Nippon Ham Fighters
Yuki Saito pitched in a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on Sunday. He entered the game in the 3rd inning and allowed one run on one hit over three innings of work. He retired the side in order in the 3rd and 4th innings before giving up a solo home run in the 5th. He topped out at 136km/h.
Source: Daily Sports 7/7/2013
Kazuhisa Ishii is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against the Futures at Seibu 2 Stadium on the 9th.
Ishii has so far pitched in two Ni-gun games and has given up seven runs (all earned) on seven hits (two home runs) and three walks over three innings of work. He has also struck out three.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/7/2013
The Eagles had never been in sole possession of first place in the PL after the first of June since they joined the league in 2005. That changed on Sunday when they beat the Softbank Hawks 8-4 and Lotte lost to Seibu, 3-7.
Sunday also marked the first time in franchise history that the team was ten games above .500 at the halfway mark (seventy-four games).
Source: Daily Sports 7/6/2013
2nd round draft pick Takahiro Norimoto recorded his seventh victory in his sixteenth game of the year on Saturday. That tied the franchise speed record for seven victories set by Masahiro Tanaka in 2007.
Source: Sanspo 7/7/2013
Chiba Lotte Marines
The Marines will likely take Yuta Omine, Masaki Minami, and Naoya Emura off the active roster and call up Craig Brazell, Ryoji Katsuki, and Ryohei Kawamoto.
Source: Sports Hochi 7/7/2013
Brazell played in a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on Saturday. He was the starting DH and batted fifth. He went 0-for-4: G5, HBP, G6 (DP), G4, Fo5.
Source: Sponichi 7/7/2013