[11/4/2017] Nippon Series: Game 6, 7 potential starters

Kodai Senga might get tonight’s start against the Yokohama Bay Stars, but could also be skipped due to possible pain/tightness in his back. If he does get skipped, Nao Higashihama could get tonight’s start instead. The Softbank Hawks could then turn to Shota Takeda if the series goes to seven games.

Incidentally, if Senga gets tonight’s start, Higashihama will become the possible game seven starter with Takeda and Tsuyoshi Wada heading to the bullpen.

Source: Sanspo 11/4/2017, Sports Hochi 11/4/2017, Daily Sports 11/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2017

Yokohama will likely go with Shota Imanaga tonight. If the series goes to seven games, the Bay Stars could turn to Haruhiro Hamaguchi. Shoichi Ino will most likely be shifted to the bullpen.

Source: Sanspo 11/4/2017

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