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Yomiuri Giants 6 – Yokohama Bay Stars 8 (July 23, 2017)

Yomiuri Giants vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium – 17:30
Starters: Otake, Kan (YOM) 10-4, 5.03 – Kubo, Yasutomo (YOK) 5-4, 6.23

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 0
Yokohama 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2X 8 13 1

Attendance: 28937 | Time: 3h27m

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Yomiuri Giants 3 – Yokohama Bay Stars 1 (July 22, 2017)

Yomiuri Giants vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium – 17:30
Starters: Sugano, Tomoyuki (YOM) 15-9, 2.20 – Iizuka, Satoshi (YOK) 2-0, 3.86

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Yokohama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0

Attendance: 28932 | Time: 2h35m

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Yomiuri Giants 3 – Yokohama Bay Stars 3 (July 21, 2017)

Yomiuri Giants vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Taguchi, Kazuto (YOM) 14-8, 2.09 – Ino, Shoichi (YOK) 14-4, 3.34

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 2
Yokohama 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 1

Attendance: 27791 | Time: 3h55m

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Yomiuri Giants 6 – Chunichi Dragons 5 (July 19, 2017)

Yomiuri Giants vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome – 18:00
Starters: Hatake, Seishu (YOM) 1-0, 9.00 – Ono, Yudai (CHU) 13-3, 4.84

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 13 0
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 14 0

Attendance: 22434 | Time: 3h23m

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[7/18/2017] Shun Yamaguchi in trouble after incident on July 11

Shun Yamaguchi was scratched from his start against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome tonight because of an incident earlier this month.

According to the Yomiuri Giants, Yamaguchi was drinking with a friend at a restaurant in Tokyo on July 11 (also his birthday).  He got drunk and hurt his right hand. He went to a hospital for treatment, and in the process, may have broken a door and injured a male security guard. The Giants learned about incident today. They have decided to pull him from the rotation for the time being. They are still in the process of determining what exactly happened.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/2017, Daily Sports 7/18/2017, Daily Sports 7/18/2017Sponichi 7/18/2017, Tokyo Sports 7/18/2017

[UPDATE 7/19 @ 4:12am]

Tokyo Sports is reporting that the hospital already filed a damage report with police. Additional details about the incident have also been released.

Meguro police responded to a call on July 11. By the time they arrived, Yamaguchi was already gone. However, there was surveillance camera footage. The security guard reportedly suffered injuries that will take about two weeks to heal. A wooden door was was dented. There was no broken glass.

Police have not yet been contacted by Yamaguchi or the Giants. They were caught off guard when they learned the team made an announcement to the media.

Source: Tokyo Sports 7/18/2017

[UPDATE 7/20 @ 3:23am]

While the last update made it sound like Yamaguchi was the individual that damaged a door and hurt a security guard, neither the police or the Giants have actually named him as the perpetrator. Both the police and the Giants are still investigating what happened.

A little more has been revealed by the media.

From the Giants:

  • July 11 was Yamaguchi’s thirtieth birthday.
  • He was at a restaurant with a friend.
  • He got drunk and hurt his right hand on some glass.
  • He went to a hospital for treatment and may have damaged a door and hurt a security guard.
  • The Giants learned about the incident on the morning of July 18.
  • The Giants decided to refrain from using Yamaguchi for the time being. They are still in the middle of their own internal investigation.

From the police:

  • An individual that might be Yamaguchi and a friend visited a hospital.
  • The individual refused to be examined.
  • The individual got into a scuffle with a security guard and caused injuries (hip and chest) that will require about two weeks to heal.
  • When police responded to an emergency call (110), the individual was already gone.
  • The individual was not examined by hospital staff.
  • There is security camera footage of a man getting into a scuffle with the guard. But the footage is not clear so the suspect is unknown.
  • Damage reports were filed.
  • The police noticed similarities in their incident and the Giants’ incident and are looking into a possible connection with Yamaguchi.

Media:

  • The injury to Yamaguchi’s hand was not serious.
  • Yamaguchi does not appear to have any injuries on his right hand in a photo take by the media during a charity event on July 17.
  • Yamaguchi was able to participate in practices and toss a bullpen session after the incident.
  • Yamaguchi apparently did not report the incident to the Giants right away.
  • Yamaguchi was pulled from his start after the incident came to light.
  • Yamaguchi was taken off the active roster on July 19.
  • Yamaguchi did not show up at Giants Stadium to practice on July 19.

Source: Chunichi Sports 7/19/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/19/2017, Daily Sports 7/19/2017, Daily Sports 7/19/2017Sponichi 7/19/2017, Sponichi 7/19/2017Sanspo 7/19/2017

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Yomiuri Giants 1 – Chunichi Dragons 6 (July 18, 2017)

Yomiuri Giants vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome – 18:00
Starters: Yamaguchi, Shun (YOM) 4-1, 6.43 – Yoshimi, Kazuki (CHU) 8-1, 4.88

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
Chunichi 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 X 6 10 1

Attendance: 19953 | Time: 2h49m

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Hisayoshi Chono: Did You Know

Chono has hit lead-off home runs in back-to-back games twice during his career:

  • July 12, 2017 against Yakult and July 17 against Chunichi
  • May 22, 2013 and May 23 against Rakuten

He is the fifth player in the NPB to accomplish the feat, and first in Yomiuri Giants’ franchise history. As of July 17, he has eleven lead-off home runs.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2017, Sponichi 7/18/2017

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Yomiuri Giants 5 – Chunichi Dragons 1 (July 17, 2017)

Yomiuri Giants vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome – 18:00
Starters: Mikolas, Miles (YOM) 15-7, 2.73 – Ogasawara, Shinnosuke (CHU) 10-2, 5.17

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 9 0
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0

Attendance: 32581 | Time: 3h7m

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[7/16/2017] Ikusei Kyosuke Takagi has a chance to make seventy-man roster

The Yomiuri Giants are currently exploring the possibility of adding one or two Ikusei players to their seventy-man roster. They have about four candidates, including Kyosuke Takagi. The Giants have two openings on their seventy-man roster.

Source: Sanspo 7/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/16/2017

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[7/13/2017] at home Hero Award for June

The at home Hero Award for June was given to Yoshiyuki Kamei for his walk-off home run game against Lotte on June 18. The Giants won the game 7-5.

The Giants trailed the Marines 5-3 at the start of the bottom of the twelfth. Hayato Sakamoto recorded an RBI double and Casey McGehee was intentionally walked. With runners on first and second, Kamei drilled a walk-off home run to right. It was the sixth walk-off home run of his career.

Source: at home announcement, box score

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 89 56 31 2
Hanshin 85 46 39 0
Yokohama 88 45 40 3
Yomiuri 88 41 46 1
Chunichi 90 39 48 3
Yakult 88 29 57 2
G W L T
Rakuten 81 55 25 1
Softbank 89 58 31 0
Seibu 85 46 37 2
Orix 85 38 46 1
Nippon Ham 88 32 56 0
Lotte 86 28 57 1
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