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Potential 2011 Opening Day Starters

by on Apr.06, 2011 @ 3:06 pm, under NPB

I have compiled a list of potential opening day starters.

Regarding the Chunichi Dragons: names like Maximo Nelson and Kenichi Nakata have been mentioned.  Both pitched yesterday against the Yakult Swallows - Nelson 3 shutout innings on 1 hit; and Nakata 2 runs on 2 hits over 3 innings.

Team Pitcher Opponent Venue Times Last outing
Softbank Hawks Tsuyoshi Wada Orix Buffaloes Kyocera Dome 3 (1) 4/5 (vs HAM): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R
Seibu Lions Hideaki Wakui Nippon Ham Fighters Sappooro Dome 4 (4) 4/5 (vs LOT): 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R
Chiba Lotte Marines Yoshihisa Naruse Rakuten Eagles QVC Marine Field 2 (2) 4/5 (vs SEI): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 10 SO
Nippon Ham Fighters Yu Darvish Seibu Lions Sapporo Dome 5 (5) 4/5 (vs SOF): 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 11 SO
Orix Buffaloes Hiroshi Kisanuki Softbank Hawks Kyocera Dome 1 (1) 4/5 (vs RAK): 7 IP, 9 H, 3 R
Rakuten Eagles Hisashi Iwakuma Chiba Lotte Marines QVC Marine Field 7 (5) 4/6 (vs ORI): 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R
Chunichi Dragons * Yokohama Bay Stars Yokohama Stadium
Hanshin Tigers Atsushi Nomi Hiroshima Carp Koshien Stadium 1 (1) 4/3 (vs YOK): 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R
Yomiuri Giants Shun Tono Yakult Swallows Ube Stadium 1 (1) 4/5 (vs HAN): 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R
Yakult Swallows Masanori Ishikawa Yomiuri Giants Ube Stadium 6 (4) 4/5 (vs CHU): 6 IP, 10 H, 4 R
Hiroshima Carp Kenta Maeda Hanshin Tigers Koshien Stadium 2 (2) 4/5 (vs YOK): 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R
Yokohama Bay Stars Shogo Yamamoto Chunichi Dragons Yokohama Stadium 1 (1) 4/5 (vs HIR): 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R

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