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[7/23/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Jul.24, 2013 @ 1:13 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hideki Kuriyama said that he wanted to make sure Shohei Otani got enough rest during the second-half.

"We do not need to pitch him once every week right now.  I am thinking about limiting his time as a position player and giving him more time in between outings as a pitcher," said Kuriyama.

Otani did not participate in general practices on Tuesday.  He will most likely see playing time in Wednesday's game against Orix. 

Source: Daily Sports 7/23/2013, Sanspo 7/23/2013

Seibu Lions

Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham at Seibu Dome on Tuesday:

Hideaki Wakui started started the game.  He tossed two shutout innings, gave up one hit, and topped out at 141km/h.  He will most likely rejoin the Ichi-gun team for the start of the second-half because there are not enough starters.  Source: Sponichi 7/23/2013 ... Kazuhisa Ishii relieved Wakui and entered the game in the 3rd.  He tossed two perfect innings.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2013

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Ken Togame threw about fifty pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for a start against Lotte at Seibu Dome on Wednesday.

Source: Sponichi 7/23/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines are expected to add Tatsuya Uchi to the active roster in Wednesday.  Uchi started working out with the Ichi-gun players on the 20th and tossed thirty pitches in the bullpen on Monday.

Source: Sponichi 7/23/2013