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[5/6/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on May.07, 2015 @ 7:46 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants surrendered ten runs in the 1st inning on May 5. It was the first time a team allowed ten or more runs in the 1st inning since Orix gave up eleven runs to Daiei on July 27, 2003. The Giants gave up ten or more runs in an inning for the ninth time in franchise history, first since they gave up twelve runs in the 6th to Chunichi on September 16, 2003. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015
  • Toshiya Sugiuchi started the game on May 5 and was pulled after giving up six runs and recording just two outs in the 1st. It was the shortest outing in Sugiuchi's career. His previous low was two innings set on June 1, 2004 against Lotte. The last Giant starting pitcher to get yanked before the end of the 1st inning was Dicky Gonzalez on August 1, 2012. Gonzalez left the game with an injury. The last Giant starting pitcher to get yanked before the end of the 1st inning, not due to an injury or ejection, was Yusaku Iriki on September 27, 2001. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Minoru Iwata recorded a three-run triple on May 5. It was the twenty-ninth hit of his career and his first triple since October 10, 2009. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015
  • Randy Messenger sat down with the pitching coaches on May 5 to discuss his condition. Messenger will make his next scheduled start on May 10 at Koshien against Hiroshima. Source: Daily Sports 5/6/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp have scored ten or more runs in one inning eight times in franchise history. Their ten run 1st on May 5 was a franchise first. They scored thirteen runs against the Yomiuri Giants on May 5. It was their first thirteen or more run game against the Giants since a 13-12 extra inning walk-off victory on August 2, 2005. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • UPDATED The Bay Stars won their twentieth game of the season on May 6 and became the first team to win twenty games in the Central League since May 21, 1978 (tied with the Giants); and became the first team in the Central League to win twenty games since June 1, 1969. This was the first time they made it to twenty before teams in both leagues. Source: official report, Nikkan Sports 5/7/2015
  • First round draft pick Yasuaki Yamasaki picked up his twelfth save of the year on May 6. He also recorded his eighth straight save and tied Tsuyoshi Yoda's 1990 Central League record for consecutive saves by a rookie. Source: Daily Sports 5/6/2015, Sanspo 5/6/2015
  • Through May 5, the Bay Stars are in first place in May for the first time since May 3, 2007. They are in first place after playing thirty-three games for the first time since 1998. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015
  • On May 5, Daisuke Miura became the first right-handed pitcher to record one or more victories in twenty-three consecutive seasons. The previous record of twenty-two seasons was set by Tetsuya Yoneda (1956-1977). Miura has also recorded at least one victory at Yokohama Stadium in twenty-three consecutive seasons. He is the first pitcher in NPB history to record at least one victory at one stadium in twenty-three consecutive seasons. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015

[5/5/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on May.06, 2015 @ 4:43 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki joined the Ichi-gun team on May 4. He is scheduled to start a game against Chunichi on May 6. Source: Sanspo 5/5/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp scored ten runs in the 1st inning of a game against the Giants on May 5. It was the first time they scored ten or more runs in a single inning since they scored ten runs in the 8th inning against Yokohama on August 19, 2004. Source: Sports Hochi 5/5/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • At forty-four years and four months, Motonobu Tanishige became just the sixth player in NPB history to hit a home run after turning forty-four. The NPB record of forty-five years and five months was set by Yoshiyuki Iwamoto on August 18, 1957. The Central League record of forty-four years and five months was set by Tomoaki Kanemoto on September 26, 2012. Tanishige also became the ninth player in NPB history to record a modasho after turning forty-four and the first player in NPB history to record four hits after turning forty-four. The NPB record for modashos of forty-four years and five months was set by Hiromitsu Ochiai in 1998. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2015 ... The other five players that hit home runs after turning forty-four: Iwamoto (forty-five years and five months in 1957), Katsuya Nomura (forty-five years and one month in 1980), Hiromitsu Kadota (forty-four years and four months in 1992), Hiromitsu Ochiai (forty-four years and five months in 1998), and Kanemoto (forty-four years and five months in 2012). Source: Sanspo 5/5/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura picked up his first victory of the year on May 5 and extended his streak of recording at least one win to twenty-three consecutive seasons. The streak ties the NPB record held by Masahiro Yamamoto and Kimiyasu Kudo. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2015, Daily Sports 5/5/2015