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Nippon Ham, Seibu, Rakuten: June 29, 2012

by on Jun.30, 2012 @ 12:59 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Atsunori Inaba (left ankle) started playing catch on Thursday.  He also added some bunts and slash bunts during batting practice.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2012

Seibu Lions

Shotaro Tashiro had to catch a cab to Seibu Dome on Friday because he was on his way to a Ni-gun game in Yokosuka when the Lions decided to call him up.  Source: Sanspo 6/29/2012

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Yusei Kikuchi threw thirty-six pitches in the bullpen on Friday in preparation for his start against the Nippon Ham Fighters (at Seibu Dome) on July 1.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2012

Rakuten Eagles

Masahiro Tanaka reached the 1,000 innings pitched milestone after finishing the fourth inning of Friday night's game against Softbank.  Source: Sanspo 6/29/2012

He also pitched to a catcher younger than him for the first time in his pro career.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2012