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[3/16/2014] Potential/Set 2014 Opening Day Starters

by on Mar.16, 2014 @ 3:11 pm, under NPB
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Nikkan Sports has posted a list of potential and set opening day starters for the 2014 season.

Pacific League

Orix Buffaloes at Nippon Ham Fighters Sapporo Dome - 18:15
Orix 金子 千尋 Kaneko, Chihiro
Nippon Ham 吉川 光夫 Yoshikawa, Mitsuo
Rakuten Eagles at Seibu Lions Seibu Dome - 18:00
Rakuten 則本 昂大
美馬  学
松井 裕樹
Norimoto, Takahiro
Mima, Manabu
Matsui, Yuki
Seibu 岸孝  之 Kishi, Takayuki
Chiba Lotte Marines at Softbank Hawks YafuOku Dome - 18:30
Lotte 成瀬 善久 Naruse, Yoshihisa
Softbank 摂津  正 Settsu, Tadashi

Central League

Hanshin Tigers at Yomiuri Giants Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Hanshin 能見 篤史 Nomi, Atsushi
Yomiuri 菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki
Yokohama Bay Stars at Yakult Swallows Jingu - 18:00
Yokohama 三嶋 一輝 Mishima, Kazuki
Yakult 小川 泰弘 Ogawa, Yasuhiro
Hiroshima Carp as Chunichi Dragons Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Hiroshima 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta
Chunichi 大野 雄大 Ono, Yudai

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/22/2014

Potential 2013 Opening Day Starters

by on Mar.28, 2013 @ 4:27 pm, under NPB
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Venue/Time Team Starting Pitcher 2012 Season 2012 Vs
Tokyo Dome
18:00
Hiroshima Bullington, Bryan 29 GS, 7-14, 175.2 IP, 3.23 ERA, 1.20 WHIP 4 GS, 1-2, 24.0 IP, 2.63 ERA, 1.04 WHIP
Yomiuri Miyaguni, Ryosuke 16 GS, 6-2, 97.0 IP, 1.86 ERA, 1.07 WHIP 4 GS, 2-0, 28.0 IP, 0.96 ERA, 0.82 WHIP
Nagoya Dome
18:00
Yokohama Fujii, Shugo 16 GS, 7-7, 84.0 IP, 3.75 ERA, 1.43 WHIP 2 GS, 0-2, 9.2 IP, 6.52 ERA, 1.97 WHIP
Chunichi Yoshimi, Kazuki 19 GS, 13-4, 138.2 IP, 1.75 ERA, 0.97 WHIP 1 GS, 1-0, 7.0 IP, 2.57 ERA, 1.14 WHIP
Jingu Stadium
18:00
Hanshin Messenger, Randy 29 GS, 10-11, 196.2 IP, 2.52 ERA, 1.17 WHIP 5 GS, 1-2, 29.0 IP, 2.79 ERA, 1.14 WHIP
Yakult Tateyama, Shohei 24 GS, 12-8, 168.1 IP, 2.25 ERA, 1.10 WHIP 6 GS, 4-0, 43.0 IP, 1.47 ERA, 0.81 WHIP
Seibu Dome
18:00
Nippon Ham Takeda, Masaru 28 GS, 11-7, 182.2 IP, 2.36 ERA, 1.03 WHIP 4 GS, 1-2, 25.1 IP, 3.55 ERA, 1.14 WHIP
Seibu Kishi, Takayuki 26 GS, 11-12, 187.2 IP, 2.45 ERA, 0.96 WHIP 6 GS, 2-4, 40.0 IP, 2.92 ERA, 1.13 WHIP
QVC Marine
18:15
Orix Kaneko, Chihiro 9 GS, 4-3, 63.2 IP, 2.40 ERA, 1.26 WHIP --
Lotte Yoshihisa, Naruse 28 GS, 12-11, 200.2 IP, 2.83 ERA, 1.05 WHIP 4 GS, 2-1, 27.0 IP, 4.67 ERA, 1.07 WHIP
YafuOku Dome
18:30
Rakuten Norimoto, Takahiro Rookie Rookie
Softbank Settsu, Tadashi 27 GS, 17-5, 193.1 IP, 1.91 ERA, 1.04 WHIP 5 GS, 4-0, 39.0 IP, 0.92 ERA, 0.82 WHIP

2012 Opening Day Starters

by on Mar.29, 2012 @ 3:59 pm, under NPB
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The Central League and Pacific League posted starters for Opening Day.

