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Samurai Japan News and Notes: March 9, 2012

by on Mar.09, 2012 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Nikkan Sports mentions the following line-up for Samurai Japan:

2B - Honda, Yuichi (SOF)
CF - Itoi, Yoshio (HAM)
LF - Uchikawa, Seiichi (SOF)
DH - Nakamura, Takeya (SEI)
1B - Kurihara, Kenta (HIR)
3B - Nakajima, Hiroyuki (SEI)
RF - Chono, Hisayoshi (YOM)
SS - Sakamoto, Hayato (YOM)
C - Shima, Motohiro (RAK)
SP - Tanaka, Masahiro (RAK) 

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According to Nikkan SportsKazuki Yoshimi could be the third starter used in the game (two innings).  Takuya Asao could also be called on to pitch the ninth.

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Toru Hosokawa is planning to invite twenty earthquake victims (children) to Saturday's charity game.

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Samurai Japan worked out for about two hours at Tokyo Dome today.

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The CPBL team arrived in Japan today.  The league also donated baseball equipment to a youth baseball team from northern Japan during a ceremony at Tokyo Dome.