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Softbank Hawks: May 9, 2010

by on May.09, 2010 @ 11:02 am, under NPB

5/10/2010 4:12pm JST

...Can't catch a break: Nobuhiro Matsuda was diagnosed with a fractured left wrist on Sunday.  Matsuda apparently began feeling pain in the area during Saturday's game against the Seibu Lions.  Matsuda could end up missing about two months.

5/9/2010 2:37pm JST

...Nobuhiko Matsunaka played out in left field for the first time on Saturday since 8/4/2009.  He went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI at the plate and was lifted after his at bat in the 6th.

11:02am JST

...Toshiya Sugiuchi recorded his 13th consecutive victory in May (going back to 5/2007).  Sugiuchi is also pacing both leagues with 7 victories.

...And while this has nothing to do with the team directly, Softbank announced that they will begin accepting pre-orders for the Apple iPad beginning on 5/10.  The devices are set to hit Softbank carrier stores on 5/28.  The Wifi only version will retail for 48,960 yen while the mobile version will go for 58,320 yen.