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[5/20/2013] Nippon Ham, Seibu, Lotte, Orix

by on May.20, 2013 @ 6:44 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Dai-Kang Yoh became the seventh player in NPB history since the start of the two-league format to record multiple hits in nine straight games.  Yoh has also recorded multiple hit in eleven games this month.  The CL high of sixteen in one game was set by four players, most recently by Hisayoshi Chono in August 2012.  The PL high of fifteen was set six times by five players.

Source: Sponichi 5/20/2013

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1st round draft pick Shohei Otani is scheduled to toss a bullpen session today.

Source: Sanspo 5/20/2013

Hokkaido Bunka Hoso (UHB) plans to have two TV cameras assigned to Otani for his debut start as pitcher on the 23rd against Yakult.

Source: Sponichi 5/20/2013

Seibu Lions

Hideaki Wakui lost his spot in the starting rotation after another poor outing on Sunday.  He spoke to reporters after the game and seemed to be a little lost.

"I am not sure what I need to do.  I do not know when I will pitch next, but I will think about it today and tomorrow," said Wakui on Sunday.

Source: Sponichi 5/20/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Katsuya Kakunaka was taken off the active roster on the 11th with pain in his left hamstring.  While he is eligible to return to the active roster on Tuesday, he only recently started taking soft-toss batting practice and will likely require more time.

Source: Sanspo 5/20/2013

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes made a mistake on Sunday when they announced that umpire Tatsuya Yamamura was working his 1,500th game.  After the game, team officials apologized for Yamamura for the error.  Sunday's game was Yamamura's 1,499th game.

Source: Sanspo 5/20/2013