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[3/19/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Mar.20, 2015 @ 3:49 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenji Otonari could get Daisuke Matsuzaka's first regular season start on March 31 against Orix. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Hiroshi Moriwaki sat down with pitchers at Hotto Motto Field Kobe on March 19 to discuss schedules and progress. He is planning to set the final rotation on March 24. Source: Sanspo 3/19/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani is slated to toss a bullpen session to a squatting catcher on March 20. He is set to pitch two or three innings during his last pre-season start on March 21. Source: Chunichi Sports 3/19/2015
  • Victor Garate is set to start an exhibition game against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome on March 20. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on March 19: Takahiro Fujioka started the game and gave up four runs on seven hits over nine innings of work. He had a shutout going through eight innings with seven strikeouts. He threw 115 pitches and walked two. Source: Sports Hochi 3/19/2015
  • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka will be presented with a Kyoto University President's Award for his accomplishments on the baseball field. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015 ... Tanaka will be attending his college graduation on March 24. Souce: Sanspo 3/19/2015