The at home Hero Award for May was given to Hayato Sakamoto for his performance against Yakult at Tokyo Dome on May 13. With the Giants down 2-1 and runners on first and second and two out in the twelfth inning, Sakamoto hit a double to left that plated both runners and gave his team a come-from-behind 3-2 walk-off victory.0 Comments
Takehiro Ishikawa suffered a bruise on his right elbow when he stole second base in the top of the fifth inning of a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome on June 12. He was removed on defense in the bottom-half of the inning as a precaution.
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Shun Yamaguchi recorded a shutout victory against the Orix Buffaloes on June 12. It was his second shutout victory in as many starts.
According to Daily Sports, the following Hiroshima Carp pitchers will be getting starts during the Seibu series that begins on June 14 at Mazda Stadium.
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Yuki Karakawa left his start against the Yakult Swallows on June 12 at QVC Marine after five innings and sixty-six pitches because he developed a blister on his right middle finger. He wanted to keep pitching, but was removed as a precaution and out of consideration for his next start.
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Marcos Mateo (right shoulder) is set to rejoin the active roster in time for the Orix series that begins on June 14 at Koshien Stadium. The Hanshin Tigers decided he was ready after he topped 153km/h during a one-inning Ni-gun relief stint on June 11.0 Comments
Eiichi Koyano was examined at a hospital in Kobe and diagnosed with a strain in hie left hamstring. He will require about six weeks for a full recovery.0 Comments
The Softbank Hawks hit one million in attendance on June 9. They reached the milestone in thirty-two home games, one more than last year.0 Comments
Shintaro Fujinami (bruised right thumb) resumed playing catch on June 12 in preparation for his next start. He still has some swelling and pain, but is otherwise okay. He would like to make his next start if possible.0 Comments
Eiichi Koyano hurt his left hamstring while running the bases in the second inning against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Kyocera Dome earlier today. He was removed on defense in the third inning.
Yoshio Itoi was pulled from today’s game on defense in the seventh inning. He apparently developed cramps in both his calves. He is considered day-to-day.0 Comments