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[7/20/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.21, 2015 @ 7:33 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo would like to try to keep relievers from pitching in more than sixty games this season. Source: Sports Hochi 7/20/2015
  • The Hawks signed Rizap to a cap sponsorship contract for the rest of the current season. A Rizap patch will be added to the right side of all caps. Source: official announcement

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani's next start will most likely come on the July 24 against Seibu at Seibu Prince Dome. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuta Omine's start on July 20 was canceled due to rain. His next start will most likely come against Rakuten at kobo Stadium on Juy 26. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2015
  • The Marines are planning to offer Luis Cruz a contract for the 2016 season. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui racked up his twentieth save of the year on July 20 and became just the second pitcher out of high school in NPB history to reach twenty saves within his first two years. The other was Masafumi Hirai in 1995. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015
  • The Eagles installed a radar at kobo Stadium that will help them collect more data on pitchers, like release points, throwing angles, and spin. Source: Sponichi 7/20/2015