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[7/17/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jul.17, 2014 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Some MLB scouts feel Alfredo Despaigne might have a hard time adjusting his swing to handle off-speed/breaking pitches. Tokyo Sports 7/17/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Hiroshi Moriwaki is in the second year of a two-year deal.  The Buffaloes see no reason to replace him after the season and are planning to sign him to an extension. Source: Sanspo 7/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani has not allowed a run over his last fifteen innings of work at stadiums in Hokkaido, other than Sapporo Dome (going back to last year). Source: Sanspo 7/17/2014 ... Outdoor vs Dome splits this season: seven games outdoors, 6-0, 0.88 ERA; eight games domed, 3-1, 3.74 ERA. Source: Sponichi 7/17/2014 ... Otani joined Atsushi Aramaki (1950; one loss), Hiroshi Maruko (1955; one loss), Kazuhisa Inao (1956; one loss), Tsuneo Horiuchi (1966; no losses), and Kunikazu Ogawa (1973-1974; one loss) as the only pitchers since the two-league format started to record their first twelve victories while losing one or no games. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2014