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[3/5/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.06, 2015 @ 4:12 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Hideki Matsui and Derek Jeter are slated to participate in the ceremonial first pitch before an exhibition game at Tokyo Dome on March 21 against Nippon Ham. Source: official announcement

Hiroshima Carp

  • Practice game against All Hiroshima Industrial League team on March 5: Kris Johnson started the game and tossed three shutout innings. He did not allow a hit, walked one, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Daily Sports 3/5/2015
  • Kyoiku League game against Hanshin on March 4: Takahiro Iwamoto recorded three hits and three RBI. He hit a single to right off Kazuyuki Kaneda in the 2nd; hit an RBI single to center in the 5th; and hit a two-run home run off Yuta Iwasada in the 7th. Source: Daily Sports 3/5/2015
  • Takahiro Iwamoto dropped seven kilograms and currently weighs about ninety kilograms. Source: Daily Sports 3/5/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Shota Suzuki is set to start a game against Seino Unyu (Industrial League) on March 6. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/5/2015
  • As of now, Tomoya Yagi could make the starting rotation as a three or four pitcher. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/5/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshihisa Naruse's first regular season start could come on March 31 against Hanshin at Jingu Stadium. Source: Sponichi 3/5/2015 ... Naruse threw fifty-three pitches in three innings during his Kyoiku League start against Seibu on March 4. Source: Sanspo 3/5/2015