...Along with Ming-Chieh Hsu, the Lions will likely start Ryoma Nogami and Masamitsu Hirano against the Orix Buffaloes.
...Ming-Chieh Hsu will likely start tomorrow's game against the Orix Buffaloes.
...Kimiyasu Kudo pitched an inning in relief against Ni-gun Shonan yesterday. And for the first time in his career, the defense behind him turned a triple play:
Kudo entered the game in the 7th inning with a runner on first. He gave up a single to the first batter he faced, putting runners on first and second with no out. The next batter attempted a sac bunt that he accidentally popped into the air. Tomohito Yoneno, playing at first, dove and caught the ball for the first out, and quickly tossed the ball over to first for the second out. The ball then went to second for the third and final out. Final line: 1 IP, 2 BF, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 HBP, 0 SO, 0 R, 0 ER.