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[5/18/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions

by on May.18, 2014 @ 11:38 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui pitched in a Ni-gun practice game against a team from the Baseball First League (Independent).  He entered the game in the 6th and tossed two shutout innings.  He gave up one hit, struck out two, and walked none.  He threw twenty-three pitches and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 5/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/18/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions announced that former pitcher Kimiyasu Kudo's son, actor Asuka Kudo, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before an Inter-league game against Yakult on the 24th. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/18/2014