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Softbank Hawks: May 3, 2010

by on May.03, 2010 @ 2:54 pm, under NPB

6:52pm JST

...Sadaharu Oh took part in the Hakata Dontaku Festival (博多どんたく港祭り) parade in Fukuoka on Monday.

2:54pm JST

...Sho Iwasaki will likely be promoted to Ichi-gun today in time for a start against the Orix Buffaloes tonight.

...Tsuyoshi Wada and Toshiya Sugiuchi will likely end up pitching on Saturdays and Sundays during Inter-league play.  Their rotation will likely go: D.J. Houlton (5/12), Kenji Otonari (5/13), Wada (5/15), and Sugiuchi (5/16).  Shinsuke Ogura will likely get the start on 5/21 and Hideaki Takahashi will begin to work out of the pen.

...Jose Ortiz has hit a homer in three straight and is now: 5-for-12, 4 HR, 4 R, 5 RBI.

Here is a breakdown of his home vs road numbers so far this year:

AVG G AB H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB
Home .271 19 70 19 4 0 8 47 18 18
Road .283 15 60 17 4 0 3 30 14 9
Totals .277 34 130 36 8 0 11 77 32 27