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[11/2/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Nov.03, 2014 @ 2:37 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto tossed a bullpen session on the first day of fall camp on Sunday. He threw eighty pitches to a squatting catcher. He used an MLB baseball in preparation for the Suzuki All-Star Series. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/2/2014
  • Hiromoto Okubo does not think he deserves to use (or needs) a manager's room and feels it could be put to better use as a place where the team can go over strategies (aka, a war room). He also said would use the room where centipedes come out for his changing room (the same room he used when he was interim manager). Source: Sponichi 11/2/2014, Sanspo 11/2/2014 ... Okubo wants to push his players hard during fall camp, but not to the point where they get hurt. "There is something wrong with being okay with players getting hurt during the fall. I want to aim for zero injuries. Some pro yakyu common practices make no sense," said Okubo. He also said, "I want them to tell me if they feel pain. I want them to try, but they can stop if it's too much for them." Source: Daily Sports 11/2/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Miguel Mejia (26) and Esmerling Vasquez (30) will participate in Miyazaki fall camp that begins on the 6th. Coaches will check on their bullpen sessions and performances during batting practice scrimmages. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/2/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines salvaged the final game of a three-game set against the Lamigo Monkeys by the score of 11-5. Lamigo won the series, 2-1. Source: Sanspo 11/2/2014
  • Yuta Omine started Saturday's game against the Lamigo Monkeys. Daichi Suzuki recorded a sac hit in the 1st and Naoya Emura gave Lotte a two-run lead with an RBI single to left in the 2nd. Yuta Yoshida drove in two runs in the 9th, but it was not enough. Lotte dropped the game, 5-4. Source: Sponichi 11/2/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks are planning to offer Masato Yoshii (49) and Masahiro Sakumoto (40) jobs on the coaching staff. Source: Daily Sports 11/2/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Haruki Nishikawa is getting some work at third and Takuya Nakashima some work at short. Kensuke Tanaka could play second, third, or the outfield. The Fighters are also looking for two foreign players that can play first or the outfield, since they need room for Shohei Otani to DH. Sho Nakata could also see some playing time at first. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/2/2014
  • Otani threw fifty-two pitches in the bullpen on Saturday (fifteen where forkballs). It was his second session during fall camp. He used an MLB baseball during the session in preparation for the Suzuki All-Star Series. Source: Sponichi 11/2/2014