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[8/28/2014] Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 2:24 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

  • Possible starters for Orix series that begins on Friday at Seibu Dome: Yusei Kikuchi, Ryoma Nogami, Takayuki Kishi.  Greg Reynolds is slated to start a game on September 2 against Lotte at Seibu Dome. Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2014
  • Tomoya Mori is expected to make the starting line-up at catcher on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Masaru Nakamura improved to 6-0 on Wednesday and became the first Nippon Ham pitcher to go 6-0 from the start of the season since Tomoya Yagi and Naoki Miyanishi in 2009.  The last right-handed Nippon Ham pitcher to go 6-0 from the start of the season, including games in relief, was when Satoru Kanemura went 7-0 before his first loss in 1998.  The last right-handed Nippon Ham pitcher to go 6-0 from the start of the season, excluding games in relief, was when Yukihiro Nishizaki went 7-0 before his first loss in 1996. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014