NPB 2020 6-28 PITCHERS

Here are the starting pitchers for NPB’s games of Sunday, June 28.

Pacific League

Eagles vs Fighters: Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi 1 pm, 12 midnight EDT

Ryota Ishibashi (0-1) vs Toshihiro Sugiura (0-0)

Here’s big right-hander Ryota Ishibashi against the Buffaloes last weekend.

Lions vs Hawks: MetLife Dome 1 pm, 12 midnight EDT

Kaito Yoza* (0-1) vs Akira Niho (0-1)

Marines vs Buffaloes: Zozo Marine Stadium 2 pm, 1 am EDT

Manabu Mima (1-0) vs Yoshinobu Yamamoto (1-0)

Here’s a look at some of what Yamamoto brought last week against the Rakuten Eagles.

Central League

Dragons vs Carp: Nagoya Dome 2 pm, 1 am EDT

Kodai Umetsu (1-0) vs Masato Morishita* (1-0)

Here are the eight strikeouts Carp rookie Masato Morishita recorded in his pro debut last Sunday.

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

Kentaro Taira (0-0) vs Kenichi Nakata (0-0)

Nakata is back in the Central League after six seasons with the PL’s SoftBank Hawks. The 2nd pick of the Chunichi Dragons in the 2004 draft, Nakata was a regular in their rotation from 2005 to 2013.

Swallows vs Giants: Jingu Stadium 1 pm, 12 midnight EDT

Hiroki Yamada (0-1) vs ANGEL SANCHEZ (1-0)

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