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[5/12/2013] Nippon Ham, Seibu, Rakuten, Lotte, Orix

by on May.12, 2013 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

1st round draft pick Shohei Otani threw 101 pitches in the bullpen on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2013

Otani is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Seibu at Kamagaya on the 16th.  He is expected to throw around ninety pitches.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/12/2013

Seibu Lions

Yuta Nakazaki became the sixty-second pitcher in NPB history (thirty-sixth in the PL, fourth in franchise history) to give up a home run to the first batter he faced -- against Softbank on Saturday, 6th inning with a runner on third and one out, Yuya Hasegawa up to bat.

Source: Sponichi 5/12/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Andruw Jones will likely see time at first during Inter-league play (during road games where there is no DH).

Source: Sports Hochi 5/12/2013, Sponichi 5/12/2013

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Brandon Duckworth's start was rained out on Saturday.  His next start will likely be pushed back until after the start of Inter-league play.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

1st round draft pick Takahiro Matsunaga was not available to play today because of a fever caused by swollen tonsils.

Source: Sponichi 5/12/2013

Orix Buffaloes

When Yoshio Itoi went yard against the Nippon Ham Fighters on Saturday, he became the twenty-sixth player in NPB history to record at least one home run against all twelve NPB teams: Orix (13), Lotte (12), Softbank (12), Rakuten (6), Seibu (5), Nippon Ham (1), Yakult (2), Hanshin (2), Chunichi (2), Yomiuri (1), Hiroshima (1), Chunichi (1).

Source: Sanspo 5/12/2013, Sports Hochi 5/12/2013, Sponichi 5/12/2013