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PL News and Notes: Chiba Lotte Marines may need to play 13 straight later this year

by on May.13, 2011 @ 2:09 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Hisanobu Watanabe took today's rain out in stride and told reporters that the three consecutive rain outs in a row was a possibility he had already considered.

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Kazuhisa Makita will likely start tomorrow's game against the Softbank Hawks (Yahoo Dome).

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The Lions announced that Hiroshi Hirao Day will be held every month on the 8th (his uniform number).  And for the first Hiroshi Hirao Day, the club will also be giving away one autographed Hirao bat.

Chiba Lotte Marines

A club official told reporters that they couldn't recall a time over the last 20 years when three consecutive games were rained out at QVC Marine.

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Yoshihisa Naruse is currently scheduled to start tomorrow's game against the Rakuten Eagles.

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To make up for the three rain outs, there's a chance the Marines will need to play 13 straight sometime later this year.

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Shota Ishimine celebrated his 23rd birthday today.  He told reporters he was hoping for a chance to play because he wanted to try for a birthday home run.

Rakuten Eagles

Takahiro Shiomi's next start will likely be against the Chiba Lotte Marines (at QVC Marines) on the 15th.