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[5/13/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on May.13, 2014 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

Seibu Lions

  • Kazuhisa Makita will most likely get the Inter-league opening day start against the Yomiuri Giants at Seibu Dome on the 20th. ... Yusei Kikuchi could make his first Inter-league start on the 21st against Yomiuri at Seibu Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 5/13/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yuki Nishi picked up his seventh victory in his seventh start of the season on Tuesday.  Seven victories and seven starts from the start of the season tied the franchise record set by Satoshi Takahashi in 1939. Source: Sponichi 5/13/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani checked the mound at Hakodate on Monday and asked to have the dirt packed in tighter. Source: Daily Sports 5/13/2014
  • Yuki Saito told reporters on Monday he was feeling good but was still having a hard time translating his good bullpen sessions to good outings during actual games.  He is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on the 14th. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/13/2014
  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa was taken off the active roster on Tuesday to give him some time to work through some issues. Source: Sponichi 5/13/2014