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[7/3/2013] Nippon Ham, Softbank

by on Jul.04, 2013 @ 1:49 am, under NPB

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

Softbank Hawks

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