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[11/15/2015] Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Nov.16, 2015 @ 9:33 am, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

  • Practice game against Matsuyama Phoenix on November 15: Yoshihisa Naruse was one of the starters and tossed two perfect innings. He needed nineteen pitches to retire six hitters. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/15/2015
  • Atsushi Ugumori joined fall camp practices on November 15. Source: Sanspo 11/15/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/15/2015
  • Ryo Akiyoshi is interested in closing out games. Source: Daily Sports 11/15/2015
  • The Swallows are planning to send Yuto Koyama, Koji Yamakawa, and Izumi Hara to play winter ball in Taiwan. Ni-gun hitting coach Takayuki Saito will be going with the players. They will leave Japan on November 25. Source: Sanspo 11/14/2015
  • Hirofumi Yamanaka is working on a slow curve ball. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
  • The Swallows are planning to unveil their new 2016 Majestic uniforms during fan appreciation day. Source: Sponichi 11/15/2015

Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Intra-squad game on November 15: Masahiro Nakatani got the start in right and batted seventh for the Whites. He hit a one-out home run off Ryoma Matsuda in the 4th inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/15/2015
  • Intra-squad game on November 13: Hiroya Shimamoto started the game for the Reds and gave up a run on two hits over two innings. He retired the side in order in the 1st inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/14/2015 ... Cha-Seung Baek (tryout) started the game for the Whites and gave up a run on two hits over two innings of work and struck out one. He also retired the side in order in the 1st inning (F8, G4, Ks). He gave up a run on two hits and a walk in the 2nd inning (Fo3, BB-SB, 1B8-RBI, 1B8, G6, G3). Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015, Sponichi 11/13/2015, Daily Sports 11/13/2015 ... Yuta Iwasada tossed a shutout inning in relief for the Whites. He entered the game in the 5th and retired the side in order: F4, K, K. Source: Sanspo 11/14/2015 ... Fumiya Hojo started at short and batted second for the Reds. He hit a double off the left field fence with runners on first and second and two out in the 6th inning. He was hitless in his first three trips to the plate. Source: Sponichi 11/13/2015, Sanspo 11/14/2015 .. Ryutaro Umeno was the starting catcher for the Whites and batted fifth. He collected two hits and an RBI: single to left in the 2nd inning with one out; and a timely single to center in the 6th inning with runners on first and second and no out. Sanspo 11/14/2015
  • Tomoaki Kanemoto could give Yuta Iwasada a look as a reliever. Kanemoto would like at least two lefties in the bullpen. Ideally, one of them would also be able to pitch multiple innings. Iwasada might be able to fill that need. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
  • Masayuki Kakefu spent about fifty minutes signing 450 autographs at Naruohama on November 15. Ryota Arai and Shunsuke joined him. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/15/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Practice game against J Project on November 15: Junki Ito started the game and did not allow a run over 4.1 innings of work. He did allow one hit. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/15/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yasuaki Yamasaki is planning to head to Los Angeles to learn more about conditioning. He is also planning to attend a language school to learn English and the US culture. He will leave Japan before Christmas and spend about two weeks in Los Angeles. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015