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[8/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes

by on Aug.12, 2014 @ 12:48 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Potential starters for the Softbank series that begins on the 12th: Wataru Karashima, Yuki Matsui, Takahiro Shiomi. Source: Sanspo 8/11/2014
  • The Eagles will wear their alternate Tohoku Green uniforms during their last series of the month: three-game series against Softbank beginning on the 29th. Source: official announcement
  • The three-game series against the Orix Buffaloes was rained out.  The last time a three-game series was rained out at home was in September 2011 against Lotte. Source: Sponichi 8/11/2014, Daily Sports 8/11/2014, Sports Hochi 8/11/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Hiroshi Moriwaki is planning to give Chihiro Kaneko and Yuki Nishi starts during the Softbank series that begins on the 15th at Kyocera Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 8/11/2014
  • The three-game series against the Rakuten Eagles was rained out.  The last time a three-game series was rained out was in July 1997, against Lotte. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2014, Daily Sports 8/11/2014