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PL News and Notes: Lotte’s Ikuhiro Kiyota and Shota Ishimine flash some leather

by on May.31, 2011 @ 4:25 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Hiroki Yamada will probably start tonight's game against the Chunichi Dragons.

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Jose Ortiz could be activated as early as 6/3.  But not before playing in a Ni-gun game today and sitting down and talking to Koji Akiyama about his condition.  If activated, Ortiz would probably be used as a bat off the bench.

Seibu Lions

Kazuhisa Ishii will likely start tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants; Hideaki Wakui will probably get tomorrow's start.

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The Lions are expected to activate Hirotaka Egusa today.

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Ikuhiro Kiyota and Shota Ishimine made some pretty nifty plays yesterday: Kiyota made a leaping catch near the wall in right on a fly ball hit by Shigeyuki Furuki; Ishimine made a nice leaping catch in left on a fly ball hit by Hayato Sakamoto in the 8th; Ishimine made another nice running catch in the 9th, on a fly ball in foul territory, hit by Toshimasa Konta.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito tossed 27 pitches in the bullpen today.  He also did some drills in the infield for the first time since his injury.

Rakuten Eagles

Senichi Hoshino told reporters yesterday that he planned on having 6 Ichi-gun player play in today's Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham.  Those 6 players include: Teppei, Shoji Ohiro, Tatsuya Shiokawa, Suguru Ino, Wataru Nishimura, and Toshihito Abe.