Nikkan Sports is reporting that Junji Ogawa is planning to pencil Lastings Milledge into the starting line-up. Sponichi adds that since Milledge has not played in any games for about a month, Ogawa is a little unsure of how to set the batting order.
Shohei Tateyama will most likely get Saturday's Game 1 start. Source: Sanspo 10/12/2012
Hirokazu Sawamura is scheduled to start a practice game against the LG Twins (KBO) on Saturday. This will be his last outing before the Final Stage of the Climax Series. He is slated to pitch four innings. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/12/2012