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[3/26/2016] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Mar.27, 2016 @ 9:19 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • The San-gun Hawks will play a number of games against KBO teams between June 10 and 19 and July 1 and 7. They will play the Kia Tigers, Hanwha Eagles, Goyang Dinos, Samsung Lions, and the Lotte Giants three times each. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/24/2016

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Takumi Oshima will most likely be used as a left-handed bat off the bench. Source: Sponichi 3/24/2016
  • Kensuke Tanaka will donate enough money to pay for two mammography tests for every hit he records this season. The money will be donated to the Hokkaido Cancer Society through the Pink Ribbon in Sapporo organization at the end of the season. Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Hideaki Wakui is now 5-2 in seven opening day starts over his career. Source: Sponichi 3/26/2016
  • Jason Standridge will donate 100,000 yen to the Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Initiatives Foundation for every victory he records this season. Source: Daily Sports 3/26/2016

Seibu Lions

  • Seibu recorded a walk-off victory on opening day. It was the Pacific League's twentieth opening day walk-off victory, first since Nippon Ham against Orix in 2014. The Lions lead all PL teams with seven opening day walk-off victories. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/26/2016
  • The Lions visited Sayama Fudoson on March 24 to pray for a successful season. Source: Sponichi 3/24/2016, Sanspo 3/24/2016

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes suffered a walk-off loss on opening day. It was their seventh opening day walk-off loss, three of which have come over the last five seasons (2013, 2014, 2016). Source: Nikkan Sports 3/26/2016

Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto has started every opening day game for the Eagles since his rookie year in 2013. Source: Sponichi 3/26/2016
  • Motohiro Shima will donate 10,000 yen to the Pink Ribbon Festival for every hit he records this season. Source: Daily Sports 3/25/2016

5 comments on “[3/26/2016] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

    1. Gen Post author

      I don’t really know the KBO all that well, but are the Goyang Dinos the farm team for the NC Dinos?

      1. Ren

        Yep, the Goyang Dinos are the NC Dinos’ future leagues team, you could say it’s some sort of a minor league. Like the NPB’s Ni-gun.

      2. Ren

        I think the top topic should be written, “KBO league farm teams”. Other than Hwangseong and Goyang (which are affiliated with Nexen and NC respectively)… Most teams in the KBO stayed with their original names.

        1. Gen Post author

          The article actually doesn’t specify whether or not all the KBO teams are farm teams. The teams names I posted are taken from the article, which was why I wrote Goyang. I’m assuming the KBO teams are farm teams because it’s an article about the San-gun Hawks. I can’t imagine KBO top level teams playing practice games against a San-gun NPB teams.

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