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[7/10/2013] Nippon Ham, Seibu, Softbank, Rakuten

by on Jul.10, 2013 @ 5:22 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito threw 102 pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday.  He is still scheduled to start in a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri at Kamagaya on the 15th.

Source: Sanspo 7/10/2013

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1st round draft pick Shohei Otani arrived at the park over three hours before the start of pre-game practices on Tuesday and threw fifty pitches in the bullpen.  His next start will either come against Lotte at Sapporo Dome on the 14th, or Seibu at Sapporo Dome on the 15th.

Source: Sanspo 7/10/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

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Justin Thomas is scheduled to arrive in Japan on Thursday.  The Fighters will hold a press conference for him at Sapporo Dome on the 12th.

Source: Sanspo 7/10/2013

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The Fighters have not won a game against Rakuten Eagle Masahiro Tanaka since August 7, 2011.  Since then, they have gone 0-9 in ten game against the right-handed ace.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

Seibu Lions

Kazuhisa Makita dropped his fifth straight start on Tuesday and was taken off the active roster today.

Softbank Hawks

Bad raw oysters may have been the cause of Bryan LaHair's food poisoning.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Casey McGehee hit the Kirin Beer billboard out in left at Tokyo Dome with his home run in the 3rd inning on Tuesday night and won one million yen plus a year's supply of Kirin Beer.

Source: Sanspo 7/10/2013