See also: 2012 Opening Day Rosters

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Central League

Hiroshima vs Chunichi @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Kenta Maeda (HIR) vs Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU)

Yakult vs Yomiuri @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) vs Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM)

Yokohama vs Hanshin @ Kyocera Dome Osaka - 18:00
Kentaro Takasaki (YOK) vs Atsushi Nomi (HAN)

Pacific League

Orix vs Softbank @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Alfredo Figaro (ORI) vs Tadashi Settsu (SOF)

Seibu vs Nippon Ham @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Hideaki Wakui (SEI) vs Yuki Saito (HAM)

Lotte vs Rakuten @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) vs Masahiro Tanaka (RAK)

Potential 2011 Opening Day Starters

by on Apr.06, 2011 @ 3:06 pm, under NPB
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I have compiled a list of potential opening day starters.

Regarding the Chunichi Dragons: names like Maximo Nelson and Kenichi Nakata have been mentioned.  Both pitched yesterday against the Yakult Swallows - Nelson 3 shutout innings on 1 hit; and Nakata 2 runs on 2 hits over 3 innings.

Team Pitcher Opponent Venue Times Last outing
Softbank Hawks Tsuyoshi Wada Orix Buffaloes Kyocera Dome 3 (1) 4/5 (vs HAM): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R
Seibu Lions Hideaki Wakui Nippon Ham Fighters Sappooro Dome 4 (4) 4/5 (vs LOT): 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R
Chiba Lotte Marines Yoshihisa Naruse Rakuten Eagles QVC Marine Field 2 (2) 4/5 (vs SEI): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 10 SO
Nippon Ham Fighters Yu Darvish Seibu Lions Sapporo Dome 5 (5) 4/5 (vs SOF): 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 11 SO
Orix Buffaloes Hiroshi Kisanuki Softbank Hawks Kyocera Dome 1 (1) 4/5 (vs RAK): 7 IP, 9 H, 3 R
Rakuten Eagles Hisashi Iwakuma Chiba Lotte Marines QVC Marine Field 7 (5) 4/6 (vs ORI): 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R
Chunichi Dragons * Yokohama Bay Stars Yokohama Stadium
Hanshin Tigers Atsushi Nomi Hiroshima Carp Koshien Stadium 1 (1) 4/3 (vs YOK): 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R
Yomiuri Giants Shun Tono Yakult Swallows Ube Stadium 1 (1) 4/5 (vs HAN): 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R
Yakult Swallows Masanori Ishikawa Yomiuri Giants Ube Stadium 6 (4) 4/5 (vs CHU): 6 IP, 10 H, 4 R
Hiroshima Carp Kenta Maeda Hanshin Tigers Koshien Stadium 2 (2) 4/5 (vs YOK): 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R
Yokohama Bay Stars Shogo Yamamoto Chunichi Dragons Yokohama Stadium 1 (1) 4/5 (vs HIR): 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R

2010 Opening Day Starters

by on Feb.09, 2010 @ 12:13 am, under NPB
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Thought I'd keep an updated list of opening day starters for the 2010 season.

Player Team Announced Times
Tetsuya Utsumi Yomiuri Giants ??? 2 (1)
Kazuki Yoshimi Chunichi Dragons ??? 1 (1)
Masanori Ishikawa Yakult Swallows 3/10/2010 5 (3)
Yuya Ando Hanshin Tigers ??? 3 (3)
Kenta Maeda Hiroshima Carp ??? 1 (1)
Stephen Randolph Yokohama Bay Stars 3/23/2010 1 (1)
Yu Darvish Nippon Ham Fighters 2/6/2010 4 (4)
Hisashi Iwakuma Rakuten Eagles 2/8/2010 6 (4)
Toshiya Sugiuchi Softbank Hawks 2/2/2010 2 (1)
Hideaki Wakui Seibu Lions ??? 3 (3)
Yoshihisa Naruse Chiba Lotte Marines 3/18/2010 1 (1)
Chihiro Kaneko Orix Buffaloes 3/11/2010 2 (1)

Numbers in parentheses indicate consecutive years