NPB 2020 6-25 pitchers

Here are the announced starting pitchers in Nippon Professional Baseball for Thursday, June 25.

Pacific League

Eagles vs Fighters: Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi 6 pm, 5 am EDT

Takahiro Shiomi vs DREW VERHAGEN

Drew Verhagen

Verhagen joined the Fighters in 2020 from the Detroit Tigers, where he was a 2019 teammate of Hawks pitcher Matt Moore.

Lions vs Hawks: MetLife Dome 6 pm, 5 am EDT

Keisuke Honda vs RICK VAN DEN HURK

Rick van den Hurk

Van den Hurk joined SoftBank in 2015 after a successful stint in South Korea, and was unbeaten in his first season, going 9-0.

He pitched twice in the regular season in 2019. He was held back after feeling stiffness in his lower back in March and did not make his season debut until June. Although he pitched well, he developed pain in his right elbow. He returned to duty in September and pitched well in the postseason.

Marines vs Buffaloes: Zozo Marine Stadium 6 pm, 5 am EDT

Daiki Iwashita vs Ryota Muranishi*

Central League

Giants vs Carp: Tokyo Dome 6 pm, 5 am EDT

Toshiki Sakurai vs Atsushi Endo

BayStars vs Dragons: Yokohama Stadium 6 pm, 5 am EDT

Yuya Sakamoto* vs Yuichiro Okano*

Swallows vs Tigers: Jingu Stadium 6 pm, 5 am EDT

Hirotoshi Takanashi vs Takumi Akiyama

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