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Chiba Lotte Marines: March 25, 2012

by on Mar.26, 2012 @ 4:35 am, under NPB

The Marines will start Yoshihisa Naruse, Yuki Karakawa, and 1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka for their first three games of the season (Rakuten Eagles at Kleenex Stadium).


Shingo Ono started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on Sunday and tossed six shutout innings while allowing four hits.  He also threw sixty-nine pitches and struck out two.


Shunichi Nemoto appears to have won the starting shortstop job.


The Marines announced on Sunday that Saburo and Karakawa will invite youth baseball teams from Chiba and Tohoku to home games at QVC Marine this season.  Together, they created the 319 Seats -- thirty-five seats in the infield section worth 9.1M yen a year.