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PL News and Notes: Seibu Lions might have to play 13 in a row in July

by on May.12, 2011 @ 2:11 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

With another rain-out, the Lions will skip over Kazuhisa Ishii's start and move on to Fumiya Nishiguchi tomorrow.  Ishii's starts were rained out two nights in a row.

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Today's rainout means the Lions may have to play 13 in a row in July (7/8 - 7/20) -- that's assuming the make-up for today's game gets shifted to 7/14.  They already have a string of 10 straight games in June / July (6/24 - 7/3).

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines will probably skip over Yoshihisa Naruse's start and go with Yuki Karakawa tomorrow.  Naruse's starts were rained out two nights in a row.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yu Darvish met with Senichi Hoshino (RAK) at Kleenex Stadium today.

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Yuki Saito is scheduled to report to Kamagaya tomorrow to begin his rehab.  At this point, it seems possible he'll be out for about a month.

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes held an emergency team meeting (about 20 minutes long) after tonight's loss.  The Buffaloes are currently 8 games under 500.

Rakuten Eagles

Akinori Iwamura was benched today for the first time this season.

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Hisashi Iwakuma played some catch at Kleenex Stadium today and later told reporters after practice that his right shoulder was feeling better than yesterday but was still feeling a little tighter than usual.  Senichi Hoshino told reports they might skip his next start.