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PL News and Notes: Yoshihisa Naruse to shoot for third straight CG shutout

by on May.02, 2011 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Alex Cabrera is one homer away from 350.

Seibu Lions

Kazuhisa Ishii worked out at Seibu Dome today.  He is currently scheduled to start a game on the 4th against the Chiba Lotte Marines (at Seibu Dome) on 10 days of rest (his start on 4/27 against the Rakuten Eagles was canceled due to rain).

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yoshihisa Naruse worked out at QVC Marine Field today.  He'll have a shot at tying the PL record for consecutive complete game shutouts (which currently stands at 3) tomorrow.


The Marines announced that they'll be handing out bath salts (spa salts) to the first 15,000 fans (10,000 depending on circumstances) during Inter-league series home games this season.  The bath salts will change based on the opponent's team colors (for example: Hanshin will be grapefruit).

Rakuten Eagles

Hirotada Ototake will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on the 6th (vs Seibu).  The Eagles will also be handing out caps to the first 1,000 kids to the stadium (elementary school and under) for games between the 6th and 8th.