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Seibu Lions: May 8, 2010

by on May.08, 2010 @ 1:26 pm, under NPB

11:24pm JST

...After today's 3-1 loss against the Seibu Lions, Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters that it might be time to start thinking about tweaking the line-up a bit, specifically with regards to Dee Brown, who went 0-for-4 today and is now 6 for his last 38 (.158).

7:57pm JST

...Kimiyasu Kudo tossed an inning in relief during a Ni-gun against the Futures and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits.  H faced a total 6 batters and topped out at 149km/h.  This was Kudo's first game since 10/6/2009.

1:26pm JST

...The Lions have double-digit hits in their last three games: 16, 20, and 10.

...Hideaki Wakui was one hit away from becoming the 74th pitcher to toss a no-hitter.  The last person to toss a no-hitter in the NPB: Masahiro Yamamoto on 9/16/2006 against the Hanshin Tigers.  The last Lion to toss a no-hitter: Hisanobu Watanabe on 6/11/1996 against Orix.

Wakui did manage to record his 60th career victory in his 6th season.

...Kimiyasu Kudo will be making an appearance in a Ni-gun game against the Futures today.  He is scheduled to toss an inning in relief.

...The Lions have posted the schedule for when they'll be uploading video footage from their Yakyu-no Okoku Series (4/29 - 5/5).