Nippon Ham Fighters
1st round draft pick Shohei Otani will try throwing a few more pitches in the bullpen in between starts.
"I want to go into games with a little more tightness in my shoulder. I would like to review how I prepare for games, including my schedule and how much I throw in between games," said Otani.
He continued, "It is not good when my shoulder is feeling too light or too loose. I also want to throw a little more during pre-game warm-ups."
Source: Daily Sports 6/3/2013
The Eagles have recorded three 1-0 victories where the one run they scored came in the 1st inning: September 22, 2006 vs Seibu, July 13, 2011 vs Softbank, and June 2, 2013 vs Chunichi.
They are also the fourth team to record at least two 1-0 victories during Inter-league play: Yakult (2005), Nippon Ham (2011), Softbank (2011, 2012), Rakuten (2013).
Source: Sponichi 6/3/2013