[10/6/2016] Softbank Hawks: Possible First Stage Starting Pitchers

Possible starting pitchers for the First Stage of the Climax Series:

vs Lotte 2016 GS W L IP H SO BB R ER ERA WHIP
Senga, Kodai 7 4 0 49.2 32 50 15 13 13 2.36 0.95
van den Hurk, Rick 2 2 0 15.0 9 16 0 2 2 1.20 0.60
Takeda, Shota 4 2 1 21.2 21 17 16 15 13 5.40 1.71

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/6/2016, Daily Sports 10/6/2016

In other rotation-related news, Tsuyoshi Wada (left elbow) might not be ready for the Climax Series (First or Final). He is making progress, but he does not want to push too hard and has not yet tossed a bullpen session.

Source: Sanspo 10/6/2016

Shota Takeda will be saved for the First Game of the Final Stage. Kenichi Nakata will be waiting in the wings if the First Stage goes to three games.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2016

 

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