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[6/7/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jun.07, 2014 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Motohiro Shima got the start at first on Friday for the first time in his pro career.  He had to borrow Ni-gun operations manager Tetsuya Murakami's first baseman's mitt. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Kazuhisa Makita, Ken Togame, Yusei Kikuchi, Fumikazu Kimura, and Yuji Kaneko visited the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo on Saturday for a tour. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • 1st round draft pick Ayumu Ishikawa's start was rained out again on Saturday.  His next start will likely come on the 9th against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 6/7/2014
  • With Friday's rainout, Takahiro Fujioka is now scheduled to make his next start on the 11th against Hanshin at QVC Marine. Source: Daily Sports 6/7/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks scored nine runs in the 3rd inning on Friday against Hiroshima.  The last time the offense scored nine or more runs in an inning was ten in the 5th against Lotte on June 29, 2010.  Source: Sponichi 6/7/2014
  • Shinya Tsuruoka hit two extra bases in the same inning on Friday against Softbank for the first time in his career.  He hit a double and a triple when the Hawks scored nine runs in the 3rd inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on Saturday.  He gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings of work.  He gave up a run in the 3rd (one-out triple followed by an RBI ground out to first) and a run in the 7th (lead-off solo home run). Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014 ... Saito topped out at 144km/h and walked two. Source: Sponichi 6/7/2014 ... Saito turned twenty-six on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014
  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa threw about forty pitches to a standing catch at Kamagaya on Friday.  This was his first session with a catcher since he was taken off the active roster on May 13. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014