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[9/30/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Oct.01, 2015 @ 8:29 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Shuichi Murata and Tetsuya Utsumi joined Ichi-gun practices at Giants Stadium on September 30. The Giants are planning to add Murata to the active roster on October 1 and Utsumi on October 2. Utsumi will be used as a reliever. Source: Sponichi 9/30/2015

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Possible starters for the remaining four games left on the schedule: Yuya Fukui against Chunichi at Mazda Stadium on October 1, Kenta Maeda against Chunichi at Mazda Stadium on October 2, Kris Johnson against Yakult at Mazda Stadium on October 3, and Hiroki Kuroda against Hanshin at Koshien Stadium on October 4. Source: Daily Sports 9/30/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons are planning to send Tatsuro Hamada to play winter ball with the Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Republic for about a month and a half. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars lost their game against Hanshin on a passed ball by Hiroki Minei on September 29. It was the fourteenth time in NPB history a game was decided on a passed ball, first since Hanshin won a game against Chunichi on a passed ball by Iori Katsura on July 9. This was the first time two games in the same league and in the same season were decided on a passed balls. Yokohama has now lost two games on passed balls in franchise history. The other took place on June 14, 1956 against Hiroshima with Kiyoshi Doi behind the plate. Source: Sponichi 9/30/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryo Akiyoshi is one appearance away from tying the franchise high of seventy-three, set by Kenichi Matsuoka in 2010. Source: Sanspo 9/30/2015
  • The Swallows are planning to hold their victory celebration on the field if they clinch first at home. They had a chance to clinch at home on September 29. They will have one more chance on October 1. Staff prepared 2,000 bottles of beer (100 cases) for the celebrations. Source: Sponichi 9/30/2015, Sanspo 9/30/2015