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Nippon Ham, Seibu, Orix, Rakuten: August 12, 2012

by on Aug.12, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

The Fighters are still undecided about what to do with Yuki Saito, but it seems like he may ended up staying at Ni-gun for a bit longer.  How other Ni-gun pitchers are doing will also factor into the decision.  Source: Sports Hochi 8/12/2012, Nikkan Sports 8/12/2012

Seibu Lions

Jose Ortiz hit two homers tonight.  The second home run he hit was the Pacific League's 45,000th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2012

Orix Buffaloes

Akinobu Okada sent pitching coach Nobuyuki Hoshino to the bullpen for two games (Saturday and Sunday) to see if he can figure out what's going on with the pitching staff.  There were no pitching coaches in the dugout during Saturday's game against Lotte.  Source: Daily Sports 8/12/2012, Sponichi 8/12/2012, Nikkan Sports 8/12/2012

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles will be holding their second go-kon (match-making party) at Kleenex Stadium this season -- September 2 vs Orix, 900 people (450 men at 6,900 yen a person, 450 women at 5,900 yen a person).  Source: Sports Hochi 8/12/2012