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[3/21/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.22, 2015 @ 4:31 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Ni-gun game against Yakult on March 21: first round draft pick Kazuma Okamoto got the start at third and batted sixth. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. The rookie recorded the first extra base hit of his professional career: a one-out double off the wall in right off Orlando Roman in the 2nd. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Kiyoshi Nakahata told Yasutomo Kubo on March 20 that he was going to be the opening day starter. Source: Daily Sports 3/21/2015
  • Hideki Okajima was sent down to Ni-gun for more time to work through some issues. He may also be having problems with the left knee he injured during spring camp. Daisuke Miura and Shun Tono were also reassigned to Ni-gun on March 20. Source: Sports Hochi 3/21/2015, Sppnichi 3/21/2015
  • Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. could arrive in Japan on March 26. The Bay Stars have not decided what to do with Yulieski after he arrives. He could either join the Ichi-gun team immediately, or spend a few days getting caught up at Ni-gun. Yokohama is leaning toward allowing him some breathing room and having him meet up with the Ichi-gun team some time around March 31. Source: Sports Hochi 3/21/2015, Sponichi 3/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/21/2015