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[3/7/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Mar.08, 2015 @ 3:06 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Akira Nakamura will most likely bat lead-off on opening day. Dae-Ho Lee will most likely bat fifth. The three and four slots will most likely go to Seiichi Uchikawa and Yuki Yanagita. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes have been pushing multiple positions for a number of players this spring. Hiroyuki Nakajima: third, first, short, and designated hitter. Eiichi Koyano: first and third. Tony Blanco: first and designated hitter. Takahiro Okada: first, left, and designated hitter. Ryoichi Adachi: short and second. Esteban German: first, second, and third. Keiichi Hirano: second and center. Orix does want day-to-day stability in its starting line-up during the season, but also wants to make sure everyone is ready in case someone gets hurt. Source: ZakZak 3/7/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Kyoiku League game against Yakult on March 7: Yuki Saito started the game and gave up three runs (none earned) on three hits over four innings of work. He topped out at 140km/h and struck out four. Source: Sports Hochi 3/7/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Shiomi's exhibition game start on March 7 was canceled because of rain. He is now set to pitch in an exhibition game on March 8. Source: Sponichi 3/7/2015, Sanspo 3/7/2015