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Chiba Lotte Marines: June 22, 2010

by on Jun.22, 2010 @ 5:43 pm, under NPB

...The Marines will likely start Yuji Yoshimi, Shunsuke Watanabe, and Shingo Ono for their three game series against the Orix Buffaloes that begins tonight.

...With Yuki Karakawa likely out until the end of August (fractured middle right finger), the Marines apparently decided to look in on a number of foreign pitchers (about four).  As of now, club rep Akira Ishikawa is scheduled to take off for the States in early July to check on their options.

...Tae-Kyun Kim should be back in the starting line-up tonight after struggling with some pain in his right thigh.  The Marines will also be handing out free air bats to about 10,000 fans tonight (the club apparently wants the fans to cheer him on, Korean-style).

...The Marines may go with a rotation of various players and coaches for their head-sliding performances during rain-outs.

...The Marines have posted stage event information for their three game series against the Orix Buffaloes (6/22-6/24).