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[7/19/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Jul.20, 2015 @ 10:33 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenichi Nakata tossed a bullpen session on July 18. He will get the first start after the break: July 20 against Lotte at Kitakyushu. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Rookies Kodai Sano and Yu Suzuki joined Ichi-gun practices on July 18. Kenya Wakatsuki and Kyo Okunami also worked out with the Ichi-gun team. Source: Sports Hochi 7/18/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Possible starters for the Rakuten series that begins on July 20: Luis Mendoza, Kohei Arihara, Hiroshi Urano. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2015
  • Possible starters for the Seibu series that begins on July 24: Shohei Otani, Mitsuo Yoshikawa, Mendoza. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2015
  • Yuki Saito is set to return to the Ni-gun rotation for a start against Lotte on July 26. Source: Sports Hochi 7/19/2015
  • Sho Nakata does not like fielding questions about home runs before games because it makes him swing the bat harder. Source: Sponichi 7/19/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa's next start could come on July 25 against Rakuten at kobo Stadium. It could be his last chance to prove that he belongs on the active roster. Source: Sponichi 7/19/2015
  • Lotte was planning to give players the day off on July 16 and 17. They decided to cancel the day off on July 17 because of the team's performance during the first-half ans held practices at QVC Marine. They were the only team in the PL to hold practices on July 17. Source: Sponichi 7/18/2015