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Softbank, Seibu, Rakuten, Lotte: April 4, 2012

by on Apr.04, 2012 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Brad Penny told reporters after his start today that his right shoulder was not feeling right.

Seibu Lions

A home game at Seibu Dome was canceled due to the weather on Tuesday.  It was just the fourth time (first since September 21, 2011) that a game at Seibu Dome had to be canceled.

Rakuten Eagles

Takahiro Shiomi has decided to stay away from the screwball because it was messing with his fastball.

"It was because of the screwball," said Shiomi.  "My elbow drops [when I throw it].  And that makes me throw a bad fastball. ... I am still young.  I can think about using it when I grow older and I lose something on my fastball."

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Jose Fernandez's family (wife and two boys) attended Tuesday's game.  The four live in Sendai.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Nikkan Sports has dubbed Naoya Masuda, Yuhei Nakaushiro, and Yasuhiko Yabuta the MNY trio, similar to the JFK Hanshin trio from a few years back.