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[10/2/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Oct.03, 2015 @ 5:27 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Miles Mikolas extended his winning streak to eleven on October 2 and tied Joe Stanka's 1964 NPB record for longest winning streak by a foreign pitcher. Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2015
  • The Giants secured second place in the Central League with their 4-1 victory over the Yokohama Bay Stars on October 2. Source: Sponichi 10/2/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • With their loss against Yakult and Yomiuri's victory against Yokohama on October 2, the Tigers no longer have a shot at finishing in second place in the Central League. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • With the rain out against Chunichi at Mazda Stadium on October 1, Kenta Maeda could start the rescheduled game on four days of rest on October 7. He could also be an option out of the bullpen. Both will depend on the standings. Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2015 ... Maeda became the 169th pitcher in NPB history to reach the 1,500 innings pitched milestone on October 2. He recorded his 1,500th inning in his 217th game, twelfth fastest in NPB history. Source: Sports Hochi 10/2/2015 ... Maeda has hit two home runs over his career: September 28, 2008 against Yakult and October 2, 2015 against Chunichi. Source: Sponichi 10/2/2015

Chunichi Dragons

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryo Akiyoshi pitched in his seventy-third game of the year on October 2 and tied the franchise record Kenichi Matsuoka set in 2010. Source: Sponichi 10/2/2015