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Japan – Korea Championships News and Notes

by on Nov.13, 2009 @ 6:47 pm, under NPB

Some news and notes from the Japan - Korea Championships front (1, 2, 3):

Michihiro Ogasawara and Alex Ramirez will be batting 3 and 4, followed by Yoshiyuki Kamei and Shinnosuke Abe.

As mentioned before, Dicky Gonzalez will be getting the start.  He will be followed by Tetsuya Utsumi and Wirfin Obispo.  Both Daisuke Ochi and Tetsuya Yamaguchi will be ready to go in the pen.

Seung-Yeop Lee wants to hit a home run for the Giants.

Four regular season players will not be on the roster for KIA, including two foreign pitchers and 2 players that were on the WBC roster.

Hyeon-Jong Yang (梁弦種) should be getting the start for KIA.  Closer Hong-Hun Yu (劉東勲) should be available out of the pen.

Hee-Seop Choi (崔希渉) and Jong Beom Lee (李鍾範) will likely be on the roster for KIA.

The two teams practiced out in the rain at Nagasaki Big N Stadium.