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Nippon Ham, Seibu, Rakuten: August 8, 2012

by on Aug.08, 2012 @ 5:24 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito threw twenty-eight pitches in the bullpen from the set position at Kamagaya on Tuesday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2012

Seibu Lions

Takayuki Kishi lost his very first career start at QVC Marine (then Chiba Marine) on April 13, 2007.  Since then, he is 7-0 in eight starts.

Rakuten Eagles

Takahiro Shiomi joined the Ichi-gun players for workouts on Tuesday.  Source: Sanspo 8/8/2012


Team owner Hiroshi Mikitani met Senichi Hoshino at Kleenex Stadium before Tuesday's game.  Mikitani may not have offered Hoshino an extension during their meeting because the timing was not right: the team is in the midst of an eight-game losing streak and extension talks may have made Hoshino uncomfortable.

Mikitani is scheduled to make another visit to Kleenex Stadium in September.  Depending on how well the team is doing, he could offer Hoshino an extension then.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/8/2012