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2011 All-Star Game News and Notes: July 5, 2011

by on Jul.05, 2011 @ 10:23 pm, under NPB

Hiromitsu Ochiai is planning on using 9 relievers (no starters, one inning each) for the first game (Nagoya Dome) of the All-Star seriesHitoki Iwase (CHU) will start the game and Kyuji Fujikawa (HAN) will close the game out.  There are currently 9 relievers on the All-Star roster: in addition to Iwase and Fujikawa, Takuya Asao (CHU), Daiki Enokida (HAN), Chang-Yong Lim (YAK), Shun Yamaguchi (YOK), Shintaro Ejiri (YOK), Dennis Sarfate (HIR), and Yuya Kubo (YOM).


Masahiro Tanaka will, in all likelihood, start game 3 of the All-Star series (Kleenex Stadium) for the PL; Yoshinori Sato might be the starter for the CL.