Here are the starting pitchers for NPB’s games of Friday, June 26.
Eagles vs Fighters: Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi 6 pm, 5 am EDT
A duel between a guy major league scouts had their eye on, Norimoto, until he committed to the Eagles for eternity over the winter, and Arihara, who intends to play in the majors in 2021, provided there is a 2021 season.
Lions vs Hawks: MetLife Dome 6 pm, 5 am EDT
Neal, who opened the 2019 season 1-1 will go for his 13th-straight win following his victory on Opening Day.
Marines vs Buffaloes: Zozo Marine Stadium 6 pm, 5 am EDT
Dragons vs Carp: Nagoya Dome 6 pm, 5 am EDT
Talk about a tough act to follow. Osera went 2-for-3 with a homer, an RBI single, two runs, a sacrifice, 3 RBIs. Oh and he allowed one run over the distance. He’s 10-6 against the Dragons lifetime, but 3-4 at Nagoya Dome.
BayStars vs Tigers: Yokohama Stadium 6 pm, 5 am EDT
Swallows vs Giants: Jingu Stadium 6 pm, 5 am EDT