...Roberto Petagine joined the Ni-gun team for practice on Monday and took 109 cuts during BP and hit 6 over the fence. Petagine told reporters that he swung at live pitches for the first time since October and that he was feeling great.
...Hiroki Kokubo became the 37th player in NPB history to record 1,000 career runs on Monday. His 1,000th run scored came in the 1st inning when he nailed his 8th home run of the season off Mamoru Kishida.
...The Hawks picked up their first win at Skymark Stadium since 9/17/2008.
...The Hawks will likely start Tsuyoshi Wada, Toshiya Sugiuchi, and Shinsuke Ogura during their upcoming three game series against the Seibu Lions (5/7 - 5/9). It will be their last three games series before Inter-league play begins.