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Orix Buffaloes: March 29, 2010

by on Mar.29, 2010 @ 11:20 pm, under NPB

...Mamoru Kishida will likely start Tuesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.

...Akinobu Okada apparently likes having solid hitters in the 9 hole.  On Sunday, Okada benched his number two hitter, Shogo Akada, and inserted Keiji Obiki into the line-up.  And instead of plugging him into the vacant two hole, he dropped him down to the nine hole (he told reporters he didn't want to waste Obiki in a spot in the line-up where he might be forced to bunt) and move So Taguchi up to the two hole.

The move ended up working in his favor as Obiki went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.

...The Buffaloes announced on Monday that Chihiro Kaneko's Kaneko-Neko Box lunch will go on sale beginning on 4/2.  The lunch has smaller portions than usual and as such, is geared towards women and children.  The package for the box lunch was designed by Kaneko's wife.