June 28 vs Yokohama at Yokohama – Nomi picked up a win and became the 135th player in NPB history to record 100 victories. He became the seventeenth Hanshin pitcher to reach the milestone, first left-handed Hanshin lifer to reach the milestone since Kazuyuki Yamamoto (1985). He joined Yutaka Enatsu (159) and Yamamoto (116) as the only Hanshin left-handed pitchers to record 100 or more victories.
The win was also Nomi’s fourth career victory in relief.
September 11 vs Chunichi at Koshien Stadium – Nomi picked up a hold and at thirty-nine years and 106 days, set a new Tigers record. The previous record of thirty-nine years and 105 days was set by Shinobu Fukuhara in 2016.
The Hanshin Tigers announced on March 29 that Nomi will donate 100,000 yen worth of toys to childcare facilities in Toyooka and Nishinomiya for every victory he records this season. He has been donating toys to various facilities since 2014.
Source: Hanshin 3/29/20170 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers announced today that they selected Atsushi Nomi as the recipient of their sixth Tadashi Wakabayashi Award. Nomi has been donating 100,000 yen worth of toys for every victory he records to various facilities in Nishinomiya and Toyooka since 2014.
|2011||Hiyama, Shinjiro||Hiyama invited children from broken homes to regular season games over a ten-year period.|
|2012||Fujikawa, Kyuji||Fujikawa invited children to regular season games over a five-year period.|
|2013||Iwata, Minoru||Iwata invited Type 1 diabetes patients to regular season games.|
|2014||Kubota, Tomoyuki||Kubota invted about 7,000 children to regular season games over a six-year period.|
|2015||Toritani, Takashi||Toritani visited medical facilities over a period of five years. He was also involved in an effort to donate shoes to children overseas.|
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Atsushi Nomi was taken off the active roster on August 24 because the Hanshin Tigers wanted an extra bat and only play five games next week.
Outfielder Kohei Shibata was called up to take Nomi’s spot on the active roster. Shibata was 48-for-179 with a slash line of .268/.327/.313 in seventy-three Ni-gun games this year.
Source: Sanspo 8/25/20160 Comments
Atsushi Nomi had difficulty breathing just before throwing the first pitch of the game against the Orix Buffaloes at Koshien Stadium on June 14 (he needed to leave the field for a drink of water and delayed the start of the game by about two minutes). He still managed to toss five shutout innings with ninety-nine pitches.
Nomi danced around questions about the incident from the reporters after the game. Tomoaki Kanemoto was not fully aware of the problem, but said it had something to do with the pitcher’s breathing, or a lack of oxygen.
Incidentally, the Tigers have been keeping Nomi’s pitch count to around 100 pitches because of concerns about overworking his left elbow.
[UPDATE @ 9:12pm]
Nomi was taken off the active roster today.
Source: Daily Sports 6/15/20160 Comments
Atsushi Nomi left his start against Yakult last night (May 24) after throwing ninety pitches. When reporters asked Nomi if he was pulled because of an injury, he did not deny or confirm any issues. Pitching coach Isao Koda admitted that under normal circumstances, the veteran would have pitched another inning, then added it was nothing serious. The closest the media got to a real explanation was from Tomoaki Kanemoto, who said there were some concerns about the elbow.
[UPDATE 5/26 @ 10:20am]
Pitching coach Koda spoke to reporters Nomi was experiencing some discomfort in his elbow because he was feeling a little tired. His condition is not serious.
Source: Sanspo 5/26/20160 Comments
Some stats on Atsushi Nomi:
Atsushi Nomi notched the nineteenth double-digit strikeout game of his career on April 8 against Hiroshima. Only four other pitchers in franchise history have more double-digit strikeout games: Yutaka Enatsu (69), Minoru Murayama (32), Masaaki Koyama (27), and Kei Igawa (24).
Source: Daily Sports 4/8/20160 Comments