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CL News and Notes: Kentaro Nishimura (YOM) could get a shot at starting

by on Jun.28, 2011 @ 4:46 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Junki Ito and Shinji Iwata could make appearances during the team's 3-game series against the Yokohama Bay Stars that begins tonight.  Iwata was added to the active roster today.  Ito could get tomorrow's start.

Yomiuri Giants

Hayato Sakamoto apparently wasn't feeling well yesterday (he had a fever) and got the day off (he even suited up to attend yesterday's fan event but had to return early).  He also went to the hospital with the trainer last night.  His status for today's game isn't certain.


The Giants will probably start Seth Greisinger, Norihito Kaneto, and Shun Tono (on 5 days of rest) against the Yakult Swallows (6/28-6/30).  After that, they'll probably go with Tetsuya Utsumi and Hirokazku Sawamura against the Chunichi Dragons (7/1-7/3).  With Micheal Nakamura joining the active roster today, Kentaro Nishimura and Yasunari Takagi appear to be possible candidates for the 6th spot in the starting rotation.

Hiroshima Carp

Bryan Bullington will probably get tomorrow's start against the Hanshin Tigers.  If he does, it'll be his first NPB start on 4 days of rest.