Nippon Ham Fighters
Yuki Saito threw 125 pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday. He is still scheduled to make a relief appearance in a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on the 7th.
Source: Sanspo 7/3/2013
The Hawks have decided to take Kodai Senga off the active roster after he had another rough outing on Wednesday. Since his scoreless appearances streak ended at twenty-seven games on June 26, he has gone 0-4 in four appearances and has allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits over 2.2 innings of work.
"We are going to take him off the active roster to give him a chance to regroup. His pitches are not bad, but the psychological damage [from getting hit] can be big. This is a tough position to be in. With the way things are right now, if he remains here, he will only feel confused about things," said pitching coach Ikuo Takayama.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/4/2013