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[3/12/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Mar.13, 2015 @ 2:58 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenji Otonari started a Kyoiku League game against Hanshin on March 11 and gave up a run over five innings of work. The one run scored in the 1st on a sac fly. He did not allow any hits after the 2nd inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/12/2015
  • Kazuyuki Hoashi and Hayato Terahara will be given more time to work through issues and make adjustments at Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/12/2015

Orix Buffaloes

Chiba Lotte Marines

Rakuten Eagles

  • Hiromoto Okubo told reporters on March 12 that he could say, with almost 100 percent certainty, that first round draft pick Tomohiro Anraku would not be called up to Ichi-gun this season. Anraku pitched in a Kyoiku League game against Yakult on March 12. He entered the game in the 8th and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He did not allow any hits, topped out at 146km/h, and struck out two. Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2015, Daily Sports 3/12/2015 ... Anraku faced three hitters: Kl, Ks, F8. Source: Sponichi 3/12/2015
  • Practice game against Seibu on March 11: Kenji Tomura started the game and tossed six shutout innings while allowing four hits. He also recorded ten ground ball outs. Source: Sponichi 3/12/2015 ... Wily Mo Pena was the starting designated hitter and batted clean-up. He recorded a single to center in his second trip to the plate. Source: Sponichi 3/12/2015