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[8/2/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.03, 2014 @ 12:18 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Senichi Hoshino was not happy about Takahiro Norimoto's performance against the Seibu Lions on Saturday: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 HR, 3 SO, 2 BB, 4 R, 4 ER. He might end up using him out of the bullpen until Norimoto figures out what is wrong. Source: Sanspo 8/2/2014, Sponichi 8/2/2014
  • Nick Evans joined Ichi-gun workouts at kobo Stadium on Saturday.  He swung the bat about thirty times during batting practice and took fielding practice at first and third.  He also shagged baseballs in left. Source: Sanspo 8/2/2014, Sponichi 8/2/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Tomoya Mori became the first catcher out of high school to make the starting line-up in his first year since Ginjiro Sumitani in 2006 on Friday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/2/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Dan Runzler is expected to arrive in Japan on Sunday. The Buffaloes are planning to hold a press conference for Runzler on Monday. Source: Sanspo 8/2/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito will make adjustments and prepare for his next at the Ni-gun facilities in Kamagaya because he is not scheduled to make another start within the next ten days. Source: Sanspo 8/2/2014Daily Sports 8/2/2014