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[4/24/2013] Yomiuri, Yakult, Hiroshima, Yokohama

by on Apr.24, 2013 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

The gate at Tokyo Dome will open a little earlier on May 5 (from 12:00pm to 10:30am) to accommodate the crowds and tighter security measures.  The Giants are expecting a high turn-out since Hideki Matsui and Shigeo Nagashima will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.  Security will also be beefed up, requiring more time for each fan to make it into the stadium.

Source: Daily Sports 4/24/2013

Yakult Swallows

2nd round draft pick Yasuhiro Ogawa's started was rained out today.  He will not get another start until his next turn in the rotation.

Source: Sponichi 4/24/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kan Otake's start was pushed back a day to Thursday because of the rain.

Source: Sponichi 4/24/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars held an emergency team meeting after tonight's blow-out 17-1 loss to the Yomiuri Giants.  After the meeting, Kiyoshi Nakahata spoke to reporters and said, "Can I apologize to the fans?  That was not a professional showing. ... We showed [the fans] something they should not have to see."

Source: Sponichi 4/24/2013