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[11/10/2014] Suzuki Japan All-Star Series: MLB All-Stars Starters and other notes

by on Nov.11, 2014 @ 5:10 am, under Samurai Japan


  • Shohei Otani picked the number sixteen because it was the number Hideo Nomo wore when he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Nomo is a pitcher Otani respects and admires. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014 ... Otani will most likely make an appearance in relief on the 12th. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2014
  • Shota Takeda showed Shintaro Fujinami and Otani how he throws the curve during practices on Sunday. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014, Daily Sports 11/10/2014, Sanspo 11/10/2014
  • Tetsuto Yamada worked out at all infield positions other than short during infield drills and fielding practice on Sunday. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014
  • Pitching mounds at stadiums that will be used during the Suzuki Japan All-Star Series were all re-built with dirt normally used at MLB stadium. The mound at YafuOku Dome was re-buil with dirt from Turface Athletics. The MLB requested the change. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014
  • Yutaka Fukumoto is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on the 12th. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2014
  • The MLB All-Stars worked out at Koshien Stadium for about two hours on Monday. Source: Sanspo 11/10/2014
  • Hisashi Iwakuma, Jeremy Guthrie, and Matt Shoemaker will be used as starters. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014


MLB All-Stars starting pitchers:

  • November 11: Chris Capuano
  • November 12: Matt Shoemaker
  • November 14: Hisashi Iwakuma
  • November 15: Jeremy Guthrie
  • November 16: Chris Capuano

Source: Sanspo 11/10/2014


Starters for Tuesday's MLB All-Stars vs Hanshin-Yomiuri at Koshien: Chris Capuano and Atsushi Nomi.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014