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[7/14/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.15, 2015 @ 4:12 am, under NPB

Orix Buffaloes

  • Tony Blanco had to wear Brandon Dickson's uniform against Lotte at Kyocera Dome on July 13 because the team forgot his at Hotto Motto Kobe. Kenichi Marumo (recently retired player that joined the staff) was able to retrieve the uniform in time for Blanco's second at bat in the 4th inning. Source: Sports Hochi 7/14/2015, Daily Sports 7/14/2015, Sponichi 7/14/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani is planning to go for strikeouts, if he gets a chance to pitch in relief on July 15 against Softbank. If he does get the chance to pitch, it will be his third appearance out of the bullpen, first since August 18, 2013. Source: Daily Sports 7/14/2015, Sponichi 7/14/2015
  • A Fighters commercial will be shown in the international arrival lobby at Shin Chitose Airport between July 15 and January 24 next year. Source: Daily Sports 7/14/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles have given up on their plan to convert the artificial turf at kobo Stadium to natural grass. They are moving ahead with plans to replace the old turf with a new model (they are in the process of selecting one from about five different choices). The organization gave up on natural grass because they were concerned it might result in more games getting canceled or called due to poor field conditions. They also felt it might keep them from using/renting out the space for various events. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/14/2015