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.
...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.