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Around the NPB Horn: Takeshi Yamasaki collects his 1,500th hit

by on Jul.08, 2009 @ 2:11 pm, under NPB

RAKUTEN EAGLES

...Takeshi Yamasaki collected his career 1,500th hit while playing the Chiba Lotte Marines. The hit was a 2-run homer off Tadahito Ogino in the bottom of the 8th.

...The Eagles lost their 8th straight game last night. Here are a couple of interesting facts about their losing streak:

  • The Eagles led in 4 of the 8 games they've lost.
  • From the 7th inning on, the Eagles have given up a total of 33 runs

SOFTBANK HAWKS

...Shuhei Fukuda will be going under the knife on Thursday. Fukuda fractured the 5th metatarsal in his left foot.

YOMIURI GIANTS

...Marc Kroon appeared in a Ni-gun game on the 8th against Shonan and tossed 1 inning while giving up a run on 3 hits. Kroon also managed to touch 156km/h on the radar gun.