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[4/27/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Apr.28, 2014 @ 2:44 am, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tsutomu Ito scheduled a dinner meeting/gathering in Susukino (Sapporo, Hokkaido) for about sixty people (coaches, staff, players) after Saturday's game against Nippon Ham. Source: Sanspo 4/27/2014
  • Luis Cruz had dinner in Susukino with Nippon Ham's Luis Mendoza on Friday night. Source: Sanspo 4/27/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenichi Nakata is the first Hawks' pitcher to win his first five starts of the season since Nagisa Arakaki in 2006. Source: Sports Hochi 4/27/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes moved to eight games above .500 on Saturday for the first time since June 1, 2001. Source: Sports Hochi 4/27/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri at Kamagaya on Sunday.  He pitched four innings (as scheduled) and gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits.  He threw mostly breaking balls -- of the sixty-three pitches he threw, only ten were fastballs.  He gave up an unearned run in the 2nd inning and a two-run home run in the 4th. Source: Sports Hochi 4/27/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/27/2014Nikkan Sports 4/27/2014
  • Hisashi Takeda and Anthony Carter will most likely be added to the active roster in time for the start of the Seibu series on the 29th. Source: Sanspo 4/27/2014