Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

[5/22/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on May.22, 2014 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui threw forty-eight pitches in the bullpen on Thursday.  He was scheduled to make a relief appearance in a Ni-gun game against Lotte, but it was rained out. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/22/2014
  • The Eagles play a two-game series against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome that begins on the 28th.  Takahiro Norimoto could start the first game, followed by Wataru Karashima on the 29th. Source: Sponichi 5/22/2014
  • Ginji was not available to play on Thursday against Yokohama because he was not feeling well. Source: Sponichi 5/22/2014
  • Tokyo Sports - the Eagles were not planning to give Brandon Duckworth a championship ring until Senichi Hoshino found out and got angry. Source: Tokyo Sports 5/22/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions added Abner Abreu to their their seventy-man roster on Thursday.  His uniform number will change from 125 to 72. Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Shohei Kato was the first Lotte player to a hit a home run in his first plate appearance immediately after hitting a walk-off home run since Stan Palys in 1965 (July 30, 31). Source: Sponichi 5/22/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Koji Akiyama picked up a bat during batting practice on Thursday and hit two over the fence on twenty-two swings. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/22/2014

Orix Buffaloes