • Naoto Tsuru's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy weighing 3,100 grams, at a hospital in Okayama on September 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroki Kuroda's next start could come on either the last home game of the regular season against Yakult at Mazda Stadium on October 3, or the last game of the regular season against Hanshin at Koshien on October 4. Kuroda is the third right-handed pitcher in NPB history to record at least ten wins in his first year back from the Majors. The other two: Hideki Irabu with thirteen in 2003 and Kazuhisa Ishii with eleven in 2006. Kuroda is the third right-handed pitcher in NPB history to record at least ten wins after turning forty. The other two: Tadashi Wakabayashi (1948, 1949) and Choji Murata (1990). Source: Sponichi 9/29/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons announced that they will have new Field Seats in 2016. The new section will be located at field level in foul territory on the first and third base sides of the field. There will be sixty-four seats on each side. Source: Daily Sports 9/29/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars tied the NPB record for most errors in a season with number sixty-eight on September 29. Source: Daily Sports 9/29/2015