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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: March 21, 2013

by on Mar.22, 2013 @ 1:12 am, under NPB

Masahiro Yamamoto could make his first regular season start during the second series of the year (vs Chuichi at Kyocera Dome, April 2-4).

Source: Daily Sports 3/21/2013

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Morimichi Takagi is thinking about batting Hirokazu Ibata fifth.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013

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Takagi wants a little more power out of the clean-up spot and could bat Hector Luna three and Kazuhiro Wada four.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/21/2013

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Kazuki Yoshimi is scheduled to throw about 100 pitches in his last tune-up start before the regular season (Friday against Lotte at Nagoya Dome).

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013

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Takehiro Donoue and Kohei Oda joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on Thursday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013

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The Dragons and Nagoya will be working closer together this year.

  • The Nagoya Dome-mae Yada Station will begin playing the Chunichi cheer song on days Ichi-gun home games are scheduled.  Nagoy, Sakae, and Kanayama Stations will make announcements on days there are games.
  • The team will visit more elementary schools this year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013