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[7/9/2013] Mazda All-Star Game 2013 News and Notes over the last few days

by on Jul.09, 2013 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

All-Star Game news and notes over the last few days:

  • Hideki Kuriyama is planning to bat Sho Nakata clean-up in Game 1 (Sapporo Dome).  Source: Sanspo 7/8/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/8/2013
  • Atsushi Nomi will most likely start Game 3.  Source: Sanspo 7/9/2013
  • Tatsunori Hara plans to base his starting line-up for Game 1 on players that finished in first in fan balloting.  For Game 3, he plans to use the players that performed well in Games 1 and 2.  Kan Otake will most likely follow Nomi in Game 3.  Source: Daily Sports 7/9/2013
  • The NPB announced that they are going to sell a number of extra tickets for Games 2 and 3.  A number of seats that were not available because of "problems," like bad views of the field or narrow seating spaces, will now become available for purchase beginning at 10:00am on the 11th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/9/2013

Hara gave the following line-ups for the first two games of the All-Star Series:

Game 1

Nishioka (HAN), 2B
Toritani (HAN), SS
Luna (CHU), 3B
Abe (YOM), C
Blanco (YOK), 1B
Balentien (YAK), DH
Chono (YOM), CF
Maru (HIR), RF
Hirose (HIR), LF
Maeda (HIR), SP

Game 2

Sakamoto (YOM), SS
Toritani (HAN), 2B
Murton (HAN), LF
Balentien (YAK), RF
Nakamura (YOK), DH
Arai (HAN), 1B
Miyamoto (YAK), 3B
Oshima (CHU), CF
Tanishige (CHU), C
Sugano (YOM), SP

Source: Sponichi 7/9/2013