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[6/3/2013] Nippon Ham, Rakuten

by on Jun.03, 2013 @ 11:44 pm, under NPB

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

Rakuten Eagles

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