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[10/10/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Oct.11, 2013 @ 2:25 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Shohei Otani threw forty-two pitches in the bullpen on Thursday in preparation for his first Phoenix League start on the 12th (vs Hiroshima).

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013


Sho Nakata worked out at third base during fall practices at Kamagaya on Thursday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013


Yuki Saito started a Phoenix League game against Orix on Thursday and gave up eleven runs (seven earned) on ten hits over five plus innings of work.

"This was the result of me working through issues.  The first three innings were good.  I started giving up runs in the 4th, but part of that also had to do with the defense.  I am heading in the right direction," Saito said.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The Pacific League announced they will give Senichi Hoshino the Manager of the Year award.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/10/2013


The city of Itami in Hyogo announced they will present Masahiro Tanaka with their Citizen's Honor Award.

Source: Daily Sports 10/10/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

A female high school student from Mitaka was stabbed to death on Tuesday.  Takumi Kobe tweeted on Thursday that she was got what she deserved.  When Lotte found out about the comment (they received a number of phone calls about it), they asked him to remove it and gave him a stern warning.  Kobe removed the comment and tweeted an apology.

"This is difficult to excuse.  He caused a lot of grief for her family and others involved," team director Nobuhira Hayashi said.

The team is in the process of determining an appropriate punishment for him.

Source: Sanspo 10/10/2013, Daily Sports 10/10/2013

One comment on “[10/10/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines

  1. Steve Novosel

    I was reading about the Kobe tweet controversy last night and it was pissing me off. What an idiot. I don’t want to see him on the field any more to be honest.

    If you’re going to hold such a moronic and offensive opinion at least show the discretion to keep it to yourself.

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