It seems there's a good chance that Yuki Karakawa will be able to make a start for the Chiba Lotte Marines during the Nippon Series.
On Saturday, of the six pitchers that held bullpen sessions, Karakawa tossed the most: he threw 77 pitches and mixed in his fastball, slow curve, slider, and change.
"[He's] a big presence on this team," said Norifumi Nishimura. "But we don't want to push him too hard. We'll talk things over and decide on how to use him."