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[9/9/2014] Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Sep.10, 2014 @ 2:27 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

  • Possible starters for the series against Hiroshima that begins on the 9th at Mazda Stadium: Junki Ito, Shunta Wakamatsu, and Yudai Ono. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014
  • The Dragons want to give Daisuke Yamai a shot at the win title by giving him starts on five days of rest.  They also want to give Ono more chances to pitch as well. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014
  • Potential free agents the Dragons are interested in: Seibu's Ginjiro Sumitani and Softbank's Toru Hosokawa. Source: Sports Hochi 9/9/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars are scheduled to play twenty-six games over the next twenty-eight days (as of Tuesday): nine games, three games, fourteen games. They will be going with a six-man rotation. Kentaro Takasaki will join the rotation with Hisanori Takahashi heading to Ni-gun. Source: Daily Sports 9/9/2014
  • Takasaki is slated to start Thursday's game against Yakult at Yokohama. Daisuke Miura will start Friday's game against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sanspo 9/9/2014
  • The media learned on Monday that Yuta Kakita was questioned by Kanagawa police for a hit-and-run incident involving a parked car. The incident reportedly took place on August 29 at a store parking lot. As Kakita was pulling out of his space, he bumped into the car parked next to his. He got out of his car to check on the other vehicle, then left without notifying the owner. An eyewitness took down Kakita's license plate number and reported it to the authorities. Kakita managed to make an out-of-court settlement with the owner. He was issued a week-long suspension and an indefinite driving ban by the Bay Stars. His suspension ended on the 5th. He resumed practices on the 6th. The organization is taking the incident seriously and is planning to invite police staff to hold a traffic safety course for players. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014, Sanspo 9/9/2014 ... Shun Yamashita was also in the car at the time of the incident. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Toshihiro Sugiura is slated to make his Ichi-gun debut with a start against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 9/9/2014