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Softbank Hawks: April 4, 2010

by on Apr.04, 2010 @ 6:51 pm, under NPB

...From Sunday's game against the Rakuten Eagles:

...The Hawks beat the Eagles, 3-2.  They take the series, 2-1.

...Hiroki Kokubo recorded his third consecutive multi-hit game (and 6th of the season).

Final game: 3-for-4, RBI -> single to center, RBI single to left, double to left, fly out to left.

...Nobuhiko Matsunaka picked up his second consecutive RBI in as many games.

Final line: 1-for-4, RBI -> double play, ground out to second, RBI single to right, ground out to pitcher.

...Kenji Otonari struggled with his control a bit, walking five batters over 6 innings, but still managed to hold the Eagles to just 2 runs (1 earned).

Final line: 6 IP, 30 BF, 130 NP, 5 H, 2 SO, 5 BB, 2 R, 1 ER.

...More from Satuday's game against the Rakuten Eagles:

...Munenori Kawasaki four hit game was his first since 8/4/2009.

...Brian Falkenborg topped out at 150km/h.  Falkenborg also tossed two innings for the first time since 8/18/2010.

...Takahiro Mahara threw 22 pitches during his outing, 12 of which were fastballs.  Of the 12, 9 were on or over 150km/h.  Mahara topped out at 152km/h.

...Kokubo is now 15 home runs away from 400.