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Seibu Lions: July 8, 2010

by on Jul.08, 2010 @ 3:35 pm, under NPB

10:56pm JST

...Seibu Railways will begin running a Seibu Lions themed train between Ikebukuro Station and Seibu Stadium Station on 7/10.  The first run (which will include ceremonies at both Ikebukuro Stadion and Seibu Stadium Station) will leave at 9:55am and arrive at 10:58am.

3:35pm JST

...Kazuhisa Ishii worked out at Seibu 2 Stadium yesterday.  It was his first practice session since he had surgery on his left ankle back on 6/24.  During an extended round of playing catch, Ishii had his catching partner squat for some "mock" pitching practice.  Seems Ishii was throwing the ball with pretty good authority.

...Yusei Kikuchi threw about 40 pitches in the bullpen the day before he had his arm checked out (on the 5th).  According to Sports Hochi, it seems it might be about 2 months before Kikuchi is able to pitch in a game.